Location: Colchester and Clacton-On Sea area, Essex

Salary: £8.91 - £9.01 per hour

Enhancements:         

Weekend £11.13 - £11.26 per hour

Bank Holidays £13.36 - £13.51  per hour

Christmas / NY £17.82 -£18.02 per hour

Job ref: E291

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a well-established charity.  Autism Anglia has a clearly defined pay progression structure and provides ongoing training including nationally recognized qualifications. In addition, we also offer ongoing supervision and support, continuing professional development, as well as an extensive induction on commencement of employment. 

Our Outreach Service supports individuals with an autism spectrum condition who live in their own homes, or with their families. You will help and encourage them to access community-based activities and work towards their individual goal plans. You will give support to gain and develop daily life skills, promote independence and help them engage in social activities. Each individual’s outreach package and their hours are catered around the individual’s needs and may include supporting during the day, evenings or weekends. 

You will be a flexible, positive, energetic and enthusiastic individual who enjoys working as part of a team of support workers and lone working. Your main duties will include.

  • Accompanying service users on community-based activities and personal appointments
  • Supporting individuals with daily life skills (cooking, cleaning, washing)
  • Maintaining accurate records and supporting risk assessments for the service user
  • Ensuring the quality of support given meets the identified needs
  • Supporting colleagues to ensure a high standard of delivery, recognising positive achievements for service users, staff and individuals 

Experience:

We need people who share our passion for making a difference and although experience of working with autism would be valuable, it is not essential for this role as full training will be given. 

  • Ability to respond appropriately to a variety of demands- essential
  • Ability to react with sensitivity and empathy – essential
  • Ability to make decisions and encourage and motivate others – essential
  • Ability to lone work and use your own initiative - essential
  • Experience of working within care services or with individuals with autism – desirable 

It is essential that the successful applicant holds a full driving license with the use of their own car.

We have a clear pay progression structure and offer the following benefits:

  • Extensive Induction and Learning & Development programmes, with nationally recognised qualifications;
  • Job-related qualifications obtained during employment paid for by Autism Anglia (subject to conditions)
  • 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time)
  • Additional holiday based on length of service
  • Flexible working hours (where possible) for study and time off given for job-related exams
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Access to Spectrum Life Employee Assistance Programme, Wellbeing Tools, including counselling services & the Benefits Hub, which will give you access to lots of shopping and entertainment discounts, instant discounted gift cards and cashback
  • Occupational Sick Pay (after 12 mths)
  • Support & encouragement to progress and reach full potential within your chosen career
  • Pension scheme

Autism Anglia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

Autism Anglia is positive about inclusion and welcomes applications from individuals who are able to meet the requirements of the job position and may wish to request flexible working or reasonable adjustments to support them.

In the first instance please send your CV and application form to [email protected] or if you would like further information please call Head Office on 01206 577678.  

Click here for the Application Form  and the Job Description

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You are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time if we feel we have received sufficient applications.  We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment. If no response is received within 3 weeks of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.  You are welcome to apply again for other positions. 

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