Location:        Doucecroft School, Eight Ash Green, Colchester

Salary:            £9.10 per hour

Hours:             Full Time, up to 40 hours per week, flexible to include evenings and       weekends

Job ref:           D213

Closing date: 20th December 2020

As a member of the residential staff at Doucecroft School, you will need to be flexible, positive, energetic and an enthusiastic individual, who works well as part of a team.

Your main duties will include:

  • Supporting young people with autism whilst encouraging and developing their individual life skills. This includes supporting young people with their personal care.
  • To provide a high quality of care and contribute to the smooth day to day running of the residential house
  • Ensuring safety and well-being and the quality of support given meets and identified the needs of the individual young person.


  • Experience and knowledge of working in child care, or residential care
  • Experience with emotional and physically challenging situations and behaviours
  • Good communication skills.


  • Pension scheme
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Access to Perkbox incentives including exclusive High Street, entertainment, restaurant and supermarket discounts
  • Refer a friend scheme

Autism Anglia’s Doucecroft School provides education and care for children and young people with autistic spectrum condition.  This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a well-established charity who provide to their staff ongoing training and supervision, continuing professional development and support as well as an extensive induction on commencement of employment.

Autism Anglia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check as well as requiring a signed declaration, `Childcare Disqualification Declaration Form`

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 Job Description and Application Form

For Internal applicants, apply here

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