Location:             Supported Living Services, Colchester, Essex

Salary:                 £8.91 - £9.01 per hour


Weekend               £11.13 - £11.26 per hour

Bank Holidays        £13.36 - £13.51  per hour

Christmas / NY      £17.82 -£18.02 per hour

Sleep in Allowance:   £70.47 per night

Hours:            Part time – 16 - 24 hours per week

Job Ref:         E338

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a well-established charity, providing care, support and life skills to the people we support in our Supported Living Services. As a Support Worker you will provide a professional, caring and flexible approach to the people we support. 

We are looking for team members that are enthusiastic, driven, and reliable. As a Support Worker you will need to have a professional, caring and flexible approach and a desire to provide high-quality service, with compassion, to the individuals you are working with. 

Your main duties will include:

  • Keep up to date and accurate records and support plans/risk assessments to reflect the requirements of the person being supported
  • Monitor and evaluate the needs of the person being supported and ensure these are communicated effectively and accurately to the appropriate people
  • Act as a keyworker ensuring that the needs, wants and aspirations of the person being supported are identified and that individual support plans reflect these


You will be expected to know, understand and work within Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults procedures, for which you will receive all relevant training.  Autism Anglia is committed to ongoing training and supervision, qualifications and continuing professional development.  We also provide an extensive induction on commencement of employment. Therefore, experience is not essential, just a willingness to learn and implement all necessary skills for the safety and wellbeing of the people we support.

This role is varied, and every day is different, so being adaptable is an important quality.  What doesn’t change is our commitment and passion to enable the best opportunities for the people we support, encouraging independence and promoting choice.  We focus on the person and supporting them to live their best life.

It is essential that the successful applicant holds a full driving license.

 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.

Interested? Send your CV along with your preferred location and hours to [email protected] and we will contact you to talk about our current vacancies or for more information please contact us on 01206 577678 and ask for the Recruitment & Volunteer Coordinator.

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