Location:                       Peldon Campus, Colchester

Salary:                           £8.92 - £9.10 per hour


Weekend                        £11.15 - £11.38 per hour,

Bank Holidays                £13.38 - £13.65 per hour, and

Christmas / New Year   £17.84 - £18.20 per hour

Sleep in Allowance:       £70.47 per night

Hours:                            Part-Time – 25 hours per week

Job ref:                          E343

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a well-established charity.  Autism Anglia provides ongoing training and supervision, continuing professional development and support as well as an extensive induction on commencement of employment.

Your main role will be to support a young man in accessing his community hours. In physical activities such as walking, swimming, shopping and general socialising in the wider community. Including planning and attending person-centred annual holidays and days out.

You will provide support to people who are within the autistic spectrum, being alert and responsive to the needs of the people we support and the needs of your fellow colleagues.

You will need to recognise the aspirations of, and work towards enabling, the people we support and help them to achieve their own personal life plan, through person-centred planning.  This will include being actively involved in empowering them to make individual choices with regard to their everyday living. 

Your main duties will include:

  • Personalising activates to suit and benefit the person you will support
  • Delivering a high standard of care and support
  • Communicating effectively
  • Driving out to locations to ensure personalised activities can be fulfilled


  • Someone with experience in Autism.
  • Someone with experience in intensive support preferred.
  • Someone experienced with activity co-ordination.
  • Good communication skills with PWS and staff

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 expect 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 to [email protected] or if you would like further information please contact the Recruitment Coordinator on 01206 577678.

Click here for the Job Description and the Application Form

Internal Applicants please Apply Here

If no response is received within 3 weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful. You are welcome to apply again for other positions.