Location:                    Peldon Campus, Colchester

Salary:                        £10.95 per hour (inclusive of £0.25 Intensive Support Allowance (ISA))


Bank Holidays              £16.43 per hour

Christmas / NY            £21.90 per hour

Sleep in Allowance:   £70.47 per night

Hours:                       Full Time 37 hours per week

Job ref:                      E344


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 activities to suit and benefit the person you will be supporting
  • Delivering a high standard of care and support
  • Communicating effectively with PWS and staff team
  • Driving out to locations to ensure personalised activities can be fulfilled
  • Supporting individual with personal care needs
  • Updating personalised documentation as required
  • Experience in office-based tasks relevant to role
  • Handling petty cash
  • Working alongside the Team Leader in the day to day management of the service and to deputise in their absence.
  • Developing and maintaining up to date individualised support plans appropriate to the specific needs of the individual to encourage development to their full potential.
  • Supporting colleagues to ensure a high standard of delivery, recognising positive achievements for individuals and staff.
  • Supporting the individuals with personal care, health and hygiene with the focus of developing daily life skills.
  • Supporting/enabling individuals in daily activities which could include: swimming, cycling, walking, tennis and other community based activities.


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.

Essential experience includes:

  • Ability to manage emotionally and physically challenging situations and behaviours
  • Ability to identify needs, wishes and aspirations of individuals who may have communication needs
  • Line management experience including supervision and development of staff

 Desirable experience includes:

  • Experience in working with people with Autism
  • Experience in intensive behavioural support
  • Experienced with activity co-ordination, knowledge of opportunities in surrounding areas
  • Good range of communication skills with autistic individuals and staff
  • Experience of working within a health and social care environment with individuals with an Autistic Spectrum Condition

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

Working for us gives you access to a range of perks and 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
  • Spectrum 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
  • 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.

When you receive your DBS certificate you are required to register it with the DBS Updating Service https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service which will ensure that the status of your certificate can be checked at any point, without the need for going through the application / disclosure of documentary evidence again.

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

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