Location: Supported Living Services, Colchester, Essex

Salary: £10.40 per hour

Enhancements:         

Bank Holidays £15.60 per hour

Christmas / New Year £20.80 per hour

Sleep in Allowance: £70.47 per night

Hours: Part Time 20 hours per week

Job ref: E364

£150 WELCOME BONUS FOR NEW JOINERS (PAYABLE AFTER 3 MONTHS)

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a well-established regional charity, providing care, support and life skills to the people we support in our Supported Living Services. We pride ourselves on working in partnership with professionals to ensure we provide a strength-based, outcomes-focused approach to our work.

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

You will provide night-time support in a supported living setting to people who are within the autistic spectrum, as well as completing cleaning and laundry night staff duties. You will be a positive, energetic and enthusiastic individual.

Autism Anglia provides ongoing training and supervision, continuing professional development and support as well as an extensive induction on commencement of employment.

This role has a genuine occupational requirement for a female worker and has met the standards set out in the Equality Act through proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.

Your main duties will include:

  • Working in partnership with all relevant professionals to provide a strength-based, outcomes-focussed approach to your work;
  • Supporting individuals during the night within their home based at one of our supported living provision.
  • Supporting individuals with evening and night-time activities, personal care and administration of medication if required.
  • Completing the night staff tasks, as per the rota, including cleaning, laundry duties and ironing.
  • Maintaining accurate records and supporting risk assessments for the service user, attending best interest meetings and reviews if required.
  • Producing support plans for night-time needs.

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.

  • Experience of working within care services or with individuals with an autistic spectrum condition – desirable
  • Ability to react with sensitivity and empathy - essential
  • Ability to maintain accurate records – essential
  • HSC Level 2 – Care or equivalent, or the willingness to achieve this - essential

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

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
  • 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
  • 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 or children  and expect all staff to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. For all enhanced DBS roles, we are permitted to seek access to spent convictions under The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, Exceptions Order 1975 (as amended 2013).

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 CV and application form to [email protected] 

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