Female Senior Support Worker, Colchester Location: Colchester, CO4 Salary: £10.70 per hour Enhancements: Bank Holidays £16.05 per hour Christmas / New Year £21.40 per hour Sleep in Allowance: £70.47 per night Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week Ref: E380 £150 WELCOME BONUS FOR NEW JOINERS (PAYABLE AFTER 3 MONTHS) 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 Senior Support Worker, you will need to have a professional, caring and flexible approach. We pride ourselves on working in partnership with professionals to ensure we provide a strength-based, outcomes-focused approach to our work. You will provide daily support to people who are within the autistic spectrum, supporting and encouraging individuals to utilise activities and opportunities available to them through Autism Anglia’s service. You will be responsible for a team of Support Workers, working in partnership with the Team Leader in the day to day running of a residential service. You will be a flexible individual with a proactive approach to your work and have good leadership skills. 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 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. 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 Ability to manage emotionally and physically challenging situations and behaviours – essential Ability to identify needs, wishes and aspirations of individuals who may have communication needs – essential Line management experience including supervision and development of staff – desirable Experience of working within a health and social care environment with individuals with an Autistic Spectrum Condition – desirable It is essential that the post holder should have 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 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 a basic / an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Leave in only if applicable - 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] or if you would like further information please call Head Office on 01206 577678 and ask to speak with the Recruitment Coordinator. Download Job Description Download the Application Form Download Internal Applicants Application Form Click here to receive monthly job vacancy email alerts 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.