Location:   Head Office, Colchester

Salary:       £25,500 per annum

Hours:        35 hours per week

Job ref:       HO9

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with the PBS and Therapy Team of 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.

Adult Services are looking to appoint a Wellbeing Practitioner who will be integral in developing and implementing a broad range of wellbeing services for adults with autism, many of whom also have learning disabilities and /or mental health conditions.

Your main duties will include:

  • Applying a biopsychosocial approach, you will assess the wellbeing needs of the people we support across Adult Services, identifying any risks and/or safeguarding concerns related to their mental health and wellbeing. You will have the required skills and knowledge to signpost and refer individuals to pertinent external statutory/and or private services as needed.
  • Working collaboratively with our specialist PBS and Therapy Team you will design, deliver and evaluate interventions for the adults we support which aim to improve mental health and well-being, build on existing strengths and increase levels of resilience to ensure that the best quality of life outcomes are achieved for the people we support.

Experience:

  • You will have experience of designing and delivering staff training as this will be a key focus of the role to empower staff to deliver person centred care which meets the wellbeing needs of the people we support.
  • We are ideally looking for someone who holds an RMN (or equivalent) qualification and has completed or is due to complete an accredited IAPT course.

Working with Autism Anglia comes with a number of Benefits:

  • 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time)
  • Additional holiday based on length of service
  • 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)
  • Pension scheme
  • Death in Service Benefit

Autism Anglia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. These posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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 913785. 

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Closing date for applications: 19th February 2021

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.