Location: Doucecroft School, Eight Ash Green, Colchester 

Salary:  £17,076 per annum, £8.21 per hour (Band A)

Additional payment will be made for sleep in duties and enhanced rates of pay will apply for this role for weekend working. 

Hours: Full time – 40 hours per week on a 52 week flexible working contract to include, morning and evening shifts covering weekends on a Rota basis to be agreed two weeks in advance. 

Job ref: D172

Autism Anglia’s Doucecroft School is a small independent special school which provides education and care for children and young people with autistic spectrum condition. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a well-established charity that provides ongoing training and supervision, continuing professional development and support as well as an extensive induction on commencement of employment. 

You will be a flexible, positive, energetic and enthusiastic individual who will work as part of a team and your main duties will include:

  • Supporting students with ASC whilst encouraging and developing the individual’s life skills.
  • Ensuring safety and well-being and the quality of support given meets the identified needs of the individual student.
  • To provide a high quality of care and contribute to the smooth and safe running of the residential setting.
  • To support students during intimate care.
  • Following and implementing school policies and procedures and making sure accurate records and documentation is maintained.
  • To ensure a high standard of housekeeping is maintained including monitoring and maintaining resources, organising laundry and keeping the house clean and tidy.

Experience:

  • Level 3 Diploma children and young people or working towards the qualification - essential
  • Experience and knowledge of working in child care and or residential care – essential
  • Ability to participate in a range of physical activities - essential
  • Experience with emotionally and physically challenging situations and behaviours - essential
  • Good communication skills - essential

It is desirable that the post holder should have a full driving licence.

Benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave (rising to 27 after 5 years) plus 8 bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Access to Perkbox incentives including exclusive High Street, entertainment, restaurant and supermarket discounts
  • Refer a friend scheme

Autism Anglia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check as well as requiring a signed ‘Childcare Disqualification Declaration Form’.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a well-established charity.  Autism Anglia has a clearly defined pay progression structure and provides ongoing training including nationally recognised qualifications. In addition, we also offer ongoing supervision and support, continuing professional development, as well as an extensive induction on commencement of employment. 

In the first instance please send your CV to [email protected].org.uk or if you would like further information please call Head Office on 01206 913785. 

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

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