Location: Colchester 

Salary: £14,911 (Band A) - £15,681 (Band B) (pro-rata for part time)

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

Hours: Full time – 37 hours per week plus sleep in duties             

Ref:      E270 

You will provide daily support to people who are within the autistic spectrum, supporting and encouraging service users to utilise activities and opportunities available to them through Autism Anglia’s service, located in the Colchester area.

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

  • Accompanying service users on community based activities and personal appointments
  • Supporting service users with personal care, health and hygiene with the focus of developing daily life skills
  • Acting as a key worker where appropriate, being responsible for the service user’s particular needs
  • Keeping up to date and accurate records and support plans/risk assessments to reflect the service user’s requirements
  • Ensuring the quality of support given meets the identified 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 

NB – please note that due to the specific support needs of our service users we can only accept applications from female candidates in this instance.

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. 

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.

 Closing date for applications – 29 April 2018 

To apply for this job please use the links below to download the application form and associated documents.  Please complete and return to us at [email protected].  You will need to refer to the Application Guidance Notes, Job Description and Person Specification document while completing the Application Form. Please note that the Application Form includes the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and the Disclosure of Criminal Convictions Form.  If you would prefer to receive an application pack by post, please contact Head Office on 01206 577678.   

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.

Job Description and Person Specification

Application Guidance Notes

Application Forms