Location: Colchester 

Basic Salary:  £19,432 (Band A) - £20,202 (Band B) 

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: E276 

Please note that the specific requirements of the service mean that we can only consider female applicants for this role.

The role of Team Leader will include the day to day responsibility for the running of a Supported Living Service within the region which will be in close liaison with the Deputy and or Registered Manager. Providing daily support to people who are within the autistic spectrum, you will be actively supporting and encouraging the people we support to carry out activities and other opportunities available to them through Autism Anglia’s Services.  

You will be a flexible individual with a proactive approach to your work and have good leadership skills.  

Your main duties will include:

  • Leading the staff team and allocating duties to ensure that the people we support have their needs fully met.
  • Day to day responsibility for the running of the service, supporting staff members and promoting open and effective communication.
  • Prepare written reports (as required) and attend multi-disciplinary team meetings i.e. Annual Review Meetings, Person-Centered Planning Meetings and Best Interest meetings.
  • Manage a supportive partnership with the people we support’s families, advocates, significant others and external bodies to support a positive image of Autism Anglia and the work we carry out.
  • Work with other staff to key work the people we support, promoting independence and advocating on their behalf if required. 

Experience required:

  • Experience of working within adult health and social care services - essential
  • A willingness to learn or experience of working with individuals with an autistic spectrum condition - essential
  • Ability and willingness to contribute to the formulation of procedures - essential
  • Experience of the supervision of staff - essential
  • Ability to make decisions, encourage, motivate and advocate for others – essential 

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


  • 33 days annual leave
  • Pension scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • 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 vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with 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. 

Closing date for applications: 31st of August 2018 

To apply for this job please in the first instance send a copy of your CV to us at [email protected] .  If you have any queries please call on 01206 913785. 

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. 


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