Location: Colchester 

Salary: £15,392 (Band A) - £15,777 (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:     E279 

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 male candidates for this role. 

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. 

Benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave (increasing to 27 days after 5 years service) plus recognised public holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Death in Service benefit
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Access to Perkbox incentives including exclusive High Street, entertainment, restaurant and supermarket discounts
  • Refer a friend scheme 

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

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