Location: Colchester Supported Living Services 

Salary: £16,739 (Band A) - £17,508 (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: E283 

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. You will be responsible for a team of Support Workers, working in partnership with the Team Leader in the day to day running of a residential service. 

You will be a flexible individual with a proactive approach to your work and have good leadership skills.  Your main duties will include: 

  • Working alongside the Team Leader in the day to day management of the service and to deputise in their absence.
  • Developing and maintaining up to date individualised support plans appropriate to the specific needs of the service user to encourage development to their full potential.
  • Supporting colleagues to ensure a high standard of delivery, recognising positive achievements for service users, staff and individuals.
  • Supporting the service users with personal care, health and hygiene with the focus of developing daily life skills
  • Supporting/enabling service users in daily activities which could include: swimming, cycling, walking, tennis and other community based activities. 

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 a health and social care environment with individuals with an Autistic Spectrum Condition – desirable
  • Ability to manage emotionally and physically challenging situations and behaviours – essential
  • Ability to identify needs, wishes and aspirations of individuals who may have communication needs – essential
  • Line management experience including supervision and development of staff – desirable 

Benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave 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 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 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. 

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

Closing date for applications: 30th January 2019

To apply for this job 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

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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