Location:                     Colchester and Peldon areas, Essex

Salary:                         £8.91 - £9.01per hour

Enhancements:         

Weekend                      £11.13 - £11.26 per hour 

Bank Holidays               £13.36 - £13.51per hour           

Christmas / New Year   £17.82 -£18.02 per hour

Sleep in Allowance:   £70.47 per night

Hours: Flexible and Guaranteed hours available, Full and Part Time vacancies

Job Ref: E288 

Closing date: Open

We can offer a variety of shift patterns whether you are looking for flexibility, or regular guaranteed shifts.  We pay enhanced rates for weekends and Bank Holidays.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a well-established regional charity, providing care, support and life skills to the people we support in our Residential, Supported Living and Outreach Services. We pride ourselves on working in partnership with professionals to ensure we provide a strength-based, outcomes-focussed approach to our work.

We are looking for team members that are enthusiastic, driven, and reliable. You must want to provide a compassionate and high-quality service to the individuals you are working with.  As a Support Worker you will need to have a professional, caring and flexible approach. 

Your main duties will include:

  • Working in partnership with all relevant professionals to provide a strength-based, outcomes-focussed approach to your work;
  • Keeping up to date and accurate records and support plans/risk assessments to reflect the requirements of the person being supported;
  • Monitoring and evaluating individuals’ needs and ensuring these are communicated effectively and accurately to the appropriate people;
  • Acting as a keyworker ensuring that the individuals’ needs, wants and aspirations are identified and that their support plans reflect these.

Experience:

This role is varied, and every day is different, so being adaptable, using your common sense and initiative are a ‘must’ for this role. You do not need to have worked as a Support Worker before applying to us, but all experience in this field will help. As will those who have worked in any hospitality, customer service, or retail sector, as there are many transferrable skills that can be utilised in this field.

You will be expected to know, understand and work within Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults procedures, for which you will receive all relevant training.  Autism Anglia is committed to ongoing training and supervision, qualifications and continuing professional development.  We also provide an extensive induction on commencement of employment. Therefore, experience is not essential, just a willingness to learn and implement all necessary skills for the safety and wellbeing of the people we support.

It is essential for some of these roles that you hold a full driving license

We have a clear pay progression structure and offer the following benefits:

  • Extensive Induction and Learning & Development programmes, with nationally recognised qualifications
  • Job-related qualifications obtained during employment paid for by Autism Anglia (subject to conditions)
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part time)
  • Additional holiday based on length of service
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Access to ‘Spectrum Life’ Employee Assistance Programme and Benefit Hub, with free counselling services and incentives including shopping and entertainment discounts, instant discounted gift cards and cashback.
  • Occupational Sick Pay (after 12 mths)
  • Pension scheme
  • Support & encouragement to progress and reach full potential within your chosen career

 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.

Autism Anglia is positive about inclusion and welcomes applications from individuals who are able to meet the requirements of the job position and may wish to request flexible working or reasonable adjustments to support them.

Interested? Send your CV and Application Form, along with your preferred location and hours to [email protected] and we will contact you to talk about our current vacancies or for more information please contact us on 01206 577678 and ask for the Recruitment & Volunteer Coordinator.

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