Temporary contract to cover maternity leave 

Location: Outreach Services Essex 

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 as and when required 

Ref: E298 

You will provide daily support to people who are within the autistic spectrum, supporting and encouraging people to utilise activities and opportunities available to them through Autism Anglia’s services. You will be responsible for a team of Support Workers, working in partnership with the Assistant Manager of Outreach Services in the day to day running of the Outreach 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 Assistant Manager of Outreach Services in the day to day co-ordination of the service.
  • Developing and maintaining up to date individualised support plans appropriate to the specific needs of the person to encourage development to their full potential.
  • Supervising colleagues to ensure a high standard of delivery, recognising positive achievements for people, staff and individuals.
  • Supporting/enabling people in daily activities including, community participation, employment opportunities, and higher education, life skills.
  • Liaising with staff and the Assistant Manager of Outreach Services to ensure the smooth running of the Rota Management System (Planday) 


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 – essential
  • 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 

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 recognized 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 essential that the post holder should have a full driving licence. 

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.  

You are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time if we feel we have received sufficient applications.  We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment. If no response is received within 3 weeks of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.  You are welcome to apply again for other positions.  

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