Location: Peldon, Colchester

Salary: £12,756 (£8.92 per hour)

Enhanced pay rates will apply to this role for weekend working

Hours: Average 27.5 hours per week

Ref: E324

You will provide night-time support in a residential setting to people who are within the autistic spectrum, as well as completing cleaning and laundry night staff duties.

You will be a flexible, positive, energetic, self-motivated and enthusiastic individual - your main duties will include:

  • Supporting individuals during the night within their home based at our residential campus.
  • Supporting individuals with evening and night-time activities, personal care and administration of medication if required.
  • Completing the night staff tasks, as per the rota, including cleaning, laundry duties and ironing.
  • Maintaining accurate records and supporting risk assessments for the service user, attending best interest meetings and reviews if required.
  • Producing support plans for night-time needs.


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

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

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.


  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays pro-rated for part time
  • Pension scheme
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Access to Perkbox incentives including exclusive High Street, entertainment, restaurant and supermarket discounts
  • Refer a friend scheme

Closing date for applications: 2nd October 2020

In the first instance please send your CV to [email protected] or if you would like further information please call Head Office on 01206 577678. 

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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