Location: Supported Living Adult Services, Colchester

Salary:  £10.70 per hour

Enhancements:   

Bank Holidays £16.05 per hour

Christmas / New Year £21.40 per hour

Sleep in Allowance:   £70.47 per night

Hours: Full-time 37 - hours per week

Job ref: E405 

We invite you to take the opportunity to work with a highly regarded regional autism charity.  We are a friendly, supportive and professional team, who work hard to excel at Autism Anglia’s mission of “Working together to put the needs of autistic people at the centre of everything we do”.

This role has a genuine occupational requirement or qualification for a female worker and has met the standards set out in the Equality Act through proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.

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 one of our supported living homes.

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

It is desirable that the successful applicant holds a full driving license.

Working for us gives you access to a range of perks and benefits:

  • Fully paid induction programme
  • Learning & Development programmes, with nationally recognised qualifications;
  • Job-related qualifications obtained during employment paid for by Autism Anglia (subject to conditions)
  • Support & encouragement to progress and reach full potential within your chosen career
  • Casual dress code
  • Free on-site parking at most sites
  • 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time)
  • Additional holiday based on length of service
  • Flexible working hours (where possible) for study and time off given for job-related exams
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Access to Spectrum Life Employee Assistance Programme, Wellbeing Tools, including counselling services & the Benefits Hub, which will give you access to lots of shopping and entertainment discounts, instant discounted gift cards and cashback
  • Pension scheme

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.

Autism Anglia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults or children and expect all staff to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. For all enhanced DBS roles, we are permitted to seek access to spent convictions under The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, Exceptions Order 1975 (as amended 2013). When you receive your DBS certificate you are required to register it with the DBS Updating Service https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service which will ensure that the status of your certificate can be checked at any point, without the need for going through the application / disclosure of documentary evidence again.

In the first instance please send your application form and CV to [email protected] 

If no response is received within 3 weeks of submitting a full application, please assume your application has been unsuccessful. You are welcome to apply again for other positions.

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