£14,911 (Band A) - £15,681 (Band B) – Full and Part Time Positions Available

Additional payment will be made for sleep in duties and enhanced rates of pay will apply to this role for weekend working. 

Come and be part of our enthusiastic and passionate teams who support people who are on the autistic spectrum, where you will play a really important role in helping them to develop the skills and strategies to live a fulfilled life.  If you are enthusiastic, positive, energetic, flexible and love to be part of a team then come and join us. 

Located in and around Colchester your main duties would include: 

  • Going out with our service users on community-based activities and personal appointments.
  • Supporting service users with personal care and helping to develop daily life skills.
  • Acting as a key worker where appropriate and being responsible for the service user’s particular needs.
  • To undertake administrative duties in accordance with this role.
  • Helping to make sure that quality support is provided and is in line with the individual’s wishes and needs. 

Experience Required:

We need people who share our passion for making a difference and although the 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
  • Passionate, patient and caring nature - essential
  • HSC Level 2 – Care or equivalent – or the willingness to study towards this during your employment - essential 

Autism Anglia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.  These posts are 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. 

We would especially like to hear from drivers, however, we do have vacancies for non-drivers as well. 

Application: To apply for this job please follow the link below to download the application form.  Please complete and return to us at recruitmentessex@autism-anglia.org.uk.  You will need to refer to the Application Guidance Notes, Job Description, and Person Specification document while completing the Application Form. Please note that the Application Form includes the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and the Disclosure of Criminal Convictions Form.  If you would prefer to receive an application pack by post, please contact Head Office on 01206 577678.  

Job Description and Person Specification

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