Location:            Across locations in Essex and Norfolk

Salary:               £23,500 pa

Hours:                35 hours per week (part time can be considered)

Job ref:              HO42

 

This is a fantastic opportunity to work within an innovative and forward-thinking Wellbeing and independence Team of a well-established regional charity. Autism Anglia provides ongoing training and supervision, continuing professional development and support as well as an extensive induction on commencement of employment.

 As a member Wellbeing and independence Team for Autism Anglia’s Adult Services you will contribute to the planning, implementation, and review of PBS informed interventions.

 Your main duties will include:

  • To liaise with staff about the people we support and in particular Functional Analysis data that has been collected and to feed relevant information back to the Wellbeing and Independence Team as appropriate.
  • To contribute to the planning and implementation of interventions (e.g. Active support, quality of life, sensory and communication) that have been set up by the Wellbeing and Independence Team.
  • To become familiar with the format of the Positive Behaviour Support Plans to ensure that these are being followed as written and to bring any required changes to the attention of the Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner within the service.
  • To attend PBS Days and MDT meetings as appropriate and as agreed with the Wellbeing and Independence Team Manager
  • To attend reviews / medication reviews as requested by the Wellbeing and Independence Team
  • To attend Wellbeing and Independence Team meetings as appropriate.
  • To undertake other specific projects / pieces of work as agreed with the Wellbeing and Independence Team.
  • To support all staff within Autism Anglia houses in their provision of high-quality care and to contribute towards positive support systems and debriefing within the houses.
  • To engage in a minimum of fortnightly supervision with the Wellbeing and Independence Team Manager.
  • Where appropriate, to write summaries for service users’ yearly reviews (based within a framework of Positive Behaviour Support and Active Support), outlining their progress over the current review period, situating this in the context of their progress since admission, and outlining goals for future development.

Essential:

  • O’ Level / GCSE Mathematics
  • O’ Level / GCSE English Language.

Desirable:

  • Diploma in Positive Behaviour Support (or equivalent)

Experience:

  • A minimum of one year working with people with a learning disability who present with challenging behaviour
  • Experience of working within staff teams
  • Experience and knowledge of working with people who have a diagnosis of Autism

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

Working for us gives you access to a range of perks and 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 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
  • Occupational Sick Pay (after 12 mths)
  • Support & encouragement to progress and reach full potential within your chosen career
  • Pension scheme

Autism Anglia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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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.

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

 If you would like further information, please contact Paul Usher (Wellbeing and Independence  Team Manager) [email protected]

 Closing date: 24th June 2022

 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.