Support Worker – Supported Living - Colchester, Essex

£21,454 yearly
  • Autism Anglia
  • Colchester, UK
  • Sep 07, 2023
Full time Supported Living

Job Description

Autism Anglia is a well-established charity celebrating 50 years. We have opportunities available for Support Workers on a full-time and part-time basis. Working from our Supported Living locations across Colchester and Greater Colchester the successful Support Worker will assist people who are within the autistic spectrum and enable them to maximize their potential and develop life skills across multiple activities. The Support Worker will work as part of a team to help those in your care to help them achieve their own life plans, through a person-centred approach.

Autism Anglia is dedicated to providing ongoing training and supervision, continuing professional development and support as well as an extensive induction on commencement of employment.

  • Location: Colchester, Essex
  • Salary: £11.12 per hour  - £21,453.72 FTE
  • Hours:  Full Time 37 hours per week

Supported Living

Autism Anglia’s Supported Living service supports individuals across multiple locations in the Colchester and Greater Colchester areas. Offering one-to-one support and enabling autistic people to live as independently as possible. We work together to enable access to the wider community. Every Supported Living service is located in the community and is either a housing association property, privately rented or owned by Autism Anglia. Services range from one to four adults per property, depending on suitability and need

Support Workers in our Supported Living service recognise each individual’s aspirations and needs and work towards enabling individuals to achieve their own life plans by developing life skills through person-centred, strengths-based planning. This will include being actively involved in empowering them to make individual choices about their everyday living. 

The role:

  • Working in partnership with the team to provide a strengths-based, outcome focussed approach for all individuals.
  • Maintain the dignity, respect and privacy of each individual supported by assisting them with personal care, health and hygiene-related activities, which may involve sport and leisure, cultural and recreational activities including day trips, short breaks or holidays.
  • Assist individuals with communication support tasks, phycological monitoring, or intervention and sensory support tasks.
  • Ensure that the quality of support given meets the identified need m and that all relevant documentation is regularly reviewed, evaluated and amended as necessary.
  • Keep up-to-date and clear and accurate records and support plans/ risk assessments to reflect each individual’s requirements.
  • Know, understand and work within Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults procedures, ensuring all concerns are acted on and dealt with according to policy and procedure

Applications are welcome from Support workers who:

  • Ability to manage emotionally and physically challenging situations and behaviours.
  • Ability to identify the needs, wishes, and aspirations of individuals who may have communication needs.
  • Experience in working with people with Autism and intensive behavioural support.
  • Experienced with activity co-ordination, knowledge of opportunities in surrounding areas
  • Good range of communication skills
  • It is highly desirable that you hold a clean driving licence with at least two years of driving experience
  • Experience working within a health and social care environment


To Apply:

If you have a genuine passion for supporting and uplifting others, your outstanding future at Autism Anglia could be moments away. Apply now by clicking on the link below or contact Natalie Dwan on 01206 577 678 OR email to arrange a confidential discussion.

Autism Anglia considers itself to be a fully inclusive employer, welcoming applications from all individuals who are able to meet and exceed the requirements of the position and may wish to request flexible working or reasonable adjustments to appropriately support candidates.

Autism Anglia is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults or children and expects all staff to share this commitment in the fullest sense.  This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & 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).