Intensive Support, Support Worker – Supported Living - Colchester, Essex

£21,936 yearly
  • Autism Anglia
  • Colchester CO7, UK
  • Sep 07, 2023
Part time Supported Living

Job Description

Autism Anglia is a well-established charity celebrating 50 years. We have opportunities available for Intensive Support, Support Workers on a part-time basis. Working from our Supported Living locations across Colchester and Greater Colchester the successful Intensive support, 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 Intensive Support, 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: £11.37 per hour - £21936.04 FTE
  • Hours:  Part-time hours available 25.5 hours a 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

  • Personalising activities to suit and benefit the person you will be supporting while delivering a high standard of care and support.
  • Driving out to locations to ensure personalised activities can be fulfilled.
  • Supporting individuals with personal care needs, health, and hygiene with a focus on developing daily life skills.
  • Updating personalised documentation as required and maintaining the individuals care and support plans
  • Working alongside the Team Leader in the day-to-day management of the service and deputising in their absence.
  • Developing and maintaining up-to-date individualised support plans appropriate to the specific needs of the individual to encourage developers to their full potential.
  • Supporting colleagues to ensure a high standard of delivery, recognising positive achievements for individuals and staff.
  • Supporting/enabling individuals in daily activities which could include swimming, cycling, walking, tennis, and other community-based activities.


Applications are welcome from Intensive Support workers with the following:

  • Ability to manage emotionally and physically challenging situations and behaviours.
  • Ability to identify 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
  • 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).