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Come and be a key worker with Autism East Midlands





What we offer:

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (33 days)
  • Employer pension scheme
  • Fully paid two week induction training
  • Fully paid for Care Certificate, which is essential for those wanting to purse a career in health and social care
  • Specialised Autism Training, including Autism in Mental Health, Women and Girls and Ageing
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free initial DBS Check
  • Refer a friend scheme.

We are committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all areas of our work and we welcome applications from all members of our community – so long as you have the legal right to work in the UK.

We are a Disability Confident employer, benefitting from being able to draw from the widest possible pool of talent.

We safeguard and protect the children, young people and adults we work with. If you are applying for a service-based role you will need to have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (included Barred Lists) check. We require satisfactory references as part of the selection process for this role, including from your current or most recent employer or placement.

We may close vacancies before the specified closing date if we receive a large number of applications, so please apply early. 

General Accounts Assistant- 6 Months FTC

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to help process petty cash transactions of the charity’s multiple operating locations. This will require expenditure analysis by use of spreadsheets, recording summaries of expense type onto our Sage accounting system and completion of the associated reconciliations.  Although the role is envisaged to be for an initial period of six months there is a possibility this may be extended in the future.

You will have a demonstrable competency with numbers, an attention to detail and perform to a high level of accuracy. Tell us why you would be ideal for the role!


Closing date: 25 April 2021

Interview date: 28 April 2021

Quality Audit Officer

Quality Audit Officer (Social Care & Education)

Do you have an eye for detail? Are you excited about service development and improvement?

You may be an experienced Registered Manager looking to move to a post and share your valuable knowledge, or an education officer who wishes to specialise in Autism and broaden your experiences.  

Autism East Midlands, one of the largest registered autism specific charities in the region have an exciting opportunity for a Quality Audit Officer who has gained relevant social care and/or education experience with the required transferable skills. Of course, we would be very pleased to have someone joining our team who has both sets of skills.  

As a Quality Audit Officer your role will include:

Completing internal quality assurance audits, directly working in our regulated services and specialist school

Supporting audit preparation, such as Ofsted & CQC reviews

Reviewing and analysing trends in regard to compliance

Liaising with Senior Managers and ensuring all necessary reports are completed and shared within agreed timeframes

Proactively supporting services to improve ratings to progress to ‘Outstanding’

-Supporting our corporate QA functions 

As an audit officer you will be required to have proven experience in the care and/or education sector, and be passionate about delivering high quality support to those we work with. You will be responsible, in partnership with the relevant Manager / Headteacher, for providing high quality services which meets the needs of our pupils and service users in accordance with current best practices, adhering to policy and procedures, agreed standards, legislative requirements and relevant regulations under the direction of the Director of Quality Improvement.

This role will be a fundamental part of our ambition to move from good to outstanding with CQC and similar with OFSTED.

So, we are looking to attract someone with some aspirational expectations, someone who thrives on building positive relationships and creating professional rapport with the services you will come in to contact and work alongside.

Full Time – 37 hours per week

Salary: between £28k and £32k pro rata (depending on experience)

Please note: It is essential that applicants for the positions possess a full, current and clean driving licence and have access to their own vehicle with appropriate business insurance.


Health and Social Care: 1 year (Required)

Autism specific services: 1 year (Required)

Quality Assurance: 1 year (Desirable)

Education setting: 1 year (Desirable)

Employment Services Co-ordinator

This activity is part-funded by the European Social Fund.
Your role will be to actively deliver, and coordinate aspects of, Employment Services delivery for Autism East Midlands, including coordination of projects which arise (e.g. specific programme delivery) to ensure deliver of contractual requirements from external organisations within the area of work. This will include, but is not limited to, delivering employment, mentoring and support and training services to autistic people. 
You will have an impact through improving the lives of the people with autism, increasing their income and reducing reliance on state benefit and services, such as day care services, direct payment, etc, increasing a feeling of self worth and purpose, increasing social opportunities, improving family, friends and carer relationships, improving skills such as literacy, numeracy, customer service, independent travel and timeliness and vocational skills which could be transferrable to independent living. 
In your post you will line manage a team of employment coaches and other roles as required by the development of the post and it will be your responsibility to carry out all managerial responsibilities such as supervisions, appraisals, regular reporting, liaising with stakeholders, building new relationships with referrers and partner organisations.
A full driving licence, access to your own vehicle and full comprehensive business insurance cover is essential for this role. You will be based in Creswell but there is an expectation that you will be travelling across the D2N2 areas (Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire).

Further details on this exciting role can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification which can be found on the Autism East Midlands website.

Autism East Midlands is an equal opportunities employer; please note we welcome applications from anyone interested in this or any of our other positions which can be found on our website.

*To apply – we will accept your CV providing it is accompanied by a supporting statement, stating why you wish to apply and what qualities/experience you can bring to the role.

For more information about this role please call Michelle Cartawick on 01909 506678

Closing date: 30th April 2021 (we reserve the right to close the advert sooner, therefore, we do ask that you apply early to avoid disappointment).

Interviews will take place throughout April.

Please note successful applicants will be subject to the receipt of an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service – cost will be met by AEM.


Employment Coach – Creswell based with travel across East Mids/Yorkshire & The Humber

We are looking for an individual who can provide professional flexible support and opportunities to adults with autism spectrum conditions, promoting development of the individual’s full potential through support to the individual and their family. Enable community presence and support the individual to access employment opportunities to progress in their life with measurable outcomes and achievements.

You should have a commitment to your own continuing professional development and have an interest in working with people with an autism spectrum condition.

£19,596 per annum

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Autism Support Workers – Nottingham

Autism East Midlands are looking for permanent Autism Support Workers to work within our Services in Nottingham City for adults with autism.

Full Time – 37 hours per week, £9.19 per hour
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Waking Night Support Worker – Retford, Nottinghamshire

A vacancy has arisen for a permanent Waking Night Support Worker to be based within our residential services for autistic adults in Retford, Nottinghamshire.

Experience in working with people with autism or learning disabilities would be an advantage.

Hours: Full Time

Salary: £18,315.00 per year 

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Autism Practitioner- Seinor Support Worker

Do you want to make a real difference? Come and work with us at our new service in Thorplands, Northampton.

We put individuals at the heart of everything we do, working with us you will be offering person centred support to individuals to:

·Have the maximum choice and control over their lives.

·Progress towards their goals and outcomes

·Engage with the local community and develop their own networks of support

·Maintain and develop their independence

We’re happy to work with you to help you become an excellent Autism Practitioner by providing a full training and development package. All employees at this service are at a senior support worker level and therefore support worker experience or transferrable skills is advantageous. Line management is not a requirement of the role. Above all we want someone that shares our values of being

·Caring and compassionate

·Showing dignity and respect

·Contributing to the work of a team

·Positive can-do attitude

If this sounds like you, we’d love you to get in touch!

We offer £10.39 per hour, 25 days holiday + bank holidays, comprehensive training and fully paid for induction. We are looking for full time (37 hours a week), part time and casual relief.

Autism Support Workers – various locations

Thank you for your interest in working with us at Autism East Midlands. You can apply through the application form on our website or we will accept your CV so long as you also send us a covering letter telling us why you want to work with us and what skills you will bring to the role. If you don’t attach a covering letter with your CV we may not shortlist you for interview.

We have vacancies in the following areas: Retford, Whitwell, Mansfield & Worksop in Nottinghamshire/Sherwood & Carlton in Nottingham and Heanor & Bolsover in Derbyshire.

Salary:  £9.19 per hour

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Casual Relief Support Workers

Autism East Midlands are very proud to be able to offer applicants the opportunity to gain hands on experience whilst getting paid within the Health and Social Care sector. Our ‘entry level’ positions are based within our residential homes and day services for adults with Autism.  Find out more >>