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Autism Support Workers – various locations


Hours: Full Time/Part Time contracts available
Closing date: Wednesday, 30th June 2021

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

A little about us…

As a leading autism charity we exist to ensure autistic people can live their lives with dignity, choice and independence.

Our Vision

A world which recognises, understands and values autistic people, and where they and their families receive the services and support they need throughout their lives.

Our Mission

To advocate, provide and develop high-quality services, information, and support, in partnership with others, for all those whose lives are affected by autism.

To recognise and respond to the needs of the individual, enabling autistic people to live their lives with dignity, choice and independence.

Our highly skilled and passionate staff offer a wide range of services to help individuals to live their lives the way they want.

For more information on the service we provide at Autism East Midlands please take a look at our website https://www.autismeastmidlands.org.uk/

As a support worker your day will look like:

•You will be assigned a key Adult and play a pivotal role in their days they receive support, attending reviews and liaising with external agencies

•Support young people with social and community inclusion

•Be the young person’s champion and as part of the wider team strive to ensure that they achieve their aspirations and full potential

•Manage the well-being and Positive behaviour of Autistic Adults Ensuring that their needs beliefs and cultural values are met

•Assist senior staff with the writing and maintaining of Positive Behavioural Support Plans, Risk Assessments and Session Plans.

• Supporting a person with personal care and other complex health needs, ensuring that persons dignity and independence is promoted

•Support and encourage educational engagement

Benefits of working for AEM

· 25 days holiday plus bank holidays

· Pension scheme

· Fully paid two week induction training

· Specialised Autism Training, Including Autism in Mental Health, Women and Girls and Ageing.

Autism East Midlands is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from anyone interested in working with people with autism. We are also a Disability Confident Employer. If you meet the person specification criteria and are eligible for the Disability Confident scheme we will guarantee you an interview – just let us know in your covering letter or in your email when you send us your application form.

To apply please follow one of the options below:

Either way don’t forget to tell us if you are applying under the Disability Confident scheme.

This is an ongoing recruitment campaign with applicants being interviewed on an ongoing basis therefore please do not hesitate to send in your application 

Autism East Midlands is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. If you’re a successful applicant you will need an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check, we will meet any initial costs*

*applicants will be required to subscribe to the yearly update service at a current cost of £13 per year

Reference ID: ASW/all


Download more information:

JD Autism Support Worker- Day and Res December 2019

Application Form – January 2021