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Autism Support Workers – across our various services


Hours: 37 hours per week and part time contracts available
Closing date: Tuesday, 21st January 2020

Autism East Midlands are looking for permanent Autism Support Workers to work within our day/residential settings for autistic adults. The positions are available around our various services in Worksop, Bolsover, Retford, Rotherham, Mansfield Woodhouse and Whitwell.

Full Time – 37 hours per week, £16354 per annum / Part Time hours also available

Enthusiastic and motivated? Are you caring and dedicated? Are you committed to making a difference to someone’s life?

Applicants will ideally have experience in delivering / supporting life-skills activities and/or caring within a residential/supported living service. Applications are however welcomed from people who are genuinely interested in setting out in a career which entails working with people with autism/learning disabilities. Applicants are expected to have a caring attitude, sense of responsibility, flexibility and self discipline.

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
  • Employee assistance programme

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 follow one of the bullet points below:

  • please send your CV to: recruitment@autismeastmidlands.org.uk
  • complete application form attached below
  • call us on 01909 506678 for more information.

Autism East Midlands reserve the right to close the advert prior to the closing date once sufficient numbers of applications have been received.

Please note successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check at a cost to the individual.

Autism East Midlands is an equal opportunities employer.

Autism East Midlands is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of
children and young people

Registered Charity Number 517954.

Download more information:

Day services JD & PS

Application form