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Awake night support worker

Engage Healthcare Ltd
Closing date
23 Jul 2021

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Location: Peldon, Colchester, Essex

Salary: £9.12 - £9.30 per hour


Weekend £11.40 - £11.63 per hour,

Bank Holidays £13.68 - £19.95 per hour

Christmas / New Year £18.24 - £18.60 per hour

Sleep in Allowance: £70.47 per night

Hours: Full Time 36 hours per week

Job ref: 46710

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a well-established regional charity. Autism Anglia provides ongoing training and supervision, continuing professional development and support as well as an extensive induction on commencement of employment.

You will provide night-time support in a supported living setting to people who are within the autistic spectrum, as well as completing cleaning and laundry night staff duties. You will be a flexible, positive, energetic and enthusiastic individual.

Your main duties will include:

* Supporting individuals during the night within their home based at one of our supported living provision.

* Supporting individuals with evening and night time activities, personal care and administration of medication if required.

* Completing the night staff tasks, as per the rota, including cleaning, laundry duties and ironing.

* Maintaining accurate records and supporting risk assessments for the service user, attending best interest meetings and reviews if required.

* Producing support plans for night time needs.


We need people who share our passion for making a difference and although experience of working with autism would be valuable, it is not essential for this role as full training will be given.

* Experience of working within care services or with individuals with an autistic spectrum condition - desirable

* Ability to react with sensitivity and empathy - essential

* Ability to maintain accurate records - essential

* HSC Level 2 - Care or equivalent, or the willingness to achieve this - essential

It is essential that the successful applicant holds a full driving license.

We have a clear pay progression structure and offer the following benefits:

* Extensive Induction and Learning & Development programmes, with nationally recognised qualifications;

* Job-related qualifications obtained during employment paid for by Autism Anglia (subject to conditions)

* 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time)

* Additional holiday based on length of service

* Flexible working hours (where possible) for study and time off given for job-related exams

* Employee Referral Scheme

* Access to Spectrum Life Employee Assistance Programme, Wellbeing Tools, including counselling services & the Benefits Hub, which will give you access to lots of shopping and entertainment discounts, instant discounted gift cards and cashback

* Occupational Sick Pay (after 12 mths)

* Support & encouragement to progress and reach full potential within your chosen career

* Pension scheme
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