30 May 2018

Full-Time Support Worker (Autism Initiatives)

Jonathan PhilipsAnywhere

Job Description

Location – Manchester

Hours – Full-time

Salary – £8.20 per hour (£16,694 per year)

Autism Initiatives is committed to working in partnership with service users, their families, commissioners and others to provide a specialist, autism specific, person centred and outcome focused service for people with autism spectrum conditions.

Support Workers may be recruited for specific locations and service users, and will also be required to work at other locations, either temporarily or permanently.

Key Responsibilities

  • Specifically take account of the choices, needs and wishes of each service user, involving service users in their own plans and day to day decisions.
  • Take personal responsibility for learning about each service user and the way autism affects them; for ‘listening’ to the individual; and for reflecting on own practice to continuously develop their own knowledge and skills.
  • Maintain service user confidentiality at all times.
  • Develop person centred working relationships with service users, carrying out Key Worker responsibilities in a professional manner.
  • Support service users in their daily lives through
  • Assisting them to develop and maintain a high standard of personal hygiene and appearance
  • Supporting them to make appropriate choices regarding their nutritional needs.
  • Administering medication in accordance with their needs and taking full account of the Medication Policy and Procedures
  • Accompanying them to the dentist, doctor, hairdresser, and other appointments as appropriate.

Person Specification


  • A willingness to learn and interest in continuous learning
  • Recognising people have different ways of communicating
  • Ability to work with other people
  • Ability to work on your own initiative and be pro-active in your approach
  • Ability to understand the concept of ‘support’ as being different to ‘care’
  • Ability to understand that everybody is different and acknowledging the expertise of the service user
  • Adaptability in your approach to change
  • Attention to detail


  • Level 2 Qualification in Health and Social Care (You will be required to work towards this following your induction)

Personal Attributes

  • Empathy, Non Judgemental, Maintain professionalism, Resourcefulness, Flexibility, Motivation to learning and improve professional skills
  • Prepared to work evening and weekends on a rota basis to include sleep in duties


How to Apply – Download an Application Form and return to recruitment@autisminitiatives.org 

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