Autism Practitioners – Huntingdon
FitzRoy, a national charity, is looking for Autism Practitioners to join their team in Huntingdon to provide care & support for 5 young men with Autism.
You will be delivering high quality support to assist the young men in their everyday lives and to encourage their independence. Helping them to engage with their chosen activities in the community, achieving their goals, wishes, and aspirations through encouragement, prompting, praise and empathy.
Everyday will be different; you could be at the beach, having a picnic (whatever the weather!), walking in the forest, assisting with a swimming session or providing support and guidance in the home. Your day may be challenging but this will be greatly outweighed by the enormous satisfaction that is gained from making a difference to someone’s life. In this role you require confidence, patience and a calm, supportive nature.
Transporting and supporting individuals in the community is a core element of the role and, therefore, a manual driving licence is essential.
We have full and part time positions available and typical shift patterns are 7am-2.30pm & 2pm-9.30m with weekly sleep-ins (£45 one off payment)
You don’t need experience in care, nor do we require qualifications - we will invest in your development and training to become an exceptional Autism Practitioner. We are keen to find people who share our values:
- We see the person –encourage choice & respect the opinions, beliefs & dignity of others. Treat people as equals, be thoughtful, discreet & maintain confidentiality
- We are creative- encourage & support everyone to reach their goals, think of solutions to problems & actively involve people in every aspect of their lives
- We are brave- Be positive, embrace new ideas, experiences & challenges. Be genuine, honest & a voice for others.
Benefits? In addition to £8.97ph, FitzRoy offer some fantastic perks which include: 28 days holiday, holiday purchase scheme, annual leave rising with service, enhanced overtime, pension, DBS, cycle to work, enhanced parental leave, life insurance & access to a variety of online discounts with major retailers.
Interested? Click apply to complete our short online application form or call Liz on 01730 711109 for an informal chat.