Qualified Autism Practitioner
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Role: Qualified Autism Practitioner
Salary: £23,400.00 per annum (£11.25 per hour) plus £45 per sleep in
Contract: Full Time; Permanent
Options Autism are a values-driven organisation that strives to put both our employees and residents first. We provide continuous professional development to take your career further, alongside fully accredited courses to support your development.
Your wellbeing matters to us, and therefore we offer discounted gym memberships, Our Employees Reward Hub that offers great rewards such as discount vouchers, we offer Annual Leave Entitlement equivalent to 5.6 weeks per annum, plus our “Moment in Time” that allows additional days leave for a special day in your life, whether this be an anniversary, Birthday, Child’s first day at school or simply just a day to relax!
Benefits: we want our residents to have the best care possible, and therefore strive to look after our employees to make this possible. You’ll get an exceptional reward package that includes:
· Funded qualifications
· £23,400.00 per annum (£11.25 per hour) plus £45 per sleep in
· Annual Leave Entitlement equivalent to 5.6 weeks per year (with options to purchase more)
· Life Assurance
· Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
· “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks
And market leading benefits offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform Vista that enable you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:
- A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
- 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
- Cycle to Work Schemes
- Electric Car Purchase Scheme
- Critical illness cover
Plus, outstanding development and support starting with our award-winning induction programme, to supporting you with specialist qualifications and best in class management development and hi potential programmes, so you can flourish and develop your full potential.
About the Home:
Acorn Park is situated in the beautiful village of Banham in Norfolk. Acorn Park is a multi-site with a DfE registered specialist school for children and young people with Autism and related disabilities or difficulties. Also within the grounds are 8 individual children's homes. Each home holds its own speciality ranging from support non-verbal children all the way through to high functioning young people who are learning independence for adult life. The Quadrant is 6 semi-independent flats for children and young people who are ready to begin their journey to adulthood with support from the dedicated team to learn life skills and about life in the community.
This home is based in Banham and is within commuting distance from Norwich, Attleborough, Thetford and surrounds.
Who are we are looking for?
As part of our essential care giving team, you will be flexible, creative and able to act on instinct to find the best, bespoke approach for a wide range of individuals.
Many of our children and young people have difficulty with self-expression and we are looking for Qualified Autism Practitioners who are passionate about making connections and overcoming barriers to communication.
You will be friendly, approachable and kind in your dealings with the children and young people. You will be committed to giving them the space and opportunity to thrive, playing your part in creating a nurturing environment in which they can fulfil their potential.
You will play a key role in the smooth-running of the site, and you will have a good grasp of safety and hygiene, and a conscientious dedication to the young people’s wellbeing. This is a role in which attention to detail really counts – and one that touches the real lives of people every day.
If this sounds like you, please apply below or give us a call on 01204 558 055.
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What we need from you:
· Full and valid UK Driving Licence
· Access to a car
· Right to Work in the UK
· Currently hold a Level 4 Apprenticeship for Children Young People and Families Practitioner or NVQ equivalent
· Passionate about caring for young adults, and to support them to reach their full potential
We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.