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Senior Adult Autism Outreach Practitioner

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

The Autism Outreach Service provides comprehensive support to individuals, and families affected by Autism and learning disabilities across Essex.

We prioritise personalised and family-centred care, ensuring that individuals receive the right support at the right time, in a coordinated and community-based manner.

Our team of Autism Outreach Practitioners plays a vital role in delivering this vision, working closely with individuals and their families to empower them and facilitate access to essential services.

As a compassionate and dedicated Senior Adult Autism Practitioner the postholder will provide personalised support to individuals, and families affected by Autism.

The Senior Adult Outreach Practitioner will play a pivotal role in providing support to individuals with complex needs, coordinating care pathways, and leading a team of outreach practitioners.

This role requires strong leadership skills, Autism expertise, and a commitment to promoting the well-being and empowerment of individuals, and their families

This service runs Monday to Saturday 8am -8pm. This is a full-time position with the flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required.

Travel within the region may be required to fulfill the responsibilities of the role.

Main Responsibility

  • Supervise a team of Autism Outreach Practitioners, providing guidance, support, and caseload supervision as needed.
  • Support the ongoing professional development of the team, ensuring that staff have the skills and knowledge needed to deliver high-quality care.
  • Work with a caseload of individuals to provide personalised support tailored to their needs and preferences. 
  • Enable individuals to remain in the community whenever possible and prevent hospital admissions through proactive intervention and support.
  • Engage with the individual and where consented their family to develop a personalised, family-owned care plan that reflects their lived experience and preferences.
  • Advocate on behalf of the individual and where required their family, facilitating open and transparent communication with other professionals and service providers.
  • Empower individuals, and their families to apply solution-focused strategies and develop greater levels of independence. Encourage self-expression, autonomy, and resilience in all interactions.

Please see attached job description for a full list of responsibilities

The Ideal Candidate

  • Relevant undergraduate degree, or evidence of working at degree level.
  • Experience working with children, young people, and families affected by Autism.
  • Strong leadership and delegated management skills, with the ability to inspire, motivate, and manage a team effectively.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Expertise in assessment, intervention, and care coordination for children and young people with complex needs.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, and best practices in the field of Autism and neurodiversity.
  • An understanding of safeguarding issues and procedures, identifying risk and when safeguarding protocols needs to be followed.
  • Driving licence and access to vehicle for work purposes

Please see attached Job Description for full Personal Specification.

Package Description

You will feel valued as a Senior Adult Autism Outreach Practitioner within HCRG Care Group, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including: 

  • Salary of £35,000 - £37,000 with Group Pension 
  • Membership of My Reward Hub, giving you access to discounts on every day purchases like grocery shopping as well as cashback and voucher offers for treats for you and those special to you
  • Access to your wages as you earn them to help cover life’s emergencies and avoid overdraft fees or high interest rates
  • Online and face to face help with your mental and physical wellbeing – from healthy recipes and activity challenges through to post trauma support, legal, debt and life management help, as well career coaching and counselling
  • Access to eLearning, bespoke career pathways and opportunities for continuing professional development through our ‘Outstanding’ learning and development team, The Learning Enterprise
  • An open, just culture where you’re encouraged to have and implement ideas which can help us deliver our purpose: changing lives through transforming health and care – backed up by at least £100,000 of ringfenced innovation funding each year 
  • The pride of working for an organisation committed to the highest clinical and quality standards: with a majority of our rated services holding “good” or “outstanding” ratings from the Care Quality Commission

About the Company

We change lives by transforming health and care. 

Established in 2006, we are one of the UK's leading independent providers of community health and care services, working with health and care commissioners and communities to transform services with a focus on experience, efficiency and improved outcomes. We deliver and transform adult and children community health services, primary care services including urgent care, sexual health, dermatology and MSK services as well as adult social care and wellbeing services. Across England, we support communities of many millions and directly help more than half a million people each year - guided by our simple values: we care, we think, we do. 

We're committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from a broad, diverse range of people who want to join our team. We’re a Disability Confident Committed company, so we work to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to be as inclusive of everyone.

While it doesn’t happen often, sometimes a role is very popular, and we’ll need to close it earlier than the date we’ve shown here. If you’re keen to join our team, we’d love to hear from you so please apply as soon as you can.

As you’d expect, safeguarding and protecting the children, young people and vulnerable adults that we work with is of the utmost importance so we have policies and procedures in place to promote safeguarding and safer working practices and everyone who joins the team is subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.

Finally, we need to let you know that the company you’ll work for is part of HCRG Care Group Holdings Limited and by applying for this job we’ll need to process and hold information about you. If you would like to know a little more about how we use your information, please see our website's privacy policy. 

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