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Autism Practitioner Salford Cares

Salford Cares
£13 an hour - Permanent, Part-time, Full-time



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  • Company pension
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Life insurance

Full job description

Location: Salford

Salary: £13 per hour for Full Time 37.5 hours per week plus sleep-in allowance (paid on an hourly rate)

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week) plus part time hours available

Looking to further your career in Social Care?

Are you currently working in Social Care and looking for a new challenge? Do you want to be part of an exciting new service? Would you like to make a difference?

Are you genuinely interested in supporting adults with autism and learning disabilities to have a great life? If this sounds like you then we would like to hear from you. Salford Cares are setting up a new autism specialist service in the Little Hulton area of Salford and are looking for highly motivated and committed individuals to be part of our staff team. We are looking to recruit a team of Autism Practitioners to facilitate the delivery of high quality, compassionate care. We are committed to delivering the highest standards of care and will provide you with specialist training and development opportunities and high-quality supervision and support.

We want someone with the right values and attitude that match our own.

These are:

· A team player / someone who understands the benefits of teamwork when delivering outstanding care and support.

· A positive can-do attitude – someone that is solution focused.

· Individuals who treat people with compassion and care.

· Individuals who demonstrate dignity and respect to the people they will support.

· A commitment to quality and being the best, they can be always.

About the Autism Practitioner role:

As an Autism Practitioner you will be supporting people in their own homes and in the community. Ideally you should be someone that likes being outdoors doing meaningful activities, regardless of the weather. The people identified for this service have a range of needs including learning disability, autism, and mental health needs. Individuals may also have significant physical health and personal care needs and may present with behaviours that challenge services.

The service operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and full time you will work 37.5 hours each week (pro rata for part time positions), on a rota which includes weekends and sleep-in cover.


· Working with people with varied needs

· Helping people live more independently and undertake life enhancing activities.

· Ensure people’s needs are at the heart of everything you do.

· Working with care managers and health colleagues to implement and support Positive behaviour support & therapy plans.

· Personal Care as required.

· Connecting with the community

· Partnership working

Experience and skills required:

· Must have previous experience supporting adults with learning disabilities & autism.

· Experience of positive behaviour support (PBS) and the benefits of this when supporting individuals who present with behaviours that challenge services (Desirable)

· Be able to develop supportive relationships, promoting independence and wellbeing.

· Good IT skills as systems form an integral part of the Autism Practitioner role.

· You will be highly motivated to deliver outstanding care and support.

· Driving License (Desirable)


  • NEST pension scheme
  • 28 days annual leave (FTE) inclusive of bank holidays
  • Life Insurance Scheme
  • Access to ‘Smart Health’- a virtual healthcare service including a virtual GP service, expert case management, mental health support and tailored fitness programmes.
  • Life insurance of 2x Salary
  • Full range of training and development opportunities
  • Supervision and support from an experienced leadership team

All applications will be subject to satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service checks and references.

Please note, in order to be considered for this role – and all other Salford Cares roles – an application form must be completed.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Pay: £13.00 per hour


  • Company pension
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Life insurance

Work Location: In person