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Assistant Instructor


£8.21 per hour


Autism Anglia

Closing Date: 28/02/20

Assistant Instructor 

Location: Norfolk Opportunities Centre, Dereham
Salary: £8.21 per hour
Hours: 35 Hours per week
Job ref: N233

We have an exciting new opportunity for an Assistant Instructor to join our team.
You will be supporting individuals with life skills and development towards their goals and objectives, in a small group environment or one to one basis. The individuals we support face unique challenges and you will be assisting them so that they can live more independently by providing support in areas such as basic literacy and numeracy, cookery, horticulture, basic IT skills and daily life skills such as menu planning, shopping and using public transport in addition to accessing leisure services within the community.

Your main focus will be to assist with organised sessions and promote the development of each individual, adopting a holistic approach which demonstrates an understanding of their personal, physical, emotional, spiritual and educational needs.

Experience of working with adults with autism and associated learning difficulties is desirable however more important for us is your aptitude for working positively and within a person-centred approach. You will be making use of your own life skills and potentially your own interests and hobbies to enhance the lives and development of the individuals we support.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a well-established charity. Autism Anglia provides ongoing training and supervision, continuing professional development and support as well as an extensive induction on commencement of employment.

Autism Anglia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Holding a full driving license is an essential requirement for this role.

We can also offer the following benefits:
25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays, and enhancements for long service (pro-rata for part time)
Refer a friend scheme
Access to Perkbox incentives including exclusive High Street, entertainment, restaurant and supermarket discounts
Employee Assistance Scheme
Pension scheme
Death in Service Benefit

If no response is received within 3 weeks of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful. You are welcome to apply again for other positions.

In the first instance please send your CV to recruitment@autism-anglia.org.uk or if you would like further information please call Head Office on 01206 913785. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Colin Comaskey or Vikki Knights on 01362 654477.

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