Autism Friend & Companion

  • Location:

    Lincoln, UK

  • Sector:

    Adult Learning Disabilities

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Contact:

    Steve Vine

  • Contact email:

    mas2@hscjobs.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    130/SW/LINCOLN/OCT20

  • Consultant:

    Steve Vine

  • Salary:

    £8.46 - £8.72 per hour + benefits

We are looking for enthusiastic Autism Friends & Companions in the Lincoln area of Lincolnshire. No experience is required as excellent training is provided, what is important is having a caring and empathetic nature and being passionate about making a difference in a person’s life. 

You could be joining an established provider of Supported Living services who support adults living with Autism, Learning/Physical Disabilities and Mental Health conditions to live independently in their own communities and lead fulfilled lives. There is a welcoming and family feel to the team, and you could be part of it.

Could you support an adult like *Liam?

Hello, my name is Liam and I live in my own home. I have Autism so some things are difficult for me, but I have a Support Worker called Paul who helps me understand things and do all the things I enjoy. Paul will help me in the morning, he always knows how I like my cup of tea, and he’ll help me choose what I want for breakfast. He will then also help me decide what jobs need doing in my flat. Without him I would forget to take my medication. I also wouldn’t be able to go to the cinema to watch films, which I love to do. Paul helps me know how much money I need to take with me so I can watch the film and get some popcorn. Crowds can make me nervous so Paul will walk with me to the cinema, talks to me and explains things in a clearer way, so I can understand and feel safe. Paul is a good friend and really helps me every day.”

Autism Friend & Companion - Pay rates, hours & benefits

  • £8.46 - £8.72 per hour.
  • Flexible full-time, part-time and bank hours available.
  • Lifeworks benefit platform.
  • Comprehensive paid training and induction.
  • Westfield Health cashback scheme.
  • Excellent development opportunities.
  • Pension Scheme.

This is a really exciting time to be joining this provider, with lots of plans for the future! They have excellent progression opportunities so this could just be the start of a truly, rewarding career.

How do I apply or ask a question?

We advertise the vacancy on behalf of the end employer. If you have any questions about this Autism Friend & Companion job or you wish to apply, then please click on the apply button. Once you have applied, we would carry out an initial pre-screen of your application, your CV & application is then passed to the end employer who would then contact you directly to progress your application further and answer any questions. This would usually be within 24-72 hours of applying.

*Liam is an example of a person you may support, and names have been changed for privacy reasons