CLOSED – Support Worker and Female Special Needs Nanny, Westcliffe on Sea – CLOSED

We are recruiting for our client who is looking for 2 support staff to assist with autistic children – brother and sister – at their own home in Westcliffe on Sea.

Pay: from £11 per hour weekdays and from £12 per hour weekends.


Please quote the relevant reference number in your application.

Support Worker – Ref RK/01

  • Minimum 12 hours per week during school terms; and school holidays when working times may be different
  • Term time hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – total of 6 hours before and after school

*Female Special Needs Nanny – Ref RK/02

  • Minimum 24 hours per week during school terms; and school holidays when working times may vary
  • Term time hours: Thursday and Friday – total of 6 hours before and after school; and Saturday and Sunday – total of 3 hours

Who you are

You will be reliable, trustworthy and have experience working with children with autism (ASD) and additional needs including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), and cerebral palsy.  You must be confident to work in the client’s own home as well giving supporting in the community.

The children

Both children are academically bright, however, they require guidance and assistance when interacting with others and benefit from routines and consistent direction/prompts from their caregivers. They find social situations difficult to manage and their thought processes are rigid, there is only ‘black and white’ with ‘no grey’ areas. There are four children in the home which can result in frequent incidents of difficulties and outbursts.

The children lead active lives with activities such as swimming, football, tennis and basketball and you will be expected to take part in these activities in the home and the wider community.  You will have good IT and numeracy skills to support with educational tasks to further their learning, therefore your spoken English should be excellent to assist with speech and language tasks.

The role

You will be required to undertake domestic tasks relating to the client and children such as helping with dressing, planning activities, cleaning up following kitchen tasks, tidying the house following use and supporting the siblings when required. You will work closely with the family and their therapy teams and implement their daily therapeutic programmes.

You should have a full UK driving license plus use of your own vehicle.

Your role will include accompanying the family on annual holidays as well as on whole day activities.


  • Happy to learn new things in accordance with the clients programme
  • Aptitude and desire to work with young people with complex needs
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of confidentiality and privacy
  • *Fit and well to carry out activities such as swimming, playing in the park, physiotherapy and speech and language therapy activities.
  • Confident and prepared to listen and learn new things
  • Patience and tolerance
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Responsible attitude
  • Ability to work under own initiative and be creative
  • Excellent planning skills and ability ‘risk assess’ activities
  • Excellent communication and social skills
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Sense of humour
  • Organised and an excellent time keeper

This post operates a non-smoking environment at all times

Training and support will be provided (outside of normal working hours)

* The Employer claims exemption under the Equality Act 2010

Apply NOW sending your CV and cover letter

For a full job description and an application pack click here to complete our contact form quoting :

Ref RK/01 for the Support Worker 

Ref RK/02 for the *Female Special Needs Nanny 

Satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS disclosure and proof of eligibility to work in the UK are essential. A conviction will not necessarily prevent you from being employed.

Based in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, Embrace HR supports independent case managers, and business owners who do not have their own HR department or those that do but need help from time to time. We also work across the Home Counties of Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, and also SMEs based in London.

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