Who we are
We are the leading UK charity for people with autism and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services and campaign for a better world for people with autism. We are proud of the difference we make.
Who we are looking for:
Individuals who have a passion to work in an organisation that specialises in autism, supporting autistic adults or children on the autism spectrum live the life they choose.
We are looking for:
· Patient, inspiring, caring and sensitive towards the needs of vulnerable people
· Good listeners, able to report and record information accurately
· Team players, able to work independently with little support as required
· Resilient, able to work proactively with challenging behaviour
· Willing and able to provide personal care to individuals
· Individuals who value diversity, health and safety and are committed to safe working practices
You may also have
· A personal connection to autism or a desire to work with people with autism
· Real life experience supporting autistic adults or children with autism in a paid or voluntary capacity.
Where will you be working:
London Services (Day and Supported Living). Various locations across London, these include but are not limited to: Acton, Ladbroke Grove and Westminster.
This service provides:
1. Support and care to autistic adults enabling each individual to live independently in their own homes.
2. Support to enable autistic adults gain employment, access education, join clubs or participate in community activities.
Hours of work
Varies depending on the need of each service. Working patterns are over a seven day rota with a mixture or mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends, sleep-ins and bank holiday shifts.
What we can offer you
· Excellent induction, training and development programme
· Autism specific reflective practice profession support
· Behavioural support training
· 24 hour access to online training
· Flexible shifts – weekdays, evenings and weekends
· Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits
· Access to a 24 hour Employee Assistance counselling programme
· Pension scheme
· 25 days annual leave
· Career progression opportunities
How to apply
· To apply online, please click 'Apply' below
· For more information about this job please contact:SERecruitment@nas.org.uk.
Applications for this job are sought from anyone who is suitably qualified and experienced for the role but particularly welcome from those with a diagnosis of autism or Asperger syndrome.
The NAS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and adults who use our services and as such expects all staff volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks.
We are an equal opportunities employer