Help make an Everyday Breakthrough happen by joining our team.
A breakthrough can seem like the smallest thing, but it can make the world of difference to someone on the autism spectrum. By becoming a support worker at The National Autistic Society you’ll help make Everyday Breakthroughs happen more often.
We are looking for support workers to work across our day, residential and supported living services in Surrey. You’ll be working with autistic adults and their families in a range of environments that support the service users' needs.
Bank workers would primarily be based in Godalming, Surrey across our two day centres, residential and supported living services.
Our day services currently support around 60 individuals. They run from 9am-4:30pm and support autistic adults with a range of needs. The centres run sessions such as cookery, music and movement, gardening and arts and crafts as well as social skills and travel training. Outside the centre, the service supports its users by helping them access the community so they can participate in activities such as swimming, horse-riding, trips to the seaside and cycle rides. One of our day centres in particular focuses on helping the service user to take the next step, whether it be living independently, learning to drive or finding a job.
Our residential centre currently supports 13 individuals. The centre is run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Support workers help the service users to complete their everyday routines, prepare meals, as well as help them learn essential home skills such as doing the washing and making the bed. The service users regularly participate in relaxing activities with others.
Our supported living service currently supports 4 individuals. Similar to our residential service, these individuals are supported in their everyday routines and live their lives as independently as possible in their own accommodation.
Being a support worker takes bravery, patience and commitment. But working with autistic people gives so much more in return.
We need you to be resilient, supportive and sensitive towards the needs of autistic people.
Along with a host of benefits – from shopping discounts to flexible working and a competitive pension scheme - we’ll make sure you get excellent autism-specific training to further your career in social care.
You may have a personal connection, a desire to work with or real life experiences working with autistic people. You might not have lots of experience yet, but if you share our values and are willing to make a difference to the lives of autistic people, we’d love to hear from you.
Your working pattern will be varied as this is a bank position. It could include sleep-ins and bank holidays.
Interview Date: TBC
If you have any specific questions about the role, get in touch with SERecruitment@nas.org.uk
The National Autistic Society is here to transform lives, challenges perceptions and build a society that works for autistic people.
Visit our website to find out more about who we are and what we do.
Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks. We are an equal opportunities employer.