Are you looking for a rewarding and challenging role?
It's not easy, and it's not for everyone. But as a support worker, the rewards can be so much bigger than the challenges. You really will make a positive difference to people’s lives.
You’ll be joining our team, both locally and nationally and we’ll support you every step of the way.
Many of those who join us have no previous knowledge of autism or support work. Our fantastic induction programme and learning and development opportunities help all of our staff become autism experts.
We are looking for Bank support workers to support adults at the National Autistic Society Centre, in Northamptonshire (Irthlingborough).
We are an expanding service that currently supports autistic men and women to engage with aims and objectives they have chosen. Activities include art, cooking, sports, swimming, horse riding, trampolining, music, employment opportunities and community engagement. Our job is to enable the people we support to achieve their goals, wishes and aspirations, through encouragement, prompting, praise and empathy. We achieve this through our commitment to a person centred approach and by valuing each person as an individual.
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 and ideally have a background in supporting people with Autism in previous roles within a social care environment. The desirable level of education for this role is set at QCF Level 2 or equivalent, within Health and Social Care or Education. Transporting and supporting individuals in the community is a core element of the role and, therefore, possession of a driving licence (minimum one year) is essential
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 ideally you’ll have experience in a support worker role, the desire to progress your career, and 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 over a seven day rota and will mainly be days but can include occasional evenings and weekends.
If you have any specific questions about the role, get in touch with Centralrec@nas.org.uk
How to apply
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The National Autistic Society is here to transform lives, challenges perceptions and build a society that works for autistic people.
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Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks. We are an equal opportunities employer.