$16,000 - $17,895 a year

Are you interested in, or studying Psychology? Would you like to work in a career in a complex and fascinating area of social care working alongside some brilliant autistic adults who need your support to enable them to live the life they choose?

We are looking to recruit senior staff and support workers to work at Pinecroft, a specialist residential home in Alveston, Thornbury, near Bristol.

The team at Pinecroft support 4 adults with Autism and mental health needs to develop skills to promote their health and wellbeing, inclusion in the local community and greater independence. We are looking for staff with a “can do” approach who can offer active support to facilitate and enable the people we support to progress and move on. We can offer you excellent training and development opportunities.

Exciting Opportunity to join the Bristol Team based in Thornbury as an experienced Senior Support Worker or for a Wake Night Support Worker looking for their next career move. If you are passionate about providing an excellent standard of support and have or would like to specialise in making a difference to someone on the autism spectrum then we would like to hear from you.

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 a Senior Support Worker for our Bristol Service. We provide:

Support and care to autistic adults enabling each individual to live independently.

Support to enable autistic adults gain employment, access education, join clubs or participate in community activities.

Support to a small team of support workers and your line manager, to ensure the support we provide helps those whom we support to achieve the everyday breakthroughs they wish to achieve.

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 over a seven day rota and could include sleep-ins and bank holidays.

A full driving licence and access to transport are essential.

Interviews will be held: WC 4th February 2019

If you have any specific questions about the role, get in touch with Dawn Roth on 01454 417 658, Meriel Woolmore on 01454 419474 or email southwest.recruitment@nas.org.uk .

To apply for the role, please click the button at the end of this page to apply online.

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.

$16,000 - $17,895 a year