Do you want to make a difference every day?
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 night support workers in our residential services in Great Harwood, Clayton le Moors and Accrington.
You will be part of a network of experienced colleagues working with autistic adults.
Waking night staff observe people we support throughout the night and meet any needs they may have. This could include personal care and administration of medication. You will also be expected to complete some administration / report writing and light housework.
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, able to motivate a team and sensitive towards the needs of autistic people.You'll have a working knowledge of care standards and related legislation and have good report writing skills.
Driver desirable but not 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 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 include weekends and Bank Holidays. The shifts are across all 7 days of the week, 365 days of the year on a 3 nights on duty, 3 nights off duty rota basis. Various working hours are available ranging from 29.75 to 32.75 hours a week.
Assessment Day/Interviews will be held: TBC
If you have any specific questions about the role, get in touch with Julie Townsend on 01254 875340.
To apply for the job, please apply online via the button at the end of this page.
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.
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