Croydon CR0
£15,282 a year

We are looking for a Waking Night Support Worker in our Supported Living Services based in New Addington

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 Waking Night Support Worker in our Supported Living services in New Addington. You'll be working with an autistic adult and his family in a residential supported living environment.

This job is an exciting challenge to join a service which is not only is highly individualised, but also seen as the gold standard for person-centred-care for an adult with a profound level of disability needs.

Previous experience of working with people who exhibit challenging behaviour is essential in this role.

You will need to be enthusiastic and willing to help the individual with a variety of care and support needs including:

  • Accessing the community, shopping, social outings and leisure activities
  • Drives and holidays both in the UK and Ireland
  • Domestic tasks like cooking and personal care
  • Administering medication

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.

Interview date: TBC

If you have any specific questions about the role, get in touch with

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.

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