Who we are:
We are the leading UK charity for people with autism and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism. We are proud of the difference we make.
Who we are looking for:
The people we support want to be supported to do the things they want to do; this role provides this support. Either by working as part of team or on a one to one basis, you will support people with autism to lead independent and fulfilling lives.
We are looking for:
· Patient, inspiring, caring and sensitive towards the needs of vulnerable people
· Good listeners, able to report and record information accurately
· Team players, able to work independently with little support as required
· Resilient, able to work proactively with challenging behaviour
· Willing and able to provide personal care to individuals
· Individuals who value diversity, health and safety and are committed to safe working practices
You may also have
· a personal connection to autism or a desire to work with people with autism
· real life experience supporting autistic adults or children with autism in a paid or voluntary capacity.
Where will you be working:
Based at Daldorch House School, Sorn Road Catrine KA5 6NA
Hours of work:
Working patterns are over a seven day rota with a mixture of mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends, nightshift and bank holidays shifts.
What we can offer you:
- Excellent induction, training and development programme
- Autism specific reflective practice profession support
- Behavioural support training
- 24 hour access to online training
- Flexible shifts – weekdays, evenings and weekends
- Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits
- Access to a 24 hour Employee Assistance counselling programme
- Pension scheme
- 25 days annual leave
- Career progression opportunities
How to apply:
· When providing a supporting statement, please refer to the job description and person specification and include any information that shows your suitability for the role.
For more information about this job please contact Suzanne Jones, Registered Manager, Suzanne.Jones@nas.org.uk
Applications for this job are sought from anyone who is suitably qualified and experienced for the role but particularly welcome from those with a diagnosis of autism or Asperger syndrome.
The NAS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and adults who use our services and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks.
We are an equal opportunities employer.