Senior Support Worker – Day Services
Location: Carryduff, Northern Ireland
Salary (or hourly rate): £17,740 per annum (Full-Time) or £9.30 Per Hour (Zero Hours).
Contract Type: Full Time, Part Time, Zero Hours
Hours per week: Up to 37 hours per week.
Who we are:
The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for autistic people. Since 1962, we’ve been transforming lives, changing attitudes and helping to create a society that works for autistic adults and children.
We transform lives by providing support, guidance and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers. Autistic people turn to us at key moments or challenging times in their lives, be it getting a diagnosis, going to school or finding work.
We change attitudes by improving public understanding of autism and the difficulties many autistic people face. We also work closely with businesses, local authorities and government to help them provide more autism-friendly spaces, deliver better services and improve laws.
We have come a long way but it is not good enough. There is still so much to do to increase opportunities, reduce social isolation and build a brighter future for people on the spectrum. With your help, we can make it happen.
What we can offer you:
- Pension scheme
- 25 days annual leave
- Excellent induction, training and development programme including training about autism and opportunities to attend our conferences
- Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits (cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan)
- Access to a 24-hour employee assistance programme
Who we are looking for:
We are currently looking for warm, positive, person centred people who are committed to ensuring that people with autism enjoy the highest quality of life.
As a Support Worker you will be supporting adults with an Autism Spectrum Condition (including Asperger’s) and a variety of care and support needs, inclusive of challenging behaviour.
Where will you be working:
Northern Ireland Services Carryduff.
Hours of work:
A range of Full-Time, Part-Time and Zero-Hours available.
How to apply:
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For more information about this job please contact Anita Todd, Day Centre Manager- Adult Services on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Successful Northern Ireland candidates will have an enhanced Access NI check.
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We are an equal opportunities employer.