Closing Date: 28 February 2022
Interview date (w/c): TBC - Interviews will be online via Microsoft Teams
Salary (or hourly rate): £9
Contract Type: Part Time
Hours per week: 18.5hrs per week
We are looking for a Part-Time Support Worker to join our team in our Leicester Community Autism Service
You will be enthusiastic and up for a challenge and want to promote independence by helping the people we support to access the community.
This service currently supports autistic men and women to engage with aims and objectives they have chosen. Some of the people we support will have learning disabilities and complex health conditions such as epilepsy.
Our job is to enable the people we support to achieve their goals, wishes and aspirations, through encouragement, prompting, praise and empathy. We achieve this through our commitment to a person centred approach and by valuing each person as an individual
You’ll be working with autistic adults in a supported living environment. The service provides support seven days a week between 8am and 10pm.
Your working pattern will be over seven-day rota. You must be available for some of the following shifts: 8am-12.30pm, 1pm - 6pm, 6pm-10pm. Sleep-in shifts will also be required as part of this role.
If successful, you will also need to commit to our 3-day Safeguarding training.
A full UK driving licence would be essential.
We offer: A supportive an approachable management team, 33 days annual leave a year (including bank holidays), a competitive market salary, a fantastic one-year induction programme, continuing learning and development opportunities to complete your QCF Level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care, along with a host of benefits – from shopping discounts and a competitive pension scheme.
We need you to be: Resilient, supportive and sensitive towards the needs of autistic people. Being a support worker takes passion, patience and commitment. But working with autistic people gives so much more in return.
To protect our autistic adults, all staff are required to have a criminal background check. Possession of an Enhanced DBS Check either on the Update Service or conducted within the last 12 months would be preferable but not essential.
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.
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The National Autistic Society is here to transform lives, challenge perceptions and build a society that works for autistic people.
This role is based in a care setting - successful candidates will be required to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination or medical exemption.
Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks which will include references and criminal backgrounds.
We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from those with a diagnosis of ASD.