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Casual (bank) Support Worker - Great Harwood and Accrington area

Location: Lancashire

Closing Date: 31 December 2021

Interview date (w/c): TBC

Salary (or hourly rate): £9 per hour

Contract Type: Bank Worker

Hours per week: Various shifts available - no guaranteed hours

Casual (bank) Support Worker - Great Harwood and Accrington area

Not all superheroes wear capes!

The role can be challenging so patience and empathy are key. But as a support worker, the rewards can be so much bigger than the challenges. You will support with all aspects of daily living including social based activities. You really will make a positive difference to people’s lives.

You’ll be joining our team, both locally and nationally and we’ll support you every step of the way.

We need you to be resilient, supportive and sensitive towards the needs of autistic people. Being a support worker takes bravery, patience and commitment. But working with autistic people gives so much more in return.

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.

We offer a fantastic one year induction programme, continuing learning and development opportunities and the support you need to develop a career in social care.

Benefits: Along with a host of benefits – from discounted shopping, holiday pay, competitive rates of payrefer a friend scheme, flexible working, Paid DBS, extensive paid induction, recognition and reward scheme

We are looking for casual (bank) support workers in the Great Harwood and Accrington area. 

You will be part of a network of experienced colleagues working with autistic adults and their families and we have opportunities in in residential environments and supported living developments.  

You may be supporting adults to access the community and build their independence. We support people with various tasks, ranging from personal hygiene, cooking and cleaning, to attend religious prayer, swimming, long walks and shopping. 
You may be developing autism and person centred specific approaches, enabling individuals to live independently and to lead the life they choose.

Driver desirable but not essential.

Working hours:
Shifts are over seven days and could include mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays. All shifts are across all 7 days of the week, 365 day a year.

£9 per hour

If you have any specific questions about the role, get in touch with Sophie Jenkins or Olivia Marshall on 01254 881046.

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.

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 also be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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