//]]> The National Autistic Society

Hertfordshire Community Services - Part Time Support Worker (17.5hrs)

Location: Hertfordshire

Closing Date: 28 February 2022

Interview date (w/c): TBC - Interviews will be online via Microsoft Teams

Salary (or hourly rate): £9.38 Per hour

Contract Type: Part Time

Hours per week: 17.5 hour per week

Hertfordshire Community Services - Part Time Support Worker (17.5hrs)

It’s a great time to join our friendly team of Support workers in Hertfordshire. 

You will be supporting autistic men and women in their everyday lives and enabling them to be independent, engage with activities in the community that they have chosen so they achieve their goals, wishes, and aspirations through encouragement, prompting, praise and empathy. You’ll be working with autistic adults and their families in a variety of homely supported living environments, outreach services and social groups. 

The roles include:

  • Helping individuals achieve independence and personal goals
  • Supporting and transporting individuals to integrate into their community
  • Develop individuals’ life skills, vocational, educational and creative skills
  • Help provide exercise, leisure and recreational opportunities
  • Transforming lives and achieving results for Autistic Adults

Ideally, you will have a background in supporting autistic people if not, we have a fantastic training programme that will get you on your way to achieving a fulfilling job that will beat most out there. 

These are part-time, permanent 17.5hr per week posts 

The service operates a seven-day rota, which includes weekends, sleep ins and bank holidays.

The services operate in Hemel Hempstead, Watford, Stevenage and St Albans. 

A full UK driving licence and access to transport are 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 to flexible working and a competitive pension scheme.

Job Description

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 on the Update 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.

Help transform lives by joining our team TODAY!

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

If you’re experiencing issues with applying, please contact the recruitment team at centralrec@nas.org.uk

Visit our website to find out more about who we are and what we do.

To apply for the role, please click the button at the end of this page to apply online.

All shortlisted candidates will be invited to an online interview. Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks which will include references and criminal backgrounds.

This role is based in a care setting - successful candidates will be required to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination or medical exemption.

The National Autistic Society is here to transform lives, challenge perceptions and build a society that works for autistic people.

We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from those with a diagnosis of ASD.

 

Apply now