Location: South Croydon
Closing Date: 30 November 2021
Interview date (w/c): TBC - Interviews may be held online for any applicants shortlisted after the closing date
Salary (or hourly rate): £9.04 per hour
Contract Type: Bank Worker
Hours per week: Varied Shift pattern available including evenings, weekends and bank holidays
Help transform lives by joining our team.
It's not easy, and it's not for everyone. But as a support worker, the rewards can be so much bigger than the challenges. 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. Along with a host of benefits – from shopping discounts to flexible working and a competitive pension scheme.
We are looking to recruit Bank Support Workers to work in our residential services based in New Addington and our Day services based in South Croydon
Our services support autistic adults. They have a full and varied programme of day activities, geared to their personal needs. All of the support provided at the National Autistic Society is person centred, to enable those whom we support to live and gain independent living skills and access activities within the community.
Our residential centre currently supports 11 individuals. The centre is split into two buildings and is run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Support workers help the service users to complete their everyday routines, prepare meals, as well as help them learn essential home skills such as doing the washing and making the bed. The service users regularly use the other Croydon day services
The day centres currently support around 15 individuals and allow the adults we support to learn skills – everything from money management and budgeting to employment skills. The centre also functions as a quiet space in which individuals can focus on their own pursuits, such as gardening in the wonderful new outdoor space.
The staff that work at these services have fantastic communication skills, use their own initiative and are flexible
If you have any specific questions about the role, please email SERecruitment@nas.org.uk.
Please click here for the Job Description
The National Autistic Society is here to transform lives, challenges perceptions and build a society that works for autistic people.
Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks.
We are an equal opportunities employer.
This role is based in a Care setting. Successful candidates will be required to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination or medical exemption