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Support Workers - Skipton, North Yorkshire

Location: Skipton

Closing Date: 04 February 2022

Interview date (w/c): TBC

Salary (or hourly rate): £9 per hours increasing to £9.30 after 12 months; additional hours over 37 paid at £10 per hour

Contract Type: Part Time

Hours per week: Part time: 22 hours per week

Support Workers - Skipton, North Yorkshire

 Not all superheroes wear capes!

We are looking for support workers in the Skipton area.

You will be part of an established team working with 2 young autistic men in a supported living environment. You will support them in every aspect of their lives at home and in the community, and participate alongside them in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities.


You will contribute to developing autism and person centred specific approaches, being patient and proactive in enabling the individuals to develop their skills, live as independently as possible and to lead the lives they choose.

Driver desirable but not essential.

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, 33 days annual leave (pro rata) increasing after 5 years, competitive rates of pay increasing after 12 months, and again after 2 yearsbank holiday enhancementadditional hours enhancement (after 37 hours), refer a friend scheme, flexible working, Paid DBS extensive paid induction, recognition and reward scheme

Your working pattern will be over seven days and could include mornings, afternoons, evenings, sleeps, weekends and Bank Holidays. All shifts are across all 7 days of the week, 365 day a year.

Part time: 22 hours per week

Salary £9 per hour increasing to £9.30 per hour after 12 months. Additional hours paid at £10 per hour after 37 hours.

If you have any specific questions about the role, get in touch with Sue Slevin or Sophie Jenkins 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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