Closing Date: 28 February 2022
Interview date (w/c): TBC - Interviews will be online via Microsoft Teams
Salary (or hourly rate): £9 per hour
Contract Type: Part Time
Hours per week: 20
Help make an Everyday Breakthrough happen by joining our team.
A breakthrough can seem like the smallest thing, but it can make the world of difference to someone on the autism spectrum. By becoming a support worker at The National Autistic Society you’ll help make Everyday Breakthroughs happen more often.
We are looking for part-time support workers for a small supported living service in the heart of Northampton which caters for adults on the Autistic spectrum. The people we support within these service have a wide range of needs and abilities and require different levels of support. The homes are in the heart of the community near to local amenities. It is key to develop the community presence and support the people we support to build good community links. Staff will be expected to work in a flexible way to meet the needs of the people we support which will include weekends, evenings, unsociable hours and sleep ins. Staff will need to have good communication skills and be able to encourage and promote the people we support to be as independent as they possibly can.
Being a support worker takes bravery, patience and commitment. But working with autistic people gives so much more in return.
We need you to be resilient, supportive and sensitive towards the needs of autistic people.
Along with a host of benefits – from shopping discounts to flexible working and a competitive pension scheme - we’ll make sure you get excellent autism-specific training and support to gain qualifications to further your career in social care.
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.
Your working pattern will be between 20hrs per week varied over a seven day rota and could include sleep-ins and bank holidays.
If you have any specific questions about the role, get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks.
We are an equal opportunities employer.