//]]> The National Autistic Society

Full Time Senior Support Worker - Surrey Residential Services, Godalming

Location: Godalming

Closing Date: 14 October 2020

Interview date (w/c): TBC - Due to social distancing measures, interviews will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams

Salary (or hourly rate): £18,394 Per Annum (Inclusive of Location Allowance)

Contract Type: Full Time

Hours per week: 37 hours per week (varied shift pattern)

Full Time Senior Support Worker - Surrey Residential Services, Godalming

Help transform lives by joining our team.

It's not easy, and it's not for everyone. But as a senior 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 senior 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. 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 for a Senior Support Worker to work across our residential services in Surrey. You’ll be working with autistic adults and their families in a range of environments that support the service users' needs.

Our residential centre currently supports 13 individuals.​ The centre is run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Being a Senior Support Worker takes bravery, patience and commitment. But working with autistic people gives so much more in return.

Where you will be working: This role is based in our residential home (Stonepit Close).Godalming

Main Duties include

  • Assist to develop and maintain a responsive support service to people with
    autism.
  • Ensure that support is provided in an effective, efficient and sustainable way
    resulting in outcomes in line with individuals’ support plans.
  • Ensure people using the service are involved in selecting their support team.
  • Play a supporting role in the development and maintenance of excellent
    relations with people we support and their relatives and advocates.
  • Facilitate effective working relationships with other agencies who are involved
    in the lives of the people we support.
  • Listen directly to the views, ideas and concerns of the people we support both
    individually and through the local Forum.
  • Ensure the development and regular review of person-centred support
    planning, including assessment of personal risk.
  • Ensure the safety, dignity and well-being of people we support is maintained at
    all times.

If you have any specific questions about the role and for a full job description, please email SERecruitment@nas.org.uk

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.

Apply now