Closing Date: 04 February 2022
Interview date (w/c): TBC
Salary (or hourly rate): £9.00 per hour increasing to £9.30 per hour after 12 months and £9.50 per hour after 2 years. Additional hours paid at £10 per hour after 37 hours
Contract Type: Full Time and Part Time
Hours per week: Full time - 37 hours per week; various part time hours available
Not all superheroes wear capes!
We are looking for support workers in the Great Harwood and Accrington areas. You’ll be working with autistic adults and their families in a supported living environment.
We currently support 12 people empowering them to plan and sequence their day and promote their independence, including personal care, attending healthcare appointments managing their finance, shopping and preparing meals and engaging in meaningful social activity such as walking, bowling, trampolining and attending events.
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.
Driver desirable but not essential.
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 24 months, bank holiday enhancement, additional hours enhancement (after 37 hours), refer a friend scheme, flexible working, Paid DBS, extensive paid induction, recognition and reward scheme
Working hours: Individuals receive constant support over a 7 day week flexible rota including sleep in-shifts. Full time: 37 hours per week; various part time hours are available.
Casual (bank) hours are also available
Contracted Salary: £17,316 per year (pro rata for part time), equates to £9.00 per hour. Increasing to £17895 per year (pro rata for part time), equates to £9.30 per hour after 12 months. Additional hours paid at £10 per hour after 37 hours
Casual/Bank hours: £9 per hour
If you have any specific questions about the role, get in touch with Alison Wallace Wood or Olivia Marshall 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.
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.