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Support Workers (Full Time and Part Time) - Great Harwood and Accrington areas

Location: Lancashire

Closing Date: 02 September 2022

Interview date (w/c): TBC

Salary (or hourly rate): £10 per hour

Contract Type: Full Time and Part Time

Hours per week: Full time - 37 hours per week; various part time hours available

Support Workers (Full Time and Part Time) - Great Harwood and Accrington areas

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 25 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, bank holiday enhancementadditional 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: £10 per hour
Casual/Bank hours: £10 per hour

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

Visit our website to find out more about who we are and what we do.

Successful applicants will also be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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