Residential Support Worker
Who we are:
We are the UK's leading autism charity. Since we began over 50 years ago, we have been pioneering new ways to support people and understand autism. We continue to learn every day from the children and adults we support in our schools and care services.
Based on our expeience, and with support from our members, donors and volunteers, we provide life-changing information and advice to millions of autistic people, their families and friends. And we support professionals, politicians and the public to understand autism better so that more autistic people of all ages can be understood, supported and appreciated for who they are.
Until everyone understands.
Who we are looking for:
Individuals who have a passion to work in an organisation that specialises in autism, supporting autistic adults or children on the autism spectrum live the life they choose.
We are looking for:
• Patient, inspiring, caring and sensitive towards the needs of vulnerable people
• Good listeners, able to report and record information accurately
• Team players, able to work independently with little support as required
• Resilient, able to work proactively with challenging behaviour
• Willing and able to provide personal care to individuals
• Individuals who value diversity, health and safety and are committed to safe working practices
You may also have
• a personal connection to autism or a desire to work with people with autism
• real life experience supporting adults with autism in a paid or voluntary capacity.
Where will you be working:
Sybil Elgar House located in Ealing. This is a residential service
This service provides:
24 hour support to children
Hours of work
37 hours per week
Working patterns are over a seven day rota with a mixture of mornings, afternoons, evenings, nights, weekends and bank holidays shifts.
What we can offer you
• Excellent induction, training and development programme
• Autism specific reflective practice profession support
• Behavioural support training
• 24 hour access to online training
• Flexible shifts – weekdays, evenings and weekends
• Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits
• Access to a 24 hour Employee Assistance counselling programme
• Pension scheme
• 33 days annual leave
• Career progression opportunities
For more information about this job please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications for this job are sought from anyone who is suitably qualified and experienced for the role but particularly welcome from those with a diagnosis of autism or Asperger syndrome.
The NAS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and adults who use our services and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks.
We are an equal opportunities employer.