Autism Support Worker

Contract: Permanent

  • Salary: £9.90ph from 1st April 2022 + sleep-in payments
  • Full-time: 37.5 hours per week

Are you keen to make a positive contribution to lives of adults with learning disabilities and autism?

About the Role:

Support workers (social care workers) play a key role in enabling residents to achieve their goals and aspirations through their ongoing development. The duties are varied, and no two days are the same. As a general guide your duties may include support with personal care needs and medication as well as help to take part in a wide range of special interests and activities that support resident’s health and wellbeing such as cooking, arts and crafts, trampolining, gardening or going for walks. We are recruiting for two young men living in their own home in Milton Keynes who live with autism. Both have recently joined us from educational settings and are now being supported to develop their independence alongside a regular schedule of activities they enjoy. Both are calm, friendly young men who benefit from a kind, consistent and patient approach.

It is important that you can demonstrate a flexible approach to work as you will be required to cover a weekly rota, which includes evenings, weekends, sleep-ins and Bank holidays. Experience working with adults with autism is advantageous but not essential.

About You

You don’t need any qualifications as a full induction plus professional training will be provided.

The most important thing is a caring attitude, genuine interest in people and willingness to work in accordance with our Mission and Vision Statement.

The most important thing is a caring attitude, genuine interest in people and willingness to work in accordance with our Mission and Vision Statement.

Why Join Us?

We offer excellent professional and career development and training opportunities, including professional qualifications.

We promote a diverse, friendly, and high-quality working environment.

We offer the opportunity to work amongst a team of dedicated, creative and supportive colleagues.

We provide a fully paid DBS, generous holiday and work pension scheme.

If you are interested in this unique opportunity, then please apply by filling in the form including a short supporting statement, outlining:

“What is it about working with us in this position that interests you and what skills, experience and values can you bring”?

*If you would like to discuss this opportunity, please phone us on 01908 235 000.

Please Note: we review applications frequently and interviews will take place shortly after we shortlist them.   If we feel we have received a sufficient number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert early. Don’t hesitate and apply as soon as possible.

We are an equal opportunities employer that promotes diversity within our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of sexual orientation, race, age, gender, disability, religion or belief.

All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS check and eligibility to work in the UK.

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