May 12, 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Burnham on Sea home for a Senior Support Worker

We are currently looking for a Senior Support Worker to join our friendly team at the picturesque home Fernery House, based in Burnham on Sea on the Sea Front

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

You will have a working knowledge of care standards and related legislation and have good report writing skills. You should be able demonstrate how you are able to lead and motivate a team to reach agreed outcomes and uphold the values of the organisation.

You should have a relevant Level 3 qualification or be willing to work towards within a given time period. You must be willing to work flexibly

This is a full-time, permanent 37hr per week post.

Your working pattern will be varied over a seven-day rota, and would include alternate weekends and bank holidays.

A full UK driving licence and access to transport is desirable.

The role includes:

Supporting adults to achieve their goals.
To guide, prompt, support individuals to undertake activities and learn new skills.
To be part of a team around key individuals.
Support with mentoring, development and supervision of team members.
Assist with day-day management of running the service.
To be aware of the role of the relevant care regulatory body (CQC) and the statutory standards required for the work setting.
Assist to develop and maintain a responsive support service to people with autism.
Job Description

We offer: A supportive and approachable management team, 33 days annual leave a year (including bank holidays), a competitive market salary, a fantastic one-year induction programme, continuing learning and development opportunities along with a host of benefits – from shopping discounts to flexible working and a competitive pension scheme.

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.

Help transform lives by joining our team TODAY!

You’ll be joining our team, both locally and nationally and we’ll support you every step of the way.

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

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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, challenge perceptions and build a society that works for autistic people.

Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks which will include references and criminal backgrounds.

We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from those with a diagnosis of ASD.