May 12, 2022

We are currently looking for a dedicated Female Support Worker to join our Outreach team to support an autistic adult in their own home, and out in the community.

The role is 16 hours a week. Monday and Wednesday (1pm-8pm) including Bank Holidays. There will be holiday cover and overtime available also if wanted.

Transporting and supporting individuals in the community is a core element of the role and, therefore, possession of a driving licence (minimum one year) is essential

You will be supporting an autistic adult in their everyday life, including running errands and supporting and encouraging cooking. If you like cooking, this would also be a plus!

Ideally, you will have a background in supporting autistic people if not, we have a fantastic training programme that will get you on your way to achieving a fulfilling job that will beat

The role includes:

Supporting adults to achieve their goals
To guide, prompt, support individuals to undertake activities and learn new skills
Be fully available throughout the night to attend to the individual needs of person(s) we support enabling them to have a restful night
To be part of a team around key individuals
This service operates a seven-day rota, and may include some weekends and bank holidays. Your hours will be set, but their may be holiday cover occasionally needed on occasion.

Being a support worker takes passion, patience and commitment. But working with autistic people gives so much more in return

Job Description

We offer:

Excellent training and development programme
Career progression opportunities
Enhanced overtime. Additional payments for sleep-in and on call.
Access to a 24-hour Employee Assistance counselling programme
Competitive pension scheme
33 days annual leave (incl. Public Holidays)
Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits
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.

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

To apply for the role, please click the button at the end of this page to apply online.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an online interview held via Microsoft Teams

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.