Senior Support Worker

Zoek Pin Taunton, Somerset, England


Permanent (Full time)

Posted 7 days ago

Our friendly Burnham-on-Sea residential home Park View is currently looking for a passionate, committed and experienced Senior Support worker to join their team to support autistic adults.

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 role - working 37 hours a week.**Your working pattern**will be varied over a seven-day rota, and would include alternate weekends and bank holidays.

The role includes:

  • Helping individuals achieve independence and personal goals

  • Supporting and transporting individuals to integrate into the community

  • Develop individuals’ life skills, vocational, educational and creative skills

  • Help provide exercise, leisure and recreational opportunities

  • Transforming lives and achieving results for Autistic Adults

  • Play a supporting role in the development and maintenance of excellent relations with people we support and their relatives and advocates.

Job Description

To protect our autistic adults, all staff are required to have a criminal background check. Possession of an Enhanced DBS Check either on the Update Service or conducted within the last 12 months would be preferable but not essential.

We offer:A supportive an 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 workingand a competitive pension scheme.

You may havea 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.

If you’re experiencing issues with applying, please contact the HR team on######### or#########

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

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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.

This role is based in a care setting - successful candidates will be required to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination or medical exemption.

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



Closing Date:

30 November 2021

Interview date :

TBC - Interviews take place on Microsoft Teams

Salary (or hourly rate):

£19,240 rising to £21,164 with experience

Contract Type:

Full Time

Hours per week:

37 hours per week

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