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Job description

Location: Durham/Chester le Street

Salary: £16,120

Expiry Date: Wednesday 05 June 2019


Band 3, £16,120 per annum with yearly incremental rises up to £17,208 (over four years).

36 days generous annual leave entitlement (pro rata).

Full time, permanent position (37 hours per week).

Shift rota over 7 days, includes nights, early mornings, evenings and weekends.

We are currently looking to recruit a number of full and part time Care Support Assistants to join our dedicated Adult Short breaks team based in County Durham.

This exciting opportunity to work within our Residential Short Breaks service is to support people with Autism and other associated conditions to learn independent living skills, increase community engagement and improve Social connections.

You will be part of an experienced care team working within luxury short breaks holiday lodges on a beautiful farm site. The popularity of the service means we are increasing our existing team to support more people to develop their independence who live in the North East of England.

We have developed a detailed training and induction programme for successful candidates. This includes a comprehensive welcome to working at the North East Autism Society and an introduction to autism (theory, communication, sensory differences and behaviour). After induction period we also offer access to accredited qualifications in Health and Social Care.

If you have a passion for helping others to achieve their goals and you're willing to learn more about autism and neurodiversity - then this could be the rewarding career you've been looking for.

Working independently and as part of a team, you will support adults to access a range of activities. You will need to be enthusiastic, able to use your own initiative, have a drive and resilience for what is often a demanding role; and you must be people-centred with good communication and interpersonal skills, possessing a flexible approach to working routines

In return we offer excellent terms and conditions. Joining our NEAS family will mean:
  • Working in a positive, friendly, rewarding environment, building your experience and career.
  • Dedicated support from our learning and development team who will work alongside you and your new line manager to enhance your career with our specialist training programmes. This is just the start of your new career!
  • Having a hands-on role, valuing and supporting people. If you thrive on helping others, knowing everything you do is contributing to lives being changed then this could be the role for you.
  • Other benefits include a Bike-to-Work scheme, pension contributions, an annual staff awards evening recognising and rewarding staff achievements, 36 days holiday (pro-rata for part time roles).
  • Please see the job description and person specification listed under "documents" at the top of this page. Please use these in completing your application.

The North East Autism Society is a Disability Confident Employer which means we guarantee to interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for this job vacancy.

The North East Autism Society is the leading voice concerning autism and neurodiversity in the north of England. Established over 30 years ago, we have a trusted reputation of providing a range of quality, specialist services for children, young people and adults leading happy, fulfilling and independent lives. With over 700 staff in more than 40 locations in the north east, we believe joining our NEAS family will not only provide you with a challenging and rewarding role but will help bring real life change for the incredible people we work with.

You can find full details of this vacancy including a full job description and person specification by visiting our dedicated careers page https://www.ne-as.org.uk/jobs

Please visit our website to apply for this vacancy using our easy online application process which is accessible on all internet browsers, tablets and smartphone devices. Please do not hesitate to contact our recruitment team if you require a hard copy application pack or if you have any queries, by e-mailing recruitment@ne-as.org.uk or by calling 0191 410 9974

Please note we are unable to accept a CV in place of an application form.

The North East Autism Society is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. These posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants, including obtaining an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Terms and conditions apply. Please contact the North East Autism Society for more information.

Our mission is to work together to inspire, support and equip people with autism and neurodiversity to fulfil their potential in life.

Please see job description and person specification listed under "documents" at the top of this page. Please use these in completing your application.

The Society is a Disability Confident Employer which means we guarantee to interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for this job vacancy.

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Job Sector
Social Care
Job Position
Care Assistant
£16,120.00 / year
Postal Code
Chester-le-Street, Chester le Street, UK Show on map
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