North East Autism Society is looking to recruit full time Programme Support Workers to join our dedicated Adult Day Service in Sunderland. You will work as part of a team to support the Adults with Autism and Neuro-diversity in all aspects of their everyday living, providing practical, physical and emotional support. You will work as part of a team under the instruction/direction of managers, therapists and/or senior staff enabling access to learning for service users with A.S.C. inclusive of physical and general care, curriculum support and supporting classroom management and behaviour techniques.
Whilst we value experience, you need to be committed to providing quality care and will need to demonstrate flexibility, enthusiasm, initiative and resilience for what if often a very demanding but rewarding vocation. Comprehensive training will be provided to enable you to perform all aspects of your role.
We recognise that you may not have any direct or personal experience with Autism which is why we have developed a detailed training and induction programme. This provides you with a comprehensive welcome to working with Autism at NEAS including introducing you to Autism theory, communication, sensory and behaviour. If you have a passion for helping others and you are willing to learn more about Autism, then this could be the career you've been looking for.
Working independently and as part of a team, you will support adults to access a range of social, vocational and sensory based activities. You will need to demonstrate enthusiasm, initiative, drive and resilience for what is often a demanding role; you must be people centred with good communication and interpersonal skills and possess 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!
- Other benefits including childcare vouchers, bike to work scheme, pension contributions, an annual staff awards evening recognising and rewarding staff achievements, and much sought-after discounted rates at our family fun days and events scheduled across the year.
- 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.
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.