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Job description

Location: Sunderland

Salary: £16,120

Expiry Date: Sunday 26 May 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

Cycle to work scheme

A number of positions available

For almost 40 years we've led the way in providing autism-specific care and education for children, young people and adults across the North-east of England.

Recognised for our innovation and excellence, everything we do stems from an unswerving belief in providing bespoke person-centred support. It's at the heart of who we are to recognise the uniqueness of every human being, and to understand that no two autistic people, or in fact any humans within an understanding of neurodiversity, will have the same needs or wants.

We passionately believe that autistic children and adults have significant skills and strengths, which can be developed throughout their lifetime.

Our approach aims to support individuals to participate in society as independent and valued citizens, enjoying equal rights and opportunities but also enriching the world around them.

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Before you apply, we encourage you to learn more about North East Autism Society

Be unique. Be authentic. However you prefer to say it, we really mean it. Our culture embraces people’s diverse perspectives and creates a positive environment where everyone belongs. We’re determined to build a better, more connected world for everyone.

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We are currently looking to recruit a number of Residential Child Carers to work within Children's Residential Services in Sunderland.

Applicants need to be committed to providing quality care for autistic children and young people. You must be able to demonstrate enthusiasm, initiative and resilience for what is often a very demanding but rewarding vocation. You will have a sound educational background and good communication and interpersonal skills as you will be expected to liaise with parents and professionals within the home along with outside agencies. Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate patience and flexibility as our children and young people often have learning difficulties and display challenging behaviour. Successful candidates will be expected to complete a Diploma Level 3 in Residential Child Care, if not already achieved or hold an equivalent qualification.

Any successful candidate must to be committed to providing quality care and will need to demonstrate flexibility as the role involves working unsociable hours in addition to being prepared to support a range of activities including personal care, cooking and cleaning within the home.

Comprehensive training will be provided to equip you to perform all aspects of your role. If you would like more information before applying for this role, contact the manager on deborah.fleetham@ne-as.org.uk

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.

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Social Care
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Child Care/Nanny
£16,120.00 / year
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