North East Autism Society

  • Chester Le Street

Band 3 - £8.21 per hour

Full induction and training programme provided

Casual agreement. Flexible shifts available for nights, early mornings, evenings and weekends

You can accept / decline shifts to work around your lifestyle / other commitments

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

We have a number of casual positions available across our Adult, Child and Family Support Services across the North East area

The North East Autism Society is the leading voice concerning Autism and neuro-diversity in the North of England. Established over 35 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 team 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.

Whilst we value experience, you will need to have an awareness of autism and be committed to providing quality care to children and vulnerable adults with Autism. You will need to demonstrate flexibility, enthusiasm, initiative and resilience, for what is often a very demanding but rewarding vocation.

Casual Child Care: Providing care and support to children aged 8 – 19 in a residential home. The role requires dedicated staff members to provide personal care and support to children living in our residential home.

Casual Adult Care: Providing personal care and support for adults aged 19+. You will help to promote independence with support in our residential homes as well as support on evening activities in the community.

Casual Family Support Services (Adult or Child): To provide support in community based activities, after school support and ensuring each service user is provided with a fulfilling and rewarding experience in accessing the community and various activities (bowling, accessing a café, various sporting activities, climbing, walking, etc.).

We have a number of positions available surrounding our Sunderland, Newton Aycliffe and North Shields offices.

In return we offer excellent terms and conditions. Joining our NEAS team 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.
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.

This vacancy is open all year; applications are scored on a regular basis throughout the year

To ensure your application is forwarded to the correct recruiting panel, please disclose on your application your preferred work location

Final closing date: Monday 31 December 2018

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.