Bank Support Worker – Surrey
Surrey County Council
Surrey
20d ago

Job Details

Full Address : 6 Godalming Business Centre, Woolsack Way, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1XW

Exact working hours : flexible hours during day or weekend (between hours of 7am up to 10pm)

Individuals who have a passion to work in an organisation that specialises in autism, supporting autistic adults or children on the autism spectrum live the life they choose.

Who we are :

We are the leading UK charity for people with autism and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services and campaign for a better world for people with autism.

We are proud of the difference we make.

Who we are looking for :

Individuals who have a passion to work in an organisation that specialises in autism, supporting autistic adults or children on the autism spectrum live the life they choose.

  • Patient, inspiring, caring and sensitive towards the needs of vulnerable people
  • Good listeners, able to report and record information accurately
  • Team players, able to work independently with little support as required
  • Resilient, able to work proactively with challenging behaviour
  • Willing and able to provide personal care to individuals
  • Individuals who value diversity, health and safety and are committed to safe working practices.
  • Where will you be working :

    These roles are based over a number of different services within Surrey. This includes Surrey Day Services (Horizons, Old Mill or Linden House), Residential Services (Stonepit Close) and Outreach Services.

    About the Role

    Help make an Everyday Breakthrough happen by joining our team.

    A breakthrough can seem like the smallest thing, but it can make the world of difference to someone on the autism spectrum.

    By becoming a support worker at The National Autistic Society you’ll help make Everyday Breakthroughs happen more often.

    We are looking for support workers to work across our day, residential and supported living services in Surrey. You’ll be working with autistic adults and their families in a range of environments that support the service users' needs.

    Bank workers would primarily be based in Godalming, Surrey across our two day centres, residential and supported living services.

    Our day services currently support around 60 individuals. They run from 9am-4 : 30pm and support autistic adults with a range of needs.

    The centres run sessions such as cookery, music and movement, gardening and arts and crafts as well as social skills and travel training.

    Outside the centre, the service supports its users by helping them access the community so they can participate in activities such as swimming, horse-

    riding, trips to the seaside and cycle rides. One of our day centres in particular focuses on helping the service user to take the next step, whether it be living independently, learning to drive or finding a job.

    Our residential centre currently supports 13 individuals. The centre is run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Support workers help the service users to complete their everyday routines, prepare meals, as well as help them learn essential home skills such as doing the washing and making the bed.

    The service users regularly participate in relaxing activities with others.

    Our supported living service currently supports 4 individuals. Similar to our residential service, these individuals are supported in their everyday routines and live their lives as independently as possible in their own accommodation.

    Being a support worker takes bravery, patience and commitment. But working with autistic people gives so much more in return.

    We need you to be resilient, supportive and sensitive towards the needs of autistic people.

    Along with a host of benefits from shopping discounts to flexible working and a competitive pension scheme - we’ll make sure you get excellent autism-

    specific training to further your career in social care.

    You may have a personal connection, a desire to work with or real life experiences working with autistic people. You might not have lots of experience yet, but 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.

    Your working pattern will be varied as this is a bank position. It could include sleep-ins and bank holidays.

    Interview Date : TBC

    The National Autistic Society is here to transform lives, challenges perceptions and build a society that works for autistic people.

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

    Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks. We are an equal opportunities employer.

    Additional Information

    Along with a host of benefits from shopping discounts to flexible working and a competitive pension scheme - we’ll make sure you get excellent autism-

    specific training to further your career in social care.

    What we can offer you :

  • Excellent induction, training and development programme
  • Autism specific reflective practice profession support
  • Behavioural support training
  • 24 hour access to online training
  • Flexible shifts weekdays, evenings and weekends
  • Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits
  • Access to a 24 hour Employee Assistance counselling programme
  • Pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Career progression opportunities
  • You may have a personal connection, a desire to work with or real life experiences working with autistic people. You might not have lots of experience yet, but 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.

    Where you will be working : This role is based over a number of different services within Surrey. This includes our day centres (Old Mill and Birch House), our residential home (Stonepit Close) and our community services.

    Please note that this vacancy is not part of Surrey County Council, we are advertising this on behalf of a partnership organisation.

    Equal Opportunities

    Applications for this job are sought from anyone who is suitably qualified and experienced for the role but particularly welcome from those with a diagnosis of autism or Asperger syndrome.

    The NAS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and adults who use our services and as such expects all staff volunteers to share this commitment.

    Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks.

    We are an equal opportunities employer.

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