Autism Support Worker

Do you want to make a real difference? We are looking for Support Workers who are passionate about their career and who want to develop their skills to specialise with Autism. Who are we? We are a leading autism charity - we exist to ensure autistic people can live their lives with dignity, choice and independence. Working as a support worker for Autism East Midlands means you will be providing exceptional support for individuals with Autism. No two days are the same. Your job will be key in encouraging independence, boosting service users self-confidence, and keeping them safe. As a support worker you will assist individuals based on their individual need, possible elements of personal care, assisting them with daily living skills, helping them in the community and doing the things they love which can range from the cinema, arts & crafts, sports, shopping and much more. What can you expect from us? Becoming an Autism practitioner could be just the start of your career, we have a dedicated career pathway and there are opportunities to progress within the organisation. We offer an extensive training program and can support you in gaining NVQ qualifications. If you are new to care, its important you demonstrate the right values, and if you are successful at interview your first 12 weeks with us you will be undertaking your care certificate qualification to enable you develop your knowledge and skills working in Health & Social Care to become an autism practitioner upon completion of your probation What are we looking for?
• You'll have great communication skills
• You'll embody our values; you'll be kind, dedicated and have a passion for people.
• You'll bring passion and enthusiasm to the role
• You'll be keen to develop and work towards an NVQ in Health & Social Care
• You'll be comfortable with IT and have experience using emails If you've previously worked as a support worker or in Health & Social care and have knowledge of CQC requirements this will be really beneficial. If this sounds like you, we would love you to get in touch In return we offer:
• 33 days annual leave
• Paid DBS check
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Career Pathway with comprehensive training
• Access Blue Light Discounts; Save in shops, restaurants and venues on the high street
• Refer a friend scheme allowing you to earn financial rewards Please be aware, we may close the job advert early due to volume of applications, so make sure you get your application in early

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