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Bank Support Workers - East Anglia Community Services , Mildenhall Suffolk

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Mildenhall, Suffolk, United Kingdom

Bank Support Workers - East Anglia Community Services , Mildenhall Suffolk

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

Our residential home currently supports 6 individuals. ​ The home is run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Support workers help the residents complete their everyday routines, prepare meals, as well as help them learn essential home skills such as doing the washing and making the bed. We support the residents to develop their skill and independence, Residents attend social clubs, enjoy time in their large garden, have themed nights, pub quizzes and enjoy days out

We also have 4 Supported Living Services , supporting between 1- 4 Autistic Adults living in their own homes individually or in very small groups.

Our safe environment and fully trained experienced staff support the people to have a good quality of life, ensuring support and activities are meaningful to each individual.

Previous experience of working with people who exhibit challenging behaviour is desirable but not essential for this role. You will need to be enthusiastic and willing to help individuals with a variety of care and support needs including:       

  • Accessing the community, shopping, social outings and leisure activities
  • Domestic tasks like cooking and personal care
  • Please note driving is a desirable requirement for this role in order to enable some of the people we support access activities outside of Mildenhall. Please indicate on your application if you are able to drive and hold a full UK driving licence.

Hours of Work:  Flexible hours available to suit your commitments as bank worker you are able to choose shifts as they become available . We promote a flexible rota system to create a healthy work/life balance for our staff. 

Where we are based:

In Mildenhall, Suffolk and surrounding area - Postcode IP28 XXX

We offer a competitive salary and pay £11.44 per hour for day shifts and £11.94 per hour for waking night shifts and a sleep in premium at £50 per night for staff. Driving is desirable if you do not live locally

For a copy of the Job Description please click here

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If you’re experiencing issues with applying, please contact the HR team at HRHub@nas.org.uk

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

Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks which will include references and criminal backgrounds

Who we are

Since 1962 the National Autistic Society has been campaigning to transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people. In National Programmes we champion the rights and interests of autistic people and their families, making sure national policy and legislation to reflect their needs. We provide autism training and best practice services and want all autistic people to have access to services and support that fully meet their needs. We provide diagnostic services, training, accreditation, consultancy and conferences, designed to support all professionals and organisations. 

Visit our website to find out more about who we are and what we do: https://www.autism.org.uk/

What we can offer you:

  • Auto-enrolled pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Excellent induction, training and development programme including training about autism and opportunities to attend our conferences
  • Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits (cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan, shopping discounts etc)
  • Healthcare Cash Plan & Life Assurance
  • A portfolio of salary sacrifice and other flexible benefits at reduced costs
  • Access to a 24-hour employee assistance programme & an Headspace App