Job Details: Programme Support Worker

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Vacancy NameProgramme Support WorkerWork LocationSunderlandEmployment TypePermanentContract TypeFull TimeSalary Minimum£18,724.91Salary Maximum£19,277.31Salary PeriodPer AnnumDetails

Unless exempt, new starters must be fully vaccinated or be willing to be vaccinated

  • 36 days generous annual leave entitlement (pro rata)
  • Employee benefits platform as well as discounted gym membership
  • Employee assistance programme

About you
Are you a friendly and approachable person? Do you strive for the best in everything you do, and think you could make a positive difference to the lives of autistic and/or neurodivergent adults? If this sounds like you, and you’re seeking a rewarding job role, we are currently recruiting for a number of Programme Support Workers to join our Day Services staff team.
Working independently and as part of a team, you will support adults to access a varied timetable of social and vocational activities both within our training centres and in the community. You will need to be enthusiastic, able to use your own initiative, have a drive and resilience for what is often a demanding role; and you must be people-centred with good communication and interpersonal skills, enabling you to build positive relationships with the adults we support.
Whilst we value experience, it is not essential for candidates to have previously worked in an educational setting or with autistic individuals – all we ask is that you are hard-working, willing to learn and committed to promoting the positive development of the adults who access our services.
About us
For more than 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 and celebrate the uniqueness of every human being, and to understand that no two people, within an understanding of neurodiversity, will have the same needs or wants.
Through the work of our Autism and Neurodiversity Think Tank we remain committed to listening to and being informed by the very people we exist to serve.
This passion for innovation, personalisation and a commitment to empowering those who work for us and for those we work alongside, has allowed us to add to and adapt our services year on year, keeping us right at the fore of autism-specific service provision in the UK.

Please refer to the job description and person specification attached for more information.

This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check. The North East Autism Society’s commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children, young people and adults across all of our services is reflected in our safer recruitment process.
As a Disability Confident Employer we guarantee to interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for this job vacancy.
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In less than 500 words, demonstrate how you meet the person specification. Please include your response in your application using the ‘Your response to the application question(s)’ box.

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