Job Details: Care Support Assistant and driver

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Vacancy NameCare Support Assistant and driverWork LocationSunderlandEmployment TypePermanentContract TypeFull time and part time roles availableSalary Minimum£18,724.91Salary Maximum£19,277.31Salary PeriodPer AnnumDetails

Ongoing recruitment: We reserve the right to close this vacancy should all roles be filled.

  • Unless exempt, new starters must be fully vaccinated or be willing to get vaccinated
  • Shift rota over 7 days, includes nights, early mornings, evenings and weekends
  • 36 days generous annual leave entitlement (pro rata)
  • 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 individuals? If this sounds like you, and you’re seeking a rewarding job role, we are currently recruiting for a number of Care Support Assistants to join our Adult Services staff team.

Working independently and as part of a team, you will support young people and adults to access a range of activities both within our residential homes 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, trusting relationships with the adults we support.

Whilst we value experience, it is not essential for candidates to have previously worked in the health and social care sector, or with autistic individuals – all we ask is that you are hard-working, willing to learn and committed to helping those we support to live as safely and independently as possible, in a nurturing home environment. If you think think you could be a good fit for Team NEAS, don’t hesitate to apply.

To be considered for this vacancy in line with needs of the service the candidate must hold a full valid UK driving licence, be over the age of 21, have two years driving experience and be willing to drive society vehicles in line with insurance requirements.

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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.

Find out more about our work here: www.ne-as.org.uk/what-we-believe.

This role is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. As such it will be necessary for a enhanced Disclosure submission to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions. 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.

It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and/or vulnerable adults.

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