Full Time, permanent position (37 hours per week)

Shift rota over 7 days, includes nights, early mornings, evenings and weekends

36 days generous annual leave entitlement (pro rata)

Employee benefits platform as well as discounted gym membership 

Employee assistance programme

We are currently looking to recruit a number of Residential Child Carers to work within Children’s Residential Services in Newton Aycliffe.

Applicants need to be committed to providing quality care for autistic children and young people. You must be able to demonstrate enthusiasm, initiative and resilience for what is often a very demanding but rewarding vocation. You will have a sound educational background and good communication and interpersonal skills as you will be expected to liaise with parents and professionals within the home along with outside agencies. Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate patience and flexibility as our children and young people often have learning difficulties and display challenging behaviour. Successful candidates will be expected to complete a Diploma Level 3 in Residential Child Care, if not already achieved or hold an equivalent qualification.

Any successful candidate must to be committed to providing quality care and will need to demonstrate flexibility as the role involves working unsociable hours in addition to being prepared to support a range of activities including personal care, cooking and cleaning within the home.

Comprehensive training will be provided to equip you to perform all aspects of your role. 

In return we offer excellent terms and conditions. Joining our NEAS family will mean:

  • Working in a positive, friendly, rewarding environment, building your experience and career.
  • Dedicated support from our Learning and Development team who will work alongside you and your new line manager to enhance your career with our specialist training programmes. This is just the start of your new career!
  • Other benefits including childcare vouchers, bike to work scheme, pension contributions, an annual staff awards evening recognising and rewarding staff achievements, and much sought-after discounted rates at our family fun days and events scheduled across the year.
  • Having a hands-on role, valuing and supporting people. If you thrive on helping others, knowing everything you do is contributing to lives being changed then this could be the role for you.
  • 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 see job description and person specification listed under “documents” at the top of this page. Please use these in completing your application.

    The Society is a Disability Confident Employer which means we guarantee to interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for this job vacancy.

    Interviews to be held week commencing 28 June 2021.

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