Activity Support Assistant - Community Outreach Salary: £18,724 - £19,277 Location: Sunderland, North ShieldsContract: Full time, part time and casual roles availableOngoing 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 Applications must be submitted via CV to [email protected] 36 days generous annual leave entitlement (pro rata) Shift rota over 7 days, includes nights, early mornings, evenings and weekends 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 individuals? If this sounds like you, and you’re seeking a rewarding job role, we are currently recruiting for a number of Activity Support Assistants to join our Family Support staff team. Working independently and as part of a team, you will support children, young people and adults to access a range of activities in the community, while providing essential respite for families across the region. 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. Download job description and person specification Download our handy tips for your application document How to Apply Please send a CV and covering letter to [email protected], ensuring you include: A full employment history (including explanations of any gaps) Name, address, email and contact number for 3 x references The title of the job you’re applying for, preferred location and contract type How you meet the person specification Apply now 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.