Salary: £18, 724 - £19,277
Location: Sunderland and Durham
Contract: Permanent, full time
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
  • Applications must be submitted via CV to [email protected] 
  • 36 days generous annual leave entitlement (pro rata)
  • Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • 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. If you think think you could be a good fit for Team NEAS, don't hesitate to apply.

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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

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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.