For more than 40 years, the North East Autism Society has supported autistic and neurodivergent children, young people and adults across the region. While we pride ourselves on the excellent, person-centred support and services we offer, we recognise that the work we do wouldn’t be possible without our incredible team of dedicated employees.

Transfer your skills to a career with NEAS

We value the transferrable skills that applicants can bring to the Society and recognise the strength in a diverse workforce. So, whether you’ve worked in care or education previously, or your experience lies in another sector, we’re here to help you build a successful career with NEAS.

As an organisation, we are passionate about retaining talent and many of our current employees have worked their way up the ranks - be it from teaching assistant to school principal, or support worker to managing one of our residential homes. In fact, our Director of Education Chris Dempster joined the Society as a classroom assistant in 1990.

The value that we place on our employees is also reflected in the internationally recognised accreditations we are proud to hold, such as Investors in People Gold, Disability Confident Leader and Mindful Employer.

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Read our employees’ personal stories

From support worker to trainer

"I've made the most of every opportunity."

Craig Richardson, who has dyslexia and dyspraxia, explains how NEAS equipped him with the skills and confidence needed to discover his true career calling.

Read Craig's story... 

From butcher to support worker

"I can honestly say I've never looked back."

Unhappy in his job as a supermarket butcher, Paul Halford was searching for a new direction in life.

Read Paul's story... 

From domestic staff to Teaching Assistant

"The children I support will grow into something incredible."

Mum of three, Adeline, started her career with NEAS as part of the domestic team. Through our in-house training she's now working as a Teaching Assistant.

Read Adeline's story...