Waking Nights Support Worker, Radlett Lodge School, Hertfordshire

Job Title: Waking Nights Support Worker

Location: Radlett Lodge School, Harper Lane, Radlett, Herts, WD7 9HW

Hours: 19.5 hours per week. Thursday 9.30pm to 7.30am and Sunday 10pm to 7.30am

Salary: £18,734p.a. plus £724 area allowance and a market supplement of £2,000 pro rata

Closing Date: 08th July 2022

Interviews (w/c) 11th July 2022

Contract: Permanent, Part time, Term time (43 working weeks)

Who we are:

The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for autistic people. Since 1962, we’ve been transforming lives, changing attitudes and helping to create a society that works for autistic adults and children.

We transform lives by providing support, guidance and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers. Autistic people turn to us at key moments or challenging times in their lives, be it getting a diagnosis, going to school or finding work.

We change attitudes by improving public understanding of autism and the difficulties many autistic people face. We also work closely with businesses, local authorities and government to help them provide more autism-friendly spaces, deliver better services and improve laws.

We have come a long way but it is not good enough. There is still so much to do to increase opportunities, reduce social isolation and build a brighter future for people on the spectrum. With your help, we can make it happen.

What we can offer you:

  • Pension scheme
  • Excellent induction, training and development programme including training about autism and opportunities to attend our conferences
  • Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits (cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan)
  • Access to a 24-hour employee assistance programme

Who we are looking for:
We are looking for individuals who have a passion to work in an organisation that specialises in autism, supporting autistic adults or children on the autism spectrum live the life they choose.  This role is based in our Residential part of the school, the main part of your role will be to support our pupils who stay with us during term time, weekly and weekends.

Your qualities:

  • Patient, inspiring, caring and sensitive towards the needs of vulnerable people
  • Good listeners, able to report and record information accurately
  • Team players, able to work independently with little support as required
  • Resilient, able to work proactively with challenging behaviour
  • Willing and able to provide personal care to individuals
  • Individuals who value diversity, health and safety and are committed to safe working practices

You may also have

  • a personal connection to autism or a desire to work with people with autism
  • real life experience supporting autistic adults or children with autism in a paid or voluntary capacity.

The National Autistic Society is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and adults who use our services and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks.

Post is subject to Enhanced DBS

Please click here to apply: https://isw.changeworknow.co.uk/national_autistic_society/vms/e/careers/positions/bSxeyz78fpQlVvsVoLDdL2