As part of our team, you’ll be helping to transform the lives of autistic people, while gaining priceless experience and enjoying great benefits too.
We provide a full induction and training programme, regular one to ones, annual appraisals, and the support you need to develop and progress your career. If you are working in one of our schools or services we'll also tailor your learning to make sure you have all the skills you need to support autistic people. Everyone at the National Autistic Society receives training in autism awareness and understanding. We take pride in the investment we make in all our people's professional development.
If you are in a support worker role, within your first 12 weeks with us, we’ll pay for you to complete the Care Certificate. It's essential for anyone working in health and social care. You’ll also have the chance to complete other relevant awards and diplomas, too. Many of our managers started in junior roles and have progressed following training.
We have award-winning e-learning and this is how you’ll complete most of your required training, and find additional courses such as time management and handling conflict. We’ll also tailor your learning to make sure you have all the skills you need to support autistic people.
When you join our team you’ll enjoy a whole host of perks, from generous holiday entitlement to excellent learning and development programmes, which can lead to qualifications, other benefits include:
33 days’ annual leave pro-rata (including bank holidays)
discounts on high street and online shopping
free employee assistance programme, available 24/7
season ticket loans
cycle to work scheme
a supportive working environment.
Many of us work flexibly. It fits in with our family or other commitments. Please talk to us about your preferred working pattern.
For support worker roles in our services we often advertise for bank workers – people who work on a team when they want to. There are no fixed hours and you’re free to turn down work when it’s offered. So it’s perfect for parents or students looking to work a few hours a week, or anyone wanting to try out a new career.
Our bank workers get the same training opportunities as our permanent staff, and there’s always the chance to take on a permanent role if a suitable vacancy comes up.