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Job Details: Care Support Assistant, Independent Supported Living (VN153)

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Care Support Assistant, Independent Supported Living (VN153)
Part Time
Per Annum
  • Base salary of £21,451.45 rising to £21,658.06 with increments
  • In addition, you’ll do four mandatory sleep-ins a month, at around £60 a shift
  • Over 7 weeks’ holiday a year
  • Pension scheme with employer contributions
  • Instant access to up to 40% of your salary as you earn it
  • You’ll be paid and supported to achieve your Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care
  • Further specialist training to develop your career
  • Employee discounts on over 130,000 shops and entertainment venues
  • Access to Blue Light Card, the discount service for emergency and social care staff
  • Refer-a-friend scheme – receive £500

About the role
Our Supported Living service allows autistic and/or neurodivergent young people and adults to live in their own home by providing bespoke round-the-clock care.

Working independently and as part of a team, you’ll support them at home and out in the community – helping them with personal and household tasks, to shop for and prepare meals, go on outings and holidays, access doctors and dentist appointments, and do the things they love.

For a full job description and person specification, see the attached document.

About you
While we value experience, it is not essential to have previously worked in health and social care, or with autistic people. Our comprehensive induction, training and mentoring will give you all the skills and tools you need to thrive in your career.

All that we ask is that you are a good team player with a can-do attitude, drive and resilience for what can be a demanding role. You should be friendly and approachable with good communication skills, enabling you to build positive, trusting relationships with the young people and adults in your care.

Our staff come from all walks of life, and bring their experiences, interests and skills – be that cooking, sports, the outdoors, art or crafts – with them to enrich the lives of those they care for. If you’re seeking a rewarding job and want to make a genuine difference, this is the role for you.

About us

For more than 40 years, we’ve led the way in providing care and education for autistic and/or neurodivergent children, young people and adults across the North-east of England.

We have more than 1,200 staff working in our schools, college, short breaks, day services, residential care, supported living, employment services and family support. We are passionate about retaining talent and many of our current managers have worked their way up through the ranks.

Join us

If you’d like to have a chat about the role, have a question about your application, or would like to request a paper application form, give our recruitment team a call on 0191 3121119 or email

See our guide on how to apply in the left-hand menu and when you’re ready, click “Apply now”.

North East Autism Society is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children, young people and adults, and operates a safer recruitment process. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, and it is an offence to apply if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and/or vulnerable adults.

As a Disability Confident Employer we guarantee to interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for this job vacancy.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer (EOE) here at NEAS.  We believe everyone has the right to be themselves.  We not only celebrate diversity but recognise the value and opportunity it brings.  We are committed to creating a workplace where all differences are valued, and we make sure that all colleagues are given the same opportunities.

For a full description and person specification, please see the attached document.