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North East Autism Society
90 reviews
Newton Aycliffe
From £21,451.45 a year - Full-time
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  • From £21,451.45 a year

Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Weekend availability
  • Monday to Friday


Newton Aycliffe

Pulled from the full job description

  • Casual dress
  • Company pension
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • Gym membership
  • Referral programme
  • Store discount

Full job description

  • Base salary of £21,451.45 rising to £21,658.06 with increments
  • Boost your salary with sleep-ins 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, including Tesco, Argos, cinemas and holidays
  • Access to Blue Light Card, the discount service for emergency and social care staff
  • Employee Assistance Programme to support health and wellbeing
  • Refer-a-friend scheme – receive £500

About the role
Our Short Breaks service is set within our well-equipped North East Centre for Autism in the beautiful County Durham countryside near Newton Aycliffe. It offers personalised breaks to children and young people – everything from after-school care, weekend activities, holiday clubs and overnight stays to extended holidays.

Working independently and as part of a team, you’ll support children to access a range of fun and educational activities, both on site and out and about in the community. Whatever their passions, you’ll help them fulfil their potential and develop their independence.

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 children you support.

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 children’s lives. 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.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From £21,451.45 per year


  • Casual dress
  • Company pension
  • Free parking
  • Gym membership
  • Store discount


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

Reference ID: VN073

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