Being a Support Worker

If you're passionate about helping people and making a difference in their lives, working in care can be one of the most rewarding career choices there is.

A support worker and the person she is supporting

I love my job! I started with Autism Plus 10 years ago, the staff are so supportive of each other and always go above and beyond for the people we support.

I started my journey at Thorne House, and after 5 years I was ready for a change and so I moved over to day services and became an Activities Choices Coordinator. I work with amazing core teams who are constantly coming up with new activities to keep the people we support engaged and learning new skills. Over the years I have not only been given fantastic in-house training but also offered multiple external courses to enhance my knowledge to benefit the people we support, for example, Health & fitness level 2, mental health level 2, education and development level 2 plus a lot more. Being a part of Autism Plus is like being a part of a work family.

"Being part of Autism Plus is like being part of a work family"

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It's Rewarding!

In any role in the care industry, everyday you will be contributing to helping make someone's
life that little bit easier.

There are very few careers in which you can make this kind of difference, and as a support worker there is lots of job satisfaction to be gained from this!

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Every Day Is Different!

As a Support Worker, you can guarantee
no two days are the same! 

You will be supporting an individual on their journey to more independence, each day navigating new challenges, joining different fun activities and celebrating brand new achievements!

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It's more than just a job

Becoming a Support Worker at Autism Plus is so
much more than just a job. 

The people you support and your colleagues truly do become a work family, which is why almost 100 staff members have been with us for 10 years or more.

"There really is something special about my job!"

Hi, my name is Sarah. I have supported Sally since I joined Autism Plus. Sally has autism and Rett syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects brain development - she is unable to speak or sign, so right from the beginning I knew that I would need to do my very best to get to know Sally, to understand her needs and how best I could help her live her life as independently as possible.

There really is something special about my job: to have the privilege of making a real difference in someone’s life and helping that person to live their life the way they want to, it doesn’t get much better than that.


Support worker supporting an individual

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