Senior Support Worker – Holly House

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Salary: £19,000 per year

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Houghton le spring

Hours: Full time

Job role

Holly House, Houghton le Spring offers long term residential care, supporting 8 people with autism as well as related and other health conditions.

ESPA are looking to recruit a full-time Senior Support Worker who has knowledge and experience of working with adults with autism. You must have a mature and compassionate attitude towards working with people who challenge services.  Knowledge and experience of positive behavioural approaches is essential as is the ability to model best practice in dealing with challenging behaviour.

The following skills, experience and qualities would be considered essential in all candidates.

It would be essential for anyone taking up this position that they are willing to broaden their knowledge in relation to the following:

ESPA offers all staff an excellent employment package which includes:

6 weeks paid holiday increasing to 8 weeks

Company Pension Scheme

Life Assurance

Meals provided on shift

Company sick pay scheme up to 3 months full pay

Intensive 3 week Induction with continuous training and development

Excellent Career Progression

Family Friendly Policies

For an application form, contact Danielle Lavery on 0191 5165080 or

Closing for completed applications – 2nd September 2019

Closing: 09/02/2019


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