Autism West Midlands is the leading charity in the West Midlands for people affected by Autism. We exist to enable all people with Autism, and those who love and care for them, to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives. Autism West Midlands provide a range of specialist services for adults with autism, including excellent residential care homes offering round-the-clock support and outreach support in an individual's own home.
Our vision is a world where all people on the autism spectrum have the specialist care and support they need to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives.
About the Role:
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Support Worker to provide support to an individual service user with Asperger Syndrome, who lives with his parents in Shropshire. Our support workers must provide a professional care service and contribute to the provision of a safe and comfortable environment for the service user.
As a Support Worker with Autism West Midlands, you will play an important role in the lives of individuals with Autism within our services, helping support service users maximise their day to day lives and independence, ensuring that their needs are met and that they are cared for in the correct way. The service user has a variety of interests including football, trains and buses. We are looking for a support worker that can provide the support needed to enable the individual to access and engage in these quality social and community activities and develop independence skills.
With the assistance of his current support worker he has been able to engage in activities such as travelling to major cities visiting museums, football stadiums, airports. This has helped the service user gain valuable travel skills. More locally, he has enjoyed activities like off road driving, visits to steam railways, castles and local community facilities. This is something that we hope to continue doing with him and develop more activities available to him.
Our support packages are person centred and designed to empower individuals with Autism in different ways. Therefore this role needs to provide customised, high quality, responsive support to meet individual’s needs.
We provide full mandatory training for our Support Worker’s, therefore experience is not always essential to successfully be recruited for this role. What is important is that you demonstrate an understanding of Autism and challenging behaviour and a real passion for working with adults with Autism. If you are loyal, dedicated and believe in providing the best care for your service users then you will succeed with Autism West Midlands.
You will be an excellent communicator, patient, empathetic and most importantly passionate about making a difference. We are looking for someone that has the initiative to centre activities on the service users interests, as well as developing their experiences and skills. You must have excellent organisational skills, arranging activities and travel where appropriate.
It is essential that all Support Workers remain confidential at all times. This role will require a fully enhanced DBS check.
If you feel you have the ability to make a positive difference then please contact Sarah Breese, HR Assistant 01214507582 or email email@example.com
Autism West Midlands is the leading charity in the West Midlands for people affected by Autism. We exist to enable all people with autism, and those who love and care for them, to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives. Our passionate, exceptional staff and volunteers work across all age groups and abilities, providing direct support to people affected by autism.
We are about to launch a major two year venture funded by the Department for Education. The project will provide advice, information and targeted support to children and young people with autism, and their families, focusing on helping families navigate the introduction of the new Education, Health and Care plans and personal budgets.
About the role
We are looking for a passionate, committed and knowledgeable Project Development Manager who will build a team to deliver this project, and make a real difference for children and young people with autism and their families.
• Design and implement a project plan, ensuring the outcomes and deliverables are achieved
• Recruit and manage a team of three Autism Case Coordinators
• Support the team with the development of interactive training, e-learning and accessible resources
• Identify, and build relationships with, key contacts in the Education, Health and Care sectors to ensure the project maintains knowledge of how local areas are implementing national policy changes on the ground
Our ideal candidate will:
• Be educated to degree level with a 2:1 or higher
• Have experience of working in the education, health or care sector with children or a qualification in a related field
• Have a track record of successfully delivering projects in the charity, public or private sector
• Be able to demonstrate the ability to manage budgets, plan projects and meet targets
• Have a keen interest in national and local policy developments for children with special educational needs and disabilities.
• Be able to assimilate knowledge and adapt to a new environment quickly in order to hit the ground running
• Be ambitious and driven to succeed; self-motivated; and willing to take responsibility for key decisions
You will be based at our Head Office in Edgbaston and benefit from working alongside innovative and dedicated individuals . To develop your knowledge and expertise, you will be able to take advantage of specialist training on autism and have regular contact with our expert staff.
This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person to manage an innovative project and opportunity to make a huge difference to the lives of people with autism and their families
To apply for the above vacancy or for further information please contact Sarah Breese, HR Assistant 01214507582 or email firstname.lastname@example.org