Autism Specialist Advisor – Community Services (children and families)
This is an exciting opportunity for someone with an understanding of autism and experience supporting individuals to join the leading Autism Charity in the region and make a difference to the lives of autistic people and their families.
Due to additional funding, we are recruiting to a new post to support autistic children and families in Birmingham and the Black Country.
We are looking for someone who has experience of support children with autism/SEND and their parents. Experience of providing advice, information and support and delivering training is also essential. An understanding how autism strategies can be used in a person-centered way will be an advantage.
Delivery will be a combination of online via Microsoft Teams and community delivery. For this reason, the successful candidate must be able to travel to deliver community-based activities across the area.
The role is offered as hybrid or home working dependent on candidate with an office base available at our Head Office in Kings Norton. A car owner is essential.
The post holder will need flexibility to work as part of a small team including working outside their normal working hours when required, including evening and weekend work.
This post is offered as a 12 month fixed term contract due to funding constraints but with possibility of extension.
We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications Closing date 2nd November 2023 by 5pm
We are looking to recruit a Autism Specialist Advisor – Community Services (children and families)
Location: Birmingham or Black Country
Becoming a Support Worker with Autism West Midlands means you are someone who will:
Your main focus will be to understand the person you support by identifying his/her likes/dislikes hobbies and interests. It’s important that you listen, understand and respect each person you are providing support for.
“My senses might affect me in ways you don’t experience, please try to understand.”
You must be able to adopt a flexible approach and identify what the individual wants and how you can support to achieve it. We want our support workers to be creative and proactive in discovering how goals can be worked towards and achieved together.
“My routine is important to me but sometimes I like a change and want something different. Support my choices and understand that I have the right to change my mind.”
The people we support are vulnerable adults and therefore a part of your role is ensuring that we hold accurate and reliable records and safeguard the individuals against any perceived or actual harm
“I may not always be able to say how I feel so pay attention to me and see the changes in my behaviour, that’s how you’ll know if somethings not right. Do the right thing by me”
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