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We are a small team who all share a passion for providing the best possible support to the amazing young people, parents and carers we meet through our clubs, and support activities. We have a number of staff positions, but also rely on the help of a dedicated team of volunteers like (name) who has this to say about giving us a helping hand ( quote – what they get from volunteering with us).
 
If you would like to hear more about how you can get involved and give us a helping hand contact charity manager Becky Peates at people@theautismgroup.org.uk
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Club Support Worker - Part-time - Paid

Location: Maidenhead

Closing Date: Monday 24th February 2020 

Salary (or hourly rate): This job is 3 hours per session and the pay rate is £9 per hour

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We are looking for a special person who would make a caring, reliable and understanding Club Assistant. Key skills are kindness, reliability and an understanding of autism (or willingness to learn) and experience of working with young people, to provide the best possible support to our young members who are on the Autism spectrum. This job is 3 hours per session and the pay rate is £9 per hour. The sessions run 10.30-12.30, plus half an hour either side for setting up and closing down time.

GAP Club is our highly popular Maidenhead based club that offer young people, aged between 9 & 13, on the spectrum the chance to meet like -minded people, make friends and boost social skills and confidence.

*GAP Club is so popular we run the group every week! We would be happy to consider applications from people interested and available to work every Saturday or appoint people to share the GAP groups between them.

This post is subject to enhanced DBS checks and fixed term contract until 31st March 2021.

For a further details and an application form please contact Becky Peates at people@theautismgroup.org.uk

Closing date for applications is Monday 24th February 2020. Interviews are scheduled for Saturday 22nd February. No agencies please.

We are also seeking Volunteers for this club and others, please contact Becky for more information.


 

How to apply

Please complete this application form (word.doc) and email to Becky@theautismgroup.org.uk including the job title as the subject header

The Autism Group Parent Support Worker - Part-time - Paid

Location: East Berkshire

Closing Date:12th August 2022

Salary (or hourly rate): £13.00

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Main purposes of job

To improve autism understanding and help parents develop tried and tested strategies to use with their child/young person through one to one and group meetings, including workshop delivery.

To identify the support needs of the families of young people with autism and signpost when appropriate.

 

Key tasks

Listen and respect views and opinions of the families in an open and non-judgmental way. For one to one support, this would typically been done at the parent’s home but could be done using Zoom, MS Teams or phone.

Support parents/carers in group settings either through formal workshops or informal coffee mornings. This would usually be face to face but may also be via Zoom or similar from time to time.

Understand the additional issues that may affect young people with autism and their families.

Support families to identify and review areas of need and risk, then provide direct, practical tips and strategies that work with the family and the young person with autism towards agreed outcomes.

Offer tips and strategies to reduce/manage behaviours that may be difficult or challenging.
Discuss environmental/contextual factors that may contribute to behaviour.

Have a working knowledge of local and national services.

Support families of young people with autism to develop and maintain positive and effective relationships with their family, friends, carers and other professionals.

Maintain comprehensive and accurate records of work undertaken, ensure compliance with organisational guidelines, including confidentiality and client access to files.
Work within organisational procedures e.g. Safeguarding and Lone Working. The staff member should be able to work alone and under own initiative and know when to seek support.

Have regular discussions with manager about case load.

Attend team meetings with other TAG @ Home workers when required to ensure consistency of service provision across the area.

 

Key results/objectives

Parents report an increased understanding of how autism affects their son or daughter

Parents report increased confidence in supporting their son or daughter.

Parents report feeling less isolated.

 

Responsible for staff/equipment

Resources for home visits.

Reporting to…
Tricia Kempton
Parent Services Manager

 

Person Specification

  • A parent of someone on the autism spectrum.
  • An excellent understanding of autism spectrum disorders (recognised autism qualifications desirable) and knowledge of typical co-existing conditions
  • A good knowledge of other local support services is desirable, a willingness to learn is essential
  • Experience of engaging with families
  • Experience of developing personalised support plans is desirable
  • Knowledge and experience of working within a safeguarding framework is desirable, a willingness to learn is essential
  • Experience of running parent groups preferred but not essential
  • A training qualification or experience of delivering training to groups desirable, but a willingness to learn essential.
  • A self-motivated team player.
  • Ability to adhere to confidentiality
  • Ability to relate to people at all levels through good interpersonal skills and to communicate effectively with parents, carers and a wide range of external agencies both verbally and in writing.
  • Competence in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Ability to work alone and under own initiative, making decisions under pressure and in crisis situations and knowing when to seek support.
  • Demonstrable ability to provide clear records of work undertaken and participate in evaluation of service delivery.


 

How to apply

Please complete this application form (word.doc) and email to becky@thautismgroup.org.uk including the job title as the subject header

“I love my job” Club Support Worker

Support Us

We rely on grants and donations to run our Special Interest Groups, training and parent support. If you would like to make a donation or to volunteer some of your time or skills, please contact us at info@theautismgroup.org.uk or call us on 07423 636339

Mission Statement

We offer a warm, well informed  response to the needs of young people on the autistic spectrum, their parents, carers and wider community through our special interest clubs, parent support services and training.

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