This is an exciting time for us and we are seeking a highly experienced, committed, warm and energetic individual to support 14-25 year olds on the autism spectrum and their parent/carers. This is a new post and will involve networking, linking with external professionals, identifying areas of need both in children’s and adult services, and assisting the Project Manager to develop services and training./
|Salary:||£26,276 with 3% increased scheduled for September 2013|
|Contract:||Contract until August 2014, with extension expected, subject to funding|
|Closing Date:||9th December 2012|
Secondment may be considered.
The main duties of the post include:
Applicants must have experience of working with young people on the autism spectrum, as well as parents / carers, and networking and liaising with professionals. Applicants should have a relevant qualification and/or experience in at least one of the following: education, social care, housing, employment or community work.
The successful candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to build and maintain good relationships with key local organisations. Good presentation skills and the ability to listen with empathy are required.
It is essential that the person appointed can communicate effectively with young people with autism, parents and professionals; can work effectively using their own initiative; can manage a full and varied case load, and can plan and evaluate their work.
Evening and weekend work will be required occasionally, subject to agreement with the post holder. You must be able to manage your own work load and diary. Flexible working hours and TOIL are permitted accordingly.
Previous applicants to our Transition Support Worker post need not apply.
Interviews are expected to be held on Wednesday 19th December 2012