Autism Support Worker

South Yorkshire, UK
Closing date
14 Oct 2020

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This position will support existing claimants who are furthest away from work who have diagnosed/suspected Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC). You will have proven experience supporting those with ASC and experience and/or knowledge of accessing localized ASC support routes. Through a series of digital and/or face to face 1-2-1 and group interventions, you will successfully signpost to the appropriate support route, documenting progressions made through the interventions and next steps for the claimant. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate knowledge of diagnostic assessment tools, approaches to tackling barriers for people with ASC, and the ability to maintain claimant paperwork (both electronic and paper based) and other documentation to a high standard. You will promote the independence and well-being of claimants, assisting social inclusion. You must be flexible in relation to work location to cover the contract areas and provide on-site (JCP) interventions as well as attending appointments with support organisations where requested. You must have the ability to work autonomously and plan and prioritise your workload as well as having your own car with business insurance.

Geographical coverage - South Yorkshire - Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

·To provide one to one support to customers with ASC, signposting them to appropriate support routes and improving their wellbeing

·To utilise custom-made and recognised tools to assess the claimant's ASC needs through diagnostic assessment, identify secondary barriers associated with ASC and produce a SMART action plan for the customer

·To deliver advice and support for ASC / secondary barriers using recognised approaches to achieve rapid progression

·To utilise E-learning materials for 24-hour support with life skills, stress, anxiety and depression.

·To work with other agencies and community-based Autism services to identify appropriate, efficient and timely referral routes to support mental health and associated barriers, e.g.: housing

Equality & Diversity

Standguide Ltd is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for everyone and values the diversity of all its staff and customers. The Company welcomes individuals from local, regional and international communities. Standguide value difference and diversity and will strive to create positive working relationships so that everyone can work to the best of their abilities, free from discrimination, prejudice, harassment or victimisation. The Company recognises that everyone has a contribution to make and that services can be improved by harnessing the skills and contributions from customers, all sectors of the workforce and the community.

Successful candidates will be subject to references and DBS check.

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