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Autism Health & Well Being Support Assistant

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  • Would you like to help an autistic adult access community groups and activities to improve their health and well being.
  • You will be require meet, reassure and assist an autistic community member who has requested a volunteer. To advocate for the member if requested. To remain calm and create a sense of calmness for the individual.

  • You will also be required to support the member on completion of group/activity and make any necessary enquiries on their behalf​.

  • Liaise with the volunteer team leader to develop the service​ and provide feedback to the project team without breaking confidentiality​ 

    You will not be required to transport the member to and from activities/groups,            however, it would be an advantage to have your own transport but not essential.

18+ only

Skills

Essential Skills:

  • Understand and support individuals, in a way that enables and empowers them
  • Advocate when necessary, using a person centred approach
  • Create a calm and welcome environment
  • Reliable

Desirable Skills:

  • Previous support of people with additional needs
  • Ability to use IT to a level to support others

Knowledge:

  • Autism and other spectrum disorders
  • Understand sensory sensitivities (hyper and hypo)
  • Confidentiality
  • Safeguarding
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Health and Safety

NB: Additional training will be given in these areas if required.




Details

  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
    Must be over 18
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for Under 18's
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Availability Details

There are no specific number of hours required for this position, however, we do require you to be committed if you are allocated to a member of the community for continuity.


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