Community Adult Autism Support Worker

Mission Statement

Together with people who have experienced mental health problems we provide quality services and support that reduce stigma and promote positive mental health and wellbeing.

 

Job Details Community Adult Autism Support Service (CAASS)
Job Title Community Adult Autism Support Worker
Location Coventry and Warwickshire
Salary £21,000 per annum
Hours

37 hours per week

(to include some evening and weekend working)

Job type Permanent

Are you passionate about making a difference to the lives of adults with autism or those seeking a diagnosis?

Would you like to be part of a reputable, inclusive, enabling organisation?

Our vision is of a society that promotes good mental health for all and that values, as equals, people who experience mental health problems.

 

Coventry and Warwickshire Mind (CW Mind) has been funded to deliver a range of community outreach support to individuals experiencing neurodevelopmental and autism concerns. This service currently sits within Coventry and Warwickshire Wellbeing Hubs.

We are looking for an individual who is flexible and approachable and has at least 1 years’ experience working within an organisation providing a range of outreach support to vulnerable adults with complex needs, including those with diagnosed and undiagnosed mental health and learning difficulties needs.

Training and support around neurodevelopmental and autism best practise approaches will be provided.

About the Service

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative and evolving service, working closely in partnership with CW Mind Children & Young People’s service, Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust Neurodevelopmental & Transforming Care Teams and training providers Act for Autism to further develop and build on best practice approaches.

The aim of the CW Mind Community Autism Support Service is to enable individuals to manage and thrive in their home, work and social environment through providing a range of support in community-based venues across Coventry and Warwickshire, remotely and in people’s homes to include:

  • Educational programmes to enable individuals to understand and come to terms with and self-manage their autism
  • Brief 1:1 practical and emotional support work interventions for those lacking the confidence to engage with community-based support
  • Providing and facilitating service users to develop peer support groups to decrease isolation and build social networks

This exciting opportunity offers the post holder the chance to be part of:

  • An evolving service delivery providing and developing a range of telephone, on-line and face-to-face 1:1, group and peer support interventions to people with autism to enable them to access community support services.
  • A wider team of mixed, experienced professionals from clinical and non-clinical support backgrounds and services
  • An established, reputable and expanding local (and national) organisation offering both generic and specialist mental health and wellbeing support services.  

We would welcome applications at NVQ Level 2 or equivalent experience in one or more of: Social Work/Youth Work/Psychology/Mental Health/Occupational Therapy/Community Development/Education.

 For further information about this opportunity, please contact Coventry & Warwickshire Mind on 024 7655 2847 and ask to speak to Fiona Palmer, Service Manager. 

 

Closing date:  12 Noon, Wednesday 24th November 2021

Interview Date:  Friday 3rd December 2021

For an application form and full job description please use the links below.

Please see the Job Description for this role.  If  you are interested in this post, please read the guidance notes before completing the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form

Please note: Only successful applicants will be notified.  Previous applicants need not apply.

We reserve the right to close the application window early and without notice should a suitable number of applications be received.

 

Coventry and Warwickshire Mind values diversity and difference.  We welcome applicants from all sections of the community, particularly under-represented groups and people with lived experience of mental health issues.

Coventry and Warwickshire Mind is a leading mental health service provider and an equal opportunities employer.