This is a fun and rewarding opportunity to support a young individual who has Autism to access the community for social and leisure purposes.
You will be supporting the young person to participate in activities they enjoy, have meaningful experiences, and make new friends. You will support them to make their own choices of how they want to spend their day, but a typical day in this role might be spent:
Attending a local centre that provides activities for people with learning difficulties
Arranging to meet a friend for a walk in the park, then going out for lunch
Going to a trampoline park, then relaxing while looking at some picture books
The person you will be supporting is a non-verbal communicator, so the ideal candidate will be confident with using other ways to communicate, for example using pictures, song and dance, or expressive body language.
This a role working in the community on a 2:1 basis. Although you will be supporting in a community-setting, there is some support with personal care required (supporting the individual with toileting.)
There will also be opportunities to work with other people we support and gain skills working with children and adults who are Deafblind.
You will be working approximately 3 days per week to start, between 10:30-3:30 Monday to Friday and you must be available alternate Saturdays.
The duties are varied and no two days will be the same. The people we support are individuals and they are all treated as such. As a general guide, you may support with personal care needs, as well as help to take part in a wide range of special interests and activities that support their health and wellbeing.