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Support Workers - Autism Specialist

Autism Adventures Pty Ltd
  • Brisbane & Moreton Bay areas
  • Casual Support Worker roles, variety of days/hours
  • SCHADS Level 2 Support Worker

Autism Adventures is an organisation that specialises in delivering services to teenagers and young adults with high-functioning autism. Some participants present with complex needs, eg comorbid conditions, including mental health needs.

Autism Adventures is committed to providing opportunities for young people to find and make friends, and to reach their true potential in life. Autism Adventures achieves this through the provision of social groups, independent like skills mentoring programs, job coaching, and day and overnight activities. All our services are tailored to the individual, delivered in an environment that is safe, supportive and conducive to building our participants' confidence in social situations and capacity to reach their goals.

We are looking for dedicated Support Workers to work across Brisbane and Moreton Bay areas, who will put their clients first, who will go above and beyond to make opportunities happen for their clients, which align with their individual life goals.

The right candidate will be given support and mentoring, which will enable you to develop your own client base and hours. This is not a 9 to 5, Monday to Friday job, this is about a passion to bring out the best in the clients who receive Autism Adventures' support.

PERSONAL SPECIFICATION

  • Be adaptable to changing circumstances and be able to prioritise work
  • Client-focussed
  • Commitment to inclusion and valuing difference and diversity
  • Be passionate about supporting people with autism to reach their true potential in life
  • Have a positive approach to empowering and mentoring young people with autism
  • Have a commitment to team work and contribute to the team and organisational performance
  • Understanding of privacy and confidentiality issues

POSITION CRITERIA

  • Minimum Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) or Community Services, or similar, or working towards completing qualification within 12 months (essential)
  • Practical experience in supporting and mentoring people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (essential)
  • Understanding and experience in supporting people with mental health issues will be considered favourably
  • Experience in developing and implementing programs that meet the wants, needs and interests of individuals
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work and communicate effectively with participants, their families/carers, other service providers and professionals
  • Hold a Blue and Yellow Card (QLD) – or willing to obtain
  • Hold a current drivers license and own a reliable vehicle with comprehensive insurance (essential)

For more information, please visit www.autismadventures.com.au, or refer to the attached Position Description below.

To find out more about his opportunity, please call Caroline Smith, National Operations Manager, on tel: 0410 376 882.

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