Job vacancy: Specialist Employment Advisor (Autism Plus)

Salary: £21,000 Per Annum

Contract: Full-time, 37.5 Hours per week

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Desirable: Full Driving Licence and access to a vehicle

The Team

As a member of the Specialist Employment Team, you will improve life opportunities for individuals with neurodiverse conditions, supporting them one-to-one towards their goals in education, training, voluntary work, or paid employment. Contracts are shared among the team, and you will work with the Head of Service to ensure we stay within budget. You will work from our offices, as well as travel to meet individuals in accessible, community locations as well as providing some support virtually to individuals across the UK.

The role will involve…

Developing individual action plans, identifying barriers, assisting with overcoming these barriers, and utilising knowledge of local resources and networks to provide appropriate support. Enabling individuals to grow in confidence, ability, and personal effectiveness, you will deliver a range of interventions to support progression in the following areas:

  • Social skills / relationships.
  • Using community resources and facilities.
  • Self-organisation, motivation, and coping abilities.
  • Employability skills and preparation towards voluntary work and / or paid employment.
  • Increasing confidence and communication skills with the aim of supporting progression.
  • Engagement in education and / or job search activities.

This would be achieved through person-centred support, practical assistance, teaching, advice, role modelling, encouragement, and positive feedback. You will be involved in facilitating job clubs, group activities, linking with education, as well as other objectives depending on an individual’s requirements.

You will succeed because…

You are experienced in supporting individuals with additional needs e.g., autism, mental health, and Learning Disabilities, ideally in a similar role. You’re proactive, self-motivated, and resilient. You have excellent interpersonal skills and are experienced in communicating outcomes. You are skilled in working with people at all levels, including jobseekers, professionals, and parents/carers. You will support individuals in the workplace as a job coach where necessary, provide advocacy, and work effectively with employers.

You will love it because…

You seek a varied role which enables you to promote independence and make a difference to people’s lives.

You’re keen to develop your career, Autism Plus will pay for membership to the Institute of Employability Professionals for all employability team members on successful completion of probation.

You will have the opportunity for progression through training, gaining relevant qualifications, and ongoing support from your Line Manager with a dedicated budget for each team member annually for personal development.

We provide parking passes for team members as a staff benefit whilst working at the office

You will be involved in developing new projects, generating ideas, and delivering elements of projects once funding is secured.

All employment team members have 25 days annual leave per year.

If this is something that interests you, and you feel you could make a real difference, we would love to hear from you!