We are the leading charity in the West Midlands for people on the autism spectrum. We use our expertise to enrich the lives of autistic people and those who love and care for them.
Our passionate, expert staff and volunteers work across all age groups and abilities, providing direct support.
We support autistic people to live as independently as possible, in residential care, or in their own or the family home
We provide a free autism information helpline offering a first point of contact for families and individuals in crisis
We provide advice and support sessions families and carers of children on the autistic spectrum
We enable adults to access support within their local community to build resilience, confidence, and skills to actively participate in society
We offer training to parents, professionals and individuals and much more!
Where will you be working?
You will be working at our residential home Wagstaff Way’ based in Marston Green, Birmingham. Wagstaff Way has been supporting 4 autistic females since 2009 when it first opened.
Do I need any previous experience?
Autism West Midlands are looking for open-hearted individuals that share the same passion, supportive nature, and willingness to take the time to understand others as we do.
Experience in a previous role as a Support Worker or in care environment
Knowledge and understanding of Autism.
Able to work across a 7-day rota
Able to work Sleep-in shifts
Able to work alternate weekends
NVQ Level 2 in Care or Promoting Independence (or equivalent) If not, the willingness to work towards it.
Hold a full UK driving license
£100 shopping voucher after 3-month probation
Up to 33 days annual leave
Monthly rota in advance
Free DBS check paid for by Autism West Midlands
Free Bupa Healthcare cash back scheme
Employee assistance scheme providing support to you and your family
Specialist training you are paid to attend and travel to
Company Sick Pay Scheme
Free onsite parking
Refer a friend scheme £200 for each referral!
We are looking to recruit a Support Worker- Wagstaff Way, Marston Green
Hours : 37.5
Location : Marston Green
Becoming a Support Worker with Autism West Midlands means you are someone who will :
Your main focus will be to understand the person you support by identifying his / her likes / dislikes hobbies and interests.
It’s important that you listen, understand and respect each person you are providing support for.
My senses might affect me in ways you don’t experience, please try to understand.
You must be able to adopt a flexible approach and identify what the individual wants and how you can support to achieve it.
We want our support workers to be creative and proactive in discovering how goals can be worked towards and achieved together.
My routine is important to me but sometimes I like a change and want something different. Support my choices and understand that I have the right to change my mind.
The people we support are vulnerable adults and therefore a part of your role is ensuring that we hold accurate and reliable records and safeguard the individuals against any perceived or actual harm
I may not always be able to say how I feel so pay attention to me and see the changes in my behaviour, that’s how you’ll know if somethings not right.
Do the right thing by me