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Autism Family Support Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Caudwell Children

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Are you confident, organised, and personable, with good communication and time management skills?

The Caudwell Children Autism Service is a CQC regulated service based within Caudwell International Children’s Centre on Keele Innovation and Science Park.

The Caudwell Children Autism Service is a multi-disciplinary team made up of Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Registered Learning Disability Nurses, Speech and Language Therapists, Assistant Psychologists, Clinical Assistants, Family Support Assistants and Specialist Medics.

The service provides ASD diagnostic assessments, Occupational Therapy assessments and follow on family support by our dedicated Family Support Assistants. We also provide a range of workshops for families to support understanding and learning.

We’re looking for volunteers to support our clinical team, by taking on the following responsibilities:

- Provide a friendly meet and greet service to families accessing the Autism Service

- Take families through the daily briefing outlining the agenda for the day

- Be on hand to escort families around the CICC between appointments

- Be the first point of contact for families, answering questions and providing support during the assessments

- Complete service evaluation questionnaires at the end of the day with families accessing the service

- Input information into our database

- Assist with workshop preparation

If you’re a friendly, reliable person looking to gain practical and administrative experience in a healthcare environment, please apply.

Suggested time commitment of 3-4 hours per week - full training and support provided.

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About Caudwell Children

Location:

Caudwell International Children's Centre, Innovation Way, Keele Science & Innovation Park, Newcatle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 5NT, GB

Mission Statement

OUR VISION: A world where all disabled children and their families have choice, opportunity, dignity and understanding. OUR MISSION: Practical and emotional support through compassionate and efficient services. OUR MOTTO: Whatever It Takes.

Description

Caudwell Children provide family support services, equipment, treatment and therapies for disabled children and their families across the UK. We also provide autism assessment and support at our purpose built Caudwell Internation Children's Centre based in Staffordshire.

Passionate, positive and practical; we are motivated to improve the lives of the estimated 770,000 disabled children living in the UK, starting with the 400,000 living in or on the margins of poverty.

We can help with:

- Family support services and short break activities

- ASD assessments from our multidisciplinary clinical team

- Funded mobility and sensory equipment

- Access to life saving surgeries and treatments

- Life changing therapy and support programmes for children with brain injuries and their families

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Children & Youth, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Caudwell International Children's CentreInnovation WayKeele Science and Innovation ParkNewcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 5NTUnited Kingdom

(53.00415,-2.26481)
 

SKILLS

  • Office Reception
  • Administrative Support
  • Data Entry
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We suggest a minimum of 3 hours per week

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