Freelance Support Worker
Freelance Support Worker
About the Role
Working under the supervision of the Programme Delivery Managers, our freelance bank of Support Workers engage, and work directly with children, young people and adults who have been diagnosed with, or who identify as, autistic and/or neurodivergent and their siblings on CASPA’s online and face-to-face services.
CASPA Support Workers play a key role in supporting the delivery of our programme of clubs and activities for the children, young people and adults (members) attending CASPA during term time and school holidays and fostering our members’ personal and social development in a safe, fun and engaging environment.
Variable depending on the club and activity
Various locations across Bromley where CASPA runs clubs and activities, and the CASPA head office at Community House, South Street, Bromley.
Recruitment closing date
Held on a rolling basis
As a CASPA Support Worker your main role will be to:
- Respond to the needs and interests of our members, by listening, valuing individual opinions, promoting fair and positive behaviour.
- Provide basic practical & emotional support to members
- Undertake essential practical tasks to support the delivery of sessions ( including opening and closing procedures and preparing resources as directed by the Programme Delivery Managers).
- Encourage the voice of autistic people and enable our members to give feedback and make decisions about what they would like to see happen at CASPA.
- Help to maintain a welcoming, positive atmosphere and family-centred culture at our clubs and activities by promoting and championing Autistic pride and the CASPA Way.
The ideal candidate will:
- Have an understanding of autism and a desire to support people in challenging situations.
- Have some experience of working with young people, particularly those who have been identified as being vulnerable and/or those with special needs.
- Have some experience of working with individuals, community groups and volunteers in an appropriate setting
- No formal qualifications are required for this role but the candidate must have some relevant experience, and a passion for making a positive difference to autistic people’s lives.
For more information about the role and person specification please download the Support Worker Job Description
CASPA is particularly keen to attract those with lived and/or professional experience of Autism Spectrum Conditions and believes in the importance of nurturing a diverse team who can embody our principles and ethos.
Please note this is a freelance self-employed role. You will be responsible for paying your own income tax and NI contributions.