ASN Support Practitioner
15 December 2023
This is an exciting opportunity to support the delivery of a community-based project based in Glenboig. They are seeking an experienced ASN Support Practitioner to lead on the new and exciting programme Horizons, which will support young people with ASN support needs to learn to socialise and participate in activities within their community.
The successful candidate will develop a range of supports for out of school activities for 12-15 years and 16-18 years. They aim to offer access and support to individuals to participate in community activities such as: -
o Youth groups
o Bowling groups
o Sewing & Crafts
o Tovertafel activities
o Or any other activity of choice. i.e., walking football, adaptive cycling activities, gardening
Working 25-40 hours per week. Shifts will include working 2 evenings per week for 3 hours per evening (Friday evening and 1 other evening that suits the successful candidate). The remaining hours will be worked across the rest of the week (Tuesday and other days negotiated to suit the successful candidate).
Pay rate - £11.50 per hour
The successful candidate will also provide internal support for those individuals using their employability initiatives in partnership with other professionals.
Work with our partner agencies and promote the inclusion of individuals with learning disabilities to
ensure equitable practice and accessibility.
Provide a peer support platform for parents and sibling carers, sponsoring their own development, skills and shared positive thinking leading to their ‘cared for’ progressive development and attainable aspirations within a community setting.
Promoting independence, provide door to door transport to access the activity safely encouraging
self-travel as a progressive outcome where appropriate. Access of Transport sees the beginning of the activity learning independence, in travel, social connections, and confidence. (For both the individual and the family carers)
Recruit, train and support a new volunteer programme aimed to support befriending opportunities for young people
Horizons Without Walls will eradicate any perceived barrier to an individual’s personal development through breaking down the’ impossible’ and help individuals embrace the ‘I’m possible’ belief and develop of the sense of belonging and self-worth to their community of choice.
The successful candidate will work with a range of professionals to ensure the best outcomes for young people and their families.
The successful candidate will report to the Senior Care Manager
The successful candidate will be expected to work evenings and weekends.
Good organisational skills
Good Time keeping
Ability to work as a team
Ability to work alone
Ability to lead a team
Understanding of ASN support needs
Experience of participating in multi-agency meetings
Understanding of working with the Voluntary sector
Full driving licence and access to vehicle
D1 Licence would be desirable
Willingness to drive company vehicle
ASN practitioner qualification or evidential experience of working with youths and families living with ASN.
Continual professional development will be available.