CASPA
Published
22 May 2024
Expires
21 June 2024
Location
Bromley, United Kingdom
Job Type
Salary
£
£30,000 - £32,000 FTE

Description

Working under the supervision of the CEO, the CASPA Employment and Transition Mentor will work closely with Autistic/neurodivergent individuals aged 16-25yrs living in the Bromley borough, to enable skills which will assist them in addressing barriers to employment and achieving their vocational goals.

Skills Required

Ability to work closely with local employers and to engage them in being part of
this programme
• Ability to research and collate relevant and useful information for stakeholders
• An ability to maintain professional boundaries at all times
• Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritise work.
• Experience of working in a caring environment and providing a range of
practical and virtual support to vulnerable people
• Attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
• Active listening and empathy skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with participants and external
stakeholders
• Strong organisational and planning skills.
• Knowledge of issues affecting the autistic community and SEND families.
• Working knowledge of Safeguarding practice. Training can be provided.
• Proficient in 0365/Sharepoint/Outlook

About Us

CASPA encourages autistic pride, self-advocacy, life skills and safe, inclusive community connections with the aim to build a society in which autistic people feel understood and empowered to be their full self and live their best life.

We are recruiting for an experienced Employment and Transition Mentor to work closely with Autistic/neurodivergent individuals aged 16 to 25 residing in the Bromley borough, to enable skills which will assist them in overcoming barriers to employment and achieving their vocational goals.

This role involves assessment, guidance, and advocacy to ensure that each student reaches their maximum potential.

In partnership with the London Borough of Bromley, this new unique role has been developed as part of an exciting pilot project funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund to support autistic/neurodivergent students to transition from school into further training or permanent paid employment.

The successful candidate will provide training and workshops to participants and their support networks to enhance understanding and coping skills. In addition, the role will be required to provide training for other stakeholders (employers and other organisations) to raise awareness and ensure they understand the needs of the participants.