Service Co-Ordinator - Autism Services

Recruiter
Anderson Wright Consulting Ltd
Location
Ripley
Salary
£19,500 per annum
Posted
28 Jun 2018
Closes
30 Aug 2018
SERVICE CO-ORDINATOR - BASED IN RIPLEY - 22.5 HOURS P/W - SALARY £19,500 PRO RATA RISING TO £20,500 PLUS BENEFITS (PRO RATA) Our client is a Derbyshire based a utism charity (Derbyshire Autism Services) supporting children, young people and adults affected by autism. Following an internal restructure, they are looking for a very specific individual who will be able to use their considerable skills and talents to help them to deliver DAS’ support efficiently, as well as providing a well informed and supportive first point of contact to individual and external agencies. The role will also involve some representation of the charity at external marketing events. The role is office based though participation in outside events will be involved so a full driving licence, access to a car and the ability to gain business insurance are essential . Where duties are undertaken outside of normal office hours then ‘time off in lieu’ is accrued. THE ROLE As a Service Co-ordinator you will be the first point of contact to families, individuals and professionals requiring information and guidance regarding DAS’ services Your role will be to: Ensure the effective processing and handling of information regarding service delivery Oversee the quality of supporting documentation To market the service at external and internal events You will be based at the Ripley office with some attendance at outside events THE PERSON The successful candidate will ideally meetthe following criteria. However, our client will be happy to interview candidates who can demonstrate an ability to learn quickly and who have experience of a similar context: Understanding of the needs of children, young people and adults with autism Understanding of the impact of autism on the family Knowledge of safeguarding issues and procedures Knowledge of the statutory context of DAS and its responsibilities Understanding of the importance of clear reporting and evidencing Experience of working with a CRM (customer relationship management) system Experience of working with a database Experience of working with external agencies Excellent verbal and written communication skills Excellent interpersonal skills Excellent problem solving skills Ability to work independently to a good level with Word and Excel Ability to work on own initiative Excellent organisational skills Confidence when working with families, clients and outside agencies Confidence to challenge authority Creative and innovative Flexible and responsive Reliable Have a full driving licence and own car Live within a commutable distance from Ripley THE PACKAGE £19,500 - £20,500 P/A PRO RATA 45p per mile mileage allowance (subject to the company mileage allowance policy – to be discussed at interview stage) Expenses (subject to the terms) Time off in Lieu for extra hours Comprehensive training, including but not limited to: Introduction to and strategies for working with autism Working with families Safeguarding and DAS policies Working as part of a small and highly supportive organisation (a small and well established local charity) An opportunity to provide meaningful and important support to vulnerable individuals and their families CLOSING DATE: FRIDAY 22ND JUNE 2018 IMMEDIATE INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE SERVICE CO-ORDINATOR - BASED IN RIPLEY - 22.5 HOURS P/W - SALARY £19,500 PRO RATA RISING TO £20,500 PLUS BENEFITS (PRO RATA)

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