Become an Autism Support Worker

Autism Support Workers are professionally trained and qualified to provide support for service users with autism in many different environments. They work in a variety of settings including community settings, supported living accommodation and within the service users own home. Autism affects how someone communicates with, and relates to, other people and how they experience the world around them. An Autism Support Worker helps children and adults with autism to live as independently as possible. They provide practical help and emotional support that can make a huge difference to the individuals lives and their families. This includes helping with personal care and hygiene, getting out and about, communicating, social skills and leisure activities, helping them to live more independently.

The Job Role

  • Assists service users with autism through goal-oriented activities and daily living skills.
  • Monitor the service users physical and emotional well-being.
  • Provide person-centred support.
  • Support service users with household duties, such as cooking and cleaning.
  • Assist the service user in developing and maintaining positive relationships in the community.

Skills & Experience

  • Worked with service users, families and other agencies previously to create an individualised support plan.
  • Previously delivered support, guidance, and assistance to service users with autism throughout their daily routines.
  • Previously implemented programs to support service users diagnosed with autism in attaining optimum living and economic stability.
  • Ability to assist with identifying goals such as increasing independence, social skills and communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain records such as care plans and progress notes
  • Possess a warm, friendly and empathetic nature.