Shipley, West Yorkshire
£27,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Autism First Service Manager 

Specialist Autism Services are looking for a committed and enthusiastic Service Manager to lead our Autism First provision at Shipley and assist with the expansion of the service.  We are really keen to get an excellent manager on board, who is looking for a new challenge, to drive this service forward and maintain our high-quality standards. 

Autism First is a unique service specifically for adults with autism who may also have a learning disability and additional, often complex, needs. We provide person-centred support through an autism-specific learning plan that focuses on social, communication, physical, sensory and behavioural needs, thereby promoting personal development.  We know that by teaching skills promoting independence and self-management we can improve the quality of life for our members and their parents and carers. 

As the Service Manager your role will be to oversee the delivery and development of our Autism First provision and will have the opportunity to work alongside our dedicated and passionate staff team. 

In return we will offer you a salary of £27,000 a year, a good company pension package, 33 days of annual leave (including bank holidays) and an additional birthday leave day, sociable working hours, comprehensive training as part of the induction, free car parking and the chance to join a team of like-minded individuals who are kind caring and compassionate and dedicated to improving the lives of individuals on the Autism Spectrum. 

If you are looking for a long and rewarding career, where you can really make a difference to the lives of the people we support, and you feel that you have the right values, attitude and experience for this role then we are keen to hear from you. 

Essential Skills and Experience:    

  • Experience of working with adults with an Autism Spectrum Condition.  

  • Experience of working with adults with Learning Disabilities. 

  • Experience of leading or managing a team. 

  • Experience of service management. 

  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and representing an organisation at external events. 

  • Good knowledge of safeguarding procedures. 

  • Experience of working within a PBS model/with individuals who may display behaviour that can challenge. 

  • Experience of monitoring, reviewing, and auditing information for quality assurance purposes. 

  • NVQ Level 5 qualification or equivalent. 

  • Full UK driving license. 

To Make an Application:  

• Please send your CV  

• Applications sent in any other format or via any other route/email address will not be accepted  

• We will contact candidates for interview by email  

• Please note it is not possible for us to give feedback to non- shortlisted applicants  

Specialist Autism Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Vulnerable Adults and all successful applicants will be asked to apply (through Specialist Autism Services) for an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and a right to work in the UK check. Specialist Autism Services is a Disability Confident Leader and an Equal Opportunities employer. Please note, we do not work with recruitment agencies. 

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Service Manager Job Description (.docx)
Service Manager Person Specification (.docx)
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Specialist Autism Services has worked exclusively for and with adults (18+) on the autism spectrum and their families since 1999. We are a non-... Read more

Posted on: 13 January 2021
Closing date: 14 February 2021
Job ref: AFSM21
Tags: Management, Operations

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