Responsive Communication Practitioners x 2

Responsive Communication Practitioners x 2

Responsive Communication Practitioners x 2

(£14,560 for 52 days over a period of 14 months)

The Caldwell Autism Foundation (CAF) is a Carmarthenshire charity supporting autistic people who have difficulty using speech to communicate and who experience distress and isolation in their lives as a result.

We are recruiting two Responsive Communication Practitioners to work part-time on a project providing Responsive Communication support to autistic children and young people across Carmarthenshire .

Responsive Communication is a way of working with autistic people which combines:

  • observing the autistic person’s experience of sensory inputs and identifying which cause distress or discomfort (inputs to which the person is hyper-sensitive) and which are neutral or positive
  • creating an autism-friendly environment by reducing or eliminating sensory inputs that are causing the person distress and increasing those sensory inputs which they experience as positive or to which they are hypo- or under-sensitive
  • tuning into and responding to the person’s body language using Intensive Interaction.

Working with the autistic person in this way promotes emotional engagement and social interaction and can lead to a reduction in distressed behaviours.

These temporary positions will be on a self-employed basis and will require an Enhanced DBS certificate.

You will need to have your own car, a full driving licence and must be available for three consecutive days each month (possibly to include weekends) for a twelve-month period as well as an additional 3.5 days at the start of the project and an additional 2.5 days at the end of the project.

Job Description

Person specification

For more information and to apply, please email Rorie at rorie@thecaldwellautismfoundation.org.uk.

The closing date is 5pm on Friday 24 February 2017.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 9 March 2017.

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