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January 2019 Session Booking Form

posted 7 Dec 2018, 03:25 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 7 Dec 2018, 03:26 ]

Session booking forms for January 2018 is now available! 

Please click on the link below to download the booking form for the children's sessions.

The document detail the weekly timetable on page 2, and has the booking form on page 1. If you would like to attend sessions, please complete the booking form and return this to us so that we can confirm a place for your child/ren on the requested sessions.

Please return all booking forms to bookings@actionasd.org.uk
 
Due to increased numbers of children accessing our sessions, we are asking all parents to please use the booking system, as this means that we can allocate places as fairly as possible to all children. If you are struggling to complete the booking form and return it to us, please confirm your booking by email and sign the booking form when you come in to the first booked session.
 
Please note that if you would like to call in to the centre with completed forms or to collect a blank form from us, the office is usually staffed Monday-Friday between 10-3pm, but if you would like to come in at another time please phone beforehand to check that there will be a member of staff here to greet you.
 
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch by email or by contacting 01282 415455 if you would like more information.

Job Vacancy: Clinical Psychologist - extended contract length

posted 9 Nov 2018, 06:43 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 9 Nov 2018, 06:50 ]

We would like to inform you that we have extended the contract length for the above position to 2 years. 

An opportunity has arisen for a qualified HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist to work within Action for ASD’s Adult Diagnostic Services team. The role involves assessing and diagnosing (using relevant tools) adults referred to the service presenting with signs of Autism Spectrum Conditions, without Learning Disability. Referrals to our service typically come either from self-referral, GP or from local Mental Health Services.

The post holder will be able to develop the role over time and will receive specialist supervision in Autism and diagnosis from our Chartered Clinical Psychologist in line with HCPC and BPS requirements. The role will also include consultation with external agencies, making appropriate recommendations and informing care plans where appropriate. There is also opportunity to be involved with developing and delivering training packages to other professionals, families and carers. 

The post will be based at the Action for ASD Autism Resource Centre in Burnley, however occasional visits to client’s homes will be necessary. There is the opportunity for further professional development with this post and access to training and membership to the National Special Interest group.

We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community.

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement (if applicable).

Action for ASD is committed to safeguarding adults and children and all successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Check with the disclosure and barring service.

For further details, please click on the Job Pack link below.

Please note that all applications are to be made via the NHS Jobs website. Click here to be re-directed to the NHS Jobs website.

Session Booking Forms: Nov & Dec 18 now available

posted 25 Oct 2018, 04:11 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 25 Oct 2018, 04:15 ]

Session booking forms for November & December 2018 are now available! 

Please click on the links below to download the booking forms for the children's sessions.. 

The documents detail the weekly timetable on page 2, and has the booking form on page 1. If you would like to attend sessions, please complete the booking form and return this to us so that we can confirm a place for your child/ren on the requested sessions.

Please return all booking forms to bookings@actionasd.org.uk
 
Due to increased numbers of children accessing our sessions, we are asking all parents to please use the booking system, as this means that we can allocate places as fairly as possible to all children. If you are struggling to complete the booking form and return it to us, please confirm your booking by email and sign the booking form when you come in to the first booked session.
 
Please note that if you would like to call in to the centre with completed forms or to collect a blank form from us, the office is usually staffed Monday-Friday between 10-3pm, but if you would like to come in at another time please phone beforehand to check that there will be a member of staff here to greet you.
 
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch by email or by contacting 01282 415455 if you would like more information.

Job Vacancy: Extended closing date - now 16th November 2018

posted 17 Oct 2018, 06:08 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 25 Oct 2018, 04:01 ]

An opportunity has arisen for a qualified HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist to work within Action for ASD’s Adult Diagnostic Services team. The role involves assessing and diagnosing (using relevant tools) adults referred to the service presenting with signs of Autism Spectrum Conditions, without Learning Disability. Referrals to our service typically come either from self-referral, GP or from local Mental Health Services.

The post holder will be able to develop the role over time and will receive specialist supervision in Autism and diagnosis from our Chartered Clinical Psychologist in line with HCPC and BPS requirements. The role will also include consultation with external agencies, making appropriate recommendations and informing care plans where appropriate. There is also opportunity to be involved with developing and delivering training packages to other professionals, families and carers. 

The post will be based at the Action for ASD Autism Resource Centre in Burnley, however occasional visits to client’s homes will be necessary. There is the opportunity for further professional development with this post and access to training and membership to the National Special Interest group.

We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community.

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement (if applicable).

Action for ASD is committed to safeguarding adults and children and all successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Check with the disclosure and barring service.

For further details, please click on the Job Pack link below.

Please note that all applications are to be made via the NHS Jobs website. Click here to be re-directed to the NHS Jobs website.

October Holiday Booking Form

posted 21 Sep 2018, 07:52 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 21 Sep 2018, 07:52 ]

Session Booking Form for October holidays are now available!

Please click on the link below to download the booking form for the October holiday sessions.. 

The document details the weekly timetable on page 2, and has the booking form on page 1. If you would like to attend sessions, please complete the booking form and return this to us so that we can confirm a place for your child/ren on the requested sessions.

Please return all booking forms to bookings@actionasd.org.uk
 
Due to increased numbers of children accessing our sessions, we are asking all parents to please use the booking system, as this means that we can allocate places as fairly as possible to all children. If you are struggling to complete the booking form and return it to us, please confirm your booking by email and sign the booking form when you come in to the first booked session.
 
Please note that if you would like to call in to the centre with completed forms or to collect a blank form from us, the office is usually staffed Monday-Friday between 10-3pm, but if you would like to come in at another time please phone beforehand to check that there will be a member of staff here to greet you.
 
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch by email or by contacting 01282 415455 if you would like more information.

Job Vacancy: Clinical Psychologist (NHS Band 7 equivalent)

posted 21 Sep 2018, 05:37 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 17 Oct 2018, 05:22 ]

An opportunity has arisen for a qualified HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist to work within Action for ASD’s Adult Diagnostic Services team. The role involves assessing and diagnosing (using relevant tools) adults referred to the service presenting with signs of Autism Spectrum Conditions, without Learning Disability. Referrals to our service typically come either from self-referral, GP or from local Mental Health Services.

The post holder will be able to develop the role over time and will receive specialist supervision in Autism and diagnosis from our Chartered Clinical Psychologist in line with HCPC and BPS requirements. The role will also include consultation with external agencies, making appropriate recommendations and informing care plans where appropriate. There is also opportunity to be involved with developing and delivering training packages to other professionals, families and carers. 

The post will be based at the Action for ASD Autism Resource Centre in Burnley, however occasional visits to client’s homes will be necessary. There is the opportunity for further professional development with this post and access to training and membership to the National Special Interest group.

We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community.

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement (if applicable).

Action for ASD is committed to safeguarding adults and children and all successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Check with the disclosure and barring service.

For further details, please click on the Job Pack link below.

Please note that all applications are to be made via the NHS Jobs website. Click here to be re-directed to the website. The job reference you need to search for is J183-A-18-39406. 

Annual General Meeting 2018

posted 20 Sep 2018, 12:50 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 20 Sep 2018, 12:50 ]

Dear Members

I hope that Action for ASD is meeting your needs and that the provisions that we make benefit you.

It is once again time for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) where the trustees have to report to you on what we have been doing on your behalf.  As ever we invite you to attend or if this is not convenient, then give us your consent to continue as your trustees by completing the “proxy” forms provided.

As trustees we help to help guide the way that Action for ASD operates and what we do from year to year.  We are keen to recruit more trustees to steer us into the future.  We especially need to have people with skills or professional experience in all areas; including Fund raising, Marketing and Advertising. We would also like to recruit solicitors, doctors and teachers.  Trustees do not need to be parents but can be friends, family or anyone in the community.

Please help us to recruit some new trustees or put yourself forward if you have something to offer.  We meet about 6 times a year and we are rewarded by seeing the positive results and benefits that come from what we provide through Action for ASD.

Please click on the links below for details of the AGM or to complete a nomination or proxy form.

Thank you for your continued support.

Action for ASD Trustees

We need your comments and views!

posted 13 Sep 2018, 03:49 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 14 Sep 2018, 06:12 ]

In order to help us improve our services and ensure we are providing the services you want and need, please take the time to complete one of our customer satisfaction questionnaires. You will find links to the questionnaires for all our services below. You can complete the forms electronically and return them via email.

We are aware that you are all busy and are often asked to complete forms and questionnaires but the results of these will go directly to our funders. You can really help us not only to improve our services but also help us to show our funders your views and suggestions, which may help to provide even more services in the future.

We would really appreciate your time if you could take a few minutes to complete the customer satisfaction questionnaire that is relevant to the service/s you have accessed.


Stay & Play group for parents & carers of children under 5 years

posted 4 Sep 2018, 02:33 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 4 Sep 2018, 02:34 ]

Action for ASD’s Children Service Stay & Play Group offers a good opportunity to meet other parents/carers whilst your children play in a safe and understanding environment. 

This group is open to parents/carers of children under 5 who have received a diagnosis of ASC or are currently seeking diagnosis. 

Come along for a brew & chat!

Venue:
Action for ASD, Autism Resource Centre, Burnley, BB10 2HX

Time:
Thursdays 9.30am -11.30am

Dates 2018 & 19:
Thursday 4th Oct 18
Thursday 1st Nov 18
Thursday 6th Dec 18
Thursday 10th Jan 19
Thursday 7th Feb 19
Thursday 7th March 19

£2.50 per child

For more information please contact the Children’s Service on 01282 415455 or children@actionasd.org.uk or click on the link below.

SocialEyes: Social skills course for young Autistic adults 16 - 25 years

posted 4 Sep 2018, 02:16 by Gemma Sampford

SocialEyes: Social skills course for young Autistic adults 16 - 25 years

Socialeyes is a weekly course for autistic adolescents & young adults who have difficulties meeting and maintaining friendships and relationships and who may have social difficulties that cause recurrent depression and anxiety.

Socialeyes aims to:
  • Improve understanding about social interaction/communication skills.
  • Introduce the group members to new social interaction/communication skills including recognition of social clues, use of social strategies, ‘quick fix strategies,’ and social exceptions.
  • Provide opportunities to practice social interaction/communication skills and encourage generalisation to a range of situations
In order to participate, you need to:
  • Be motivated and committed to learn about social interaction/communication skills
  • Have identified problems with social interaction/communication skills
  • Be able to safely work within identified group ground rules
When and where?
The group will run on a weekly basis, for 60 mins, for 8 weeks.

The course will be held at Action for ASD, Autism Resource Centre. Suite 7 & 8 Kings Mill, Queen Street, Harle Syke, Burnley BB10 2HX.

A maximum of 8 people can attend the course and we will need to be a minimum of 4 to ensure the group will run.

What happens on the course?
The group consists of 8 topics, the content of which are:

Week 1: Thursday 4th Oct 18 (5-6pm) Starting a conversation
Week 2. Thursday 11th Oct 18 (5-6pm) Eye contact
Week 3. Thursday 18th Oct 18 (5-6pm) Personal space
Week 4. Thursday 1st Nov 18 (5-6pm) Taking turns in conversation
Week 5. Thursday 8th Nov 18 (5-6pm) Keeping on topic
Week 6. Thursday 15th Nov 18 (5-6pm) Talking about interests
Week 7. Thursday 22nd Nov 18 (5-6pm) Sensitive topics
Week 8. Thursday 29th Nov 18 (5-6pm) Ending a conversation

After completing the course participants have the option of taking part in a group activity which will be decided & confirmed by the group i.e. cinema visit, going out for a meal, shopping.

For further details and booking information click on the link below.

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