Autism Services of Saskatoon (Autism Informed Community Personal Support Worker – Casual for single client)

Organization Name: Autism Services of Saskatoon
Opportunity Title: Autism Informed Community Personal Support Worker – Casual for single client
Category: Social and Community Service
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: April 10, 2023
End Date: April 9, 2025

  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
Opportunity Description:

I am a Social Worker from Autism Services of Saskatoon offering the opportunity for a volunteer position at the request of my client. I have a female adult autistic client who needs a casual personal support worker. Support may be necessary between 3 and 5 times per month for 1 or 2 hours each time. These will be communicated in advance of need to coordinate schedules. Support needed includes but are not limited to: Helping complete paperwork (i.e. rental applications) Attendance and transport to and from appointments Liaising with professionals at the above appointments if needed, communication support, and related advocacy Helping address stressful unexpected tasks (i.e. utility bill confusion when needing to go into a kiosk/store and discuss with someone new to resolve the issue) Emotional and social support before, during, and briefly following the task if needed Eligibility: English as first language and experience with d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals  Driver’s license and own vehicle with the ability to transport periodically within the city Accepting attitude and some knowledge of ASD in adults Attentive communication and basic advocacy skills – written and verbal Anyone interested can contact myself with further questions or to express interest and be connected with the client. Email is preferred. If you call you may leave a message and receive an unknown number response from my personal cell phone after. Only eligible applicants will be contacted as need still exists.   Sincere thank you from my client and myself! Louisa Tomasiewicz Social Worker, BSW Autism Services of Saskatoon 209 Fairmont Dr, Saskatoon, SK S7M 5B8 T 306-665-7013      Direct Dial: (306) 665-4297    F 306-665-7011 Autism Services continuously strives to deliver the highest standard of support, advocacy, and service to individuals with autism, and their families and caregivers.

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