There is a new job opening in Manchester for an Autism Navigator role – and people with lived experience of autism and/or neurodivergence are strongly urged to apply!
The Autism Navigator will support families and young people who are currently on the waiting list for the Social Communication Pathway (SCP) and those who are curious about neurodiversity. The role will involve answering queries, signposting young people and their families to relevant services, ensuring information about support is up-to-date on local websites, supporting parent/carer events and taking a lead on co-production.
The postholder will work under the Learning Disabilities and Autism (LDA) department of the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) and will be based at the Greater Manchester Autism Hub that will open in Central Manchester midway through this year.
The main duties and responsibilities of the job include:
- To provide advice, information and signposting to autistic young people and their families who contact the Autism Hub for more information about neurodiversity and autism.
- Ensure young people and their families are aware of the most appropriate services that are available to support them.
- To work alongside M-Thrive (the front door service for CAMHS), signposting families and young people around the support systems in their locality.
- To maintain strong links with Parent Carer Forums for Manchester, Salford and Trafford.
- To coordinate the co-production agenda within the LDA service, in conjunction with clinical staff.
- To liaise as appropriate with other professionals and agencies.
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