CV, Support Manager Of Children And Adults With Autism And Aspergers

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 22819

Skills keywords: caring, organising
Short Bio:

> Passionate, enthusiastic, inspired by the achievements of people with Autism/ Asperger's
> 17 years experience in education, short breaks/ social care
> 16 years working/ volunteering with disabled children, young people, young adults
> 7 years managing short breaks service, regular, innovative schemes/ opportunities
> In partnership with London Fire Brigade to deliver Life programme
> Awarded Jack Petchy Leaders Award 2011
> Participated in International Young Core Leaders Programme 2011

Current location: England, United Kingdom - View on map
Nationality: British
Preferred Sector of Employment:  other, education and training
Spoken languages: english
Location I am interested in working: United Kingdom

Qualifications/Date Achieved/Institution:

NVQ Level 4 Management, 2008, On job training, portfolio

NNEB Level 3 Diploma, 1997, Southwark College

City & Guilds Community Care, 1995, Southwark College

City & Guilds Photography (none), 1994, City of Westminster College

GCSE’s (Art, English, Maths), 1993, Forest Hill Boys School

City & Guilds Foundation Programme, 1993, Forest Hill Boys School

Renewable Training/Qualifications/Renew Date/Provider:

First Aid At Work, June 2015, Kent Training (HSE Certificate)

Rescue Test – Swimmers with Disabilities, November 2016, Royal Life Saving Society UK

Level 3 Pool Plant Operations, February 2019, STA Safety Training Awards

Other Training Attended:

Introduction to Business, February 2019, November/December 2014, Thames Innovation Centre (LB Bexley)

Portfolio of related training, 1998 to 2014, Local authority, VSC, LSCB, National

Employment/ Volunteering History/Period Of Employment/Experience/Position Held:

Bexley SNAP Hydrotherapy, 2011 to current day, Rescue Supervisor & Pool Plant Operator

Leisure Individual/ group support V, Various from 2007 to August 2014, Volunteer

Bexley SNAP (Registered Charity), August 2007 to August 2014, Leisure Services Manager

West Street Nursery (PSLA), August 2007 to August 2014, SENCO and Senior Nursery Manager

Islington Council (Play and Youth), April 2000 to October 2005, Deputy Head Of Provision (school holiday)

The Bridge School (LB Islington), September 1998 to October 2005, Lead Nursery Nurse (term time)

Horniman School (LB Lewisham) V, June 1998 to July 1998, Volunteer

Daisies Day Nursery (Private), January 1998 to June 1998, Nursery Nurse

Douncombe EBD School (LB Lewisham), October 1997 to December 1997, Teaching Assistant

Capstan Agency (nursery, EBD, disability), September 1997 to October 1997, Nursery Nurse/Teaching Assistant, Carer

Other volunteering

Fundraising for Jeans for Genes V, 1998 to 2004, Volunteer Fundraiser
Heathrow Youth Games & Super Sports V, 1995 and 1996, Volunteer

Achievements & Experiences

• 17 years, experience working with children, young people and increasingly young adults with disabilities within Nursery/ pre-school, Education, youth and social care/ short breaks settings

Whilst working for SNAP

• February 2011 – Attended Young Core Leaders Programme in Japan as part of a delegation from England working with delegation from Germany, Australia, Japan to share knowledge and experience of supporting disabled people, professionals and organisations

• January 2011 – Nominated by London Fire Brigade (LFB), Awarded Jack Petchey Leader Award for organising, delivering and supporting Life Programme (2008 and 2010) for young people with disabilities

• Named person for Ofsted and lead SNAP short breaks services to achieve Outstanding and Good inspections

• Managed and delivered Easter, summer and half term holiday schemes for several years

• Managed four term time weekly youth groups, a children’s play club and hydrotherapy sessions for several years including being named and active key holder for several premises used for short break services

• Organised, delivered lead and supported several residential weekends for young people 11 to 18 years

• Managed and supervised 1 part time permeant staff and up to 40 bank/ sessional staff

• Prepared application’s for local authority/ external funding, completed/ submitted appropriate monitoring

• Managed annual short breaks budgets, Jack Petchey Achievement budget and reports

• Arranged work experience/ involved disabled young people, young adults in fundraising opportunities


• Passionate and enthusiastic in enabling children, young people and adults with disabilities to achieve their full potential towards independence, enjoy life and access their local community

• Hard working, flexible, trustworthy, reliable and provide a positive role model. I am also creative and Innovative in establishing new ways to enable opportunity, experience and achievement

• I have a full UK driving licence, my own car and business insurance

• Happy to participate in a wide range of activities


Additional information regarding retail experience

Retail Employment/ Experience History Position Held/ duties

British Homes Stores
1995 to 1998
(Working evening’s/ weekend’s)

Sales Assistant

• Main area Men’s ware

• Product knowledge and awareness

• Supporting and enabling customers to find products

• Stock rotation

• Customer services

• Checking customers’ orders

• Returns

• Till work

• Team work / covering other departments

Finches (Ski and Sports)
1992 to 1995

(Saturday work)

Junior Sales Assistant

• Product knowledge and awareness

• Supporting and enabling customers to find products

• Stock rotation

• Customer services

• Returns

• Progressive till work

• Booking out of hire equipment

Marks and Spencer
1991 – 2 weeks
(School related work experience)
Sales Assistant

• Introduction to retail

• Experience in clothing, food, home departments

• Stock rotation

• Ordering

• Customer service

• Assisting Customers

As in my work in child and social care

• I am able to work well by my-self on my own initiative but also as part of a team sharing ideas and working as one to achieve to a high standards

• I am able to take direction from others but also lead and support