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Paula Jones

Type of therapist: Autism Support

Location: Hertfordshire


Autism Spectrum Sensory Integration Difficulties Social and Emotional Difficulties Attention-related Difficulties (ADD, ADHD) Learning Disability Classroom Observation / Advice for Teachers OCD Behaviour Plans Emotional regulation Social and emotional development Self-esteem Obsessions Positive behaviour support Early Years Special Educational Needs Parenting support Developmental delay Self-esteem / confidence Behavioural Difficulties Cognitive-Communication Difficulties


  • Makaton November 2019
  • Attention Autism March 2019
  • National Autistic Society Early bird Trainers certificate January 2016
  • Certificate in Intermediate skills in counselling September 2007
  • AQA Certificate
  • Oaklands College
  • Certificate in Introduction to Counselling September 2006
  • AQA Certificate
  • Oaklands College


  • Highly passionate Early Years Autism Specialist with 15 years background in Autism and SEN, with experience from a variety of age groups. Core competencies include patience, an excellent understanding of Autism and always willing to learn, as well as excellent communication and time management skills. Handles tasks with accuracy and efficiency.
  • • Speaking and Listening
  • • Education and training
  • • Being supportive to vulnerable parents and children
  • • A good role model
  • • Demonstrate a therapeutic approach
  • Early Years Autism Specialist April 2011 - Current
  • Hertfordshire County Council Hertfordshire, England
  • Manage a case load of children/families. Visit schools and other settings, giving advice and strategies that are modelled discussed and agreed with professionals, set achievable targets, write reports, be responsible for admin tasks, run a support group for parents and their children whom may or may not have a diagnosis of Autism and or Communication difficulties. Prepare and deliver training for Schools and other settings. Run/manage and deliver the National Autistic Society Early bird Course for parents.
  • Private PA May 2010 – Jul 2018
  • Hitchin, Hertfordshire
  • Provide respite services for a young man, including tea visits, sleep over’s and holidays. Giving Mum a break, working on life skills and independence, social communication and all aspects of personal hygiene. Supporting during epileptic seizures and providing round the clock care on a 1:1 basis.
  • Teaching Assistant October 2005 – April 2011
  • Lakeside School Hertfordshire, England
  • Supported pupils on a 1:1 basis, assisted class teacher with all aspects of learning. Ran class lessons where needed. Record keeping for pupil logs, trained and communicated with other professionals on a regular basis. Assisted in teaching life skills to pupils in the community.
  • Midwifery Assistant October 2003 – July 2005
  • NHS Queen Elizabeth 2nd Hospital Welwyn Garden City Herts
  • Assisting midwives with their duties and responsibilities including taking and collecting blood samples to laboratory, supporting women with antenatal care, supporting women in labour, supporting women in the post natal stages, this may including teaching breast feeding, bathing, supporting women whom have had a caesarean section. Record keeping on a computer.
  • Attention Autism March 2019
  • Hertfordshire
  • National Autistic Society Early bird Trainers certificate January 2016
  • Silkstone, England
  • Certificate in Intermediate skills in counselling September 2007
  • AQA Certificate Hertfordshire, England
  • Oaklands College
  • Certificate in Introduction to Counselling September 2006
  • AQA Certificate Hertfordshire, England
  • Oaklands College
  • Access to higher education July 2005
  • Oaklands College Hertfordshire, England
  • Welwyn Garden City Campus
  • Health Studies, Biology, Maths, English, Science, Causes of Disease and Psychology. Level 3
  • Certificate in TEACCH June 2003
  • Bedfordshire TEACCH Training Team Bedford, England
  • GCSEs September 1989
  • Ridgeway Academy Hertfordshire, England
  • GCSE's in Maths, English, Science, Child Care,
  • Home Economics. History and Sports Studies.

Interesting / fun facts

  • I have jumped out of an airplane to raise money for the NAS (National Autistic Society)

Locations covered (809)


Abbess Roding Abridge Ardley End Arkesden Ashdon Aveley Bannister Green Bardfield End Green Bardfield Saling Barnston Bedlar's Green Berden Billericay Birchanger Blackmore Boyton Cross Breach Barns Brentwood Brick End Broad's Green Broadley Common Broomfield Broxted Bulphan Bumble's Green Burton End Causeway End Chafford Hundred Chatham Green Chelmsford Chignall St James Chigwell Chigwell Row Chipping Ongar Chrishall Church End Clatterford End Clavering Coopersale Coxtie Green Crawley End Crow Green Debden Debden Green Doddinghurst Doddinghurst Common Duddenhoe End Duton Hill Edney Common Elder Street Elmdon Elsenham Epping Epping Green Farnham Felsted Finchingfield Ford End Foster Street Fryerning Fyfield Galleywood Good Easter Great Bardfield Great Canfield Great Chesterford Great Dunmow Great Easton Great Hallingbury Great Leighs Great Saling Great Sampford Great Waltham Great Warley Hadstock Harlow Hastingwood Hatfield Broad Oak Hatfield Heath Havering's Grove Hempstead Henham Herongate High Beech High Easter High Ongar High Roding Hill Green Hook End Howe Street Ingatestone Ingrave Kelvedon Hatch Lambourne End Langley Leaden Roding Lindsell Little Bardfield Little Burstead Little Canfield Little Chesterford Little Dunmow Little Easton Little End Little Hallingbury Little Leighs Little Walden Little Waltham Little Warley Littlebury Littlebury Green Loughton Loves Green Lower Green Lower Nazeing Manuden Margaret Roding Margaretting Matching Green Matching Tye Mill End Mill Green Molehill Green Monk Street Moreton Mountnessing Navestock Side Nazeing Newport Nine Ashes Noak Hill North End North Stifford North Weald Bassett Pleshey Quendon Radwinter Rickling Green Roxwell Roydon Roydon Hamlet Saffron Walden Sewards End Sewardstone Sewardstonebury Sheering Shelley Smith's Green South Stifford South Weald Stansted Mountfitchet Stapleford Abbotts Start Hill Stebbing Steventon End Stock Stondon Massey Takeley Takeley Street Thaxted Theydon Bois Theydon Mount Thornwood Common Toot Hill Tye Green Ugley Ugley Green Waltham Abbey Wendens Ambo West Horndon White Roding Wicken Bonhunt Widdington Willingale Willows Green Wimbish Green Woodside Green Writtle Wyatt's Green


Abbots Langley Albury Aldbury Aldenham Allen's Green Anstey Ardeley Ashwell Aspenden Aston Ayot Green Ayot St Lawrence Babbs Green Baldock Barkway Barley Barleycroft End Bayford Bedmond Benington Berkhamsted Birch Green Bishop's Stortford Blackmore End Borehamwood Bovingdon Bramfield Braughing Breachwood Green Brent Pelham Brickendon Bricket Wood Broadoak End Brookmans Park Buckland Bucks Hill Bull's Green Bulstrode Buntingford Burn's Green Burnham Green Bury Green Bushey Bygrave Chandler's Cross Chapmore End Cheshunt Chipperfield Chipping Chiswell Green Chorleywood Clapgate Cockernhoe Codicote Colliers End Colney Heath Commonwood Cottered Cow Roast Cuffley Dane End Datchworth Eastwick Elstree Epping Green Essendon Flamstead Flaunden Frogmore Furneux Pelham Gilston Goff's Oak Gosmore Graveley Gravesend Great Amwell Great Gaddesden Great Hormead Great Offley Great Wymondley Green Street Green Tye Gustard Wood Hadham Cross Hailey Hare Street Harpenden Hatfield Haultwick Hay Green Hemel Hempstead Hertford Hertford Heath Hertingfordbury Hexton High Cross High Wych Hinxworth Hitchin Hoddesdon Hogpits Bottom Holwell How Wood Hudnall Hunsdon Hunsdonbury Ickleford Jockey End Kelshall Kimpton Kinsbourne Green Knebworth Langley Lea Valley Lemsford Letchmore Heath Letchworth Letty Green Lilley Little Berkhamsted Little Gaddesden Little Hadham Little Hormead Little Wymondley London Colney Long Marston Mangrove Green Maple Cross Markyate Meesden Much Hadham Newgate Street Newnham North Mymms Northaw Nuthampstead Oaklands Old Knebworth Park Street Patchetts Green Patmore Heath Perry Green Pimlico Pirton Potten End Potters Bar Pottersheath Preston Puckeridge Rableyheath Radlett Radwell Redbourn Reed Rickmansworth Ridge Ringshall Roe Green Royston Rucklers Lane Rushden Sacombe Sandon Sandridge Sarratt Sawbridgeworth Shenley Shenleybury Sleapshyde Smallford South Mimms South-end Spellbrook St Albans St Ippolyts St Margarets Stanborough Standon Stanstead Abbotts Stapleford Stevenage Stocking Pelham Tewin Tewin Wood The Folly The Heath Therfield Thorley Street Thundridge Tonwell Tower Hill Tring Trowley Bottom Tyttenhanger Wadesmill Walkern Wallington Waltham Cross Ware Wareside Water End Waterford Watford Watton at Stone Welham Green Welwyn Welwyn Garden City West Hyde Westmill Weston Wheathampstead Whitwell Widford Wigginton Wildhill Wilstone Woolmer Green Wormley West End Wyddial




Amersham Asheridge Ashley Green Askett Aston Abbotts Aston Clinton Astwood Aylesbury Baker's Wood Ballinger Common Beaconsfield Bellingdon Bierton Bishopstone Bledlow Ridge Bletchley Botley Bourne End Bow Brickhill Bradenham Bryant's Bottom Buckland Buckland Common Burcott Burcott Butler's Cross Chalfont St Giles Chalfont St Peter Chartridge Cheddington Chenies Chesham Cholesbury Clayhill Coleshill Cores End Cryers Hill Cublington Dagnall Denham Dorney Dorney Reach Downley Drayton Beauchamp Drayton Parslow Dunsmore East Burnham Edlesborough Egypt Ellesborough Farnham Common Farnham Royal Flackwell Heath Ford Fulmer George Green Gerrards Cross Great Brickhill Great Hampden Great Kingshill Great Missenden Halton Hardwick Hawridge Hazlemere Hedgerley Hedsor High Wycombe Higher Denham Hitchambury Hoggeston Holmer Green Horn Hill Hughenden Valley Hyde Heath Iver Ivinghoe Ivinghoe Aston Jordans Lacey Green Latimer Ledburn Lee Common Ley Hill Little Brickhill Little Kimble Little Kingshill Little Marlow Little Missenden Longwick Loosley Row Loudwater Lye Green Marlow Marlow Bottom Marsworth Mentmore Milton Keynes Moulsoe Mursley Naphill New Denham Newton Longville North Crawley Northall Orchard Leigh Oving Penn Penn Street Piddington Pitch Green Pitstone Princes Risborough Richings Park Rowsham Saunderton Saunderton Saunderton Lee Seer Green Shreding Green Slapton Soulbury South Heath Speen St Leonards Stewkley Stoke Hammond Stoke Mandeville Stone Swanbourne Taplow Tatling End Terrick The Lee Thorney Tylers Green Upper North Dean Upton Walter's Ash Wavendon Weedon Well End Wendover West Wycombe Weston Turville Wexham Street Whelpley Hill Whitchurch Whiteleaf Widmer End Winchmore Hill Wing Wingrave Woburn Sands Wooburn Wooburn Common Wooburn Green



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