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Paula Jones

Type of therapist: Autism Support

Location: Hertfordshire

Qualifications

  • 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

CV

  • PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:
  • 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.
  • SKILLS:
  • • Speaking and Listening
  • • Education and training
  • • Being supportive to vulnerable parents and children
  • • A good role model
  • • Demonstrate a therapeutic approach
  • EXPERIENCE:
  • 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.
  • EDUCATION:
  • 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)