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Daisy Chain is a well-known and established charity in Tees Valley specialising in helping families affected by autism. We believe that Daisy Chain makes a demonstrable, significant and sustainable difference to the lives of hundreds of families across the Tees Valley. Working at Daisy Chain gives you the opportunity to make a difference on a daily basis and to the see the positive outcomes that your input can make.

Daisy Chain is looking to appoint up to 6 Virtual Family Support Leaders. The post holders will be responsible for providing virtual assistance (via telephone and video calls) to families, children, young people and adults affected by autism and neurodevelopmental disorders (this support maybe pre, post and during diagnosis).

Salary: £20,000 per annum
Hours: 37.5 Hours per week
Fixed-term contract for 6 months

The provision will involve both emotional support (a ‘listening ear’) and practical guidance as well as signposting to appropriate local (or national) services. AS a Virtual Family Support Leader you will act as a first point of contact for families, children, young people and adults in need of support and carry out initial needs assessments in order to develop bespoke support plans. A knowledge of and experience with safeguarding will also be essential to this role.

Application form, job description and person specification can be obtained from their website:
Alternatively, you can contact the HR Department who will send you a recruitment pack.

Due to the nature of these roles the post holders should have the ability to work evenings and weekends (including Sundays) if required. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant employment checks deemed appropriate.

Closing date for applications 12 noon on Tuesday 22nd September 2020

These positions are new to Daisy Chain.

Completed application forms should be sent to via email or post to:

Recruitment HR Department
Daisy Chain
Calf Fallow Farm
Calf Fallow Lane
TS20 1PF

CVs must be accompanied by a Daisy Chain application form. Applications will not be processed without a Daisy Chain application form.