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WE ARE HIRING

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Opportunities to join our award-winning team!

We are looking for people to join our highly regarded team to nurture, enable & inspire young people. 


Activity Coordinator   

£26,000  (or pro rata if part-time)

35 hours per week (we may consider a part-time job share working minimum 16 hours per week). 

Office hours, and occasional evenings and Saturdays which are flexible and for which Time Off in Lieu (TOIL) is provided. You are required to work during the Easter school holidays, and at least 4 weeks during the Summer school holidays

Location: Our office in Abingdon, or working from home with at least one day a week in our office in Abingdon. Plus occasional visits to our youth groups and activities across Oxfordshire. Flexibility and own vehicle is required. 

Closing Date:  Sunday 10 December 2023

“The AFSO holiday activities are a lifeline and provide my son with friends and help him develop confidence and social skills. We could not do without this amazing team!

A great opportunity to join our award-winning team and to deliver and develop activities for young people who are autistic without a learning disability.

The role is responsible for organising and delivering our Summer and Easter holiday activities , as well as managing the development of our youth groups. The job requires exceptional organisational skills, a proactive nature, creativity, a good team leader, experience of running group work with young people, and a sense of fun.

This rewarding opportunity will suit someone who is creative and takes initiative, is exceptionally organised, can build effective partnerships and is a good team leader.
This role requires experience of running group work with young people.

You will be required to work during the Easter school holidays, and … Read more »

Oxfordshire Autism Alert Cards

FREE Credit card sized Autism Alert Cards

for under 18’s – see below if you want a card for an adult

For those with a  child with autism you may already been in a position where you have had to explain the nature of autism and its associated behaviours.

The FREE credit card sized Autism Alert Card can be carried at all times and can be displayed if you or your child/young person are in a situation where you cannot easily explain about the condition or you need assistance.

The card will also assist any police or emergency service to identify that they are engaging with someone who has autism.

The Oxfordshire Alert Cards gives:

  • Basic information about autism.
  • Cardholders name.
  • Names and telephone numbers of 2 emergency contacts (this could be a family member, carer or friend).

Ways to use the Card

  • Carry your card whenever you go out
  • Show your alert card when you need help or to give an explanation
  • Show the card to NHS staff, police etc to tell them your child/you are on the spectrum
  • Show the card to relevant people when you need assistance.

To obtain one of these cards

We have secured some funding, so currently the card is completely free and we provide the postage and packaging (this may change in the future).

Please email us at info@afso.org.uk and include the following information:

Name of Child

Child’s Date of birth

Your name

Your Postal Address (including postcode)

District Council area: SODC, VOWH, Cherwell, West or City

For more information     Oxfordshire Autism Alert Card 

If you want a card for an adult, please contact: OAADSS, Autism at Kingwood, Baptist House Office, 129 Broadway, Didcot, OX11 8XD

Future Events

Training Courses for parent/carers

  • Autism and behaviour we find challenging  
  • Other – bespoke training

Training Courses for professionals  

  • Autism Awareness
  • Other bespoke training – let us know what you want

Details of forthcoming events are sent by EMAIL to all parents and professionals on our mailing list, and posted on our website.  If you are not sure if you are registered with us or have changed your email address please email us.

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Contact us to request training

We offer bespoke training on request for parents or professionals, such as Social Skills, Autism Awareness, Social Stories and other strategies, Sensory Processing, Sexuality Awareness and more.  Email us with details of your request.

**Summer Activities 2023**

 

BOOKINGS CLOSED

Summer Activities 2023

Summer is on its way and our Activities are back.

Join us this Summer for fun and friendships and maybe try something new.

Check out our
Summer Newsletter
for full details

!! EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS!!

  is

Saturday 8th July 2023

 

Click the Newsletter and Application Form links below
(opens in separate  PDF and Word documents):

2023 AFSO Summer Newsletter

2023 AFSO Summer Application Form

 

 

If you have any queries about the activities please contact us 

on activities@afso.org.uk 07947 349655

We know our Activities do not cater for everyone, as we are limited by funding. However, several other groups run activities during school holidays and term time. For details of what is available across Oxfordshire check out the Oxfordshire County Council
Local Offer website  and Family Information Directory
A list of Short Break Providers in Oxfordshire can be found here

 

From befrienders to youth club workers and occasional helpers at events, Autism Family Support Oxfordshire relies on people like you giving their time.