STAFF VACANCIES- We are recruiting!

We are looking for experienced and motivated staff to join our team.

Our ethos is to nurture, enable, and inspire young people with autism  – if you can do the same – we want to hear from you!


Current Vacancies 

 

Casual Support Workers

£10 per hour
Flexible work available during Summer and Easter school holidays, plus occasional evenings and Saturdays during term time.
Various locations in Oxford, Abingdon, and across Oxfordshire

We are looking for enthusiastic Casual Support Workers to assist with our Holiday Activities for 8-17 year olds with Asperger Syndrome/higher functioning autism.  You will support young people to participate in activities, assist with running activities, and facilitate social skills and friendships.

Activities run during Summer and Easter school holidays. Working hours and locations vary.

Occasional work will also be available at our youth groups during term time on Wednesday evenings, Thursday evenings, and Saturday mornings.

Experience of working with young people with autism or additional needs is essential.

If you can support young people with autism, have strong social skills, are able to participate in play and leisure activities, and can work effectively using your own initiative and as a team – we would love to hear from you!

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification (a PDF will open):
 Job Description and Criteria (Casual Support Worker) 

Closing Date: Summer work is available – Please apply as soon as possible.
Rolling recruitment

To Apply: See the ‘To Apply for any post’ section below  


Saturday Youth Support Worker   

£10 per hour, 3.25 hours per week

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Yoga FREE classes

Yoga 

FREE yoga classes!

For families living with autism

 

Saturdays, 10am -11am
at Yoga Quota
based at Turl Street Kitchen, Oxford
16 Turl Street, Oxford Town Centre, OX1 3DH

We will be using the Yoga Room upstairs

Classes are kindly offered FREE of charge by Yoga Quota

 

The classes provide a relaxed style of yoga in a small group.

No yoga experience is necessary, and yoga mats are provided.
Yoga is generally good for health and can help alleviate anxiety.Come and try a relaxed and nurturing class!

 

  • Classes are available to people with autism and/or their family members.· Participants must be aged 14 and over.·
  • All under 18s and adults who need support must initially come with a responsible guardian so that we can assess their needs. It may be possible for them to attend
    future classes independently, if mutually agreed.
  • There is no crèche facility and classes are not suitable for unsupervised children or  non-participating children or adults.
  • There is no on-site parking.  Metered parking and car parks are available in the town centre. We recommend public transport and the Park and Ride.

 

Bookings and enquires:
Please email Anne, the yoga teacher, with any queries. To book a place please email Anne with the details of the people who wish to attend (their name, age, and any diagnosis), and the date(s) you want to book.Email: anne@yogaquota.comNOTE: After your first class, we prefer that you continue to email Anne to book classes.  You can also attend without booking but please first go online to yogaquota.com and check the Book Now page to check the class is running (cancelled sessions are rare and will be in red with a line through it).

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!! Flash mob !!

!! Flash mob!!
Saturday 2 April 2016

12:45pm

Bonn Square, Oxford town centre
(opposite the Westgate Centre)

Every year on World Autism Awareness Day we burst into action in Oxford town centre!!

 This year we are getting funky to pop tune Uptown Funk!

Participants WANTED!

Join in, or just come to watch, our simple and cheerful dance!

The dance has been choreographed by
Tanya’s School of Dance (TSOD) based in Thame – huge thanks to Kerry Williams and her dancers! The TSOD dance troupe will lead the flash mob …..
so everyone else can copy and follow! Simple

Learn the moves! 

Click HERE to view the flash mob video
… and get dancing!

Turn up on the day with your friends & family and join in!!
We recommend you arrive at Bonn Square by 12:40pm – so you dont miss it!

 

For details of our all our Brain Dancing events for World Autism Awareness Day, and for enquiries click HERE . .

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