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

Hours: Saturdays 9:30am – 12:30pm Term Time only, plus additional planning time. 

Location: Wolvercote, Oxford.   Start Date: September 2019

Closing Date: Monday 22 July 2019        

We are looking for a playful, creative and energetic Youth Support Worker to join our youth group for 8 – 12 year olds with Asperger Syndrome/Higher Functioning Autism. You will support the Youth Group Coordinator to plan and run activities and support youth group members to participate and enjoy the sessions.  

Working hours are Saturdays 9:30am – 12:30pm term-time only (39 weeks) as well as additional time for planning, or attending periodic staff meetings or training. Experience of working with young people on the autism spectrum is essential. 

Applicants should have experience of supporting children/young people, enjoy working with young people in a play setting, and have a sense of fun.    

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

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


Youth Support Worker (Weds evenings)  

£10  per hour, 4 hours per week

Hours: Wednesdays 6PM – 9:30PM Term Time only, plus additional planning time. 

Location: Headington, Oxford.   Start Date: September 2019

Closing Date: Monday 22 July 2019         

We are looking for a nurturing, committed and inspiring Youth Support Worker to support 16 – 25 year olds with Asperger’s Syndrome/Higher Functioning Autism. You will assist the Youth Group Coordinator to run the youth group; assist with organising onsite and offsite activities; support the young people to participate and enjoy the sessions and facilitate peer support.  

Working hours are Wednesdays 6pm – 9:30pm term-time only (39 weeks) as well as an additional 0.5 hours per week for planning, staff meetings or training.

Applicants should have experience of supporting young people/adults, and able to nurture and enable young adults.     

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

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


 

To apply for any post

 

Please download the Job Description of the post and refer to the Person Specification.  If you have the skills and experience we are looking for please submit a fully completed Application Form together with Equal Opportunities form.

Please note:

  • CVs will not be accepted
  • All offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory DBS check, and 2 references. 

Documents will download / open in Word: 

 Application Form
 Equal Opportunitites Form

We prefer applications to be sent by email.
Please email applications to Gita Lobo, Chief Executive Officer:  gita@afso.org.uk

For enquiries about any post please contact Gita Lobo, Chief Executive Officer, by email: gita@afso.org.uk  or  phone 07929 379125.

We look forward to hearing from you!  

 


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Freelance Trainers required

We are looking for freelance trainers to join our team of trainers.

Position:   Freelance Trainer

Location:   Various venues across Oxfordshire available. To include Oxford, Didcot, Banbury, Bicester and Witney.

Pay rate:    £780 per course.

Hours:        Part time, various weekday mornings or evenings, with additional planning time.

Contract:   Self-employed

We are looking for trainers to help us deliver courses for parent/carers who have a child on the autism spectrum. The courses include All Things Autism post diagnosis course, and Challenging Behaviour and Autism, commissioned by Oxford Health Foundation NHS Trust.

There will be approximately 19 courses on offer per annum, including 6 evening courses. All trainers will be provided with a programme of courses and have the choice to agree to deliver specific courses. It is expected that trainers agree to lead one or several courses, and will lead each course in its entirety.

Courses will run on various days, Monday to Friday, term time only. The majority of courses are held in mornings, plus six evening courses. Typically, a course is 6 weeks, consisting of a 2 ½ hour weekly session, plus additional planning and setup time.

We will provide the course content and instructions. Each trainer will shadow our current trainers and become familiar with the course content and format, before delivering a course

To express an interest and apply:

Please refer to the Specification and Criteria document and submit a statement evidencing how you meet the specification and essential criteria. Your response should be no longer than three A4 sheets. Please submit your statement by email to Gita Lobo, Chief Executive Officer at gita@afso.org.uk

 Specification and Criteria

Closing date: We require applications by 9am on Tuesday 7th August 2018 for interviews due to be held on 23rd August 2018.  We encourage early responses. Please note, the opportunity may remain open until we enrol suitable candidates.

Interview date: Interviews will be held on Thursday 23rd August 2018.

Commencement date: We intend to commence induction from 28th August 2018 onwards, by arrangement. Courses will be available for induction and shadowing from Thursday 6th September 2018 onwards.

For queries about the opportunity please contact:  Gita Lobo, Chief Executive Officer,
Autism Family Support Oxfordshire, Tel: 07929 379125   Email: gita@afso.org.uk

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