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 look forward to hearing from you!


Current Vacancies

 

Saturday Youth Group Coordinator  

£11.88 per hour, 3.75 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: Friday 21 June 2019           Interviews: Saturday 29 June 2019

We are looking for a creative, organised and inspiring Youth Group Coordinator to lead our youth group for 8 – 12  year olds with Asperger Syndrome/Higher Functioning Autism. You will be responsible for running the youth group, planning and organising activities, line manage two Youth Support Workers and team of volunteers, produce quarterly reports, and liaise with parent/carers, and our family support staff.

Working hours are Saturdays 9:30am – 12:30pm term-time only (39 weeks) as well as an additional 0.75 hours per week for planning, or attending periodic staff meetings or training.

If you have at least 2 years’ experience of leading group activities with young people with autism, are a motivating leader, have excellent organising skills, and are reliable – we would like to hear from you!

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

To Apply: See ‘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: Friday 21 June 2019       Interviews: Saturday 29 June 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 at least 2 years’ experience of supporting young people with autism, enjoy working with young people 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 ‘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: Friday 21 June 2019       Interviews: Weds 6 July 2019, 6:30pm – 9:30pm  

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 at least 2 years’ experience of supporting young people with autism, 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 ‘To Apply for any post’ section below  


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.

Experience of working with young people on the autism spectrum is essential.

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

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 YSW) 

Closing Date: Rolling recruitment but early application is advised as work is available during Summer 2018

 


To apply for any post

Please download and refer to the Job Description and Person Specification  If you meet the required criteria please submit a fully completed Application Form together with Equal Opportunities form.

Please note:

  • Applicants will be subject to a DBS check, and require 2 satisfactory references.
  • CVs will not be accepted

Documents will download / open in Word: 

 Application Form
 Equal Opportunitites Form

We prefer applicators 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.

 

 


Previous vacancies 


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.