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. 


Youth Group Coordinator (Wednesday evenings)

£13.20 per hour, 4.75 hours per week

Wednesdays, 6PM – 9:30PM, Term-time only. 

Cowley, Oxford

Closing Date:  Sunday 11 February 2024

A rewarding opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of 18 – 25 years olds. 

“Youth group helped me in my darkest times. It’s hard to imagine life without youth group. There has always been people to talk to if I am having a rough time, and I have made a lot of lifelong friends along the way.”

If you want to create a fun, social, nurturing, and empowering space for young autistic adults, then this job may be for you!

You will manage our well-established weekly youth group for young adults aged 18 – 25  who are autistic without a Learning Disability.

You will coordinate the youth group, lead 1 Youth Support Worker and a group of dedicated volunteers; support and enable young people, and organise activities – with assistance from staff and volunteers.

The youth group provides a relaxed space for members to chillout, socialise, discuss and organise activities and offsite trips, build confidence, social skills, friendships, and independence.  Typically, the members attend mainstream college or employment, are seeking independence, are engaging, creative, supportive of each other, and are autistic without a learning disability. They love attending our youth group because it’s their space to be themselves, socialise, go out and about, and be supported and heard by peers and staff.

Weekly working hours are Wednesdays 6PM  – 9:30PM, during school term-time only (39 weeks per year). An additional 1.25 hours per week is provided for planning, admin, occasional staff meetings, or training – this additional time may be accrued and used as & when needed.

Professional experience in leading group work with young people/adults is essential. The successful candidate must be able to nurture and enable young people on the autism spectrum, be a good leader, very organised, work responsibly using initiative, can model and encourage good social skills, and be mature with a sense of fun.

Closing Date: Sunday 11 February 2024. 

To Apply:
Please download the Job Description and refer to the job duties and person specification criteria.

If you have the skills and experience we are looking then please apply! 
Please submit a completed Application Form by the closing date: Sunday 11 February 2024. 

DOWNLOAD: JOB DESCRIPTION  Youth Group Coordinator (Wednesdays)  [The PDF will open in a window or download on your device. If you are using Google Chrome check your DOWNLOADS folder]

DOWNLOAD: APPLICATION FORM [The Word document will DOWNLOAD on your device please check your DOWNLOADS folder. If you have any difficulty accessing the document please CLICK HERE to EMAIL us ]



Saturday Youth Support Worker 

£11 per hour, 3.25 hours per week

Saturdays, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Term-time only.

Wolvercote, Oxford

Closing Date:  Monday 1 January 2024

A rewarding opportunity to make a difference at our well-established youth group for 8 -12-year-olds who are autistic without a learning disability. 

“The Saturday youth club makes such a big difference.  It gets Sam out early in a weekend and sets the tone for the rest of the weekend.  It gives us as parents a break so we can plan or just do life admin.  And importantly it helps Sam socialize, make friends and build self-esteem.  You are always welcoming and make such an impact on the children’s well-being with your care and enthusiasm”
Parent of youth group member

If you want to help create a fun, social, nurturing, and inspiring space for autistic children, then this job may be for you!

You will assist the Youth Group Coordinator to deliver weekly youth group sessions including supporting children and assisting with planning and running activities.  The youth group provides a relaxed space for members to play, chillout, socialise, organise activities and offsite trips, and build confidence, social skills, and friendships.  Typically, the members are playful, engaging, creative, and are autistic without a learning disability. They love attending our youth group because it’s their space to be themselves, socialise, play,  and make friends. They need support managing social situations, group play, and emotions.

Weekly working hours are Saturdays 9:30AM to 12:30PM during school term-time only (39 weeks per year). An additional 15 minutes per week is provided for planning, occasional staff meetings, or training – this additional time may be accrued and used as & when needed.

The successful candidate must be able to support children on the autism spectrum, be punctual and reliable, work responsibly using initiative as well as a team, can model and encourage social skills, and have a sense of fun and be able to participate in play activities. Professional experience in working with children in a group setting is essential.

Closing Date:  Monday 1 January 2024

To Apply:
Please download the Job Description and refer to the job duties and person specification criteria. If you have the skills and experience we are looking for we would love to hear from you!

We require a completed application form. Please submit a completed Application Form by the closing date.   

Please click the link to download the form. If you use Google Chrome, the download will be placed in the download folder which can be accessed using the download symbol in the browser site bar. Alternatively right click the link and open in a new tab.

DOWNLOAD: JOB DESCRIPTION – Saturday Youth Support Worker   (The PDF will open / download on your device. If you are using Google Chrome check your DOWNLOADS folder)

DOWNLOAD: APPLICATION FORM  [The Word document will DOWNLOAD on your device, please check your DOWNLOADS folder. If you have any difficulty accessing the document please CLICK HERE to EMAIL us ]



Youth Support Workers (Casual staff) 

£11 per hour

Casual work. Flexible work – you choose your work from the dates we offer! 

– Summer and Easter school holidays – Various dates and locations across Oxfordshire
– Term-time –
Wednesday/Friday evenings and/or Saturday mornings at youth groups in Oxford.


We are looking for enthusiastic Youth Support Workers to support young people who are autistic without a Learning Disability.
Work is flexible and is offered during Summer and Easter school holidays as well as term-time.

  • Summer and Easter school holidays: Join our staff team at our holiday activities – providing fun activities such as gaming, horse-riding, arts and crafts, laser tag, bowling, and ice skating.  You will be supporting young people who are aged 8 – 17, fun-loving, engaging and are autistic without a Learning Disability.
    Hours are Monday – Friday, at various times and locations. You will be provided with our Easter/Summer programme, asked for your availability and preference, and allocated work accordingly.
  • Term-time – occasional evenings and/or Saturday mornings: To cover staff at our youth groups. Our youth groups are well established and young people enjoy sociable and friendly weekly sessions, led by experienced staff and supported by volunteers. Locations are in Oxford and Wolvercote.
    Hours are Weds and Friday evenings and Saturday mornings – when needed.

Professional experience in working with young people in a group setting is essential. It is essential that you can communicate effectively with young autistic people, have good social skills, are able to participate in play and leisure activities, and can work effectively using your own initiative as well as in a team

Closing Date: We are always looking for support workers to join our team – so there is no closing date. Please apply at any time. We are particularly keen to receive applications between January and April for consideration for Easter and Summer holiday work.   

To Apply:
Please download the Job Description and refer to the job duties and person specification criteria. If you have the skills and experience we are looking for we would love to hear from you!

Please submit a completed Application Form.

Please click the link to download the form. If you use Google Chrome, the download will be placed in the download folder which can be accessed using the download symbol in the browser site bar. Alternatively right click the link and open in a new tab.

DOWNLOAD: Job Description  – Casual Support Worker  (The PDF will open / download on your device. If you are using Google Chrome check your DOWNLOADS folder)

DOWNLOAD: APPLICATION FORM   [The Word document will DOWNLOAD on your device, please check your DOWNLOADS folder. If you have any difficulty accessing the document please CLICK HERE to EMAIL us ]



TO APPLY   

Please download the relevant Job Description and if you match the skills and experience we are looking for then please do apply.
Applicants must complete an Application Form and email it to Gita Lobo, Chief Executive Officer, Email: gita@afso.org.uk  

Enquiries: If you have a specific query about a vacancy, or have difficulty accessing the Job Description or Application Form, please contact Gita Lobo, Chief Executive Officer, Email: gita@afso.org.uk Tel: 07929 379125



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