Community Outreach Worker

Working with 14-25 year olds on the autism spectrum in Oxfordshire

This is an exciting time for us and we are seeking a highly experienced, committed, warm and energetic individual to support 14-25 year olds on the autism spectrum and their parent/carers. This is a new post and will involve networking, linking with external professionals, identifying areas of need both in children’s and adult services, and assisting the Project Manager to develop services and training./

Salary: £26,276 with 3% increased scheduled for September 2013
Contract: Contract until August 2014, with extension expected, subject to funding
Closing Date: 9th December 2012

Secondment may be considered.

The main duties of the post include:

  • To deliver information, advice and support to young people aged 14-25 on the autism spectrum, and their parents/carers.
  • To conduct a mapping exercise of adult services in Oxfordshire, network and work closely with the statutory, voluntary, and private sector.
  • To assess, refer and support young people to access leisure activities, training, befriending, mentoring schemes, employment, housing, and other services.

Applicants must have experience of working with young people on the autism spectrum, as well as parents / carers, and networking and liaising with professionals. Applicants should have a relevant qualification and/or experience in at least one of the following: education, social care, housing, employment or community work.

The successful candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to build and maintain good relationships with key local organisations. Good presentation skills and the ability to listen with empathy are required.

It is essential that the person appointed can communicate effectively with young people with autism, parents and professionals; can work effectively using their own initiative; can manage a full and varied case load, and can plan and evaluate their work.

Evening and weekend work will be required occasionally, subject to agreement with the post holder. You must be able to manage your own work load and diary. Flexible working hours and TOIL are permitted accordingly.

Previous applicants to our Transition Support Worker post need not apply.

Interviews are expected to be held on Wednesday 19th December 2012

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This post is part-funded by Oxfordshire County Council.


Youth Support Worker

Salary: £10 per hour
Days/Times: Wednesday evenings 6pm – 9:30pm plus additional 0.75 hours provided for planning and training. Total 4.25 hours per week.
Location: St. Clements, Oxford.
Closing Date: 9th December 2012

This varied and rewarding role is based at our youth group for 16-21 year olds with Asperger’s Syndrome. We are looking for a reliable, enthusiastic person with experience of working with young people on the autism spectrum, and prepared to work evenings.

The group meets on a weekly basis and involves active participation & decision-making from the young people. The post holder will assist the Youth Group Coordinator to support the members to discuss and organise regular off-site activities; as well as providing support, and encouragement, and facilitating social skills during all sessions.

The Youth Group is closed during the Summer and Christmas school holidays.

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Download the Job Pack containing the following:

  • Information for Candidates
  • Job Description
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  • Equal Opportunities Monitoring form
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The job pack is a single .zip file containing the above documents. This may open a folder view showing the documents. If you have problems please email us.