Jobs

We are a small charity employing about 30 staff, although many staff just work a few hours each month.

We offer sector-comparable salaries, a positive working environment and a commitment to the personal growth and development of our employees.

When we have vacancies they will be advertised on this website.

Autism Berkshire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults with autism and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. Due to the nature of our services, successful candidates for a number of posts will be subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks, along with other relevant employment checks.

Applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK.

Please note that Autism Berkshire requests no contact from agencies or media sales in relation to any vacancies advertised on this page.

Current vacancies

Parent Support Worker

Description

Autism Berkshire is a leading charity and services provider, dedicated to helping autistic people living in the county, and their families, improve their health and wellbeing, along with their sense of security and quality of life.

The Position

We are looking for someone with experience of working in a family support role and experience of autism, whether personal or professional, to run workshops, support groups and drop-in advice sessions across Berkshire for parents and carers while they are waiting for an autism assessment for their children, after they have received a diagnosis of autism or if they are in difficulties. Autism Berkshire currently delivers the National Autistic Society (NAS) Seminars for Families programme at its workshops.

A detailed knowledge of autism and of health, social and voluntary sector services in Berkshire are essential and previous experience working in the voluntary sector would be an advantage.

The role is home-based but the successful applicant will need access to a car and be able to travel to workshop venues across Berkshire.

The successful applicant will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Hours and Remuneration

The post is offered on a zero hours contract basis at a rate of £11.26 per hour, for a fixed term until March 31, 2019, with the possibility of renewal, subject to funding.

How to Apply

Download the job description and person specification and an application form using the links below.

All applications must be made using our form. CVs will not be accepted.

Please note that we are happy to arrange an informal visit to our office, prior to application, to discuss the role. If interested in taking up this offer, please email ceo@autismberkshire.org.uk or call 01189 594 594.

Click here to download the Parent Support Worker job description and person specification

Click here to download the Autism Berkshire job application form

Please send completed application forms by email to admin@autismberkshire.org.uk

In the subject line of your email please put ‘Application for Parent Support Worker at Autism Berkshire’.

Applications can also be posted to us at: Autism Berkshire, 40 Caversham Road, Reading, RG1 8EQ.

All applications must be received at our office by noon on Friday, November 2.

Interviews will be held in the week starting Monday, November 5.

Expected start date: The expected start date is ASAP.