Jobs

We are a small charity employing about 20 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

Benefits Service Caseworker

Autism Berkshire has a job vacancy for a part-time Benefits Service Caseworker to assist our Benefits Service Manager Kevin Jackson and work with autistic people and their families to help them access welfare benefits.

The role will involve delivering one-to-one advice and benefits workshops, handling telephone enquiries, administration and the scheduling of appointments, workshops, benefit assessments and appeal hearings.

The role is based at our office in Reading town centre but the successful applicant will be expected to help provide benefits advice at outreach sessions in Slough on occasion.

The job is suitable for volunteers who have experience of providing welfare advice and are looking for a paid role.

Specialist training to act as a benefits adviser will be provided, as necessary.

Knowledge of the benefits system and of autism is essential. Previous experience in the charity sector would be helpful.

This post is offered on an 18 hours per week contract basis at a rate of £11.54 per hour, initially until March 31, 2020, with an expected extension, subject to funding.

Click here for a full job description and person specification.

Click here to download an application form.

Completed application forms should be emailed to admin@autismberkshire.org.uk or sent by post to 40 Caversham Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7EB.

We encourage informal visits 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.

  • Applications will close at noon on Friday, September 27, with interviews taking place on Monday, October 7.