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 are as follows:

Helpline Services Supervisor – Reading

Description

Autism Berkshire is a leading charity and services provider, dedicated to helping people with autism, and their families, improve their health and wellbeing along with their sense of security.

The Position

We are looking for a skilled individual to co-ordinate and manage the Autism Berkshire Helpline and to co-ordinate our Benefits Service, which is expanding to provide support to individuals attending assessments and tribunals, and contribute to new projects and funding proposals.

Our Helpline is the only autism-specific service of its kind in Berkshire and is available between 10am and 1pm from Monday to Friday, except bank holidays, and also handles enquiries by email and via our website.

Candidate Profile

Autism Berkshire is specifically looking to recruit an individual with an understanding of autism spectrum conditions (ASC), significant experience of delivering first contact and/or brief support/advice/information services (eg helpline and online support services) and experience in the Education/Health/Social Care/Voluntary/Community/Faith sectors and a good understanding of the issues affecting VCFS organisations.

Remuneration

The position offers 24 hours’ work per week, over four days, at a rate of £14.45 per hour, on a fixed-term contract basis until 31st March 2018, with a planned extension to 2019, subject to funding. The role is based at our office in Richfield Avenue, Reading.

How to Apply

Download a job description and person specification for this post and an application form using the links below.

Job description

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 Helpline Services Supervisor job’.

Applications can also be posted to us at Autism Berkshire, 7 Richfield Place, 12 Richfield Avenue, Reading, RG1 8EQ.

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday, October 20, 2017, with interviews on a date to be arranged.

Expected Start Date

The expected start date is as soon as possible.

Reading Games Club Youth Club Leader

Description

Autism Berkshire is a leading charity and services provider, dedicated to helping people with autism, and their families, improve their health and wellbeing along with their sense of security.

The Position

We are seeking an enthusiastic and active Youth Club Leader to run our Reading Games Club. Experience working in youth social clubs is preferred.

The main purpose of the role is to plan and run games, group exercises and activities for children aged 8 to 15 with an autism spectrum condition, and supporting children and teenagers who may not be taking part in the main group tasks, either playing board games or assisting with arts and crafts activities in the quiet area. The group leader is also responsible for supervising two staff members and two volunteers, maintaining accurate records and undertaking other tasks as required by the CEO for the efficient running of the group.

Candidate Profile

Autism Berkshire is specifically looking to recruit an individual with an understanding of autism spectrum conditions (ASC) and of supporting children with special needs, who is reliable and able to use their initiative.

Remuneration

The position offers 10 hours’ work per month at a rate of £11.04 per hour, on a fixed-term contract basis until 31st March 2018. The Reading Games Club meets fortnightly on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month during school terms, between 2pm and 4pm at Emmer Green Youth & Community Centre. The postholder will be on duty at the venue from 1.30pm to 4.30pm, to set up for sessions and tidy up afterwards. The remaining hours each month are allocated for administrative duties.

How to Apply

Download a job description and person specification for this post and an application form using the links below.

Job description

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 Reading Games Club Youth Group leader job’.

Applications can also be posted to us at Autism Berkshire, 7 Richfield Place, 12 Richfield Avenue, Reading, RG1 8EQ.

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday, October 20, 2017, with interviews on a date to be arranged.

Expected Start Date

The expected start date is as soon as possible.

Wokingham Youth Group Youth Worker

Description

Autism Berkshire is a leading charity and services provider, dedicated to helping people with autism, and their families, improve their health and wellbeing along with their sense of security.

The Position

We are seeking an enthusiastic and active youth worker to help run our Wokingham Youth Group. Experience working in youth sports and social clubs is preferred.

The main purpose of the role is to support the group leader in facilitating and joining in group exercises and sports activities, along with working independently supporting children and teenagers who may not be taking part in the main group tasks, either playing board games or assisting with arts and crafts activities in the quiet area.

Please note that the post will require you to be on duty for approximately 3 hours for each session, inclusive of set-up and tidying-away time.

The Wokingham Youth Group meets twice a month on the first and third Saturdays of the month during school terms between 1.15pm and 3.15pm, with members of staff working from 12.45pm to 3.45pm. Meetings are held at the Wokingham Youth Centre.

Candidate Profile

Autism Berkshire is looking to recruit an individual with an understanding of autism spectrum conditions (ASC) and of supporting children with special needs, who is reliable and able to use their initiative.

Remuneration

The position offers 3 hours’ work per session at a rate of £8.83 per hour, on a fixed-term contract basis until 31st March 2018.

How to Apply

Download a job description and person specification for this post and an application form using the links below.

Job description

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 Youth Worker job at Wokingham Youth Group’.

Applications can also be posted to us at Autism Berkshire, 7 Richfield Place, 12 Richfield Avenue, Reading, RG1 8EQ.

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday, October 20, 2017, with interviews on a date to be arranged.

Expected Start Date

The expected start date is as soon as possible.