Resources for Autism is dependent on people like you getting involved in our work. There are a number of ways you can help us. You could offer your time. Most of our volunteers commit to approx 4 hours a week to support a family. Others may help in the office or with fundraising. If you have a particular skill you would like to offer such as gardening or painting and decorating or D.I.Y. we may need you on an occasional basis. Not got the time to volunteer? Then we are always very grateful to receive financial support. We are also recruiting for enthusiastic and talented paid support workers. Read on to find out more.
We are always looking for that special person. We pride ourselves on the mix of people we employ, not only those with formal qualifications but those who have first hand experience of Autism themselves. Explore job descriptions to find out more about our latest vacancies.
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– Support Worker
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– One to One Support Worker (London or West Midlands) (see below job description)
POST: ONE TO ONE SUPPORT WORKER
LOCATION: Various in London and West Midlands
GRADE: Part time £9.52 per hour including holiday allowance plus pension during probation rising to £10.34 on satisfactory completion of probation.
Full time, 37.5 hours £17,500 rising to £18,000 following successful completion of probation plus 5 weeks holiday and pension.
Both roles will include weekend and evening work. A minimum is one weekend day every week.
Resources for Autism is a dynamic charity with nearly 20 years of experience providing high quality autism services. We are a professional organisation with a strong commitment to training and staff retention. We expect the highest standards from our team and in return offer excellent long-term prospects. Our approach is holistic and person centered and we encourage staff to use all the skills they have to ensure our service users maximise their potential and have the most fun they can.
We are looking for flexible, compassionate, enthusiastic support staff able to work alone and as part of a small team. Working with children, teenagers and adults across the spectrum, our specialism is those whose behaviour may challenge others. You will need to be up to that challenge! You must have some experience of autism and/or profound learning difficulty and/or behaviour that can be difficult. We expect our team to be non-judgemental and to work in partnership with parents and carers where appropriate.
We are looking for staff across London and the West Midlands and you must be willing to travel within your region. We pay for travel time between jobs and try to get jobs as near as possible to each other in any given day. Most work is at the weekend and in the evenings.
A typical week might include working one to one with an adult in the community on a Saturday, getting a youngster to a play club after school, working with an active teenager two evenings a week and helping get someone up and out of bed and into school one morning a week. The work is as variable and exciting as our staff are.
We have an intensive probation period and some people do not pass this but if you do, the prospects for promotion and growing with the organisation are very good.
To apply use the application form above.
Volunteering with us
Volunteers are a crucial part of Resources for Autism, and make a huge contribution to Reach Out and other areas of our work. Volunteering for us is fun and rewarding but is hard work.
We support people of different ages, races and genders on the autistic spectrum and with our volunteers engage with families so they can have a short term break.
We welcome volunteers from all walks of life, nationalities and ages (18+), but with one thing in common, the desire to help families who have a child, teenager or adult with autism.
Reach Out Volunteering Flyer
Apply here for London
Apply here for West Midlands
Autism Community Volunteering
Autism Community Volunteering is an RfA project for adults with High Functioning Autism or Aspergers to work in voluntary placements that will benefit both themselves and the ASC Community.
Some individuals may not be able to obtain paid employment due to a mental health condition or anxiety – the Autism Community Volunteering Service offers you the opportunity to do something that is exciting, fulfilling and a great experience, without the added pressure that paid work can bring.
We already have a number of volunteers who are on the Autistic Spectrum; this service ensures that we can offer volunteering opportunities to others individuals with ASC.
We are aiming to place individuals in Volunteering positions with:
- Families with a child or an isolated adult diagnosed with ASC (to provide support).
- Organisations that provide support to children/adults with ASC in an administrative office based role.
- Groups offering support to others with an ASC.
- Organisations that provide support to the local community (not specifically Autism focused/specific) e.g. a soup kitchen/drop in centre. Etc.
For more information or to talk to someone contact: firstname.lastname@example.org