Job opportunities

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.

  • POST: AUTISM WORKER
  • LOCATION: Various in London and West Midlands
  • GRADE I: Part time
  • From £9.64 per hour including holiday allowance plus pension during probation rising to £10.49 on satisfactory completion of probation (location dependent).
  • GRADE II: Full time
  • 37.5 hours £17,500 rising to £18,000 following successful completion of probation plus 5 weeks holiday and pension. Excellent opportunities for promotion for the right staff!

Both roles will include weekend and evening work. A minimum is one weekend day every week.

Resources for Autism is a dynamic charity with over 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 a probation period and if you pass, there are good prospects for promotion and growing with the organisation.