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Autism Outreach Worker
Autism Outreach Workers support children and young people, aged 4 to 18, with an autistic spectrum condition, to help realise their dreams and ambitions including participating in community activities. In doing so, parents get a break from their caring responsibilities.
An Autism Outreach Worker will:
Develop, alongside the child, or young person (and family) a person centered plan which will identify individual needs and aspirations and how these can best be met.
Identify and support age appropriate social and play activities for children, using applicable developmental and sensory tools, in an individual or group setting
Support the development of social, communication, advocacy and life skills in young people. Provide opportunities for children, young people and parents to become more involved in the ‘everyday’ by accessing community activities and developing friendships
Provide parents with practical and emotional support as well as information and advice
Provide programmes of activities during school holidays which include siblings
Build resilience and peer support through the development of a parent network
- At least six months experience of supporting children / young people with a learning disability, acquired brain injury or autistic spectrum condition in a paid or voluntary capacity
- At least six months experience of planning, organising and implementing activities for children and young people
- The ability to travel independently. Positive Futures defines this as being a car driver and holder of a full and valid UK Drivers Licence and having access to a form of transport which will permit the applicant to meet the responsibilities of the role
If you can provide a commitment to put the people we support first, we can give you:
A competitive hourly rate of pay
4% Employer pension contribution
Generous holiday allowance, increasing with length of service
Enhanced sickness and maternity / paternity pay
Perks discount card
(benefits and entitlements are based on Terms and Conditions of Employment and eligibility requirements)
 This criterion may be waived for those applicants unable to meet it due to having a disability
Please contact Kellie Ewing if you have any queries.
2b Park Drive
Interviews are scheduled to take place virtually via Microsoft Teams on Monday 15 March 2021.
If you are successful at interview you will be required to undertake an Enhanced AccessNI check, including a search of the Adult and / or Children’s Barred Lists. NISCC registration is also required.