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Job | Temporary

Autism Outreach Worker

Positive Futures

Carer Professions
£9.36 per hour
AUTISM OUTREACH WORKER Autism Outreach Service – Derry / Londonderry Temporary contract expected to end 30 June 2021 15 hours per week, including administration duties £9.36 per hour

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


Essential criteria


  • 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



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

Loyalty benefits

Perks discount card


(benefits and entitlements are based on Terms and Conditions of Employment and eligibility requirements)


[1] This criterion may be waived for those applicants unable to meet it due to having a disability

Closing Date

Monday / 08 March 2021 11:59pm

Contact Details

Please contact Kellie Ewing if you have any queries.

2b Park Drive
BT20 4JZ
United Kingdom

More Information

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.