Autism Family Support Oxfordshire are hiring


Autism Family Support Oxfordshire are hiring!
Rewarding opportunities in YOUTH WORK

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  • Youth Support Worker (Wednesday evenings)
  • Activity Coordinator (Full-time or Part-time)
  • Casual Support Workers (occasional Wednesday/Friday evenings, Saturday mornings, and/or Easter and Summer school holidays)

:eyes: And we will soon be advertising a FULL TIME specialist post - watch out for news!

***** VACANCIES*****

Youth Support Worker (Wednesdays)

£11 per hour, 4 hours per week
Wednesdays, 6PM – 9:30PM, Term-time only
Cowley, Oxford

"It has helped to build up my confidence to go out more .
It has helped me to talk to people more and I’m making more friends.
The staff and the volunteers understand me" .
(Youth group member)

You will assist the Youth Group Coordinator to run our well-established youth group for 16 – 21 year olds who are autistic without a learning disability, independent, and awesome.
Our youth group is their space to chill out, socialise, chat, be listened to, and organise off-site trips. It’s a small nurturing group with up to 25 members.

Weekly hours are Wednesdays 6PM – 9:30PM, term-time only, plus an additional 0.5 hours per week is provided for planning, occasional staff meetings, or training. This additional time may be accrued and used as and when needed. .
Closing Date: Sunday 17th September 2023 but early applications are welcome.
For the Job Description and an Application Form please visit our website:

Activity Coordinator
35 hours per week (we may consider a part-time job share working minimum 16 hours per week). Office hours, and occasional evenings and Saturdays which are flexible and for which Time Off in Lieu (TOIL) is provided. You are required to work during the Easter school holidays, and at least 4 weeks during the Summer school holidays
Location: Our office in Abingdon, or working from home with at least one day a week in our office in Abingdon. Plus occasional visits to our youth groups and activities across Oxfordshire.
Flexibility and own vehicle is required.

“The AFSO holiday activities are a lifeline and provide my son with
friends and help him develop confidence and social skills.
We could not do without this amazing team!

The role is responsible for organising and delivering our Summer and Easter holiday activities , as well as managing the development of our youth groups. The job requires exceptional organisational skills, a proactive nature, creativity, a good team leader, experience of running group work with young people, and a sense of fun.
You will be required to work during the Easter school holidays, and at least 4 weeks during the Summer school holidays.

Closing Date: Monday 30th October 2023.
For the Job Description and an Application Form please visit our website:

Casual work: Youth Support Workers
£11 per hour

We are looking for enthusiastic Youth Support Workers to support young people who are autistic without a learning disability.
Flexible work is offered during:

  • Summer and Easter school holidays : Join our holiday activities team – providing fun activities including video gaming, horse-riding, arts and crafts, laser tag, and ice skating. Hours are Monday - Friday, at various times and locations. You will be sent the programme of Easter/Summer Activities, asked for your availability on each date, and allocated work accordingly.
  • Term-time - occasional evenings and/or Saturday mornings:
    To cover staff at our youth groups. Our youth groups are well established and each group has approximately 18 young people enjoying sociable and fun sessions, led by experienced staff and supported by volunteers. Locations are in Oxford and Wolvercote.

Professional experience of working with young people in a group setting is essential. It is essential that you can communicate effectively with young autistic people, have good social skills, are able to participate in play and leisure activities, and can work effectively using your own initiative as well as in a team.

Closing Date: We are always looking for causal staff to join our team. Apply at any time. For the Job Description and an Application Form please visit our website:

If you have the experience and skills we are looking for - we would love to hear from you!
For full Job Descriptions and an Application Form please visit our website:

Or volunteer!
Volunteering at our youth groups is a brilliant way to gain experience of youth work – or use your established skills & experience to support young people.
We are always in need of volunteers – so visit our website for details:

Best wishes

Gita Lobo
Chief Executive Officer

Autism Family Support Oxfordshire
Abingdon Community Support Service, Crabtree Place, off Audlett Drive, Abingdon, OX14 3GD

T: 07929 379125 (Direct) 01235 754700 (office)