Peer Worker Autism Specialist

Reference:4/EI/21/329 

Salary: £16,253 (pro rata) per annum

Working Hours:20 

Job Share:No 

Employment Type:Permanent  

Location:Gloucester - GL1 

Closing date:30 June 2021 at midnight 

Please note this is not a Gloucestershire County Council vacancy

Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 14 July

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 20-hour per week Peer Worker role specialising in the field of Autism and being part of the Independence Trust Autism team.


You will work with individuals and groups with a diagnosis of Autism to develop and deliver the service across the county.  This will include developing peer support based on common interest and a 1:1 mentoring / buddy programme, to provide individual support in the community.  You will also support individuals and families post diagnosis with information that supports the understanding of Autism and the impact if can have on both the individual and the families.


We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, passionate and with experience of working in the field of Autism.  Preferably you will have or be working towards a minimum of Level 2 in Autism.  You will also have some experience of working with families of those with a diagnosis of Autism.


You will be based in Gloucester but will be expected to travel across the county as required.


Applications will only be accepted with a completed application form.  The application form, job role and our Equality and Diversity Policy can be downloaded via the buttons to the right.


Independence Trust is committed to Safeguarding and ensuring the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all our staff to share this commitment.  The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment.


The closing date given is a guide.  We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.  If you have not heard from us within six weeks of the closing date then you should assume your application has not been successful.

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