Who we are :
The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for autistic people. Since 1962, we’ve been transforming lives, changing attitudes and helping to create a society that works for autistic adults and children.
We transform lives by providing support, guidance and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers.
Autistic people turn to us at key moments or challenging times in their lives, be it getting a diagnosis, going to school or finding work.
We change attitudes by improving public understanding of autism and the difficulties many autistic people face. We also work closely with businesses, local authorities and government to help them provide more autism-friendly spaces, deliver better services and improve laws.
We have come a long way but it is not good enough. There is still so much to do to increase opportunities, reduce social isolation and build a brighter future for people on the spectrum.
With your help, we can make it happen.
What we can offer you :
Help make an Everyday Breakthrough happen by joining our team.
A breakthrough can seem like the smallest thing, but it can make the world of difference to someone on the autism spectrum.
By becoming a Lead Project Worker at The National Autistic Society you’ll help make Everyday Breakthroughs happen more often.
We are looking for a Lead Project Worker in our Horsham Children’s Club based in Horsham, West Sussex. You’ll be working with autistic children / young people in a social club environment.
Our Horsham children’s club is attended by a group of children aged 5-18 years old. The children and young people enjoy a wide variety of activities whilst developing their social skills.
Our children’s club runs once a week (Tuesdays 17 : 30-19 : 30) during term time. Staff are expected to arrive 17 : 15 to allow preparation time before the children arrive.
Staff are required to work 3 hours per week, 2.5 hours hands on session and 30 minutes for remote basic administration tasks.
Being a Lead Project Worker takes patience, flexibility, commitment and energy, but working with autistic young people gives so much more in return.
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We need you to be resilient, supportive and sensitive towards the needs of autistic young people.
Along with from shopping discounts to flexible working and a competitive pension scheme - we’ll make sure you get excellent autism-specific training to help further your career.
You may have a personal connection, a desire to work with or real life experiences working with autistic people. If you share our and are willing to make a difference to the lives of autistic people, we’d love to hear from you.