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We are a unique, professional and rapidly expanding organisation based in the centre of Bradford with additional sites in Leeds,  Shipley and York. Learn about what you can expect from us by clicking here. We are also part of the Disability Confident Scheme – you can learn more about this means by clicking here.

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We are currently looking to recruit the following posts to support the exciting development of our service:

  •  Skills Mentors/Support Workers – Autism First

    (Post Reference AFSM16) – Shipley, full-time (37.5 hours per week, Mon – Fri) and part-time (minimum 3 days per week), competitive rates of pay. Individuals are required to support adults with Autism and additional needs, in a variety of settings particularly within our Autism specific learning programme, but also out in the community and other environments aimed at achieving meaningful engagement, thereby increasing social inclusion and progression.  This role may include some aspects of personal care.  Experience of Autism is preferred.  Closing date: Monday 21st August 2017.

  • Skills Mentors/Support Workers

    (Post Reference BFDLDS/SM16) – Bradford and Leeds, full-time (37.5 hours per week, Mon – Fri) and part-time (minimum 3 days per week), competitive rates of pay.  Individuals are required to support adults with Autism in a variety of settings particularly our Autism specific learning programme, but also out in the community and other environments in order to teach essential social skills.  Experience is not necessary as a full induction and training programme will be provided.  Due to the specific requirements of our service, we are particularly keen to recruit male Skills Mentors/Support Workers.  Closing date: Monday 21st August 2017.

  • ILP Coordinator

    (Post Reference BFD/ILP17) – Bradford, Full-time (37.5 hours per week, Mon – Fri).We are looking for a hardworking individual to ensure the effective implementation, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of an autism specific Individual Learning Plan for each of our members with support from management. You will be responsible for working with workshop Facilitators and Skills Mentors to ensure that workshop programs are in line with each participant’s needs and goals, and take into account member feedback. You will ensure the timely completion of assessments and reports that document member progression and monitor the quality standards of service delivery. You will have strong verbal and written communication skills and be able to work on your own initiative, prioritising a workload. Experience of working with individuals with autism is desirable. Closing date: 1st September 2017.

  • Employment Officer, F/T

(Post Reference EO17) – We require an individual to work as part of the team delivering our Autism specific Employment Programme enabling our members to access our provision of specialist employment services and to support, empower and encourage them to progress and gain skills that lead to increased employability. The Employment Officer will be expected to liaise with employers/potential employers to identify and support work opportunities, whilst also supporting members within workshops and in a variety of environments. Closing date: Monday 21st August 2017, 5pm.


Specialist Autism Services is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that as well as welcoming applications from disabled individuals, we:

  • – Will guarantee an interview for all disabled candidates that meet the essential criteria for the post they are applying for
  • – Accept both handwritten and digital applications. We will also consider applications in other formats (please get in touch with us to discuss this further)
  • – Will make any reasonable adjustments necessary to all aspects of recruitment and interviews to ensure this process is accessible as possible. Please let us know of any adjustments we can make prior to your interview
  • – Will consider organising work trials if this would be beneficial to the candidate

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any of the above points further, please contact Neil Barker (HR and Payroll Coordinator) on either 01274 789 789 or [email protected].

In addition, Specialist Autism Services is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. Therefore, we will treat all workers and job applicants equally. There will be no discrimination in respect of marital status, gender, sexuality, disability, age, colour, race, religion or belief (or lack of belief), nationality, ethnic or national origins. There will also be no discrimination on these grounds in the terms and conditions offered to workers or job applicants.

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