- Job posted on: 24th Nov 2023
- Applications close:
Specialising in delivering services to autistic youth (14 years to mid 20s). Some of our participants may present with complex needs, e.g. comorbid conditions, including mental health needs.
We are committed to providing opportunities for young people to build meaningful relationships, and to reach their true potential in life. We achieve this through the delivery of social groups, and community-based day and overnight Adventures. Our services are tailored to individual interests, wants, and needs.
Our social groups provide autistic youth the opportunity to meet their peers and to make friends, in an environment that is safe and supportive for building their confidence in social situations. We run groups for 15 years + (to mid 20s). A facilitated group discussion forms part of the session, which focusses on positive engagement and developing conversations with others.
Our day and overnight Adventures are small-group activities (1:3 ratio) providing autistic youth with the opportunity to try new experiences with their peers, whilst also developing a number of skills around independence in the community.
You will be responsible for facilitating social groups, as well as facilitating day and overnight Adventures, in accordance with the organisational model of service delivery.
No Adventure days are the same; one day you may be visiting museums, another day you may be horse riding, kayaking, or saving the world from zombies at the virtual reality gaming rooms… the possibilities are endless!
This role requires you to have a sense of adventure, be physically fit, be hands on and to try out new experiences with our participants. You will have a strong focus on health and safety, and genuinely enjoy sharing your passion for adventure with others. You will be flexible and responsive to the individual needs of the participants within the group.
This is a varied and rewarding opportunity for you to make a positive difference to a young person’s life by supporting them to build friendships, develop their self-esteem, reduce social isolation, and expand their social and communication skills.
The ideal candidate will be passionate about supporting young autistic people in overcoming social barriers for community participation and helping them realise their potential.
You will be required to work outside of office hours, which includes social groups in Brisbane (Ascot) on Friday nights, as well as weekends for day and overnight Adventures. The ideal candidate will be located in Brisbane south, but not essential, for the right candidate.
Enquiries should be directed to: Caroline Smith, National Operations Manager, on 0410 376 882, [email protected] using the subject line: Support Worker / Group Leader - Brisbane South enquiry via EthicalJobs.
For more information about Autism Adventures: go to www.autismadventures.com.au