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Sessional Support Workers for Children and Young People’s Autism Social Groups

ChMission Statement

Together with people who have experienced mental health problems we provide quality services and support that reduce stigma and promote positive mental health and wellbeing.


Job Details
Job Title Sessional Support Workers for Children and Young People’s Autism Social Groups

Coventry, Nuneaton,  Rugby and Leamington Spa

Salary £9.36 per hour



Purpose of the Job

To support the delivery of social youth group sessions for children and young people between the ages of 7 and 19, who have a diagnosis of or are awaiting assessment of autism.

Are you passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people and their families?

Do you believe that the child’s voice should be at the heart of the work you do?

Would you like to be part of an inclusive, enabling, honest and effective organisation?

Our vision is of a society that promotes good mental health for all and that values, as equals, people who experience mental health problems.

Come and join our creative, dynamic and motivated team supporting children and young people across Coventry and Warwickshire! We look forward to receiving your application.

At present services for these groups are running online.

There are sessions running on various days throughout the week, however these are subject to change:

  • Monday afternoons (time TBC) – Creative Group
  • Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm – Online Quiz
  • Friday 3-4pm –Online Quiz
  • Further sessions in development

When services return to face to face/group working there may be opportunities in the following sessions:

  • Monday 4pm – 7:15pm, Cooper’s Lodge, Coventry
  • Monday 5pm – 6:45pm, Wellington Gardens, Coventry
  • Tuesday 6pm – 7:15pm, Cooper’s Lodge
  • Wednesday 4pm – 7pm, Stockingford Community Centre, Nuneaton
  • Wednesday 5pm – 6:45pm, Wellington Gardens, Coventry
  • Wednesday 4pm – 7pm Cromwell Road, Rugby
  • Friday 4pm – 7pm, Lillington Community Centre, Leamington Spa

Essential Criteria:

  • A minimum of one year’s experience of working with children and young people with autism and their families.
  • A minimum of one year’s experience of working in a mental health setting.
  • Experience of delivering sessions in a youth club setting.
  • Up to date knowledge of mental health, specifically in relation to the difficulties that may present in children and young people with autism.
  • NVQ Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Excellent team working skills and ability to work well as part of a diverse and dispersed team.
  • An ability to effectively engage with children, young people and their families.
  • Working knowledge of child and adult safeguarding reporting processes.
  • Ability to work evenings and occasional weekends where necessary.

For an application form and full job description please use the links below.

Please see the Job Description (Autism Social Groups sessional support worker job description July 2020for this role.  If  you are interested in this post, please read the guidance notes (Guidance notesbefore completing the Application Form  (CW Mind application formand Equal Opportunities Form (Equal opportunities form) 

Please note: Only successful applicants will be notified.

We reserve the right to close the application window early and without notice should a suitable number of applications be received.

Coventry and Warwickshire Mind values diversity and difference.  We welcome applicants from all sections of the community, particularly under-represented groups and people with lived experience of mental health issues.

Coventry and Warwickshire Mind is a leading mental health service provider and an equal opportunities employer.