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Junior Trainers Wanted!

Are you autistic? Are you aged between 18 and 25? Do you want to be paid to talk about your life experience whilst providing autism training? If so, then we want you to join our team.

The Aspie Trainers Team

Aspie Trainers is a project which employs autistic people to develop and deliver autism training sessions to individuals, services and professionals across Sussex. Our training follows the social model of disability and aims to promote understanding, acceptance and inclusion of autistic people. Recently we secured funding from the National Lottery Community Fund which means we are able to recruit 5 young people to join us and learn to become trainers themselves.

What is the job role?

With support, the job of a Junior Aspie Trainer is:

  • To deliver a minimum of 2 autism training sessions per year;

  • To attend 3 initial ‘train the trainer’ sessions;

  • To work with our support team to prepare training sessions, including your own lived experience;

  • To listen to and use feedback and support from our central team to improve your skills;

  • To respond promptly to communication from our central team;

  • To be respectful of other trainers and trainees, including their rights and points of view; and

  • To travel to training sessions either independently or with support to training sessions.

What kind of person are we looking for?

The person will:

  • Have a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome or ASC/ASD.

  • Be able to travel with support across West Sussex.

  • Be able to communicate via email.

  • Be willing to speak in front of groups of up to 20 people.

  • Be able to verbally express ideas concisely and coherently.

  • Be able to commit to a minimum of 2 training sessions per year.

  • Be willing to develop training skills.

  • Be committed to equal opportunities.

  • Respect different opinions.

  • Be willing to share personal life experiences in training sessions.

  • Be able to reflect upon feedback and use it to improve their skills.

  • Be punctual.

To view the Job Specification and Person Specification in full, please click here.

I'm interested, how do I apply?

To apply for this role, please fill in an application form and email it to the address on the form. If you have any questions about the role, please contact us.

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