Parenting Special Children have a growing team of staff, volunteers and sessional practitioners who bring a wide range of skills, knowledge and expertise to the charity.

We are based in Reading and are fortunate to be based in a beautiful Edwardian building which provides office space and a venue for some of the Reading courses and workshops that the charity offer to families.
The majority of our courses and workshops take place during term time which enables PSC to offer job and volunteering opportunities which provide flexibility, especially important as we are a user led charity and have children and young people with special needs.


Job Opportunities

We are looking to recruit an Autism Support Worker to work with the Auticulate project which is an after school club for Autistic young people aged 8-16.

The role would be to provide assistance at Auticulate (after school club) for autistic young people aged 8-16 in mainstream schools with a diagnosis of autism. The club supports members in developing and practicing social, communication,and life skills. There is also the opportunity to plan, develop and lead skills sessions for a suitably qualified person. It is a term time only permanent contract and an enhanced DBS will be required.

Location: New Hope Community Centre, Reading RG1 8DU.

Hours: 3 hours per week (Wed 4-7pm), term time only (36 weeks).

Salary: £11 per hour.

Closing date for applications: Friday 4th October 2019.

Please forward applications to Ruth Pearce, CEO at

Interviews: 15th October 2019.

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification and the Application Form below.

JD and PS – Auticulate – Autism Support Worker

Parenting Special Children Application Form


Trustee Opportunities

We are looking for individuals who would be interested in helping to guide our work as a Trustee. For more information, and an informal chat, please contact us.


Volunteering Opportunities

We currently have the following volunteering opportunities:

  • LAAC Peer Supporters – Volunteer Peer Supporters with an understanding of Looked After and/or Adopted Children.

For more information, and an informal chat, please contact us.

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