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

Parenting Special Children are looking to recruit a new part time Team Leader for their Auticulate children’s project.

Auticulate is a social interaction group for children and young people aged between 8-16 in mainstream schools with a diagnosis of autism and/or ADHD. The main aim is to support members to develop and practice social communication and life skills through a programme of education, discussion, role play, peer mentoring and real-life practice.

The main purpose of the role is:

· To plan and deliver a six week programme for primary aged children aged 8 to 11 and a six week programme for secondary aged young people aged 12 to 16 (awaiting or diagnosis of autism and/or ADHD)

· To plan and deliver weekly groups for children and young people who have a diagnosis of autism and/or ADHD, alternate weeks, first week aged 8-11, second week aged 12-16

· To plan and deliver one off holiday events

· To manage a small team of staff and volunteers involved in Auticulate

The role is an exciting opportunity and we would welcome an experienced autism/ADHD practitioner to join our Auticulate children’s project.

Please see job description, job specification and application form below.

Closing date: 30th April 2021
Interviews: w/c 10th May 2021
Please send your completed application form to

Auticulate Team Lead – Job Description and Person Specification

Auticulate Team Lead – PSC 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

Parenting Special Children really values the time and skills that volunteers give to the charity and we often have new volunteering opportunities. The majority of people who have volunteered with the charity over the years have learnt new skills and have moved to paid work.

We have a number of volunteers who work closely alongside our staff team with administration tasks and on the Helpline. They make an essential contribution to our work with parents/carers.

We also have a number of trained Peer Supporters. Peer Supporters are parent volunteers who support families whilst awaiting an assessment or who have recently received a diagnosis.

We currently have the following volunteering opportunities:

  • Trauma and Attachment Service Peer Supporters – Volunteer Peer Supporters with an understanding of Looked After and/or Adopted Children.
  • Graphic Design and Marketing – Volunteers with experience in graphic design and/or marketing to help us enhance our social media presence.

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

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