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 specialist parenting practitioner to work with families of children/young people pre and post assessment of a range of diagnoses.
We have a great team at Parenting Special Children and would welcome a practitioner who brings knowledge, experience, lived experience, and a willingness to learn more. We want to encourage equality and diversity in all its forms at all levels of the organisation, including at board level. We want to promote an inclusive culture and believe that diversity can bring a range of experience and insight to any organisation. We are promoting positive action and encourage applications from BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) members of the community, as these are currently underrepresented at PSC.

Please see job description and person specification details and application forms below:

Job Description and Person Specification
Application Form Pt 1: PSC Practitioner Family Support Service
Application Form Pt 2: PSC Recruitment Monitoring

Closing Date: 1 September 2021

Interviews: 13 September 2021
Please return your application forms to


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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