Could you be an autism Peer Educator?

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Monday 15 May 2023

Tags: autism, practitioners, peer educator, autism central, ambitious about autism

Contact and Ambitious about Autism are delighted to oversee the Regional Hub for London and the Midlands for Autism Central, a new programme co-designed to provide high-quality and accessible autism information, education and coaching for families and carers.

Co-delivered by autistic people, families and carers, Autism Central is a programme commissioned by NHS England’s Workforce, Training and Education Team. Nine not-for-profit organisations deliver the programme nationally.

We’re recruiting Peer Educators

We are now recruiting Peer Educators from families or carers of autistic people and/or autistic people themselves.

Peer Educators will receive training and coach, signpost and share their learning with other parents and carers of autistic people in a variety of ways, including group and individual sessions.

The focus will be on meeting the needs of autistic people and signposting for access to local and national services. We’ll deliver the sessions in ways that suit local carers online. 

We are keen to find people who:

  • Are family members, partners/spouses of an autistic person or are an autistic person.  
  • Have a good understanding of autism and how to support autistic people. 
  • Motivated to coach, educate and support other families and carers.
  • Able and willing to learn new skills.
  • Live in either London or the Midlands.
  • Are 18+ years old.

This is a paid opportunity – we’ll pay successful applicants on a freelance basis for their work. We can help you to set up as a freelancer. 

Contact and Ambitious about Autism are committed to inclusion and diversity. We welcome enquiries and applications for this role from anyone who meets the criteria above and encourage people from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups to apply.

Join our information sessions and find out more

If you’re interested in becoming a Peer Educator, please come along to one of our information sessions. Register below to attend a session:

16th May, 7-8pm

17th May, 10-11am

18th May, 4-5pm