Autism Life Coach Vacancy

 £8.09 / hour (Fixed term until August 2014)

14 hours per week

  •  Do you have experience of supporting people with autism?
  • Are you creative, flexible and adaptable?
  • Do you enjoy enabling people to achieve their goals?

 The Trafford Life Coaching Project is an innovative partnership between the Trafford CIL and Greater Manchester West Mental Health Trust (GMW). Our Autism Life Coaches work on a 1-1 basis with adults with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

The coach will work with individuals who have been referred by Trafford Extended Services (GMW) following an adult diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Condition, and will work to identify and remove barriers, reduce anxieties and develop strategies to support individuals to achieve their goals.

 Working with clients on a weekly basis using a range of innovative coaching and motivational techniques, our life coaches will identify individual goals and progression routes, support people to seek or remain in employment and work to reduce social isolation.

The successful coach will be based at Trafford Centre for Independent Living and will work flexibly to meet the needs of the individuals they support. This may include some evening and weekend working and can be negotiated with each client.

 These posts may suit people already working part time in autism, psychology, support or social care capacity. They may also be of interest to people hoping to work in the fields of social work, psychology or occupational or speech and language therapy. They may also be of interest to people who understand autism because of a family or personal connection.

 About Trafford Centre for Independent Living

Trafford CIL provides information, advocacy and brokerage to disabled people across Trafford. We are a disabled people’s user-led organisation, set up using the expertise of disabled people to provide tailored support to disabled people to live full, enjoyable and independent lives. This means enabling people to take responsibility for their own daily lives and decisions, and giving them the skills and confidence to play an active role in the care and the financial support that they receive.

How to Apply

To apply for these roles please apply via our website link below or respond to this advert by email/post to: or: Recruitment, Trafford Centre for Independent Living, Marshall House, Park Avenue Sale, M33 6HE

Our recruitment process involves completing an application form, in which should outline your interest and explain how you meet the role’s criteria. Please note we will only accept applications via this method. Please read the attached guidance notes closely, as they contain vital information to support you in making this application.

Our closing date for applications is Thursday 17th April at 0900

Interviews for this role will take place on 22ndApril 2014

If you would like to receive any of this information in another format, please contact us via email at the above address, telephone: 0161 850 0645.

Further Information about Trafford CIL can be found online at:

Trafford CIL is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

These roles are subject to DBS clearance, the cost of which will be met by Trafford CIL.

£8.09 per hour