Developmental Educator/Social Worker Autism Outreach Services


Are you a dedicated and compassionate professional looking to make a meaningful impact on the lives of neurodivergent young people? Autism Outreach Services seeks a talented and passionate Developmental Educator and Social Worker. Servicing the Adelaide Hills, Murraylands and surrounds, this is a full-time or part-time 12-month contract position with the potential to transition to permanent for the right candidate.

New graduates are encouraged to apply!

About Autism Outreach Services:

We are a neurodiversity-affirming practice that considers autism under a biopsychosocial model. 

  • We acknowledge the challenges and barriers individuals experience and seek to promote inclusion by valuing and celebrating differences and working within collaborative teams that include educators, families and peers to promote connection, inclusion and accessibility to ensure success. 
  • At AOS, we are committed to providing holistic support to young people and empowering their families and education settings. Our organisation values collaboration, connection and evidence-based practices to ensure the best outcomes for our clients. 

About You:

As an Allied Health Professional at AOS, you will have excellent communication and time management skills, alongside a desire to provide holistic neuroaffirming and strengths-based support to young people in various environments. You will collaborate with families and schools and enjoy working autonomously and as part of a small supportive team. You will also have flexible work arrangements to work from home to complete administrative tasks. 

Developmental Educator: As a Developmental Educator, you will be responsible for creating and implementing individualised programs that enhance cognitive, behavioural, and social development. Your knowledge and experience will be pivotal in assisting young people to become agents in their own lives by identifying barriers, and providing inclusive access across all life areas, to reach their own unique goals.

Social Worker: As a Social Worker, you will play a pivotal role in providing comprehensive support to young people and their families. You will develop personalised support plans that develop well-being, resilience and self-advocacy skills. Your expertise in working in multidisciplinary teams to improve overall outcomes will be highly valued.

Your role also includes flexibly managing the following:

  • Research best practices and evidence-based positive therapeutic services 
  • Develop person-centred, strengths-based neuroaffirming frameworks and provide therapeutic service delivery
  • Flexibly communicate and adapt positively to create engaging, individualised and family-focused supportive relationships that meet required outcomes
  • Liaise and collaborate with external specialist practitioners/consultants and educators
  • Possess well-developed report writing, communication, problem-solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Possess highly developed time management and organisational skills for client caseload & administrative duties

Skills and Qualifications

  • Relevant registration with the governing body of your specialist field
  • Use of your own vehicle

Highly Desired:

  • Practical experience with working with diverse community groups


  • Opportunity to work in a small, supportive and caring team environment.
  • Scope for professional growth and development.
  • Flexibility in work arrangements to maintain a healthy work-life balance.
  • Chance to make a difference in the lives of young people.
  • Competitive remuneration based on qualifications and experience.

How to Apply:

If you are a passionate, innovative, and dedicated professional, we want to hear from you! Take the first step toward making a lasting impact by applying for the role of Developmental educator and Social worker at Autism Outreach Services.

All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.

Your application should include:

  • A cover letter and CV of up to two (2) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
  • The contact details for two (2) work-related referees, preferably one being your current line manager

It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”. Applications close 19 August 2023 

After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, or wish to submit your application using an alternative method, please telephone Karen Penney 0410 149 483 for assistance.

Contact Information for further information:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: Karen Penney 0410 149 483

AOS is an Equal Opportunity Employer that provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people to benefit all. We support flexible and accessible working arrangements and actively encourage applications from any background.



Autism Outreach Services

Job Salary

Full time