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18c Southhouse Broadway, Edinburgh , EH17 8HG
£10.90 per hour
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Full Time & Part Time
37 hours per week

Southhouse Autism Support Workers

Full-time & Part-time posts available


Relief Support Workers

£10.90 per hour


Ark is a major provider of Housing, Care and Support to people with long term and enduring conditions such as learning disabilities, mental health issues, dementia and autism. Our aim is to ensure that those who use our services get the very best out of Ark to enable them to live as independently as possible and lead a happy life.

Ark is looking for dedicated and caring individuals who are committed to making a difference in our supported people’s lives. Your role will be to provide practical, emotional and social support. Ark offers a detailed induction and training programme designed to ensure you have all the skills you need for the job. First and foremost you will align with Ark’s values – Trust, Respect, Understanding, Equality and Integrity.

Southhouse Autism Unit:

Southhouse Autism Unit supports 3 people across 2 flats both situated within the same cul-de-sac. The supported people at this service are very active, enjoying activities like football and going on the trampoline. The focus at this service is working with our supported people to get them out into the community and helping them to develop their life skills.

There are good bus links nearby with Lothian bus numbers 7, 11 & 400 approximately a 4 minute walk from the service and Lothian buses 37 & 47 about an eight minute walk from the service.

Shifts at Southhouse Autism Unit are usually 10 or 12 hours. These longer shifts allow you to work your hours over fewer days giving you more days off.

'Southhouse Autism Unit has a charismatic group of supported people. Our established team will provide you with great support making this service a great first job in care. If you are creative and activity driven you will love working with our supported people to develop their life skills.' - Andy, Care & Support Manager, Southhouse Autism Unit

Your main duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Working with colleagues as part of an effective and efficient team to support vulnerable service users.
  • Communicate and work well with individuals to provide individual care and maintain appropriate relationships.
  • Carry out tasks in accordance with organisational policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Being responsible in supporting individuals throughout the activities, giving positive feedback and encouragement.

In return for your valuable contribution, Ark will also offer you:

  • Full and comprehensive training programme, e-Learning and a dedicated SVQ team who will support you to achieve an industry specific, accredited qualification.
  • Up to 36 days paid holiday per year pro rata
  • Total pension contribution of 8%. Ark contribute 4% and the employee contribute 4%
  • Employee recognition schemes
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Employee Assistance Programme available 24/7
  • Refer a Friend Scheme
  • We pay for your initial SSSC registration
  • We pay for you to join the PVG scheme
  • Discounts in a wide range of well known retailers and travel providers

This is an exciting role and comes at a time where Ark have undertaken a major piece of work where we have reviewed and developed our Business Plan for the next 5 years and beyond. This business plan will see Ark reshape as a modern, future-focused organisation that builds on our technological and digital capability that aims to positively impact on the lives of its tenants, supported people and staff.

To apply, click the link below.

CV’s will not be accepted.

Working towards equal opportunities and a diverse workforce

Scottish Charity No. SCO15694