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Helensburgh, G84 7AA
£10.90 - £11.65 per hour
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time & Part Time
37 hours per week

This position has expired.

West of Scotland - Helensburgh

Autism Practitioners (previously Support Workers)

£11.09 per hour when confirmed in post

(£10.90 per hour - engagement period, £11.65 per hour - advance development rate)

£84 Sleepover Payments

Full Time & Part Time opportunities available

32 days Annual Leave which increases to 37 days

Sector leading training & Fully funded SVQ qualification


The Opportunity:

We are recruiting Autism Practitioners to join our supported living service located in Helensburgh. You will work alongside the Senior Autism Practitioner and team members to develop personalised support plans as well as building positive relationships and working in partnership with the supported individuals, their families, health professionals and other stakeholders to ensure the supported individuals life goals and aspirations are at the centre of their support. As an Autism Practitioner, experience of working within social care is desirable but not essential as we are seeking to appoint people who share our values, COLLABORATION, COMPASSION, CHANGE MAKERS, CONTRIBUTION, and have an interest in building relationships. We will support you to learn and develop within the role and offer an extensive autism specific training programme.

On a day to day basis, Autism Practitioners enable supported individuals to take part in their chosen activities, maintain their tenancies and support them to make the decisions that matter to them. Required support may include personal care, promoting independence and active citizenship, support with household chores etc. You can also expect to be out and about supporting each individual to access and engage in the local community and to take part in activities such as going to the cinema or swimming.

What we offer you:

We promote and support employee wellbeing and strive to ensure all colleagues feel valued and supported at work.

We provide an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive salary, personalised learning pathway for all, pension scheme, discount platform and our fantastic Employee Assistance Programme.

Scottish Autism cover all the costs of SSSC Registration and PVG membership for employees.

We encourage and welcome applications from people with lived experience of autism and have an employee assistance forum.

Please note all new employees must register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of starting in post.

Valuing diversity and promoting equal opportunities is at the heart of our vision, mission and values.

Registered charity number is SC009068