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Ref no:
SCA00110
Published:
18/5/2022
Closes:
15/6/2022
Location:
Helensburgh, G84 9QW
Rate:
£10.51 - £11.22 per hour pro-rata
Contract Type:
Permanent & Temporary & Casual
Position Type:
Full Time & Part Time
Hours:
37 hours per week

This position has expired.

West of Scotland - Helensburgh

 

Autism Practitioners

 

Full Time, Part Time and Casual Opportunities Available

 

£20,221 - £21,587

 

£10.68 per hour when confirmed in post  

(£10.51 per hour - engagement period, £11.22 per hour - advance development rate) 

 

Reference: SA/174

 

At Scottish Autism we acknowledge the specialist support our staff provide to autistic individuals, therefore those doing support work are known as Autism Practitioners. We provide outstanding training and are continuously improving to ensure all our Autism Practitioners are supported and have the skills to deliver a quality service. This post is a good opportunity for those with a generic support worker experience to specialise.

It is an exciting time to join Scottish Autism as we adopt the coaching and mentoring model of support with supported people at the centre of everything we do. 

 

We are recruiting 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 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, community involvement, support with household chores etc. You can also expect to be out and about supporting each individual to access and engage in their local communities and to take part in activities of their choice, which is great fun for all. 

Is your New Year's resolution to find yourself a rewarding new career? Are

you caring, passionate and creative? Do you want to make a difference? Yes

then we have a great opportunity for you!Is your New Year’s resolution to find yourself a rewarding new career? Are

you caring, passionate and creative? Do you want to make a difference? Yes

then we have a great opportunity for you!Is your New Year’s resolution to find yourself a rewarding new career? Are

you caring, passionate and creative? Do you want to make a difference? Yes

then we have a great opportunity for you!Is your New Year’s resolution to find yourself a rewarding new career? Are

you caring, passionate and creative? Do you want to make a difference? Yes

then we have a great opportunity for you!

Scottish Autism’s Values are:

 

·      Collaboration – we work with others and value their opinions

·      Compassion – we work with each other and our service users with care and kindness

·      Change Makers – we never stand still, we move positively forward always focussed on quality and being the best

·      Contribution – we love what we do, we never lose sight of our purpose and the difference we make in society

 

It is not necessary to have experience of working within social care as we are seeking to appoint Autism Practitioners who share our values and are willing to learn and develop into the role. We will support you to do this by offering an extensive autism specific training programme.

 

We encourage and welcome applications from people with lived experience of autism.

 

Scottish Autism offers you:

 

·      32 days holiday (which increases with your length of service)

·      Sector leading training from day one, including fully funded support to complete your necessary SVQ

·      Non-contributory life assurance scheme

·      Workplace Pension

 

These posts are subject to a PVG Disclosure check.

 

Scottish Autism is a smoke free organisation. Our aim is to protect the Health and Wellbeing of our employees and the individuals we support by providing a smoke free environment.

 

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

 

Closing Date: Wednesday 15th June 2022

 

All interviews will be conducted remotely via Microsoft Teams.

 

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

 

Registered charity number is SC009068