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£20,221 - £21,587 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time & Part Time
37 hours per week

This position has expired.

Autism Practitioners (previously Support Workers) 

Lothian – Musselburgh, Edinburgh  

£10.68 per hour when confirmed in post   

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

Sleepover Rate of £84  

£20,221 - £21,587 

Full Time, Part Time and Casual positions available 

Reference:  SA/273  

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.   

We keep it simple with 3 pay points. You progress at your pace as you develop. We benchmark regularly to ensure the rates are competitive.  

“Scottish Autism is a very supportive employer” staff member from Lothian 

Our Services: 

ARC – Day opportunities supporting individuals with Autism to gain new skills and interests in a safe and thriving environment  

Outreach – Supporting individuals with Autism within their home and in the community to access local amenities and resources  

Housing Support – To support individuals with Autism to maintain their own tenancy and to provide care at home as required  

Adult Residential – To provide a home to individuals with Autism within a group setting while promoting life skills 

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

On a day to day basis, Autism Practitioners enable autistic people to complete all activities of daily living, which includes personal care and household chores. You can also expect to be out and about supporting autistic people to access their communities and to take part in activities of their choosing, which is great fun for all. 

“I really enjoy supporting Autistic Adults to access and be part of our local community” staff member from Lothian 

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.  

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

Closing Date:  26th October 2022 

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

Registered charity number is SC009068