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Bonnyrigg, EH19 3PN
£31,724 - £33,990 pro rata
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Position Type:
Part Time
24 hours per week

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Senior Autism Practitioner - Bonnrigg

Lothian Area Services - Bonnyrigg

Senior Autism Practitioner

Part Time Position – 24 hours

£31,724 - £33,990 pro rata

Reference: SA/397

We are looking for a Senior Autism Practitioner to join our housing support service in Bonnyrigg. This is a brilliant opportunity for a creative and forward-thinking leader to manage a fantastic service that transforms autistic people’s lives for the better.

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

As the Senior Autism Practitioner, you’ll ensure the successful delivery of our services in Lothian Area Services. Leading a team of dedicated Autism Practitioners, you will inspire them to provide a high quality support service to autistic individuals. You’ll coach and mentor them to ensure they perform to the best of their ability.

Using your outstanding communication skills, you’ll collaborate with agencies, multi-disciplinary teams and families to implement support plans to help individuals to succeed in their day-to-day lives.

Actively involving yourself in the recruitment process, you’ll always be on the lookout for talented individuals who could make the team even stronger.

This is a superb opportunity to undertake exceptional training and lead a hard-working team to success.

We need people who share the following values with Scottish Autism

Our 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

As part of your role, you will be required to undertake shift work, including weekends, evenings and required for on-call, so flexibility towards working hours is key.

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.

Closing Date – Wednesday 12th April 2023

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

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

Registered charity number is SC009068