Autism Practitioners – Biggar

June 11, 2024
£25038 - £25038

Job Description

Autism Practitioners – Biggar£13.01 – £13.76 per hour / £25,038 – £26,476 pro rata (inclusive of Rural Allowance)Full Time & Part Time positionsReference: SA613An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team at Clannalba. Located on the outskirts of Biggar, with lots of outdoor activities on the doorstep, the enthusiastic Clannalba team enjoy enriching the lives of nine autistic adults. We are seeking to appoint new colleagues who can think creatively and share our organisational values: Collaboration; Compassion; Change Makers; and Contribution.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 generic support worker experience to specialise. As an Autism Practitioner, experience of working within social care is desirable but not essential as we are seeking to appoint people who are willing to learn and develop in the role. We will support you to do this by offering an extensive autism-specific training programme.Autism Practitioners will work as part of the wider team to:– Develop personalised support plans for the supported individual.- Building positive relationships with the supported individual.- Work in partnership with the supported individual, their family, and health professionals.- Work with stakeholders to ensure the supported individual’s life goals and aspirations are at the centre of their support. On a day-to-day basis, Autism Practitioners enable supported individuals.– To take part in their chosen activities.- To support them in making the decisions that matter to them.- Required support will include personal care, promoting independence and active citizenship, community inclusion, support with household chores etc. – You can also expect to be out and about supporting the individual to access and engage in their local community and to take part in activities of their choice, which is great fun for all.As part of your role, you will be required to undertake shift work, including weekends and evenings, so flexibility towards working hours is key. We encourage and welcome applications from people with lived experience of autism.“I love my workplace; the organisation values are displayed on the walls which promotes a positive working environment.” Staff member.Scottish Autism offers you:Staff wellbeing is a priority, and we strive to ensure all colleagues feel valued and supported at work.We provide an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive salary and a personalised learning pathway for all.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. – 32 days holiday pro rata (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 (Employer matched up to 9%)- Discount platform- Employee Assistance Programme.These posts are subject to a PVG Disclosure check. All new employees must register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of starting in post. Scottish Autism covers all the costs of PVG membership and SSSC Registration for employees.Closing Date: 28th June 2024Valuing diversity and promoting equal opportunities is at the heart of our vision, mission and values.Registered charity number is SC009068.