Autism Practitioners – Fife

May 21, 2024
£12 - £12

Job Description

Autism Practitioners – FifeFife ServicesCowdenbeath, Lochgelly and CardendenFull Time and Part Time positions available£12.00 – £12.75 per hour / £23,088 – £24,526 pro rata£96 payment per sleepoverEnhanced rate for weekend workingAn exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team within Fife Area Services. Currently supporting over 60 autistic adults within a variety of settings across Fife, we are looking to recruit enthusiastic practitioners to our Cowdenbeath, Lochgelly and Cardenden services.At Scottish Autism, we acknowledge the specialist support our staff provide to autistic individuals, therefore those carrying out support work are known as Autism Practitioners.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.We love what we do, we never lose sight of our purpose and the difference we can make to people’s lives.New colleagues must be keen to learn and develop into the role. We will support you to do this by offering outstanding training and we are continuously improving to ensure all our Autism Practitioners are supported and have the skills to deliver a quality service.Autism Practitioners will work with the people we support and other team members to:– Continuously develop personalised support plans with the supported individual, their support network, and other stakeholders to ensure their life goals and aspirations are the main focus.- Build positive relationships with the supported individual.- To take part in their chosen activities.- Be an active part of their local community and live as independently as possible.- Complete all tasks necessary to maintain their home and may be required to support with personal care.As part of your role, you will be required to undertake shift work, including weekends and evenings, so flexibility towards working hours is key.Scottish Autism offers you:Staff wellbeing is 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 ProgrammeThese 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 cover all the costs of PVG membership and SSSC Registration for employees.We welcome applications from people with lived experience of autism.Closing Date: 22nd May 2024Valuing diversity and promoting equal opportunities is at the heart of our vision, mission and values.Registered charity number is SC009068.So, if you’d like to join us as an Autism Practitioner, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.Other organisations may call this role Autism Support Worker, Support Worker, Social Worker, Healthcare Worker, Care Worker, Care Practitioner, Support Assistant, Autism Outreach Officer, Support Officer, or Behavioural Support Worker.