Autism Practitioners – Ridgepark, Lanark

July 13, 2024
£12 - £12

Job Description

Autism Practitioners – Ridgepark, Lanark£12 – £12.75 per hour / £23,088- £24,526 pro rataFull Time, Part Time positions availableReference: SA642Located in Lanark near the town centre, Ridgepark House is a transitional assessment service supporting 8 autistic individuals to develop their skills for the future. Our dedicated team of Autism Practitioners provide personalised support to each person, ensuring their comfort, safety, and holistic well-being. With compassion and respect, we strive to create a nurturing environment where individuals can thrive and be independent.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.Each individual has a personalised programme of support incorporating consistency and structure specific to their needs. Some activities that the individuals participate in are:- Long scenic walks- Swimming- Bowling- Baking- Gardening- Other planned trips and visits to places of interest.“I feel supported by my line manager in my role” Autism Practitioner.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 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 are seeking to appoint people who share our values: Collaboration; Compassion; Change Makers; Contribution.Autism Practitioners will work as part of the team to:– Develop personalised support plans for the supported individual- Build positive relationships with the supported individual- Work in partnership with the supported individual, their family, health professionals- Work with stakeholders to ensure the supported individual’s life goals and aspirations are at the centre of their supportOn a day-to-day basis, Autism Practitioners enable supported individuals.– To take part in their chosen activities- 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 allAs part of your role, you will be required to undertake shift work, including weekends, 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 Programme.These posts are subject to a PVG Disclosure check. All new employees must have applied to register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 3 months of starting in post and be registered within 6 months. Scottish Autism cover all the costs of PVG membership and SSSC Registration for employees.There is so much potential within this role to plan for people to have exciting and meaningful opportunities within their lives. We need a creative team who have a passion to support people to achieve their dreams and aspirations. So be Here, be you and create changeClosing Date: 9th August 2024Valuing 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.Be Here, Be You, Create ChangeRegistered charity number is SC009068This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.