Autism Practitioners – South West

July 11, 2024
£12 - £12

Job Description

Autism Practitioners – South West£12 – £12.75 per hourSleepover rate – £96Weekend (Friday – Sunday) Part Time positions availableJoin our team in the South West! Currently providing outreach and housing support to over 35 autistic people across Lanark, Biggar & Carluke. We encourage and empower individuals to access opportunities that matter to them including accessing work placements, voluntary projects and a variety of social opportunities.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 continuously improve 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.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 into the role and share our organisational values: Collaboration, Compassion, Change Makers, & Contribution. We will support you to do this by offering an extensive autism specific training programme.Autism Practitioners work as part of a team to:– Develop, review and implement personalised support plans for the supported individual.- Build positive relationships with the supported individual.- Work in partnership with the supported individual, and their support network.- 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, and access local community opportunities.- To help maintain their tenancies and support them to make the decisions that matter to them.- To promote independence and active citizenship, community inclusion, and support with household chores. Required support may include 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.We encourage and welcome applications from people with lived experience of autism.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 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.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.Closing Date: 6th August 2024Please note, the closing date may be brought forward where there are high applicant levels.Be Here, Be You, Create ChangeRegistered charity number is SC009068.This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.