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Autism Practitioners (Previously Support Workers)

Scottish Autism



£19300 - £20600/annum


Posted: 11/01/2022

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Autism Practitioners (Previously Support Workers)

Orkney Services
Salary £19,300 - £20,600 + additional island allowance of £1,882.00 (pro rata)
£10.03 per hour on appointment;£10.19 on confirmation;£10.71advanced development rate
Full-time, part-time & casual opportunities available

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.

It is an exciting time to join Scottish Autism as we adopt the coaching and mentoring model of support with supported people at the centre of everything we do.

Autism Practitioners within Orkney work alongside the Senior Autism Practitioner and team members to develop personalised support plans as well as building positive relationships and working in partnership with the supported individuals, their families, health professionals and other stakeholders to ensure the supported individuals’ life goals and aspirations are at the centre of their support.

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 have an interest in building relationships. We will support you to learn and develop within the role and offer an extensive autism specific training programme.

On a day-to-day basis, Autism Practitioners enable supported individuals to take part in their chosen activities, maintain their tenancies and support them to make the decisions that matter to them. Required support may include personal care, promoting independence and active citizenship, community involvement, support with household chores etc. You can also expect to be out and about supporting each individual to access and engage in their local communities and to take part in activities of their choice, which is great fun for all.

“I love my workplace and my manager supports me to progress within my role.” Autism Practitioner - Orkney

Scottish Autism’s 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

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

Scottish Autism offers you:

- 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

Please note, all new employees must register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of starting in post and support to achieve registration will be provided.

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: 27th January 2022

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

Registered charity number is SC(phone number removed).

So, if you’re seeking a brilliant new opportunity 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 refer to this role as Support Worker, Autism Support Worker, Care Assistant, Personal Care Assistant, Social Care Worker, or Carer

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