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Alloa, FK10 3SA
£12 - £12.75 per hour
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
30 hours per week

Autism Practitioners

Central Area Services

Part Time Positions available

£12.00 – £12.75 per hour / £23,088- £24,526 pro rata

Sleepover rate £96.00

Reference: SA630

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team within Central Area Services. Currently supporting over 70 autistic adults within a variety of settings across Forth Valley, you’ll be joining an established team making a real difference to people’s lives.

At Scottish Autism we acknowledge the specialist support our staff provide to autistic individuals, therefore those doing 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 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 a 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, 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 help maintain their tenancies and support them to make 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, 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 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.

Closing Date: 3rd July 2024

Interview Date: 9th July 2024

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

Registered charity number is SC009068