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Edinburgh, EH6 5PH
£10.51 - £11.22 per hour pro-rata
Contract Type:
Permanent & Temporary & Casual
Position Type:
Full Time & Part Time
37 hours per week

This position has expired.

Autism Practitioners


Lothian – Outreach, Edinburgh


£10.68 per hour when confirmed in post  

(£10.51 per hour - engagement period, £11.22 per hour - advance development rate) 


£20,221 - £21,587


Full Time, Part Time and Casual positions available


Reference: SA/276


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.  


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. 


“Scottish Autism is a very supportive employer” staff member from Lothian


Our Services:

ARC – Day opportunities supporting individuals with Autism to gain new skills and interests in a safe and thriving environment

Outreach – Supporting individuals with Autism within their home and in the community to access local amenities and resources

Housing Support – To support individuals with Autism to maintain their own tenancy and to provide care at home as required

Adult Residential – To provide a home to individuals with Autism within a group setting while promoting life skills


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


It is not necessary to have experience of working within social care as we are seeking to appoint Autism who share our values and are willing to learn and develop into the role.


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


Our Outreach support varies and depends very much on the needs and aspirations of the individual. An individual may need support to access social an leisure activities or to liaise with other agencies in relation to training, employment and social welfare support.


“I really enjoy supporting Autistic Adults to access and be part of our local community” staff member from Lothian

Scottish Autism offers you:


·      32 days holiday (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


These posts are subject to a PVG Disclosure check.


Please note all new employees must register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of starting in post.


Closing Date:  26th October 2022


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


Registered charity number is SC009068