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Waking Nightshift – Autism Practitioners

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Waking Nightshift – Autism Practitioners

Lothian – Haddington
£23,065 – £24,620 inclusive of rural allowance
£12.15 per hour when confirmed in post
(£11.98 per hour – engagement period, £12.79 per hour – advance development rate)
Full & Part-time positions 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.

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 focused 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.

We are recruiting Nightshift Autism Practitioners to join our service located in Haddington. You will 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 a Nightshift 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.

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

What we offer 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, personalised learning pathway for all, pension scheme, discount platform and our fantastic Employee Assistance Programme
– Scottish Autism cover all the costs of SSSC Registration and PVG membership for employees

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: Friday 23rd December 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).

Other organisations may call this role Residential Support Worker, Autism Support Worker, Care Worker, Care Assistant, Personal Care Assistant, Carer, or Support Practitioner.

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