Nightshift Autism Practitioners

| £21,115 - £22,670

Employer: Scottish Autism
Sector/Specialism: Healthcare & Medical

Nightshift Autism Practitioners

West of Scotland - Helensburgh
Full-Time & Part-Time Opportunities Available
£10.97 per hour - engagement period; £11.14 per hour when confirmed in post; £11.78 advance development rate
£21,115 - £22,670

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.

We are recruiting Nightshift Autism Practitioners to join our supported living service located in Helensburgh. 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Closing Date: 7th July 2022

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

Registered charity number is SC009068.

So, if you would like to join us as a Nightshift 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 call this role Autism Support Worker, Support Worker, Care Worker, Care Assistant, Personal Care Assistant, or Carer.