Autism Support Worker

Recruiter
Scottish Autism
Location
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Salary
£15873/annum Plus Benefits
Posted
11 Jun 2017
Closes
10 Jul 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Autism Support Worker
Lothian and Borders Area Services – Dalkeith
£15,873 p.a (£8.25 per Hour) Plus Excellent Benefits Package
Full Time – 37 Hours
 
Scottish Autism is an organisation dedicated to enriching the lives of people with autism. We exist to help those diagnosed with autism to lead full and enriched lives and become valuable members of the community they live in.
 
We also seek to share our knowledge and expertise with parents, carers and other professionals in order to support the development of skills and strategies needed to provide the best care and support for people with autism.
 
Our Services
With a head office in Alloa and over 900 staff working across Scotland, we offer a large range of services for people with autism including education, day and vocational opportunities, supported living, outreach, respite and specialist transition support.
 
We have a full-time opportunity at present for a Support Worker within our Lothian service, we are looking for applications from people who are looking for a role which:
 
- Makes a positive impact on people’s lives
- Provides a safe and nurturing environment for individuals with Autism
- Allows you to use your skills & talents to enrich people’s lives, helping them to achieve their goals
- Offers a challenge and isn’t your average desk based, office job
- Empowers individuals to develop their talents
- Enables individuals with autism to engage with their local communities
 
We will offer you:
 
- A competitive salary of £8.25 per hour + additional payments for overtime and sleepovers
- Defined benefits pension scheme
- 32 days’ holiday (which increases with your length of service)
- Childcare vouchers, saving you up to £933 per year
- HSF Health Cash Plan, for a monthly premium (from £7.75) you & your family can claim back expenses for dental, optical and other health care expenses
- Sector leading training from day one including fully funded support to complete your necessary SVQ Level 3
- The opportunity to be part of one of the leading innovators in Autism Practice in the UK
 
Experience isn’t necessary due to the training we offer, however we need people who share the following values with Scottish Autism:
 
- Honesty
- Empathy
- Team work
- Innovation
- Resilience
- Flexibility – we need staff who can work flexibly over 7 days
- Reliability
 
Although experience is not a necessity, the ability to join the PVG scheme, or undergo a PVG scheme update is a condition for employment with Scottish Autism.
 
It would also be preferable if you are a driver with a full, clean licence, although this is not a necessity for all roles.
 
Closing Date: 22nd June 2017
 
Registered charity number is SC009068
 
To apply for the role of Autism Support Worker, please apply via the button shown.
 
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