Autism Practitioner

Posted 4 May by Scottish Autism
Autism Practitioner
Tayside Area Services – Rattray, Blairgowrie - (Perth and Kinross)

£18,879 - £19,932 per annum
1 x Full Time Position (37 hours per week)
Reference: SA/1031

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“Scottish Autism is an agile organisation which is responsive and adapts well to changing environments” Staff member, Tayside Area Services.

Come join our team and you can support autistic adults to lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Scottish Autism’s Values include:

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

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

Our Service:

The posts will eventually be based within our new and exciting Rattray Housing Support Service, which will initially support 3 Autistic adults moving into their own homes. The role will initially involve being a key figure in the transition of the individuals to their new homes. Support will initially be delivered from where each individual currently resides and building towards them moving to their new personalised and adapted homes.

The Autism Practitioner, supported by the Senior Autism Practitioner, will be a key figure in ensuring that the transition to the individual’s new home is successful. The Autism Practitioner will ensure that appropriate personalised support plans and risk assessments are developed and in place as well as leading on their implementation and maximising the potential of each individual. The role is a key working role and the successful candidates should have the skills to engage with, understand and advocate for the individual they support. An ability to forward plan, react dynamically to situations and connect with the individuals in a way which meets their needs is essential. The ability to support the team of Support Workers in their understanding and support of each individual will be critical. 

You will support and work in partnership with the autistic adult, their families, the wider Support Worker team, health professionals and other stakeholders to ensure the autistic adults’ life goals and aspirations are at the centre of their support.

“Fellow colleagues and management are supportive” Staff member, Tayside Area Services.

On a day-to-day basis, Autism Practitioners enable autistic people to take part in their chosen activities and enable them to make the decisions that matter to them. Required support may include personal care, promoting independence and active citizenship, community inclusion and being part of their local and the wider community, support with household chores etc. You can also expect to be out and about supporting autistic adults to access their communities and to take part in activities of their choice, which is great fun for all.

Scottish Autism has undergone digital transformation which is making our way of working smarter and allowing more time to be focussed on supporting individuals. Our training is second to none and the organisation plans to move to a new way of working which focusses on enabling and empowering practitioners to have more autonomy of their day support role, making teams more autonomous, while continuing to work in partnership with supported people and families. 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.

“The training is excellent” Staff member, Tayside Area Services.

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 (SSSC) within 6 months of starting in post.

Closing Date: 19th May 2021
Interview Date: 26th May 2021

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

Registered charity number is SC009068

So, if you’re seeking your next challenge as an 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 Practitioner, Support Worker, Autism Support Worker, Social Care Worker, Social Care Assistant, Residential Support Worker, or Care Worker.

Reference: 42618675

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