Scottish Autism
Scottish Autism

Charity registered in Scotland SC009068

Scottish autism seeks to promote and provide care, education, support and opportunities for individuals with autism of all ages throughout Scotland.

Current vacancies

Senior Autism Practitioner - South West Area Services

  • Full time
  • £33,921 – £36,344
  • On site: South West Area Services
  • Closing 21st June 2024

We are looking for a Senior Autism Practitioner to join our South West team. This is a brilliant opportunity for a creative and forward-thinking leader to manage a fantastic service that transforms autistic people’s lives for the better. Prior leadership experience is required for this role.

As the Senior Autism Practitioner, you’ll ensure the successful delivery of our services in South West Area Services. Leading a team of dedicated Autism Practitioners and you will inspire them to provide a high-quality support service to individuals with Autism and complex needs. You’ll coach and mentor them to ensure they perform to the best of their ability.

Using your outstanding communication skills, you’ll collaborate with agencies, multi-disciplinary teams, and families to implement support plans to help individuals to succeed in their day-to-day lives.

Actively involving yourself in the recruitment process, you’ll always be on the lookout for talented individuals who could make the team even stronger.

This is a superb opportunity to undertake exceptional training and lead a hard-working team to success.

We need people who share the following values with Scottish Autism:

Our 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
  • As part of your role, you will be required to undertake shift work, including weekends, evenings and required for on-call, so flexibility towards working hours is key.

This post is subject to a PVG Disclosure check. All new employees must have applied to register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 3 months of starting in post and be registered within 6 months. Scottish Autism cover all the costs of PVG membership and SSSC Registration for employees.

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Senior Autism Practitioner - Biggar

  • Full time
  • £35,871 – £38,294
  • On site: Biggar
  • Closing 21st June 2024

The Clannalba service is recruiting a Senior Autism Practitioners to join their fun and friendly team. Situated in the small village of Lamington, near Biggar, this residence is set in the beautiful countryside with farmland all around. Prior leadership experience is required for this role.

Using your outstanding communication skills, you’ll collaborate with agencies, multi-disciplinary teams, and families to implement support plans to help individuals to succeed in their day-to-day lives. Actively involving yourself in the recruitment process, you’ll always be on the lookout for talented individuals who could make the team even stronger.

This is a superb opportunity to undertake exceptional training and lead a hard-working team to success.

As part of your role, you will be required to undertake shift work, including weekends, evenings and required for on-call, so flexibility towards working hours is key.

We need people who share the following values with Scottish Autism.

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.

“I love my workplace; the organisation values are displayed on the walls which promotes a positive working environment.” Staff member.

Scottish Autism offers 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 and a personalised learning pathway for all. 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.

  • 32 days holiday pro rata (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 (Employer matched up to 9%)
  • Discount platform
  • Employee Assistance Programme.

This post is subject to a PVG Disclosure check. All new employees must have applied to register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 3 months of starting in post and be registered within 6 months. Scottish Autism cover all the costs of PVG membership and SSSC Registration for employees.

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Practice Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £41,024 – £44,053
  • Hybrid: Alloa
  • Closing 23rd June 2024

About us:

Scottish Autism is dedicated to enabling autistic people to lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. We believe in the power of relationships to transform the lives of the people we support. We help build a more caring, compassionate, and inclusive Scotland, relationship by relationship. Our people work in teams, supporting each other through the challenges and triumphs that happen every day. Our organisation is our people, and the human qualities they bring to their roles.

About the role:

Reporting to the Director of Practice and Innovation, you will lead on the continuous development and embedding of sector leading autism support practice with Scottish Autism Services. As a subject-matter expert on autism support practice you will collaborate with our Learning and Development team to ensure that our practitioner learning is informed by contemporary thinking and evidence and that this is meaningfully translated into practice.

In this role you will;

  • Lead a team of Practice Advisors that will develop and improve practice in autism services through the delivery of consistent, high quality coaching as well as targeted, intensive support when required.
  • Nurture a culture of reflective practice across the organisation
  • Collaborate with Regional and Service Managers to ensure practice is of the highest quality and meets the requirements of regulatory bodies.
  • Build a culture with autistic voice and participation at the centre of learning and practice development.
  • To work collaboratively with teams in Autism Services and Learning and Development to embed low arousal principles in practice, ensuring that teams have the knowledge, skills and confidence to successfully use the approach.
  • Coordinate the use of the Autism Practice Improvement Programme within the organisation and to collaborate with our External Learning and Consultancy Lead on refining and aligning internal use with external use of the programme.
  • Work with a Participation Coordinator to deliver the practice development necessary to improve Autistic Voice and Participation in decision-making at all levels within Scottish Autism.

About you:

The successful candidate will have;

  • Contemporary knowledge and understanding of autism and the needs of autistic people across the lifespan
  • Significant practice experience in social care or education
  • Experience of delivering and supporting learning
  • Understanding of Studio III Low Arousal approaches, or demonstration of alignment with these principles.
  • Leadership and management experience
  • The ability to manage multiple workstreams
  • The ability to innovate and inspire staff towards a shared vision

Scottish Autism offers you:

  • 32 days holiday pro-rata (which increases with your length of service)
  • Non-contributory life assurance scheme
  • Workplace Pension (Employer matched up to 9%)
  • Employee Discount Platform
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Personalised learning pathway - 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.
  • This post is subject to a PVG Disclosure check. Scottish Autism will cover the costs of your PVG membership.

We welcome applications from people with lived experience of autism.

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