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Team Leader - Shandon Housing Support Services

  • Full time
  • £30,114 – £31,634
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th February 2023

  • Advertised from 24th January 2023
  • Duration: Permanent. 39 hours per week.
  • Job Reference: TL/EDIN-SH/302


Are you looking to progress your social care career?

Do you want an opportunity to make a genuine and positive difference to people’s lives?

Then Autism Initiatives wants to hear from you!

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Team Leader to join our Shandon Housing Support Services.

Autism Initiatives Scotland provides a range of person centred services throughout Scotland to people who are 16 years old and over.

Leading by example, the Team Leader will support the Area Manager in ensuring that all staff are managed and supervised effectively and that the highest level of autism specific practice and standards are maintained. You will also manage the staff to deliver support plans to our service users and work with healthcare professionals to ensure support plans are to the highest quality.

The Team Leader will have responsibility for the day-to-day management of the service, therefore, you will be able to demonstrate excellent social care project management skills and have a working knowledge of current legislation relating to the social care sector. The post will work collaboratively with the senior team, the people we support, their families and guardians and support worker teams.

Benefits of working with us include:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Sleepover rate paid at £10.50 per hour
  • 31 days Annual Leave Entitlement, including bank holidays
  • Your birthday off every year, to treat yourself!
  • Ongoing Learning & Development throughout your role
  • Opportunity to undertake relevant qualification for the role
  • Auto-enrolment pension scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Medicash Healthcare Plan
  • Eligibility to become a Blue Light Card Member for online & high street discounts

The successful applicant will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

This is a truly rewarding role, with the opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge and fulfil your career aspirations.

Application notes

If you are interested in joining our Shandon Team, we’d be delighted to hear from you. For full details and how to apply please visit our website:

If you require any support with the application process, or you wish to request an application form be sent to you, please contact Joanna Dickinson by calling 0131 551 7260.

The Closing Date for completed applications is Thursday 9 February 2023.

Interviews, including a short presentation, will be held week commencing 20 February 2023.

We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and service delivery.

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