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Senior Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £27,371 – £29,124
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th December 2023

  • Advertised from 21st November 2023
  • 39 hours per week


Are you looking to take the next step in 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 have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Support Worker to join our Arboretum Outreach Services.

The Senior Support Worker (SSW) will support the management team in developing and maintaining the organisation’s standards relating to autism specific and person centred practices. Liaising with the organisation’s practice support team, the SSW will assist in the preparation of support and communication plans, ensuring consistent practices throughout support networks.

Benefits of working with us include:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Sleepover rate paid at £10.90 per hour
  • 31 days Annual Leave Entitlement, including bank holidays
  • Ongoing Learning & Development throughout your Support Work role
  • Opportunity to undertake SVQ qualification
  • Career Progression Opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 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 Senior Support Worker will assist in the supervision and direction of the staff team and in maintaining the high standards of support in line with the organisation’s quality standards and mission statement. Knowledge of current legislation and regulations relating to the social care sector and the requirements of the Care Inspectorate is essential for this role. The post holder will also be expected to commit to on-call duties.

Given the nature of this role, successful applicants must register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) or equivalent regulatory body.

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 senior team, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Full details and how to apply can be found on 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 Wednesday 6th December 2023.

Please note we are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

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

Registered Charity No. SC040905