Autism Support Worker

Vacancy posted: Thursday, 19 September 2013

Salary: 14,671 - 15,392
Location: Alloa

Closing date: 03 October 2013
Job ref. no.: SA/1048

Please note: This vacancy is no longer advertised.

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(Casual opportunities also available £7.63 per hour)

Flexible shift pattern – requirements could include lone working, shift work including weekends, evenings, nightshift and sleepovers.

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

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and committed Support Worker to work within the outreach team within Central services.

Central Scotland Area Services supports adults on the Autism Spectrum to live in and access their local community.  We do this through a combination of Residential, Day, Home Support and Outreach services throughout Clackmannanshire.

In this role, you will be an integral member of the support team contributing to and ensuring a high quality of care and support for individuals on the Autism Spectrum and / or with complex needs. Care provision will be on a needs assessed basis and will reflect the ethos of promoting independence and personal choice ensuring service users receive the physical, practical and emotional support to meet their needs.

Suitable candidates will be willing to work towards attaining a relevant qualification for this position. Previous experience of working in a relevant field is desirable. You will have good interpersonal and organisational skills with the ability to communicate effectively. Some practical experience using Microsoft software packages such as word and excel would also be beneficial to this role.

The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check and will be required to register with the SSSC.

We offer comprehensive training, opportunities for personal development and a generous benefits package.

If you think you have the skills and experience to match our demanding requirements then please forward an application form (CV’s are not accepted by the organisation) to recruitment@scottishautism.org or by post to The HR Department, Scottish Autism, Hilton House, Alloa Business Park, Whins Road, Alloa, FK10 3SA.

Please note the organisation operates a policy where only successful applicants will be contacted. Candidates who have not received written confirmation within two weeks of the closing date for the position should then consider themselves unsuccessful.

This post is subject to a PVG Disclosure check.

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

Registered charity number is SC009068

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