Young Adult Autism Support Worker

Acorn Education and Care

Young Adult Autism Support Worker


Acorn Education and Care, Bridgend, Perth and Kinross

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 3 weeks ago, 26 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 3098ff5ded084421bac05db0f71a2a74

Full Job Description

This is a role with an exciting career and development plan, structured to ensure our staff are trained, supported, and continually developed. We want to give you the best possible toolkit, to deliver outstanding care and support to our children and young people and help them achieve incredible outcomes.

There will be a thorough induction, fully expensed training courses and the opportunity to expand your knowledge. You will be supported to gain the necessary qualification to meet SSSC registration requirements, and you will gain a firm understanding of autism spectrum disorder and associated support needs, within a positive, supportive working environment. It is a great opportunity to launch your career and see it flourish.

The Role

Across both our Falkland and Perth sites, creatively learning about the young people, their interests, dislikes and triggers, and using this connection to establish rewarding relationships is central to the role.

At Perth, working with the young people as they move beyond school, you will strive to create a positive, engaging ethos of being socially involved and independent. You will work alongside them to support college placements, and promote community engagement that is sustained and productive. Overarching this, you will support the young people with their independent living, working with them to develop their skills and establish healthy routines.

You don't need any experience to join our team. If you come from hospitality, the army, outdoor activity centres or an office-based job but are eager to help young people to live happy, fulfilling lives, this is the role for you.

We know that the children and young people in our care can be challenging, and we are looking for Care Workers who are up for that challenge. You will be patient and resilient, and able to recognise the reward in transforming a young person's life. You will take care of everyday needs, using a calm, reliable approach that builds trust and confidence.

You will be friendly, approachable and kind in your dealings with the children and young people. You will be committed to giving them the space and opportunity to thrive, playing your part in creating a nurturing environment in which they can fulfil their potential.

You will play a key role in the smooth-running of the site, and you will have a good grasp of safety and hygiene, and a conscientious dedication to the young people's wellbeing. This is a role in which attention to detail really counts - and one that touches the real lives of people every day

Falkland House School Perth and Am Bruach is an independent residential school for boys and girls from 12 to 23 years of age. Our young people have a range of Additional Support Needs including emotional and behavioural difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. We were the first independent school in Scotland (outside of the NAS) to receive accreditation from the National Autistic Society. We have three residential houses within the building, accommodating up to 29 young people.

Falkland House School Perth opened in January 2023, currently supporting around 12 young people aged between 14 to 17 years of age towards greater independent living, support with college placements and community engagement.

Am Bruach opened in July 2022 and currently support two young adults towards greater independence and life skills.

We are part of the Options Autism and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

Options Autism provide education and care across a number of schools and residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through relentless focus on caring and learning., Options Autism is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. All successful applicants will be subject to a free fully Enhanced PVG and reimbursement of the Update Service Fee.

We are really proud to say that in 2024, Outcomes First Group were officially certified as a 'Great Place to Work' for the fifth year running.

  • Basic salary: Up to £25,984.40 per annum

  • + Unqualified Care Worker: £23,277.28 per year
    + Qualified Care Worker: £24,917.36 - £25,984.40 per year
  • Funded qualifications: starting with working towards a funded qualification in Residential Childcare.

  • Earn £1000 by referring a friend

  • Further earning potential through sleep ins and overtime

  • Life Assurance

  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions

  • "Your Wellbeing Matters" - access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

  • And market leading benefits offered through our Flexible Benefits Platform Vista that enable you to choose the package that's right for you, including:
  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits

  • 100's of discount options valid in the UK and abroad, to use at high street stores, events, cinemas, restaurants and more!

  • Cycle to Work Schemes