Autism Support Workers

Scottish Autism
Orkney, Orkney Islands
£15,873 Plus Island Living Allowance (£1,882 per annum)
19 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Autism Support Workers
Orkney Area Services
Salary: £15,873 Plus Island Living Allowance (£1,882 per annum)

Permanent Opportunities available

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

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

Due to new developments within our services, an opportunity has arisen for Autism Support Workers to join our service based in Orkney. 

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 have an appropriate qualification for this position such as an SVQ level 2/3 in Social Services and Healthcare or will be willing to work towards attaining this qualification. 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.  

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

These posts are subject to a PVG Disclosure check.

Closing Date: 08.08.2017

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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