Lothian Autistic Society
Lothian Autistic Society

Charity registered in Scotland SC021439

Lothian Autistic Society is a member led, person centred charity. We provide services, information and practical support to individuals on the autistic spectrum residing in the Lothians, their families and carers. We also offer information and training for those involved in their care.  As resources permit, we also support those with other disabilities and those supporting them.


Current vacancies

Care and Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £22,623 – £24,698
  • Edinburgh with travel throughout the Lothians
  • Closing 21st November 2019

LAS is the primary provider of support for school age children with autism in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Our Holiday and Saturday Activity Programmes offer great opportunities for autistic children and young people to get together and socialise, learning through playing together how to cope with a very confusing world. We also offer shorter opportunities for young people to learn and grow through Basecamp and Basecamp2, Branch Out and our respite services. Alongside this their families get a much needed break from caring. The Society was founded by parents and our families remain at the core of our planning and thinking. Working with them to provide the best care possible for their children remains key to our success.

We are looking for someone to fill a key role in the Society. You will be responsible for overseeing a number of services, making sure they meet the needs of the children and young people who attend and their families and carers, and the expectations of commissioners, funders and regulatory bodies. You will be directly responsible for the delivery of an evening activity (Basecamp2 – one evening a week), a Saturday Activity Team (working on alternate Saturdays) and a Holiday Activity Programme during school breaks at Easter, summer and October. Operating under the guidance of the Care and Support Manager you will be responsible for making sure services run smoothly, efficiently and effectively.

You will need to have a good understanding of what it means to run services for vulnerable children, and a strong commitment to making life better for autistic children and young people and their families.

You will have the opportunity to join a small, dedicated and successful team and lead a great company of sessional workers across the Lothians. This is a great opportunity to play an important role in developing and delivering great services that are valued by children and young people, their families and their carers.

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Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Care and Support Manager

  • Full time
  • £31,674
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd October 2019

Lothian Autistic Society is the primary provider of support for school age children with autism in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Our Holiday Activity Programmes and Saturday Adventure Teams offer great opportunities for autistic children to get together and socialise, learning through playing together how to cope with a very confusing world. We also offer shorter opportunities for young people to learn and grow through Basecamp, Basecamp2, and Branch Out. Alongside this their families get a much needed break from caring. The Society was founded by parents and our families remain at the core of our planning and thinking. Working with them to provide the best care possible for their children remains key to our success.

We are looking for someone to fill one of the key roles in the society. You will be responsible for all the society’s direct services across the Lothians, making sure they meet the needs of the children and young people who attend and their families and carers, and the expectations of commissioners, funders and regulatory bodies. Operating under the guidance of the Chief Executive Officer you will be responsible for making sure services run smoothly, efficiently and effectively.

You will need to have a good understanding of what it means to run services for vulnerable children, a willingness to work flexibly (it is important that you are available during a large part of the school holiday periods and weekends) and a strong commitment to making life better for autistic children and their families. You will be the Society’s lead Officer on Child Welfare and the ‘fit’ manager in the context of the Society’s registrations with the Care Inspectorate. You will be line manager for 2 members of staff and lead on the recruitment of up to 100 sessional workers.

You will have the opportunity to join a small, dedicated and successful team and lead a great company of sessional workers across the Lothians. We have a number of new initiatives planned for the next few months and you will have a major part in making these happen. This is a great opportunity to play an important role in acknowledging and promoting our achievements with us.

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Volunteering

Sessional Volunteer Care Workers

Playschemes / Childrens Clubs

30th October 2019

Successful candidates will be paired 1:1 or 2:1 with a child/young person with an Autism Spectrum Condition. Volunteer Care Workers will actively engage with the children and young people attending the playscheme to participate in indoor and outdoor activities, encourage friend… Read more

Support Worker

Playschemes / Childrens Clubs

3rd August 2018

Assisting with setting up toys and equipment, greeting children and young people when they enter the venue, play and social interaction with children and young people within the venue and while out on trips, assisting with tidying up at the end of a session. Read more