Charity registered in Scotland SC040905
At Autism Initiatives our expectation is that people with autism can learn and develop and we support this process every single day. We create unique services for people to enable them to have ownership of their own lives and future.
The Highland One Stop Shop (HOSS) provides free social opportunities and 1-1 advice and support on a range of issues to autistic adults living in Highland.
Whilst HOSS services are usually available only to those living within Highland, we have received funding to provide support to people referred by Jobcentre Plus staff in the Moray area. The Employability Coordinator will work with those autistic adults to improve their future employment options. As part of the HOSS staff team, the employability worker will also introduce those autistic adults to the wider range of services available through HOSS, and support the HOSS team with employability issues within Highland. The Employability Coordinator will work with a range of external agencies, professionals, autistic adults, parents and carers.
We are looking for someone with a broad understanding of autism and the particular issues faced by those seeking employment, with the ability to develop positive working relationships and deliver workshops and training. Many of our services are currently being delivered remotely, so you will also need to be able to deliver 1-1 and group support across a range of platforms, including Skype, Zoom and Teams. The Employability Coordinator will mainly see people in Moray, but will also be required to work occasionally from the HOSS base in Inverness.
Autism Initiatives Scotland provides a range of person centred services throughout Scotland. The charity provides services to autistic people who are 16 years old and over and encompasses supported living and outreach services.
The Area Manager is responsible for the design of the support programme to the people we support and to ensure, through the management team, the delivery and maintenance of high level autism specific services. The Area Manager’s responsibilities also include financial management, service development and liaison with external agencies. To provide leadership to the group of services, the Area Manager must ensure all staff are managed and supervised effectively. The Area Manager will be required to travel to our sites across West Lothian, Perth & Kinross.
You will have excellent leadership and supervision skills, knowledge of current legislation and regulations relating to the social care sector and management of an operational budget. A Social Work / health care qualification or equivalent as noted within the Scottish Social Service Council (SSSC) guidelines for the qualifications for managers is essential for this role.
The successful candidate will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and the SSSC.