Autism Initiatives
Autism Initiatives

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.


Current vacancies

Support Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,172 – £21,986
  • Edinburgh Services – Housing & Outreach
  • Closing 15th December 2021

Autism Initiatives currently have opportunities for Support Workers to join our housing and outreach support services across Edinburgh.

We are looking for resilient and friendly Support Workers to join our team working alongside autistic people encouraging them to live as independently as possible. As a Support Worker you will promote positive health and well-being of the people that you support, enabling them to have a meaningful life and be involved in a range of activities.

At Autism Initiatives we provide specialist services tailored to each individual. Experience is not essential, but a genuine passion to making a difference to the lives of autistic people, as well as a positive attitude, is key to being successful in this role.

In return, we will provide you with ongoing training and development, including supporting you to obtain your SVQ Level 3 qualification, if required. Given the nature of this role, successful applicants must register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) or equivalent regulatory body.

This is a truly rewarding role, with the opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge and fulfil your career aspirations.

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Edinburgh One Stop Shop Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £27,500
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th December 2021

The Number 6 One Stop Shop provides free social opportunities and 1-1 advice and support on a range of issues to autistic adults living in the Lothians and Scottish Borders.

The OSS Coordinator will assist the Number 6 One Stop Shop Manager to develop and deliver a wide range of needs-led services by effective liaison with a range of external agencies, professionals, autistic adults, parents and carers. This will include responsibility for gathering information to assist with diagnostic assessments, running interest groups, staffing the drop-in and providing first appointments to those new to the service.

The OSS Coordinator will also play a role in delivering training to external services and Autism Initiatives staff.

We are looking for people with a broad understanding of autism and the particular issues faced by those recently diagnosed as autistic, 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.

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Employability Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,985
  • Moray
  • Closing 12th April 2021

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.

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This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Area Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,672 – £38,798
  • West Lothian, Perth & Kinross
  • Closing 4th May 2021

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.

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This vacancy has now closed

Edinburgh One Stop Shop Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,986
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th May 2021

The Number 6 One Stop Shop provides free social opportunities and 1-1 advice and support on a range of issues to autistic adults living in the Lothians and Scottish Borders.

The OSS Coordinator will assist the Number 6 One Stop Shop Manager to develop and deliver a wide range of needs-led services by effective liaison with a range of external agencies, professionals, autistic adults, parents and carers. This will include responsibility for at least one of the following areas: employment; housing; benefits; health and wellbeing; activity coordination. The OSS Coordinator will also play a role in delivering training to external services and Autism Initiatives staff.

We are looking for people with a broad understanding of autism and the particular issues faced by those recently diagnosed as autistic, 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.

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This vacancy has now closed

Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £27,567 – £28,670
  • Edinburgh Outreach Services
  • Closing 11th June 2021

Autism Initiatives have an exciting opportunity for a Team Leader to join our Edinburgh Outreach Services on a fixed term contract for 6 months.

Autism Initiatives Scotland provides a range of person centred services throughout Scotland to people who are 16 years old and over.

Leading by example, the Team Leader will support the Area Manager in ensuring that all staff are managed and supervised effectively and that the highest level of autism specific practice and standards are maintained. You will also manage the staff to deliver support plans to our service users and work with healthcare professionals to ensure support plans are to the highest quality.

The Team Leader will have responsibility for the day-to-day management of the service, therefore, you will be able to demonstrate excellent social care project management skills and have a working knowledge of current legislation relating to the social care sector.

The successful applicant will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

This is a truly rewarding role, with the opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge and fulfil your career aspirations.

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This vacancy has now closed

Team Leader (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £26,297 – £27,400
  • Shandon Housing Support Services
  • Closing 28th June 2021

Autism Initiatives currently have a Maternity Cover opportunity for a Team Leader to join our Shandon Housing Support Services on a fixed term contract for 1 Year.

Autism Initiatives Scotland provides a range of person centred services throughout Scotland to people who are 16 years old and over.

Leading by example, the Team Leader will support the Area Manager in ensuring that all staff are managed and supervised effectively and that the highest level of autism specific practice and standards are maintained. You will also manage the staff to deliver support plans to our service users and work with healthcare professionals to ensure support plans are to the highest quality.

The Team Leader will have responsibility for the day-to-day management of the service, therefore, you will be able to demonstrate excellent social care project management skills and have a working knowledge of current legislation relating to the social care sector.

The successful applicant will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

This is a truly rewarding role, with the opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge and fulfil your career aspirations.

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This vacancy has now closed

Support Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £20,785 – £21,844
  • Edinburgh Services
  • Closing 16th July 2021

Autism Initiatives currently have opportunities for Support Workers to join our services across Edinburgh.

We are looking for resilient and friendly Support Workers to join our team working alongside autistic people encouraging them to live as independently as possible. As a Support Worker you will promote positive health and well-being of the people that you support, enabling them to have a meaningful life and be involved in a range of activities.

At Autism Initiatives we provide specialist services tailored to each individual. Experience is not essential, but a genuine passion to making a difference to the lives of autistic people, as well as a positive attitude, is key to being successful in this role.

In return, we will provide you with ongoing training and development, including supporting you to obtain your SVQ Level 3 qualification, if required. Given the nature of this role, successful applicants must register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) or equivalent regulatory body.

This is a truly rewarding role, with the opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge and fulfil your career aspirations.

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This vacancy has now closed

Perth/Tayside One Stop Shop Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,986
  • Perth
  • Closing 8th July 2021

The Perth One Stop Shop provides free social opportunities and 1-1 advice and support on a range of issues to autistic adults living in Perth, and we have recently received funding to expand some of our services into Dundee and Angus.

The OSS Coordinator will assist the Perth One Stop Shop team to develop and deliver services into Dundee and Angus, although the base will remain in Perth. The OSS Coordinator will share responsibility for providing advice and support in many areas, including: employment; housing; benefits; and health and wellbeing.

We are looking for someone with a broad understanding of autism and the particular issues faced by those recently diagnosed as autistic, 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.

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This vacancy has now closed

Team Leader (Scottish Borders Services)

  • Full time
  • £26,297 – £27,400
  • Longnewton, Scottish Borders
  • Closing 5th August 2021

Autism Initiatives currently have an opportunity for a Team Leader to join our services in the Scottish Borders.

Autism Initiatives Scotland provides a range of person centered services throughout Scotland to people who are 16 years old and over.

Based between our supported living services in Longnewton and our Scottish Borders Outreach service in Galashiels, the Team Leader will support the Area Manager in ensuring that all staff are managed and supervised effectively and that the highest level of autism specific practice and standards are maintained. You will also manage the staff to deliver support plans to our service users and work with healthcare professionals to ensure support plans are to the highest quality.

The Team Leader will have responsibility for the day-to-day management of the service, therefore, you will be able to demonstrate excellent social care project management skills and have a working knowledge of current legislation relating to the social care sector.

The successful applicant will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

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This vacancy has now closed

Team Leader (Bridge of Earn Housing Support Services)

  • Full time
  • £26,297 – £27,400
  • Bridge of Earn
  • Closing 5th August 2021

Autism Initiatives currently have an opportunity for a Team Leader to join our Bridge of Earn Housing Support Services.

Autism Initiatives Scotland provides a range of person centred services throughout Scotland to people who are 16 years old and over.

Leading by example, the Team Leader will support the Area Manager in ensuring that all staff are managed and supervised effectively and that the highest level of autism specific practice and standards are maintained. You will also manage the staff to deliver support plans to our service users and work with healthcare professionals to ensure support plans are to the highest quality.

The Team Leader will have responsibility for the day-to-day management of the service, therefore, you will be able to demonstrate excellent social care project management skills and have a working knowledge of current legislation relating to the social care sector.

The successful applicant will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

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This vacancy has now closed

Team Leader (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £26,297 – £27,400
  • Arboretum Outreach Services – Oak Outreach, Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th August 2021

Autism Initiatives currently have a Maternity Cover opportunity for a Team Leader to join our Arboretum Outreach Services on a fixed term contract for 9 months.

Autism Initiatives Scotland provides a range of person centred services throughout Scotland to people who are 16 years old and over.

Leading by example, the Team Leader will support the Area Manager in ensuring that all staff are managed and supervised effectively and that the highest level of autism specific practice and standards are maintained. You will also manage the staff to deliver support plans to our service users and work with healthcare professionals to ensure support plans are to the highest quality.

The Team Leader will have responsibility for the day-to-day management of the service, therefore, you will be able to demonstrate excellent social care project management skills and have a working knowledge of current legislation relating to the social care sector.

The successful applicant will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

This is a truly rewarding role, with the opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge and fulfil your career aspirations.

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This vacancy has now closed

Support Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £20,785 – £21,844
  • Edinburgh Services
  • Closing 31st August 2021

Autism Initiatives currently have opportunities for Support Workers to join our housing and outreach support services across Edinburgh.

We are looking for resilient and friendly Support Workers to join our team working alongside autistic people encouraging them to live as independently as possible. As a Support Worker you will promote positive health and well-being of the people that you support, enabling them to have a meaningful life and be involved in a range of activities.

At Autism Initiatives we provide specialist services tailored to each individual. Experience is not essential, but a genuine passion to making a difference to the lives of autistic people, as well as a positive attitude, is key to being successful in this role.

In return, we will provide you with ongoing training and development, including supporting you to obtain your SVQ Level 3 qualification, if required. Given the nature of this role, successful applicants must register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) or equivalent regulatory body.

This is a truly rewarding role, with the opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge and fulfil your career aspirations.

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This vacancy has now closed

Senior Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,697 – £25,235
  • Edinburgh Outreach Services
  • Closing 6th September 2021

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Support Worker to join our Edinburgh Outreach Services.

The Senior Support Worker (SSW) will support the management team in developing and maintaining the organisation’s standards relating to autism specific and person centred practices. Liaising with the organisation’s practice support team, the SSW will assist in the preparation of support and communication plans, ensuring consistent practices throughout support networks.

The SSW will assist in the supervision and direction of the staff in both teams and in maintaining the high standards of support in line with the organisation’s quality standards and mission statement. Knowledge of current legislation and regulations relating to the social care sector and the requirements of the Care Inspectorate is essential for this role. The post holder will also be expected to commit to on-call duties.

Given the nature of this role, successful applicants must register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) or equivalent regulatory body.

This is a truly rewarding role, with the opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge and fulfil your career aspirations.

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This vacancy has now closed

Senior Support Worker (WHSS)

  • Full time
  • £23,697 – £25,235
  • West Lothian Housing Support Services
  • Closing 6th September 2021

We are looking for Senior Support Worker to join our West Lothian Housing Support Services team on a fixed term contract for 6 months.

The Senior Support Worker (SSW) will support the management team in developing and maintaining the organisation’s standards relating to autism specific and person centred practices. Liaising with the organisation’s practice support team, the SSW will assist in the preparation of support and communication plans, ensuring consistent practices throughout support networks.

The SSW will assist in the supervision and direction of the staff team and in maintaining the high standards of support in line with the organisation’s quality standards and mission statement. Knowledge of current legislation and regulations relating to the social care sector and the requirements of the Care Inspectorate is essential for this role. The post holder will also be expected to commit to on-call duties.

Given the nature of this role, successful applicants must register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) or equivalent regulatory body.

This is a truly rewarding role, with the opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge and fulfil your career aspirations.

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This vacancy has now closed

Support Worker (Edinburgh Services – Housing & Outreach)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,172 – £21,986
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th October 2021

Autism Initiatives currently have opportunities for Support Workers to join our housing and outreach support services across Edinburgh.

We are looking for resilient and friendly Support Workers to join our team working alongside autistic people encouraging them to live as independently as possible. As a Support Worker you will promote positive health and well-being of the people that you support, enabling them to have a meaningful life and be involved in a range of activities.

At Autism Initiatives we provide specialist services tailored to each individual. Experience is not essential, but a genuine passion to making a difference to the lives of autistic people, as well as a positive attitude, is key to being successful in this role.

In return, we will provide you with ongoing training and development, including supporting you to obtain your SVQ Level 3 qualification, if required. Given the nature of this role, successful applicants must register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) or equivalent regulatory body.

This is a truly rewarding role, with the opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge and fulfil your career aspirations.

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This vacancy has now closed

Support Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,172 – £21,986
  • Scottish Borders Services
  • Closing 8th October 2021

Autism Initiatives currently have opportunities for Support Workers to join our Scottish Borders Services based in Longnewton near St Boswells.

We are looking for resilient and friendly Support Workers to join a team working alongside autistic people encouraging them to live as independently as possible. As a Support Worker you will promote positive health and well-being of the people that you support, enabling them to have a meaningful life and be involved in a range of activities.

At Autism Initiatives we provide specialist services tailored to each individual. Experience is not essential, but a genuine passion to making a difference to the lives of autistic people, as well as a positive attitude, is key to being successful in this role.

In return, we will provide you with ongoing training and development, including supporting you to obtain your SVQ Level 3 qualification, if required. Given the nature of this role, successful applicants must register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) or equivalent regulatory body.

This is a truly rewarding role, with the opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge and fulfil your career aspirations.

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This vacancy has now closed

Team Leader (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £27,500 – £28,599
  • Arboretum Outreach Services – Oak Outreach Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th September 2021

Autism Initiatives currently have an opportunity for a Team Leader to join our Arboretum Outreach Services on a fixed term contract for 9 months (Maternity Cover).

Autism Initiatives Scotland provides a range of person centred services throughout Scotland to people who are 16 years old and over.

Leading by example, the Team Leader will support the Area Manager in ensuring that all staff are managed and supervised effectively and that the highest level of autism specific practice and standards are maintained. You will also manage the staff to deliver support plans to our service users and work with healthcare professionals to ensure support plans are to the highest quality.

The Team Leader will have responsibility for the day-to-day management of the service, therefore, you will be able to demonstrate excellent social care project management skills and have a working knowledge of current legislation relating to the social care sector.

The successful applicant will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

This is a truly rewarding role, with the opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge and fulfil your career aspirations.

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This vacancy has now closed

Team Leader - West Lothian Housing Support

  • Full time
  • £27,500 – £28,599
  • Bathgate, West Lothian
  • Closing 27th September 2021

Autism Initiatives currently have an exciting opportunity for a Team Leader to join our West Lothian Housing Support Services.

Autism Initiatives Scotland provides a range of person centred services throughout Scotland to people who are 16 years old and over.

Leading by example, the Team Leader will support the Area Manager in ensuring that all staff are managed and supervised effectively and that the highest level of autism specific practice and standards are maintained. You will also manage the staff to deliver support plans to our service users and work with healthcare professionals to ensure support plans are to the highest quality.

The Team Leader will have responsibility for the day-to-day management of the service, therefore, you will be able to demonstrate excellent social care project management skills and have a working knowledge of current legislation relating to the social care sector.

The successful applicant will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

This is a truly rewarding role, with the opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge and fulfil your career aspirations.

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This vacancy has now closed

Senior Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,839 – £25,376
  • West Lothian Housing Support Services
  • Closing 28th September 2021

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Support Worker to join our West Lothian Housing Support Services team.

The Senior Support Worker (SSW) will support the management team in developing and maintaining the organisation’s standards relating to autism specific and person centred practices. Liaising with the organisation’s practice support team, the SSW will assist in the preparation of support and communication plans, ensuring consistent practices throughout support networks.

The SSW will assist in the supervision and direction of the staff team and in maintaining the high standards of support in line with the organisation’s quality standards and mission statement. Knowledge of current legislation and regulations relating to the social care sector and the requirements of the Care Inspectorate is essential for this role. The post holder will also be expected to commit to on-call duties.

Given the nature of this role, successful applicants must register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) or equivalent regulatory body.

This is a truly rewarding role, with the opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge and fulfil your career aspirations.

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This vacancy has now closed

Team Leader - East Lothian & Midlothian Support Services

  • Full time
  • £27,500 – £31,000
  • East Lothian & Midlothian
  • Closing 15th October 2021

Autism Initiatives currently have an exciting opportunity for a Team Leader to join our East Lothian & Midlothian Support Services.

Autism Initiatives Scotland provides a range of person centred services throughout Scotland to people who are 16 years old and over.

Based between our supported living and outreach services in East Lothian (Musselburgh and Prestonpans) and Midlothian (Penicuik, Loanhead and Mayfield), the Team Leader will support the Area Manager in ensuring that all staff are managed and supervised effectively and that the highest level of autism specific practice and standards are maintained. You will also manage the staff to deliver support plans to our service users and work with healthcare professionals to ensure support plans are to the highest quality.

The Team Leader will have responsibility for the day-to-day management of the service, therefore, you will be able to demonstrate excellent social care project management skills and have a working knowledge of current legislation relating to the social care sector.

The successful applicant will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

This is a truly rewarding role, with the opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge and fulfil your career aspirations.

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This vacancy has now closed

Learning & Development Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £27,608
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st October 2021

Autism Initiatives is an established organisation that meets the needs of people with Autism, their families and carers. We are looking for an individual with excellent communication and organisational skills to coordinate the Learning and Development function for Autism Initiatives in Scotland.

Working closely with the Head of Learning and Development, the Coordinator will ensure that all staff receive the necessary training and learning opportunities they need to deliver the best possible service to people with autism. You will research requirements and learning opportunities for professional development in response to identified training needs, and continually review existing opportunities and assist in making any changes to those provided. You will also assist in ensuring training costs are recorded and maintained within agreed budgets.

Competent in the use of IT systems, the post holder will lead on the implementation and use of IT systems to manage and analyse Learning and Development data. You will have the ability to effectively communicate information to staff at all levels (individually and in group settings) through high quality reports, presentations and training sessions.

Knowledge of working within a Learning and Development environment is essential, preferably within the social care sector. Some travel throughout Scotland will be required.

The successful candidate must be willing to apply for a require a Basic Disclosure through Disclosure Scotland. Autism Initiatives will incur the cost of the application.

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Area Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,000 – £40,000
  • West Lothian, Perth & Kinross
  • Closing 22nd October 2021

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.

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This vacancy has now closed

Senior Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,839
  • West Lothian Occupational Services
  • Closing 25th October 2021

We have two opportunities for Senior Support Worker’s to join our West Lothian Occupational Services.

The Senior Support Worker (SSW) will support the management team in developing and maintaining the organisation’s standards relating to autism specific and person centred practices. Liaising with the organisation’s practice support team, the SSW will assist in the preparation of support and communication plans, ensuring consistent practices throughout support networks.

The SSW will assist in the supervision and direction of the staff team while maintaining the high standards of support in line with the organisation’s quality standards and mission statement. Knowledge of current legislation and regulations relating to the social care sector and the requirements of the Care Inspectorate is essential for this role. The post holder will also be expected to commit to on-call duties.

The successful candidate will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

This is a truly rewarding role, with the opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge and fulfil your career aspirations.

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This vacancy has now closed

Senior Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,839 – £25,376
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th October 2021

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Support Worker to join our Bingham & Stuart Court Housing Support Services Team.

The Senior Support Worker (SSW) will support the management team in developing and maintaining the organisation’s standards relating to autism specific and person centred practices. Liaising with the organisation’s practice support team, the SSW will assist in the preparation of support and communication plans, ensuring consistent practices throughout support networks.

The SSW will assist in the supervision and direction of the staff in both teams and in maintaining the high standards of support in line with the organisation’s quality standards and mission statement. Knowledge of current legislation and regulations relating to the social care sector and the requirements of the Care Inspectorate is essential for this role. The post holder will also be expected to commit to on-call duties.

Given the nature of this role, successful applicants must register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) or equivalent regulatory body.

This is a truly rewarding role, with the opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge and fulfil your career aspirations.

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This vacancy has now closed

Support Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • TBC
  • Scottish Borders Services
  • Closing 22nd November 2021

We currently have opportunities for Support Workers to join our Scottish Borders Services based in Longnewton near St Boswells.

We are looking for resilient and friendly Support Workers to join a team working alongside autistic people encouraging them to live as independently as possible. As a Support Worker you will promote positive health and well-being of the people that you support, enabling them to have a meaningful life and be involved in a range of activities.

At Autism Initiatives we provide specialist services tailored to each individual. Experience is not essential, but a genuine passion to making a difference to the lives of autistic people, as well as a positive attitude, is key to being successful in this role.

In return, we will provide you with ongoing training and development, including supporting you to obtain your SVQ Level 3 qualification, if required. Given the nature of this role, successful applicants must register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) or equivalent regulatory body.

This is a truly rewarding role, with the opportunity for you to develop your skills and knowledge and fulfil your career aspirations.

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