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 Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £20,358 – £21,376
  • Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian, West Lothian, Perthshire & Scottish Borders – please see our website for specific job locations.
  • Closing 20th November 2019

This is more than a job; it’s a career that supports people to live life to the full.

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 and to be part of their local community. 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.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £23,596 – £24,676
  • Longnewton Supported Living & Scottish Borders Outreach
  • Closing 18th March 2019

Autism Initiatives Scotland provides a range of person centred services throughout Scotland. The charity provides services to people who are 16 years old and over and encompasses supported living and outreach services.

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).

This vacancy has now closed

One Stop Shop Coordinator (Two Posts)

  • Part time
  • £26,430 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th March 2019

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 Coordinators 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 Coordinators 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.

This vacancy has now closed

Senior Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,000 – £22,500
  • Outreach Services, Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd April 2019

Are you currently working in a social care role and looking for a new challenge?

We are looking for a Senior Support Worker for our outreach services in Edinburgh.

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.

The successful candidate must register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) or equivalent regulatory body.

How do I apply?

If you think you have what we are looking for, we’d be delighted to hear from you.