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Top job! Head of Adult Services - Scotland

  • Full time
  • £50,000
  • Ayrshire
  • Closing 13th January 2019


  • Advertised from 17th December 2018
  • 35 hours per week
  • 003391

Role

Who we are:

We are the UK’s leading autism charity. Since we began over 50 years ago, we have been pioneering new ways to support people and understand autism. We continue to learn every day from the children and adults we support in our schools and care services.

Based on our experience, and with support from our members, donors and volunteers, we provide life-changing information and advice to millions of autistic people, their families and friends. And we support professionals, politicians and the public to understand autism better so that more autistic people of all ages can be understood, supported and appreciated for who they are.

Until everyone understands.

Who we are looking for:

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, dedicated senior professional manager to lead our adult and community services in Scotland.

The successful candidate will support and lead on the delivery of high quality care in a rural setting in East Ayrshire and Glasgow supporting adults with a wide range of needs including people with complex needs with a requirement for high level support to thrive and develop within their own homes.

You will be expected to lead our continuous quality improvement plan across our adult services in Scotland and to develop a strategy for growth of our provision of adult services in Scotland.

You must be qualified to at least degree level or equivalent and demonstrate good practical understanding of autism. You should have demonstrated success in managing the delivery of care and support for vulnerable adults, preferably adults with autism, across more than one site and have a good knowledge of the legislation and inspection systems governing the provision of care for vulnerable adults.

Where will you be working:

You will be based at our service in East Ayrshire and will be expected to travel to other services.

What we can offer you:

• Excellent induction, training and development programme

• Reflective supervision, mentoring and coaching

• 24 hours access to online training

• Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits

• Access to a 24 hour Employee Assistance counselling programme

• Pension scheme

• 25 days annual leave (plus public holidays)

• Career progression opportunities

Application notes

For further information and to apply click HERE

Closing date: 13/01/2019

Interview date (w/c): 28/01/2019