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Team Leader for Neurodiverse Services

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Linlithgow
  • Closing 30th October 2020

  • Advertised from 16th October 2020


The Donaldson Trust is committed to promoting and encouraging children and young people with additional support needs to realise their full potential.

The vision is to be the most respected organisation in Scotland for the services offered to people with

neurodiversities. To support us on this journey, we require the best people to help us realise our aims of being relevant, vibrant and sustainable.

We aim to be the national body for neurodiversity within Scotland and as Team Leader for Neurodiverse Services, you will support the Head of Neurodiversity to develop and expand the Trust’s neurodiverse services, including policy development and income generation. Specifically, you will lead and maximise the contribution of staff working within Neurodiverse Services – ensuring that they are equipped to deliver in their roles and to

fulfil their full potential. You will ensure that all resources are used effectively.

You will work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure that our Neurodiverse Services support and guide young people to achieve their goals and ambitions and you will work in partnership with trainees, parents and professionals to ensure a consistent and supportive person-centred approach.

You will support the operational development and quality assurance of all Neurodiverse Services and develop effective external partnerships. You will promote and safeguard the care, safety, health and wellbeing of all our young people.

With experience of working with people with neurodiversities and the ability to successfully support a team towards shaping the future direction of the Trust in line with its values, aims and ethos, you will bring a self-motivated and proactive approach. Ideally, you will be qualified to SVQ Level 3 in a relevant subject such as Health and Social Care or be willing to work towards this.

This is an operational role and requires a professional, confident, diligent individual with a with a strong awareness and understanding of safeguarding legislation within Care and Education settings and a willingness to develop themselves and others. A driving licence would be advantageous.

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Closing Date 30th October 2020