Equal Futures promotes social inclusion for people with a learning disability and autism in Scotland. Equal Futures was set up in 2002 by a group of parents who have a family member with disabilities. The aim was to help families plan for to ensure that their relative lives a good life.
Since then, Equal Futures has been on a journey to support people and their families through Circles of support and more informally through befriending.
Equal Futures is part of Thera Group; a charitable Group of companies that supports people with a learning disability. Our unique leadership and structure equally includes people with a learning disability. Through this, we can demonstrate that people with a learning disability can be leaders in society. But we can’t do this without you. This post is homebased with the expectation to travel throughout Scotland as required.
To build inclusive communities through matching volunteers with autistic people. This will be achieved by building robust partnerships with statutory and third sector bodies to reach out to individuals who are lonely or socially isolated. A key to success in the role is having an imaginative and thoughtful approach to finding volunteers who can make an extraordinary impact to people’s lives. The successful candidate will have opportunities to shape and develop the project to make a positive and sustainable difference.
At least two years working with vulnerable people, either paid or unpaid
Evidence of supporting vulnerable people to achieve their goals
Evidence of achieving high standards of work and successful outcomes
Working in partnership with other organisations or agencies effectively
Real life experience of autistic people or strong desire to work with autistic people
Enthusiastic about making a positive contribution to communities
Resilience and patience to find solutions which work for autistic individuals
Understand how to nurture and value volunteers
Able to engage effectively with people in a range of settings
Energised by creating new ways of working and making it happen
· 25 days holiday + 8 days bank holiday (pro-rata)
· Contributory pension
· Cycle to work scheme
· Employee support line to support you and your family
· Support in gaining professional qualifications
· Continuous on the job training is provided