Support Worker – Scottish Autism – Kirkwall

Autism Support Workers


£9.50 per hour plus an island living allowance of £1,882 per annum (pro-rata)


(Pay under review)


£76 Sleepover Allowance


Full Time, Part Time & Casual opportunities available


Reference: SA/21

Are you looking to make a difference? Apply to join our new team and you can support autistic adults to lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives.


“I’m really loving it, providing different types of support which I enjoy and everyone is so lovely it’s been a pleasure being accepted into individual’s homes and lives.”
Staff member, Orkney


Orkney Area Services
:

Our current services within Orkney provide 24/7 care to autistic individuals enabling them to lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. These services are based in Kirkwall. We also provide Outreach services where we support autistic individuals to access the community. Other aspects of support provided include staff help with finances, exploring other opportunities to socialise and access to education.

Scottish Autism’s Values are:

  • Collaboration – we work with others and value their opinions
  • Compassion – we work with each other and our service users with care and kindness
  • Change Makers – we never stand still, we move positively forward always focused on quality and being the best
  • Contribution – we love what we do, we never lose sight of our purpose and the difference we make in society

It is not necessary to have experience of working within social care as we are seeking to appoint Support Workers who share our values and are willing to learn and develop into the role. We will support you to do this by offering an extensive autism specific training programme.

We encourage and welcome applications from people with lived experience of autism.


“I am really enjoying working with Scottish Autism and meeting everybody, I look forward to see what my future with SA brings.” Staff member, Orkney

On a day to day basis, Support Workers enable autistic people to complete all activities of daily living, which includes personal care and household chores. You can also expect to be out and about supporting autistic people to access their communities and to take part in activities of their choosing, which is great fun for all.


“Staff are compassionate and provide dignity and respect, my son gets on very well with staff.”
Parent of autistic adult

Scottish Autism have recently undergone a successful digital transformation which has enabled staff to access and manage all documentation and processes electronically. Training on the new system will be provided to all staff.


Scottish Autism offers you
:

  • 32 days holiday (which increases with your length of service)
  • Sector leading training from day one, including fully funded support to complete your necessary SVQ
  • Non-contributory life assurance scheme
  • Workplace Pension

These posts are subject to a PVG Disclosure check.

Please note all new employees must register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of starting in post.

Scottish Autism is a smoke free organisation. Our aim is to protect the Health and Wellbeing of our employees and the individuals we support by providing a smoke free environment.

We encourage and welcome applications from people with lived experience of autism.


Closing Date: Wednesday 22
nd September 2021

Scottish Autism operates a policy where only successful applicants will be contacted. Candidates who have not received written confirmation within two weeks of the closing date for the position should consider themselves unsuccessful.


Valuing diversity and promoting equal opportunities is at the heart of our vision, mission and values.

Registered charity number is SC009068


Autism Support Workers


£9.50 per hour plus an island living allowance of £1,882 per annum (pro-rata)


(Pay under review)


£76 Sleepover Allowance


Full Time, Part Time & Casual opportunities available


Reference: SA/21

Are you looking to make a difference? Apply to join our new team and you can support autistic adults to lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives.


“I’m really loving it, providing different types of support which I enjoy and everyone is so lovely it’s been a pleasure being accepted into individual’s homes and lives.”
Staff member, Orkney


Orkney Area Services
:

Our current services within Orkney provide 24/7 care to autistic individuals enabling them to lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. These services are based in Kirkwall. We also provide Outreach services where we support autistic individuals to access the community. Other aspects of support provided include staff help with finances, exploring other opportunities to socialise and access to education.

Scottish Autism’s Values are:

  • Collaboration – we work with others and value their opinions
  • Compassion – we work with each other and our service users with care and kindness
  • Change Makers – we never stand still, we move positively forward always focussed on quality and being the best
  • Contribution – we love what we do, we never lose sight of our purpose and the difference we make in society

It is not necessary to have experience of working within social care as we are seeking to appoint Support Workers who share our values and are willing to learn and develop into the role. We will support you to do this by offering an extensive autism specific training programme.

We encourage and welcome applications from people with lived experience of autism.


“I am really enjoying working with Scottish Autism and meeting everybody, I look forward to see what my future with SA brings.” Staff member, Orkney

On a day to day basis, Support Workers enable autistic people to complete all activities of daily living, which includes personal care and household chores. You can also expect to be out and about supporting autistic people to access their communities and to take part in activities of their choosing, which is great fun for all.


“Staff are compassionate and provide dignity and respect, my son gets on very well with staff.”
Parent of autistic adult

Scottish Autism have recently undergone a successful digital transformation which has enabled staff to access and manage all documentation and processes electronically. Training on the new system will be provided to all staff.


Scottish Autism offers you
:

  • 32 days holiday (which increases with your length of service)
  • Sector leading training from day one, including fully funded support to complete your necessary SVQ
  • Non-contributory life assurance scheme
  • Workplace Pension

These posts are subject to a PVG Disclosure check.

Please note all new employees must register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of starting in post.

Scottish Autism is a smoke free organisation. Our aim is to protect the Health and Wellbeing of our employees and the individuals we support by providing a smoke free environment.

We encourage and welcome applications from people with lived experience of autism.


Closing Date: Wednesday 22
nd September 2021

Scottish Autism operates a policy where only successful applicants will be contacted. Candidates who have not received written confirmation within two weeks of the closing date for the position should consider themselves unsuccessful.


Valuing diversity and promoting equal opportunities is at the heart of our vision, mission and values.

Registered charity number is SC009068

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