Support Worker

  • Job Reference: 225138727-2
  • Date Posted: 2 February 2021
  • Recruiter: Scottish Autism
  • Location: Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
  • Salary: £9.30 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Autism Support Workers
£9.30 per hour plus an island living allowance of £1,882 per annum (pro rata)
Full Time, Part Time & Waking Night Shift opportunities available
Reference: SA/991

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

New Service:

Scottish Autism are expanding within the Orkney area and are excited to be developing a new Housing Support service for an autistic adult. The service will focus on enabling the young adult to develop skills for independent living and play a part in the community by accessing local resources.

Orkney Area Services:

Our current services within Orkney provide 24/7 care to 2 young autistic men and 1 autistic young lady 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.

Closing Date: Wednesday 17th February 2021

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.

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

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Other organisations may call this role Care Assistant, Junior Care Worker, Trainee Support Worker, Junior Support Worker, Care Support Worker, or Trainee Autism Practitioner