Support Workers

Location: Tayside Area Services

Salary: £9.50 per hour

Contract Type: Part-time, Full-time, Casual

Closing Date: 16 May 2021

Support Workers



Support Workers

Tayside Area Services - near Auchterarder

£9.50 per hour – With a commitment to pay Living Wage

Full Time, Part Time & Casual opportunities available

Reference:  SA/1026


“I feel supported by my line manager in my role” Support Worker, Tayside Area Services

The posts will be based within our new exciting Appletree Housing Support Service, near Auchterarder which will initially support two Autistic adults moving into their own home.  This phase of Support Worker recruitment is the start of a planned recruitment to build a support team to provide support to supported individuals during transitions into their new homes. The Support Workers will work alongside the Senior Autism Practitioner and two Autism Practitioners to develop personalised support plans, build positive relationships with supported individuals, families and health and social partnership. Plans to develop an outreach service to help build activity planners that are meaningful to supported individuals will be put in place.

The vision of Appletree Community is of a small long-term residential community, staffed by committed, highly-motivated and creative individuals, in a semi-rural setting, to enhance the lives of its unique supported individuals, their families, and those who care for them.   Those receiving support will benefit from the highly personalized care and support they require, while still enjoying relationships with their families and the wider community.  Located in a converted steading with its own enclosed courtyard, the environment is adaptive for satisfying lives, cultural, artistic and spiritual practices, indoors and outdoors, offering links with wider community for the benefit of all and inspiring others.

As a Support Worker, experience of working within social care is desirable but not essential as we are seeking to appoint people 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.

You role will include supporting and working in partnership with the autistic adults, their family, the wider Support team, health professionals and other stakeholders to ensure the autistic adults’ life goals and aspirations are at the centre of their support.

On a day to day basis, Support Workers enable autistic people to take part in their chosen activities and support them to make the decisions that matter to them. Required support may include personal care, promoting independence and active citizenship, community inclusion, support with household chores etc. and being part of the Appletree Community as well as the wider community.  You can also expect to be out and about supporting autistic adults to access their communities and to take part in activities of their choice, which is great fun for all.

Scottish Autism has undergone digital transformation which is making our way of working smarter and allowing more time to be focussed on supporting individuals. Our training is second to none and as the organisation plans to move to a new way of working which focusses on enabling and empowering practitioners to have more autonomy of their day support role, making teams more autonomous while continuing to work in partnership with supported people and families. It is an exciting time to join Scottish Autism as we adopt the coaching and mentoring model of support with supported people at the centre of everything we do.

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

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

“I love my work place, the organisation values are displayed on the walls which promotes a positive working environment.” Staff member, Tayside Area Services

Scottish Autism offers you:

  • 32 days holiday pro rata (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 and support to achieve registration will be provided.

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. 

Closing Date:  16th May 2021

Interviews:  w/c 17th May 2021

Projected Start Date (pending return of pre-employment checks): Mid-June 2021

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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