Autism Practitioner (Part Time) 

Scottish Autism
Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
£16,842 pro rata
16 Nov 2016
07 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Part Time

Autism Practitioner (Part Time) 
Field Based (covering Orkney)
£16,842 pro rata
Closing Date: 25th November 2016

Scottish Autism is an organisation dedicated to enriching the lives of people with autism.

We exist to help those diagnosed with autism to lead full and enriched lives and become valuable members of the community they live in.

We also seek to share our knowledge and expertise with parents, carers and other professionals in order to support the development of skills and strategies needed to provide the best care and support for people with autism.

Our Services
With a head office in Alloa and over 900 staff working across Scotland, we offer a large range of services for people with autism including education, day and vocational opportunities, supported living, outreach, respite and specialist transition support. 

We have an opportunity at present for an Autism Practitioner within our services based in Orkney and we are looking for applications from people who are looking for a role which:

- Makes a positive impact on people’s lives
- Provides a safe and nurturing environment for individuals with Autism
- Allows you to use your skills & talents to enrich people’s lives, helping them to achieve their goals 
- Offers a challenge and isn’t your average desk based, office job
- Empowers individuals to develop their talents
- Enables individuals with Autism to engage with their local communities

We will offer you:

- A competitive salary from £16,842 pro rata - 23 hours available +top-up payments for sleepovers
- A leading local government pension scheme  
- 32 days’ holiday pro rata (increasing with your length of service)
- Childcare Vouchers, saving you up to £933 per year
- HSF Health Cash Plan, for a monthly premium (starting from £7.75) you & your family can claim back expenses for dental, optical and other health care expenses
- Sector leading training from day one including fully funded support to complete your necessary SVQ
- The opportunity to be part of one of the leading innovators in Autism Practice in the UK

Experience isn’t necessary due to the training we offer, however we need people who share the following values with Scottish Autism:

- Honesty
- Empathy
- Team work 
- Innovation
- Resilience
- Flexibility – we need staff who can work flexibly over 7 days 
- Reliability

Although experience is not a necessity, the ability to join the PVG scheme, or undergo a PVG scheme update is a condition for employment with Scottish Autism. 

To apply for the role of Autism Practitioner, please apply via the button shown. 

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. 

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Working hours: Part time, 23 hours per week