Job Description

Location: West of Scotland

Salary: £19300 – £20600

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

Closing Date: 31 January 2022

ull Time, Part Time & Casual opportunities available


Some positions are Driver Essential


Reference: SA/104

At Scottish Autism we acknowledge the specialist support our staff provide to autistic individuals, therefore those doing support work are known as Autism Practitioners. We provide outstanding training and are continuously improving to ensure all our Autism Practitioners are supported and have the skills to deliver a quality service. This post is a good opportunity for those with a generic support worker experience to specialise.


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. 


We are expanding in our West of Scotland Region and recruiting Autism Practitioners to work alongside the Senior Autism Practitioner and team members to develop personalised support plans as well as building positive relationships and working in partnership with the supported individuals, their families, health professionals and other stakeholders to ensure the supported individuals life goals and aspirations are at the centre of their support.


As an Autism Practitioner, experience of working within social care is desirable but not essential as we are seeking to appoint people who share our values and have an interest in building relationships. We will support you to learn and develop within the role and offer an extensive autism specific training programme.


On a day to day basis, Autism Practitioners enable supported individuals to take part in their chosen activities, maintain their tenancies and support them to make the decisions that matter to them. Required support may include personal care, promoting independence and active citizenship, community involvement, support with household chores etc.  You can also expect to be out and about supporting each individual to access and engage in their local communities and to take part in activities of their choice, which is great fun for all.



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.


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


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:  31st January 2022


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


Registered charity number is SC009068