Autism Support Practitioners

£15,000 - £19,999
25 Sep 2019
01 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
CARE TO JOIN US? Then come and reach your full potential as we are now recruiting Autism Practitioners for our Mearns View service.

Mearns View is a brand new, forward thinking service supporting 5 young men with Autism within the Newton Mearns area. The service is made up of Autism Practitioners delivering high quality specialised support to assist the young men in fulfilling their full potential. The service is committed to empowering and supporting people with autism, enabling them to meet individual positive outcomes.

Quarriers have Investors in People Platinum accreditation and are one of only two social care organisations in Scotland to have this prestigious award. We also pay sleepover hours at £9.00 per hour.

We are looking for Autism Practitioners to assist in the provision of individualised person centred support to adults with Autism covering day shifts and also recruiting for waking nights. To contribute to and follow the person's own outcome based support plan, as part of a team, under the guidance and direction of the local management team. The successful candidate has a number of key objectives and accountabilities including:
  • Assist in the promotion of physical & emotional wellbeing and general health of people with Autism service users building on their feelings of security, responsibility and worth.
  • Contribute to the planning, reporting and reviewing of the individual's person centred, outcome based support plan.Completing daily recording & summaries as required.
  • Provide the appropriate levels of practical support required at home and within the community including undertaking household duties where required.
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of professional and caring relationships between staff and People with Autism in pursuit personal development.
  • Support the formation of appropriate relationships with 'non paid' people to enable the ice people we support to sustain and build their own social circle and support network.

The knowledge, skills and experience necessary for the role:
  • Ability to achieve appropriate registration with SSSC, meeting qualification conditions within appropriate timescales.
  • Personal or work experience in a supportive role, preferably with adults with Autism.
  • Strong positive values particularly in relation to equality and diversity.
  • Good interpersonal skills, interact with people from all walks of life.
  • Effective communication skills: verbal, non-verbal, written & IT skills
  • Confident in problem solving and decision making. Ability to consult others appropriately.
  • Ability to work as part of a team either working alongside others or remotely as appropriate
  • Accountable and committed to high personal work standards.
  • Ability to put learning into practice and prepared to take on new challenges.

The successful candidate must have a full current drivers licence and access to own transport.

Successful candidates will be required to register with the SSSC. Where you are employed in a service where registration is compulsory, you must ensure that you register in the appropriate category within 6 months of starting in post. After registration, there is a requirement to be qualified within 3 years.

Please note that IT skills are required for all Quarriers vacancies.

At Quarriers our staff are our most important asset therefore we offer extensive training and impressive learning and development opportunities. You could be part of an organisation that not only offers excellent careers but makes a real difference to thousands of People's lives.


Quarriers is one of Scotland's leading social care charities. We provide much-needed care and support for thousands of vulnerable children, young people, adults and families to reach their true potential.

Quarriers supports thousands of people across more than 120 services throughout Scotland. Our work promotes a just and accepting society, where everyone is included. We support children and families facing challenging circumstances and help to transform lives for people affected by epilepsy. We support young people to unlock their potential. We give adults with disabilities more opportunities, and importantly, a voice.

Quarriers has been transforming lives for over 145 years and this is just the beginning.

Quarriers in partnership with its recognised trade union UNISON have reviewed the Fair Work Framework and have agreed to work together to ensure that Quarriers continues to be a good and fair employer, by achieving the requirements of the Fair Work Framework.

We are fully committed to supporting the well-being of each and every staff member.

What we offer

Help with training and development
  • We offer externally recognised SVQ qualifications
  • We are an SVQ accredited centre
  • We offer training on job specific skills (medication, epilepsy, safer handling etc.).
  • The opportunity to work relief in another service.

Help with family life
  • Family friendly and flexible working policies and procedures, we will try to match rota requirements to your own commitments, allowing you to achieve a good work-life balance.
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave and pay and a competitive holiday entitlement.
  • Access to HSF Employee Benefits service

Extra support when you need it
  • Access to free physiotherapy and occupational health.
  • Free access to a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Non-contributory life assurance scheme.
  • Workplace pension

Extra Benefits
  • Christmas savings scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Long service reward