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Work for Us

We are an awesome organisation with a bright future ahead!

Do you share our values? Are you:

  • Collaborative? You work with others and value their opinions.
  • Compassionate? You work with care and kindness.
  • A Change Maker? You never stand still, move positively forward always focused on quality and being the best.
  • A Contributor? You love what you do and make a meaningful contribution whilst never losing sight of Scottish Autism's purpose and the difference we make in society.

We are focused on values and look for a genuine interest in supporting autistic people. Skills relating to supporting others are usually transferrable and we recruit people from a range of backgrounds: from hairdressing to postal workers! Reliability and consistency are important to the people we support.

 

 

We offer opportunities to work in a variety of rewarding roles across a range of services and departments.

Because Scotland Cares
 




 

Learn more about us

Our mission is simple: to enable autistic people to lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. Read About Us to find out more about our services: we offer a wide range of support. The Autistic and Valued video below tells you a bit more about how we work with autistic people:

 

 

 

We welcome those who are experienced and qualified as well as those who are keen to learn about autism and supporting autistic people.  We very much value and welcome applications from autistic people and those with personal experience of autism within their family or community. We, like most organisations, provide fully funded support to complete SVQ Level 3 but our sector leading training makes the learning experience outstanding from day one.

Here is a short video for people who would like to learn a bit more about autism before applying:

 

 

 

 

What makes us different?

We are a great size and with services across Scotland (including a school, care homes, outreach, advisory services and housing support) we have career and personal development opportunities. We aim to work with requests for casual, part-time, fixed term as well as full-time applications. We are not too big though- with around 1,000 colleagues we still have opportunities to connect and learn from one another.

We have a coaching culture and encourage autonomy within teams so this means that we recruit people who can collaborate and contribute. We care deeply about our colleagues, so wellbeing and recognition are at the heart of how we work together. We always do more than what’s required: that includes choir, art club and wellbeing plans.

We are moving to a learning pathway model for development and progression where after you are confirmed into post you dictate the pace and routes of learning. We’re all different and we understand that. Putting knowledge into action is key. Our salaries are benchmarked every three years so that we know they are competitive.

We are a specialist organisation fully focused on autism. The expertise in the organisation is based on a 53-year foundation of learning. Because our work is not generalist, the quality of training and service delivery is outstanding. People who want to work in the field of autism or gain practical experience, including many graduates, choose to work with us. We expect continuous improvement and do not stand still constantly adapting to change and improvement.

We have a whole centre dedicated to practice innovation! This includes research that is ‘live’ and driven by autistic people, practice advisers supporting teams and individuals to continually reflect on what better practice looks like. We also have a team of community advisers working with other businesses and the wider community to provide external training, consultancy and information to improve the lives of autistic people in other settings.

We have invested in a significant digital implementation programme, which was complete in 2020. Paperwork is no longer on paper! This saves time and reduces bureaucracy. Training and support is provided for colleagues who are less confident with technology.

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

We particularly encourage and welcome applications from people with lived experience of autism. There is an active Autistic Employees forum to provide connections and mutual peer support between colleagues. We are committed to inclusive governance.

We would like to receive more applications from men and young people too because they are under-represented in our workforce.