Southhouse Autism Unit Support Worker

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Location: Edinburgh Salary: Earn up to £23,150.16 per year pro rata Full time

Southhouse Autism Unit Support Workers

Earn up to £23,150.16 per year pro rata

Full time & Part time contracts available

Southhouse Autism Unit supports 3 people across 2 flats both situated within the same cul-de-sac. The supported people at this service are very active, enjoying activities like football and going on the trampoline. The focus at this service is working with our supported people to get them out into the community and helping them to develop their life skills.

There are good bus links nearby with Lothian bus numbers 7, 11 & 400 approximately a 4 minute walk from the service and Lothian buses 37 & 47 about an eight minute walk from the service.

Shifts at Southhouse Autism Unit are usually 10 or 12 hours. These longer shifts allow you to work your hours over fewer days giving you more days off.

Please note that these roles all include sleepover shifts. A sleepover shift consists of working 10am - 11pm, sleeping over in the service from 11pm - 7am and then working in the morning from 7am - 10:30. The sleepover is over and above your contracted hours and gets paid as an additional payment of £96.00 per sleepover.

'Southhouse Autism Unit has a charismatic group of supported people. Our established team will provide you with great support making this service a great first job in care. If you are creative and activity driven you will love working with our supported people to develop their life skills.' - Andy, Care & Support Manager, Southhouse Autism Unit

If you are enthusiastic about supporting people to live their best lives then apply now to join our team!

Your main duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Working with colleagues as part of an effective and efficient team to support vulnerable people.
  • Communicate and work well with our supported people to provide individual care and maintain appropriate relationships.
  • Being responsible in supporting individuals throughout the activities, giving positive feedback and encouragement.

View the full job outline here: Job Outline

Find out what you working week could look like here.

Hear from our current Support Workers here.

Why Ark?

  • No Previous Experience Required
    Ark provide full training so no previous experience is required making our Support Worker roles the perfect place to start your career in Adult Social Care.
  • Get a qualification while you work
    Ark fully fund your SVQ2 in Health & Social Care which you complete with the support of our in house SVQ team.
  • Employee Discounts
    Employee Discounts Portal with 1000s of discounts on your favourite brands including Supermarkets, Cinema Tickets, Gym Membership and Holidays.
  • Career Progression
    Over 75% of all Managers within Care & Support have been promoted internally.
  • Employee Assistance Program
    Arks Employee Assistance program (EAP) gives all employees access to counselling sessions.  There is also support available through weekly webinars and the EAP Website & App.
  • Contracted hours to suit you
    We have Full-time, Part-time and Relief Support Worker roles available at our services throughout Scotland.

In return for your valuable contribution, Ark will also offer you:

  • Up to 36 days paid holiday per year pro rata
  • 4% Contributory pension scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Fully funded PVG & 1st year SSSC registration paid by Ark

Our employees told us in a recent survey that they stay with Ark because they believe in our values, we have supportive managers who continually appreciate their staff and they love making a positive difference in our supported peoples lives, helping them to achieve their dreams.

Ark would love to hear from you whether you are an experienced Support Worker or new to Social Care.

To apply click the link below.

Scottish Charity No. SCO15694

Previous experience of the following is an advantage but not essential as Ark will provide full training: Care Worker, Social worker, Home Carer, Case Worker, Care Assistant, Autism Support Worker, Personal Care Assistant , Social Care Worker.


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