Would you like to make a positive difference to someone’s life by supporting them to achieve their goals and aspirations?
Whether you’re interested in working with children or adults, full or part-time, in a group setting or on a one-to-one basis, Grampian Autistic Society have a role for you.
We are committed to investing in our staff team to ensure we provide the best quality support services possible to those affected by an Autism Spectrum Condition.
You will receive all necessary training and be supported to achieve relevant qualifications relating to your position to ensure compliance with SSSC registration requirements. You will increase your awareness and understanding of ASCs, have regular supervision and appraisals and agree your own Personal Development Plan.
You will receive a competitive rate of pay, develop your own skill set and be part of a motivated, friendly and supportive staff team. You will also have access to a 24-hour confidential support line.
Outreach Support Workers
Full and Part-Time Positions Available
Salary £17,901 – £20,454 pro rata
To work with the client group on a one-to-one outreach basis. A knowledge of Autism Spectrum Conditions is essential and experience of community care is desirable. A clean driving license and access to a car is also desirable.
Playscheme Support Workers
Part-Time Positions Available
Salary £15,315 – £17,053 pro rata
Would you like to work as part of a team, to provide stimulating social and recreational activities to children accessing our playscheme, whilst promoting their wellbeing? You would work specified weekends during school term time and weekdays during school holidays. Experience is not necessary as full training will be provided.
For full job descriptions/benefit entitlement and application forms please contact:
Grampian Autistic Society
33-35 Carnie Drive
or use the contact form at the bottom of this page.
Working at GAS: Carly’s Story
“I have worked in Playscheme since late 2017, starting as a member of support staff. Progressing to a Deputy Team Leader position and now I am a Team Leader
As a Primary Education student who hopes to work as an Additional Support Needs teacher, the opportunities and experiences I have gained at GAS have been invaluable. I really enjoy my job as every day is different. It has been amazing to get to know and develop relationships with a variety of children, all with unique personalities and needs.Working with the staff in the Playscheme has been great and I’ve been able to learn lots from my co-workers in a supportive enviorment”
Working at GAS: Irene’s Story
“Hello, my name is Irene and I have worked at GAS for about 6 months. I am working part-time in the Outreach Service and I have been providing one-to-one support to the service users.
I have always been interested in autism as I have an autistic brother back home in Italy, and it amazes me how many things I have learnt during my working hours that helped me understand and support my brother better. Furthermore, as a Psychology student, working at GAS has been extremely helpful and interesting, as it allows me to see and put in practice many things I have studied at university.
I really enjoy my job, it’s very rewarding. I love interacting with my clients, getting to know them, and trying different activities with them like bowling or swimming. All the staff members are very nice and I always feel very supported, even when I am alone with a service user. I like being part of a team, especially because we can always give advice to each other or talk about a service user that we both support and I think that is so helpful for better understanding the service user’s needs and characteristics.”
Working at GAS: Karen’s Story
“Hello, my name is Karen and I’ve been working for GAS for over 5 years. I started doing outreach and giving one-to-one support to service users. Then I joined the staff team at the Playscheme for a number of years first as a support worker then as a team leader. I currently do outreach as well as support some education clients.
I love my job and the variety of things I do to support service users. On outreach this involves giving respite to parents, supporting service users to travel on buses, teaching new recipes, going shopping, supporting service users in new situations with new people, or making phone calls. I have helped set up placements for individuals and supported others in cleaning their flats.
I support education clients by helping to build their confidence, working on issues that are barriers to their education, taking them out in the community, and liasing between the school and the child in order to help progress their education.
I love my job at GAS. I like the fact that even on outreach you are part of a team supporting individuals, both with others who support the same individual or the advice and support other staff can give to me. I find the management team very friendly and approachable. It’s great that different staff bring their own knowledge and experience to the job and so as we share this we can support people better.”
Responsible for: Overall leadership and management
Responsible for: Outreach Service and Social Support Groups
Children's Services Coordinator
Responsible for: Playscheme and Sibling Support Group
Senior Autism Practitioner
Responsible for: Training and Employment Support
Responsible for: Admin, Quality Assurance, and Service Rotas
Find out more...
For more information, please contact Becky Rafferty on 01224 277900, or use this contact form.