Autism Team Leaders (39 Hours) Newton Mearns

27,257 per annum + various benefits

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Mearns View is a brand new, forward thinking service supporting 4 young men with Autism.  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.

The purpose of this role:

  • Autism Team Leader (Housing Support/Care at Home): To assist the Depute Autism Services Co-ordinator in the delivery and development of community based supports for people with Autism living in their own homes/tenancies.

  • To work with the DASC to maintain standards to at least regulatory body requirements, whilst continuously driving improvements.

  • To deputise for the DASC in their absence as and when required.

Some of the key objectives and accountabilities for this role:

  • To assist the DASC to recruit, lead and effectively manage staff teams delivering care and support people with Autism, ensuring individuals are at the centre of planning the support they receive and that they achieve their personal outcomes.

  • To ensure all financial procedures within service including monies of people we support, are adhered to as set by organisational standards and applicable legal frameworks where necessary in order for the outcomes to be delivered within budget for the people we support.

  • To assist the DASC to develop and motivate staff teams in meeting objectives and guidelines as set out in Quarriers’ Standards and policies, the SSSC Code of Conduct and Quarriers’ Code of Conduct and work with teams in partnership with the Learning and Talent Development Department.

  • Provide a supervisory role both formal and informal- helping staff achieve personal aims and objectives to promote a continuous learning framework. Provide direct support with learning and developing and realising potential responding to changing needs and social care policies, as well as good Autism Practice Guidelines.

The knowledge, skills and experience necessary for the role:

  • Qualification to a minimum of SVQ Social Care level 3 or equivalent (e.g. nursing qualification)

  • Capacity to achieve further qualifications in line with the requirements of SSSC for the role.

  • Experience of working in a care setting that is person centred and outcome focused

  • Experience of working with people with Autism

  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary framework, building and maintaining professional and productive relationships

  • Experience of leading a team including meaningful supervisions

  • Knowledge of social care values, legislation and regulatory framework

    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.


    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 100 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 140 years and this is just the beginning.

Application Details

Closing date:

Reference No: VACREF/00313

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