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Scottish Autism
Practice Advisor

Centre for Practice Innovation
Alloa / Remote Working

Full Time - 37 hours per week

Salary: £22,343 - £26,331 per annum

Ref: SA/944

Scottish Autism seeks to promote and provide care, education, support and opportunities for people with autism of all ages throughout Scotland. We work tirelessly to create a world where autistic people are understood and enabled to lead meaningful, fulfilling and happy lives as valued members of the community.

A key expectation of everyone who works for Scottish Autism is that they live and breathe our values; Collaboration, Change Makers, Compassion and Contribution. Our values come into play throughout everything we do at work - how we work together, and how we deliver services to the people we support and to the people we work alongside.

The Centre for Practice Innovation (CPI) is our organisational hub for the development of practice and leads on the delivery of our staff learning and development. We undertake participatory practice research and seek to facilitate and inform research activity that is compatible with our organisational values

We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative Practice Advisor to join our CPI team. Reporting to the Practice & Community Development Lead, you will use coaching, training and practical advice to work with individual staff and service teams across our organisation to develop and improve autism practice.

In this role, you will:

- Deliver online and face-to-face training from induction and through the Values into Practice (VIP) Academy
- Support staff to complete their SVQ
- Work collaboratively with services to ensure the consistent application of VIP and our wellbeing model with a particular focus on our organisational aim of eliminating the use of restraint
- Support services to embed a coaching approach

The successful candidate will:

- Have contemporary knowledge and understanding of autism and autistic people and their families across the lifespan
- Have autism practice or lived experience with the knowledge to apply theory into practice
- Be committed to the elimination of restrictive practice and restraint
- Have strong problem-solving skills with the ability to translate complex theoretical knowledge into accessible training materials
- Be a change maker, always looking for ways to improve processes and service levels, and to add value
- Have the ability to apply a coaching model to practice development and professional learning
- Have experience of managing conflict and challenging situations

We offer comprehensive training, opportunities for personal development and a generous benefits package including a range of discounts on high street retailers, gyms and travel and life assurance cover.

This post is subject to a PVG Disclosure check.

Closing Date: Friday 23rd October 2020
Interview Date: Friday 30th October 2020


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

Registered charity number is SC009068.

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