Work with us

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, Autism & Neurodiversity - North Scotland 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 autistic & neurodiverse individuals.

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.


 

Current Vacancies

We a currently looking for a team of volunteers to help us at our offices in Carnie Drive with reception duties, and at events.  If you are interested in volunteering for us or want more information contact Megan on megan.linklater@grampianautisticsociety.org.uk.

Paid Vacancies

Fundraising Officer

Full job specification and description available here.

To apply send CV and covering letter to billy.alexander@grampianautisticsociety.org.uk

Minibus Driver - part time (7 upto 14 hrs per week term time, upto 35 hrs per week during school holidays)

Full job specification and description available here.

To apply send CV and covering letter to claire.crichton@grampianautisticsociety.org.uk

Team Leader - Aberdeen

Full job specification and description available here.

To apply send CV and covering letter to marie.lyon@grampianautisticsociety.org.uk

Children Service Manager

Full job specification and description available here.

To apply send CV and covering letter to billy.alexander@grampianautisticsociety.org.uk

Children & Young Person Worker (Part & Full Time)

For a job description and to find out more about the post click here or please contact either, 

Marie.lyon@grampianautisticsociety.org.uk or 

Gosia.adamowicz@grampianautisticsociety.org.uk 

Sessional Support Worker 

For a job description and to find out more about the post, please contact either, 

Marie.lyon@grampianautisticsociety.org.uk or 

Gosia.adamowicz@grampianautisticsociety.org.uk 

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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 environment”

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IRENE'S STORY

“Hello, my name is Irene and I have worked at GAS since March 2019. 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.”

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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.”

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RACHEL'S STORY

“As a student teacher, working at GAS has given me the opportunity to earn money while at the same time gaining experience that will be invaluable to my future career as a teacher. Recently, in a Professional Studies workshop at university, we discussed that it’s essential for all teachers to receive autism training. I can’t think of a better way for future teachers to get this than working directly with children

one-to-one somewhere like the Jigsaw Playscheme. You learn so much more from the children than any lecture at university will ever teach you!

I know that I will be much more confident going into my probationary year after working at GAS, and more confident knowing that I can make school a better experience for all the children in my class. Another thing is that, if you’re a student teacher and love children, even when it’s challenging it will be a rewarding job because you can really see the positive impact you’re having on the children.”