PASDA Project Worker

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PASDA (Parents of Autism Spectrum Disorder Adults) provide information and support to unpaid family carers who are supporting an adult (over-16) with an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) in Edinburgh and the Lothians. They work in partnership to be carer-led, innovative, resourceful, inclusive and compassionate. Their vision is that families of adults on the autism spectrum will live meaningful and fulfilling lives.

They are looking to recruit a motivated, dynamic and confident individual to join the PASDA staff team.


PASDA Project Worker 

Based in Edinburgh 

£21,174 p.a. 

39 hours per week, three year fixed term contract 


This post is funded by the Big Lottery Fund for three years.


You will have experience in a similar or related field and will have been involved in the development and delivery of training, group-work and provision of one to one emotional support. You will support carers in one to one meetings, over the phone and via email, and facilitate carer support groups, training and a range of other information and social events. You will have an excellent knowledge and understanding of ASC and the issues affecting adults with ASC and their families. You will also be responsible for recruiting, training and managing volunteers.


The successful applicant will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme through Disclosure Scotland. The cost of registration (less the disclosure fee) to be paid by the applicant. The post holder will be employed by Autism Initiatives on behalf of PASDA.


If you are interested in the above position please contact Daniel Riley, Recruitment Coordinator, at Autism Initiatives, 11 Granton Square, Edinburgh, EH5 1HX, or Tel: 0131 551 7260 for an application pack, clearly stating the position in which you are interested.


Closing Date: Friday 14th June 2013 at 12 noon