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A typical shift would start as an eight hour shift and end up being a twenty four to forty eight hour shift and then at the end of the week you would be chastised for doing too many hours even though you were begged to do them.I did learn a lot about autism, but not from the staff, from the service users. Management were a joke, worked Monday to Friday 9-5 but the service is24/7.Staff very lazy and would leave a lot of jobs to one person, usually the newest team member.Hardest part of the job was trying to fit in with people who thought they knew better than you.Best part of the job was trying to make a difference in service users lives
Building relationships with service userd
Never knowing if you were going to get home after you shift or have to stay and work on
PROS-* supporting the service users, very rewarding at times.CONS*Terrible management if you can even call them that,no management training or skills and terrible people skills/bullies, no support.* if your face doesnt fit you will be pushed out.(not my case but seen it loads) extremely high turnover of staff.* terrible care standards, certainly don't meet SSSC codes of practice.( should be investigated).* bad rate of pay which in turn hires the wrong people for the job, who dont actually have a caring bone in their body.* cycle of oppression is apparent in most services within this "charitable" organisation.* care more about the money coming in rather than providing a good service and environment for their service users including their employees.* 95% of the work force dont understand Autism; basics like the triad of impairments, due to the lack of training provided=sub standard.* too many negatives...the list goes on.Please look elsewhere for employment or if your family member is to use this care provider.
Working with the service users
Management, pay, lack of support, plethora of other cons.
If you want to be governed by out of date policies, managers that bully, not listened too, emails or texts not replied too, on call that havent got a clue what you talking about, tiny little things highlighted but big massive major things brushed under carpet, mountains and mountains of paper work, huge daily cleaning tasks, hardly any time to spend with service users then this is the place for you!!! Ridiculous 36, 27 and 24 hour shifts without a break, pay not in line with what it should be and a sleepover allowance thats laughable. You hear from nobody and I mean nobody! But a concern to me is does anybody from Scottish Autism actually read these reviews because what it does show is there are things that seriously and immediately need addressed. All these people taking time to write reviews are telling the truth and something needs to be done. The most enjoyable part of the job is going home, well for a couple of hours anyway.
Criminal, cover ups, false, liars and bullies, the list is endless, this company abuses autism to the highest, Adult and child services are both alike, both corrupt and demeaning to autistic people. The parents who place their loved ones in this CARE!! Sector would have curled toes if they were a fly on the wall. Enough said
Omg the place is like a sitcom or drama of some sort, bullies, gossiping, talking about service users, things going missing, meds errors, management got their training from a lucky bag, if you value your life at all please please don't bother applying as you wasting your time. A care company that doesn't care !!!!
While the majority of service users are excellent to work Scottish Autism has become a company focused on profit and is NOT a charity organisation. Management from SAP level onwards have no time for staff issues or concern for their welfare. Senior management use bullying and guilt tactics to ensure shifts are covered. As mentioned above staff are often placed in services they have no experience in and are expected to work ridiculous hours. Often over 24 hours with NO breaks. When a service is cancelled staff are expected to "pick up" these lost hours elsewhere and management can force staff to work on days off to cover these hours. Regardless of personal needs such as childcare or medical appointments. Disgusting work practice by senior staff who never work directly with service users and make decisions based on profits not people.
Service user interaction.
Terrible management, unfair pay, no staff support.
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