At Options Lothian we offer a safe, homely environment for a child to come and stay for a short break that gives their families a rest from their caring role. During that break, children enjoy a range of fun activities and experiences with our staff who specialise in taking care of children with disabilities. Our service is very much a ‘home from home’ for the children who stay with us there. Our service is open from Fridays to Sundays every week.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for someone who is passionate about ensuring our young people live their best lives. Whilst not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role. We are looking for someone who will contribute to the leadership, management and development of the service for children, young people and their families in line with agreed objectives and assist with service review and evaluation.
You will have relevant experience of working with children and young people with a disability and/or autism in a community or residential setting and understand the impact of disability on inclusion. You are required to meet the qualifications requirement for this post which is at SCQF Level 7 (e.g. HNC, SVQ Level 3) and a practice qualification in a management category or SVQ Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 9. This post requires you to register with the Scottish Social Services Council as both a Residential Child Care Worker with Supervisory Responsibilities and a Supervisor in a Housing Support Service.
There is an expectation that you will mainly be working these hours Friday-Sunday offering direct support to the young people as part of our residential rota, this will include evenings, weekends, nights and public holidays. There is also the requirement to undertake the occasional sleep over or night awake shift.
Why should you apply for this post? Well that’s easy…
As a valued part of Aberlour’s management team you will receive a planned and supported induction programme consisting of an extensive training; including CALM Training, Child Protection Training and Moving and Handling Training. You will support the line management of a highly motivated and skilled team to provide a personalised service for our young people.
As an Aberlour employee, you will receive:
• competitive hourly rates with an additional 7% for working unsociable hours
• excellent annual leave entitlement
• access to our group pension scheme
•access to the Aberlour Rewards retail discount scheme