Do you share our vision? Do you want to work in an organisation that really cares for the young people we work with?
Our Options Dundee Service works in partnership with the families to offer tailored packages of support to help support families to stay together. The support we provide is based on the needs of the family and takes a variety of forms including supported morning and bedtime routines in the family homes, 1:1 sessions with children and young people to support them to access the community and a variety of groups we run.
This specialised service offered by Aberlour Options Dundee enables children and young people to grow and develop - accessing their local area, broadening their experiences and not just meeting their needs but supporting them to flourish.
The families we work with find our service invaluable- “I don't know what I'd do without them. I trust them, my child trusts them - we both feel safe when they're in the house…They've changed my and my child’s life.”
Due to service expansion we are looking to recruit a Family Worker Disability working 30 hours per week. This contract is currently offered as fixed term until 31 March 2020. Our service is staffed 7 days a week between 7.00am and 10.00pm and shifts of varying duration would be offered between these times. There may also occasionally be a need to provide additional supports out with these times.
We are looking for an energetic, creative and compassionate individual to join our friendly, supportive team. We value skills such as providing children and young people with a wide range of fun activities and experiences to enrich their lives as well as supporting families to actively participate in shaping and defining the support we offer.
You will provide needs-led, person-centred support to parents with a learning disability, or who have an autism spectrum condition with complex physical, learning and/or emotional needs, including support to their family and to families where a child has a disability. You will receive a planned and supported induction consisting of a varied training programme; including CALM Training, Child Protection Training and support to complete an SVQ3. You will be working alongside a highly motivated and skilled team to provide a personalised service for our young people.
You will hold, or be willing to work towards, a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example, SVQ3 Care plus an HNC) together with relevant experience of working with children or young people. You must also be able to demonstrate awareness of the key elements of working with people affected by disability as well as an understanding of, and commitment to, young people’s rights.
Aberlour Child Care Trust has launched a new family outreach service, Aberlour Sustain, in the Perth and Kinross area. Aberlour, with support and funding from Perth and Kinross Council, will work with children, young people, families and local partners to develop a highly responsive service for children and families. Aberlour Sustain will deliver the support families need, when they need it, every day of the year. The aim of the service is to ensure that children and young people can continue to flourish at home, at school and in their local community.
Using personalised and person-centred approaches and principles, the aim is to ensure that children, young people and families are supported to build on their strengths, assets and interests to develop enduring capacity and resilience. We also aim to support local professional stakeholders and communities to coproduce solutions.
We are looking to recruit a dynamic and creative individual to deliver flexible, person-centred services with vulnerable children and families.
Due to service expansion we have a vacancy for a part time post, working 16 hours per week (over 2 days). This post is funded for 2 years with an expected end date of September/October 2021, with the potential for the post to be extended beyond this date.
Candidates should be enthusiastic, flexible and share our vision that collaborative early intervention and engagement is the best option for children and families who are experiencing difficulties.
Not afraid to test new ways of working, you will bring a fresh and collaborative approach in a way which responds to the needs of the families when they need it – this will include early mornings, evenings and weekends. You will have experience of direct practice within this field of work, including child/adult protection issues as well as having experience of working with children with additional support needs.
You will work within a variety of locations including the service base in Perth city, family homes, schools and community settings.
As an Aberlour employee, you will:
If you would like more information or wish to discuss this post, please contact Tracey Dammer (Service Manager) on 01382 250840 for an informal conversation.
Funded by the Big Lottery our Perinatal Befriending Support Service based within the East Lothian area. Our services aim to help mums who are struggling with anxiety and depression during pregnancy and after their baby is born. Our befrienders are there for the mums while they are pregnant and up to the baby is aged one. This befriending relationship helps mum, her partner and immediate family and, as a result, we aim to improve parents' mental health, reduce social isolation and promote healthy attachments between baby and parents.
You will help to develop and implement the principles of the Perinatal Befriending Support Service to provide an early intervention, low intensity service for those with low level (mild to moderate) diagnosed mental health issues or who are at risk of developing mental health issues in the perinatal period.
Our current vacancy is based in Macmerry, Tranent, working 30 hours per week. This post is currently funded until 30th September 2021. Working hours are flexible and will be in line with the needs of the service. Service delivery could be out with normal working hours and may include mornings, evenings and weekends. A 5% unsocial allowance is paid for this. You will work closely with referrers and families to identify and assess the required support. You will recruit, train and support appropriate volunteers to be matched with parents in providing befriending support.
Ideally you will have local knowledge of the area and services available to families. You will have a relevant qualification at SCQF level 8 or have equivalent knowledge acquired by other means. You will have experience of working with children and vulnerable families and be able to demonstrate an understanding of how mental health issues can affect relationships in a family setting and the impact during the perinatal stage. Experience of Volunteer Management would be desirable.
Our service supports families in the Dumfries and Galloway area who are struggling to cope. The families we work with may have a wide range of issues, which could include drug and alcohol use within the family. As a Child and Family worker you would work directly with the whole family in various settings, such as their own homes, our dedicated base and other community locations.
You would become the trusted person that they could talk about what they are going through at home whilst undertaking assessments to identify what support we can provide. You would work with the children and the family offering practical help with school and homework and attending some meetings at the school when necessary. You would help establish routines and build life skills with families such as healthy eating and cooking within a budget. In addition to this we offer regular group sessions which help build parenting skills and their confidence.
We are looking for someone to join our friendly and supportive team. You should have a sound knowledge of child development and be able to work with parents either individually or in groups to develop their parenting skills & confidence.
The post is offered on a fixed term basis until 31st March 2021 and you will be working 30 hours per week with the potential to be worked flexibly over 4 or 5 days per week, evening/ weekend work may be required dependant on the service need. An allowance is incorporated in the salary to support this requirement.
At Aberlour Options Fife we provide a range of support both outreach and residential short breaks to for young people up to the age of 18 years, who have learning disabilities. We aim to provide families with a short break from their caring role, through the provision of high quality child-centred service which provides a positive experience for the young people we work with. We currently have two house offering weekend and holiday residential respite, one situated in Glenrothes and the other in Dunfermline.
We have a strong reputation in supporting young people with high levels of complex needs, supporting them to grow, learn and maximise their potential. We feel every child has the right to flourish. Our Young People’s Workers play a fundamental role in ensuring that the young people they work with have the best possible experience in working towards their objectives in line with their care plan, supporting children to progress within their individual outcomes. Whilst not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role, where the work we do has a demonstrable impact on each young person's progress. Using a person centred approach you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical, personal, and emotional care to support the families in their daily living and within the local community.
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Why should I apply for this post?
Young People’s Worker you will receive a planned and supported induction programme consisting of an extensive training programme; including CALM Training, Child Protection Training and Fire Safety Training. You will be working alongside a highly motivated and skilled team to provide a personalised service for our young people.
As an Aberlour employee, you will receive:
Do you want to be part of an organisation that makes a different to the lives of Scotland’s young people?
We have an exciting opportunity to be part of our team, we are looking to recruit a Service Manager for our Family Support Service in South Ayrshire. Our service supports parents with learning disabilities living in South Ayrshire, helping to build confidence, improve skills and provide a safe nurturing environment for their children. By offering whole family support, building on capabilities and working through trusting relationships we aim to help families flourish at home and in the community, minimising the need for statutory intervention.
You will lead, manage and develop services for children, young people and families in line with service objectives and Aberlour’s strategic planning framework. You will be responsible for the development and delivery of the service, working collaboratively with families. community partners and our Local Authority colleagues. You will have direct practice experience within this field and have experience of supporting and managing staff. Knowledge and experience of child development and child protection is essential. You will also have the opportunity to build on the success of the current service by helping with expansion opportunities within surrounding local authorities.
You will have demonstrable experience of empowering, working and engaging with young people and their families in order to achieve positive outcomes.
You will have a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 9 or above, plus a management qualification at SCQF level 8 or above, or equivalent knowledge acquired by other means. You are required to be registered with the SSSC and hold or be willing to work towards relevant professional qualifications to meet SSSC registration requirements.