Aberlour
Aberlour

Charity registered in Scotland SC007991

Scotland's children's charity

 


Current vacancies

Top job! Mentoring Programme Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,044
  • Renfrewshire
  • Closing 28th November 2018

Aberlour Mentoring Service - Renfrewshire

Aberlour are developing a new innovative mentoring service for Renfrewshire Council to working in partnership to improve attainment outcomes for care experienced children and young people.

The service will bring together vulnerable children and young people with a mentor to build a consistent and trusting relationship and improve their opportunities. The focus in every mentoring relationship will be on developing the relationship, recognising and building their strengths, and providing support and encouragement to deal with difficult and challenging situations in their lives.

Mentoring Programme Manager

To help develop this vital service and ensure its ongoing success for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children we are looking for an experienced manager.

You will have demonstrable experience in leading, supporting and managing both staff and volunteers. You will have delivered a successful mentoring programme and have a good understanding of child and adult protection issues.

You will have a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 9 and be driven to succeed.

Our 5% allowance recognises that the post holders may work out-of-hours, evenings and weekends to induct, train and support volunteers.

The service is a new pilot scheme being funded through the attainment fund. Outcomes will be reviewed over the first 12 months to assess ongoing funding.

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Young People’s Worker- Social Education

  • Part time
  • £7,415 pro-rata
  • Stranraer
  • Closing 23rd November 2018

Aberlour Futures - Dumfries and Galloway

We support children and young people, between the ages 11-18, who are facing issues within mainstream education. We have 3 bases throughout Dumfries and Galloway- Annan, Dumfries and Stranraer.

Our Young People’s Workers help young people with their education, by encouraging them to take control of their learning and help build their confidence. Working both with individuals and small groups, you will help our young people to shape the style and content of their education; this could be getting additional help with school work or support with practical skills, activities and sports. You will become a “trusted” person for our young people, who they can confide in.

We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic, energetic and committed individuals who share our ambition. Successful candidates must be comfortable in a culture based on respect, integrity, innovation and the ability to challenge. We support our staff to be as effective as they can be, so these roles require individuals who will be exceptional role models for the children and staff and help them to manage the challenges that the work and living environment present. We require you to hold a driving license for minimum 12 months and have access to a vehicle.

As an Aberlour employee, you will:

• Receive a supported induction,

• be part of a highly motivated and skilled team

• receive continual personalised support

• have access to a well-developed training programme,

• excellent annual leave entitlement

• access to our group pension scheme

• access to our retail discount scheme

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Mentoring Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £25,634
  • Renfrewshire
  • Closing 28th November 2018

Aberlour Mentoring Service - Renfrewshire

Aberlour are developing a new innovative mentoring service for Renfrewshire Council to working in partnership to improve attainment outcomes for care experienced children and young people.

The service will bring together vulnerable children and young people with a mentor to build a consistent and trusting relationship and improve their opportunities. The focus in every mentoring relationship will be on developing the relationship, recognising and building their strengths, and providing support and encouragement to deal with difficult and challenging situations in their lives.

Mentoring Coordinator

To help develop this vital service and ensure its ongoing success for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children we are looking for experienced and dedicated workers.

You will have demonstrable experience of supporting volunteers. You will have a good understanding of the issues facing looked after children along with experience of developing and delivering training.

You will have a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 8 and be driven to succeed.

Our 5% allowance recognises that the post holders may work out-of-hours, evenings and weekends to induct, train and support volunteers.

The service is a new pilot scheme being funded through the attainment fund. Outcomes will be reviewed over the first 12 months to assess ongoing funding.

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Service Administrator

  • Full time
  • £18,147
  • Renfrewshire
  • Closing 28th November 2018

Aberlour Mentoring Service - Renfrewshire

Aberlour are developing a new innovative mentoring service for Renfrewshire Council to working in partnership to improve attainment outcomes for care experienced children and young people.

The service will bring together vulnerable children and young people with a mentor to build a consistent and trusting relationship and improve their opportunities. The focus in every mentoring relationship will be on developing the relationship, recognising and building their strengths, and providing support and encouragement to deal with difficult and challenging situations in their lives.

Service Administrator

To help develop this vital service and ensure its ongoing success for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children we are looking for an experienced administrator.

You will support the service with general and financial administrative tasks including the co-ordination of recruitment paperwork for volunteers joining the service. You will have administrative experience gained through working within a busy office or social care environment. You will be comfortable working with Microsoft Office packages, and have excellent communication and organisational skills.

You will have a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or equivalent experience.

The service is a new pilot scheme being funded through the attainment fund. Outcomes will be reviewed over the first 12 months to assess ongoing funding.

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Service Administrator

  • Part time
  • £18,147
  • Aberlour Sustain Service, Perth and Kinross
  • Closing 9th July 2018

Many vulnerable children and young people are unable to be supported sufficiently within their own homes and communities. However, by intervening earlier with person centred approaches we can support children and young people to remain at home

Aberlour, with support and funding from Perth and Kinross Council, is establishing Sustain. This is an innovative and creative new service in Perth and Kinross which focuses on supporting children and young people (age 5 – 11) on the ‘edge of care’ to remain and flourish in their local communities.

Based in the service office, you will provide administrative support to the staff within this service, assisting with general finance, data gathering, reception duties and administrative tasks.

Applicants should be enthusiastic, energetic and committed and, working in a culture based on respect, integrity, innovation and the ability to challenge, you will share our vision that collaborative early intervention and engagement is the best option for children and families who are on the ‘edge of care’.

You will ideally have a relevant qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (or equivalent knowledge) together with the ability to use IT applications such as Word and Excel, and have experience of working in a busy office environment and have a passion for the work that we undertake.

If you would like more information or wish to discuss this post, please contact Tracey Gordon, Service Manager on 07518 970557 for an informal conversation.

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Young People’s Worker Disability, Nights

  • Part time
  • £22,474 pro-rata
  • Aberlour Options Borders, St Boswells
  • Closing 12th July 2018

Aberlour Options Borders, St Boswells

Our service offers an exciting range of short break residential and non-residential services for children and young people living in the Scottish Borders who have a significant learning and/or physical disability.

As part of a small team, you will ensure that the highest level of physical and emotional care is provided to the children and young people. Applicants will have an understanding and commitment to children with a learning disability. Experience in this type of work is preferred. This service works a residential shift system including weekend, public holiday, evening and sleep-over duties.

The service mainly operates over weekends. Hours for this post will be 30 per fortnight for 42 weeks of the year (working 10 hour night shifts), except during school holidays when this will rise to an average of 35 hours per week for 10 weeks of the year.

You will be required to register with Scottish Social Services Council and hold or be supported to gain a qualification at SCQF 7 or above (eg HNC and SVQ3).

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Young People’s Worker Disability – 4 posts

  • Part time
  • £22,474 pro-rata
  • St Boswells
  • Closing 12th July 2018

Aberlour Options Borders, St Boswells

Our service offers an exciting range of short break residential and non-residential services for children and young people living in the Scottish Borders who have a significant learning and/or physical disability.

As part of a small team, you will ensure that the highest level of physical and emotional care is provided to the children and young people. Applicants will have an understanding and commitment to children with a learning disability. Experience in this type of work is preferred. This service works a residential shift system including weekend, public holiday, evening and sleep-over duties.

The service mainly operates over weekends. Hours for this post will average 23 per week (Wednesday to Sunday one week, and Friday to Sunday the following week) for 42 weeks of the year, except during school holidays when this will rise to an average of 35 hours per week for 10 weeks of the year.

You will be required to register with Scottish Social Services Council and hold or be supported to gain a qualification at SCQF 7 or above (eg HNC and SVQ3).

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Perinatal Volunteer Support Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £25,633 pro-rata
  • Musselburgh
  • Closing 20th July 2018

Aberlour’s Perinatal Befriending Support Service is already established in the Forth Valley area (based in Falkirk) and we are looking to replicate this in East Lothian (based in Musselburgh). The service aims 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 friendship helps mum, her partner and immediate family and, as a result, we aim to improve parents’ mental health and promote healthy attachments between baby and parents.

This new service is funded for 3 years by the Big Lottery.

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.

Working hours are flexible and will be in line with the needs of the service. Service delivery could be outwith 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 East Lothian 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.

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Service Administrator

  • Part time
  • £18,147 pro-rata
  • Musselburgh
  • Closing 25th July 2018

Aberlour Perinatal Befriending Support Service (Musselburgh)

Based in Musselburgh, this new service aims to help mums who are experiencing Perinatal Mental Illness during pregnancy, after their baby is born and until their baby is aged one.

Our befrienders are trained by Volunteer Coordinators and are matched to provide support to 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 parental mental health and promote healthy attachments between baby and parents.

This project is funded for 3 years by the Big Lottery.

Based in Musselburgh, you will provide administrative support to the service, assisting with general finance, data gathering, reception duties and administrative tasks.

You will ideally have a relevant qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (or equivalent knowledge) together with the ability to use IT applications such as Word and Excel, and have experience of working in a busy office environment.

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Assistant Service Manager (Residential Childcare)

  • Full time
  • £28,448
  • Assistant Service Manager (Residential Childcare)
  • Closing 25th July 2018

Sycamore Services, Fife

We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic, energetic and committed individuals who share our ambition that residential child care should be the first best option for children who need to be looked after away from home. Successful candidates must be comfortable in a culture based on respect, integrity, innovation and the ability to challenge. We support our staff to be as effective as they can be, so these roles require individuals who will be exceptional role models for the children and staff, and help them to manage the challenges that the work and living environment present.

You will have experience of

  • Working with vulnerable children and/or young people in a residential child care setting,
  • Creating and maintaining therapeutic experiences for children and young people,
  • Working with young people and their families.
  • Promoting a culture of continuous improvement,
  • Working within regulatory requirements in a residential child care setting

As part of a vibrant extended Sycamore Services Management Team you will be in a unique and influential position to ensure that the children we look after achieve positive outcomes, while living in Sycamore Services. You will have, and be able to nurture, leadership skills, be an excellent communicator and recognise the importance of the use of self in your day to day interactions with people. You will also provide on-call management cover, which includes direct out of hours interventions when required.

We want to recruit individuals who can match our commitment to life-long learning, for themselves, our staff and children. Successful candidate must be effective contributors to our vision and have unwavering commitment which will see them deal positively with the challenges and opportunities that distressed children can bring to their care experience. They will have access to guidance and support and be expected to advise on, resolve or refer any significant issues and have a high level of autonomy delivering the service.

Assistant Service Manager responsibilities include ensuring:

  • Decision making based on effective judgement with regard to operational decisions on a day to day basis
  • Effective judgement about how individual young people work and communicate and about how, on a day to day basis, they need to adapt plans and interventions
  • They provide cover for the Service Manager during leave periods and, whilst they will have access to a senior manager, they will take the managerial lead in the service.

This role requires the successful candidate to manage their time in a way which balances the need to meet the administrative requirements of the role while also being available to join your team on a rota basis working directly with the children and young people including undertaking sleepovers, working weekends and public holidays.

If you want to know more, please go to our website to look at our online Sycamore Service Brochure orclick here, or contact John Ryan, Assistant Director, on 01592 591500 for an informal conversation.

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Volunteer Coordinator (South Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £24,413
  • Based in Glasgow
  • Closing 3rd August 2018

Aberlour is the largest Scottish only children’s charity. We are looking for an individual to help develop, shape and promote the world of volunteering for Aberlour in the South of the country.

This post will support our services and functional teams to identify and fill volunteering opportunities. You will deliver and facilitate volunteer training and events, provide support and guidance to volunteers and managers, and ensure activities adhere to the Investing in Volunteers quality standards. You will also support young people in delivering peer mentoring training.

You will hold a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 8 or above (or equivalent knowledge acquired by other means) and be able to demonstrate experience of working with volunteers or alternatively in community or youth work.

The role requires significant travel across the south of Scotland for which travel expenses are paid. It would be beneficial for candidates to have access to their own transport.

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Assistant Service Manager (maternity cover)

  • Full time
  • £28,448
  • St Boswells
  • Closing 30th July 2018

Aberlour Options Borders, St Boswells

Our service offers an exciting range of short break residential and non-residential services for children and young people living in the Scottish Borders who have a significant learning and/or physical disability.

Support includes residential short breaks, outreach within the local community and summer holiday activity clubs. This service not only provides families with a short break and time to ‘recharge’, but it brings together children with significant learning disabilities living within the Scottish Borders Council area. It offers them a programme of activities which are fun, stimulating and safe, creating an opportunity for them to make friends and pursue leisure activities out with the school and family environment.

As the ASM you will assist the Service Manager to lead, manage and develop services for children, young people and families affected by disability in line with planned objectives which are safe and compliant with current standards and legislation. You will also have delegated responsibility for agreed areas of service delivery and/or development and you will be expected to take the lead in these areas.

You will have experience of working with children/adults in a community or residential setting, will be able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to children’s, young people’s and adults’ rights and understand the impact of disability on social inclusion. You will be a self-motivated team worker with the ability to use your initiative.

The role requires that you undertake office based tasks and direct work with the children and young people. You will work a residential shift pattern which includes evenings, sleep overs, weekends and public holidays. You will also contribute to the provision of on call advice and support system when you may be the most senior staff member available on shift.

As part of a small team, you will ensure that the highest level of physical and emotional care is provided to the children and young people. Applicants will have an understanding and commitment to children with a learning disability.

You will be required to register with Scottish Social Services Council and hold or be supported to gain a qualification at SCQF 8 or above (eg HNC and SVQ4).

You will work an average of 30 hours per week except during school holidays when this will rise to an average of 35 hours per week. Further details are available on our website.

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Young People’s Workers, Disability

  • Part time
  • £22,474 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 2nd August 2018

Based in Dunfermline in a purpose-built house providing full-time, long term residential care for children and young people with complex learning and physical disabilities, our service is a national resource and is widely recognised by both care professionals and parents for providing quality living for those children and young people (up to age 25 years) with complex learning and physical disabilities who can no longer live at home.

Contracts available include 36 hours per week and 24.5 hours per week.

This is a 24 hour residential service and there will be a requirement to work a shift pattern, including nights. Further information about the role and shift requirements can be found in the ‘Terms and Conditions’ document on our website.

Using a person centred approach you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical, personal, spiritual and emotional care to support the children and young people in their daily living and within the local community. It is desirable that you have experience of working with children or young people with disabilities, including undertaking moving and handling.

Workers must register with the Scottish Social Services Council as Residential Child Care Workers therefore you must hold, or be prepared to gain, the qualification requirements for this category which is at SCQF Level 7 (for example, SVQ3 Care plus an HNC).

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Community Support Practitioner (part time)

  • Part time
  • from £21,649 pro-rata
  • Aberlour Sustain Service, Borders (Hawick and Galashiels)
  • Closing 13th August 2018

Aberlour Children’s Charity and the Scottish Borders Council has announced that a new family outreach service, Aberlour Sustain, will launch in the communities of Galashiels and Hawick later this year. Aberlour will work with the Scottish Borders Council, children, young people, families and local partners to develop a highly responsive service for families at the ‘Edge of Care’. Aberlour Sustain will deliver the support families need, when they need it, every day of the year. The Scottish Borders Council has provided funding to pilot this development for 12 months with a view to informing a strategy for future family support. The aim is to ensure that children and young people who are on the edge of care can continue to flourish at home, at school and in the 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 dynamic and creative individuals to deliver flexible, person-centred services with vulnerable children and families.

Candidates should have enthusiasm and energy and share our vision that collaborative early intervention and engagement is the best option for children and families who are on the ‘edge of care’.

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 be based in one of the geographic areas (Galashiels or Hawick) and work within a variety of settings including the service base, family homes, schools and community settings.

If you would like more information or wish to discuss this post, please contact David Barr (Assistant Director) on 01786 450 335 for an informal conversation.

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Assistant Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,448
  • Aberlour Sustain Service, Borders (Hawick and Galashiels)
  • Closing 13th August 2018

Are you interested assisting to manage a new ground-breaking family support service? Do you have a passion for working with children and families? Would you like the opportunity to help to build and shape your own staff team? Do you want to build your management experience?

Aberlour Children’s Charity and the Scottish Borders Council has announced that a new family outreach service, Aberlour Sustain, will launch in the communities of Galashiels and Hawick later this year. Aberlour will work with the Scottish Borders Council, children, young people, families and local partners to develop a highly responsive service for families at the ‘Edge of Care’. Aberlour Sustain will deliver the support families need, when they need it, every day of the year. The Scottish Borders Council has provided funding to pilot this development for 12 months with a view to informing a strategy for future family support. The aim is to ensure that children and young people who are on the edge of care can continue to flourish at home, at school and in the 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 help to manage a team and to contribute to the development of this service in order to deliver flexible, person-centred services with vulnerable children and families.

Candidates should have enthusiasm and energy and share our vision that collaborative early intervention and engagement is the best option for children and families who are on the ‘edge of care’.

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 be expected to assist in supporting the staff team across the two geographic areas within a variety of settings including the service base, family homes, schools and community settings.

As a lead practitioner, you will be expected to mentor the team and be able to demonstrate and coach on best practice.

If you would like more information or wish to discuss this post, please contact David Barr (Assistant Director) on 01786 450335 for an informal conversation.

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Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,043
  • Aberlour Sustain Service, Borders (Hawick and Galashiels)
  • Closing 13th August 2018

Are you interested in leading the implementation and delivery of a new ground-breaking family support service? Do you have a passion for working with children and families? Would you like the opportunity to build and shape your own staff team?

Aberlour Children’s Charity and the Scottish Borders Council has announced that a new family outreach service, Aberlour Sustain, will launch in the communities of Galashiels and Hawick later this year. Aberlour will work with the Scottish Borders Council, children, young people, families and local partners to develop a highly responsive service for families at the ‘Edge of Care’. Aberlour Sustain will deliver the support families need, when they need it, every day of the year. The Scottish Borders Council has provided funding to pilot this development for 12 months with a view to informing a strategy for future family support. The aim is to ensure that children and young people who are on the edge of care can continue to flourish at home, at school and in the 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 lead and manage a team and to develop this service in order to deliver flexible, person-centred services with vulnerable children and families.

We are looking for a leader with enthusiasm and energy who shares our vision that collaborative early intervention and engagement is the best option for children and families who are on the ‘edge of care’.

Not afraid to test new ways of working, you will bring a fresh and collaborative approach and be able to manage time 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.

Managing the service and supporting the staff team across the two geographic areas will involve working in a variety of settings including the service base, family homes, schools and community settings.

As well as being involved in planning, designing and delivery, you will also be involved in assessing, evaluating and compiling reports on outcomes.

If you would like more information or wish to discuss this post, please contact David Barr (Assistant Director) on 01786 450 335 for an informal conversation.

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Service Administrator

  • Full time
  • from £18,147
  • Aberlour Sustain Service, Borders (Galashiels)
  • Closing 13th August 2018

Aberlour Children’s Charity and the Scottish Borders Council has announced that a new family outreach service, Aberlour Sustain, will launch in the communities of Galashiels and Hawick later this year. Aberlour will work with the Scottish Borders Council, children, young people, families and local partners to develop a highly responsive service for families at the ‘Edge of Care’. Aberlour Sustain will deliver the support families need, when they need it, every day of the year. The Scottish Borders Council has provided funding to pilot this development for 12 months with a view to informing a strategy for future family support. The aim is to ensure that children and young people who are on the edge of care can continue to flourish at home, at school and in the 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.

Based in the service office, you will provide administrative support to the staff within this service, assisting with general finance, data gathering, reception duties and administrative tasks.

Applicants should be enthusiastic, energetic and committed and share our vision that collaborative early intervention and engagement is the best option for children and families who are on the ‘edge of care’.

You will ideally have a relevant qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (or equivalent knowledge) together with the ability to use IT applications such as Word and Excel, and have experience of working in a busy office environment and have a passion for the work that we undertake.

If you would like more information or wish to discuss this post, please contact David Barr (Assistant Director) on 01786 450 335 for an informal conversation.

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Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,043
  • Aberlour Sustain Service, Invergordon
  • Closing 16th August 2018

We help families on the ‘edge of care’ to stay together, by giving them the help and support they need to prevent a child from being taken into care. Aberlour Sustain – Ross-shire is an ‘edge of care’ service. This means staff work with families that are struggling. The families we work with need help for a range of reasons. Our workers spend time with children, young people, parents and carers in order to understand what the family needs to thrive. We understand that family life can be difficult for all sorts of reasons. Our approach is always sympathetic and non-judgmental approach.

We understand the challenges our families face, we also recognise they need support at all times of the day, therefore our service is flexible, giving support out with usual office hours.

We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic, energetic and committed individuals who share our vision that collaborative early intervention and engagement is the best option for children and families who are on the ‘edge of care’. Successful candidates must be comfortable working in a culture based on respect, integrity, innovation and the ability to challenge. You will have experience of direct practice within this field of work, including child/adult protection issues. Experience of working with children with additional support needs would be desirable but is not essential.

Service Manager responsibilities include ensuring that your team delivers excellent services, evidencing the effectiveness of innovative practice and ensuring continual service improvement through effective service planning. You will be responsible for implementing and achieving a range outcomes, including self-evaluation and monitoring frameworks and implementing Aberlour’s policies and procedures. You will ensure that all workers understand and meet their obligations to protect and promote the welfare of service users and ensure the safeguarding role at all times. You will have the ability to provide an effective role model to others, and use an asset based, person-centred approach to work with families. You will be responsible for managing the day to day operation of the service budget and line managing staff.

Our Sustain Service- Invergordon is a new pilot service and is only funded until 31st March 2019. We are currently seeking for this to be extended.

If you would like further information or to discuss this post, please contact Siobhan Carroll, Assistant Director on 07772 226611 for an informal conversation.

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Residential Workers (part time)

  • Part time
  • £22,474 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 24th August 2018

Sycamore Services - Fife

Aberlour Sycamore provides a range of services including education, therapeutic care and fostering for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children and young people. We work using a Dyadic Developmental Practice model which means we ensure that the child and their behaviour is understood and that the child feels as safe as is possible at home, in school and in social activities.

We are a residential child care service in Fife supporting children and young people to live and grow within a community setting.

We are looking for individuals who will be playful, warm, accepting, curious and empathetic in their dealings with the children, and to bring these qualities to help us achieve our vision, which is to:

1. Provide the best option in Scotland for children who require to live in residential care.

2. Provide the best life-long learning services in Scotland which support children to lead happy and successful lives.

3. Be the best place in Scotland for staff to work and to support staff to achieve their individual and collective potential.

Our children and young people would like applicants who:

“keep me safe at night”

“are confident to play and have fun - who don’t sit back and just watch”

“are kind and fun”

“are kind and can make up bed time stories”

“are sound and likes football”

“are quiet but happy and likes Xbox and has their own controller to play me"

“share my interest in ice hockey”

“want to spend time with me one to one”

“remember what’s it like to grow up”.

We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic, energetic and committed individuals who share our ambition that residential child care should be the first best option for children who need to be looked after away from home. Successful candidates must be comfortable in a culture based on respect, integrity, innovation and the ability to challenge. We support our staff to be as effective as they can be, so these roles require individuals who will be exceptional role models for the children and staff, and help them to manage the challenges that the work and living environment present.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

Details of posts available are set out in the ‘Terms & Conditions for this post’ document which is included with the advert on our website.

For an informal chat about the vacancies and the opportunity to visit before applying please contact: Andy Finlay, Service Manager on 01383 733320.

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Residential Workers

  • Full time
  • £22,474
  • Fife
  • Closing 24th August 2018

Sycamore Services - Fife

Aberlour Sycamore provides a range of services including education, therapeutic care and fostering for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children and young people. We work using a Dyadic Developmental Practice model which means we ensure that the child and their behaviour is understood and that the child feels as safe as is possible at home, in school and in social activities.

We are a residential child care service in Fife supporting children and young people to live and grow within a community setting.

We are looking for individuals who will be playful, warm, accepting, curious and empathetic in their dealings with the children, and to bring these qualities to help us achieve our vision, which is to:

1. Provide the best option in Scotland for children who require to live in residential care.

2. Provide the best life-long learning services in Scotland which support children to lead happy and successful lives.

3. Be the best place in Scotland for staff to work and to support staff to achieve their individual and collective potential.

Our children and young people would like applicants who:

“keep me safe at night”

“are confident to play and have fun - who don’t sit back and just watch”

“are kind and fun”

“are kind and can make up bed time stories”

“are sound and likes football”

“are quiet but happy and likes Xbox and has their own controller to play me"

“share my interest in ice hockey”

“want to spend time with me one to one”

“remember what’s it like to grow up”.

We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic, energetic and committed individuals who share our ambition that residential child care should be the first best option for children who need to be looked after away from home. Successful candidates must be comfortable in a culture based on respect, integrity, innovation and the ability to challenge. We support our staff to be as effective as they can be, so these roles require individuals who will be exceptional role models for the children and staff, and help them to manage the challenges that the work and living environment present.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

Details of posts available are set out in the ‘Terms & Conditions for this post’ document which is included with the advert on our website.

For an informal chat about the vacancies and the opportunity to visit before applying please contact: Andy Finlay, Service Manager on 01383 733320.

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Young People’s Worker (3 posts, part time, various hours)

  • Full time
  • £22,474
  • Prestonpans
  • Closing 27th August 2018

Aberlour Options Lothian, Prestonpans

Aberlour Options Lothian offers a range of short break services including residential and outreach to children and young people with significant learning/physical disabilities and/or autism. This is a residential respite service.

Staff provide a person-centred service to the children and young people ensuring the highest level of physical and emotional care. This includes personal care, light domestic duties, lots of opportunities for play and fun activities. This can be a physically demanding role yet is also very rewarding. Applicants will have an understanding of and commitment to children and young people with a learning disability. Significant training is provided to all staff with ongoing opportunities for further professional development.

We are looking for three part-time workers for our residential respite service. Available contracts are for 18 hours, 24 hours and 30 hours per week. As part of a small team, you will ensure that the highest level of physical and emotional care is provided to the children and young people. Experience in this type of work is preferred however we will consider all applications. You will work various shifts throughout the week and weekends including on occasion night shifts. Sleepovers form part of the regular working pattern and full details of rota requirements will be discussed at interview.

For this service you will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council, and will need to have or be prepared to gain a qualification at SCQF 7 or above (for example: SVQ3 Care plus an HNC).

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Service Administrator

  • Part time
  • £18,147 pro-rata
  • 2 Posts- Based in Kirkcaldy or Dunfermline
  • Closing 3rd September 2018

Aberlour Sycamore Services- Fife

Our residential child care services offer a safe and loving place to live, for vulnerable children who are unable to live with their families. We look after children who confront complex feelings every day, due to the experiences they have had in childhood. They have attachment issues and low self-esteem, as a result of trauma. Many have experienced abuse and neglect. Lots have witnessed domestic violence. Some have spent their early years in the shadow of a parent’s drug use. We are a residential child care service in Fife supporting children and young people to live and grow within a community setting.

Based within one of our residential houses, Service Administrators play a key role in providing administrative support. You will be responsible for meeting the day-to-day administrative requirements of the Service including maintaining manual and electronic storage and data retrieval systems and providing regular management information. You will support staff and Managers in using Aberlour systems and provide first line ICT support at Service level. You will have a relevant qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (or equivalent experience) together with the ability to use IT applications such as Word and Excel. A clean current driving licence is essential.

As an Aberlour Employee, you will;

• receive a gradual and supported induction,

• be part of a highly motivated and skilled team

• receive continual personalised support

• have access to a well-developed training programme

• As an Aberlour employee, you will receive access to the Aberlour Rewards retail discount scheme

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Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,044
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st August 2018

Family Support Service

We are looking for someone with vision, drive and passion to take forward our new service provisioning within Glasgow.

Aberlour has been operating across Glasgow for over 20 years offering a variety of support services covering addictions, domestic abuse, youth work, guardianship and school support for Glasgow’s vulnerable and often missed children and their families. We have been working to offer support to those who need it most to allow children the chance to flourish.

We have recently re-provisioned some of our existing strands of work within one holistic service and are looking for the right person to take forward this fantastic opportunity.

You will have a good knowledge of social care issues within Glasgow and be a strong negotiator able to articulate and present information to influence commissioners.

You will have experience of direct practice within social care along with strong management experience. Your staff team will be operating independently in different locations across Glasgow requiring flexible support.

You will be heavily involved in future planning for the service, seeking funding opportunities and assessing and evaluating outcomes.

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Service Manager - Residential Childcare

  • Full time
  • from £35,043
  • Sycamore Services, Fife
  • Closing 6th September 2018

Sycamore Services, Fife

Our residential child care services offer a safe and loving place to live, for vulnerable children who are unable to live with their families. We look after children who confront complex feelings every day, due to the experiences they have had in childhood. They have attachment issues and low self-esteem, as a result of trauma. Residential child care is demanding but our children deserve to be looked after by people who can embrace the opportunity to enjoy the privilege of working for an organisation that has been providing residential child care for over 140 years.

We want to recruit individuals who can match our commitment to life-long learning, for themselves, our staff and children. Successful candidate must be effective contributors to our vision and have unwavering commitment which will see them deal positively with the challenges and opportunities that distressed children can bring to their care experience. They will have access to guidance and support and be expected to advise on, resolve or refer any significant issues and have a high level of autonomy delivering the service.

You will have experience of

  • Working with vulnerable children and/or young people in a residential child care setting,
  • Creating and maintaining therapeutic experiences for children and young people,
  • Working with young people and their families.
  • Managing, implementing and embedding change,
  • Promoting a culture of continuous improvement,
  • Liaising with external stakeholders
  • Working within regulatory requirements in a residential child care setting

Service Manager responsibilities include ensuring:

  • management of the staff team within the house
  • professional leadership, supervision and appraisal for all staff.
  • learning and development needs are identified and provided, allowing the service to achieve its planned objectives.
  • effective delegation and provide direction and guidance in support of tasks to be achieved by the staff team within service aims and objectives and assist with prioritisation where required and will be responsible for staffing and service user matters.
  • decision making best ensures the welfare and safety of the service, its users and stakeholders.

If you want to know more, please use the link to look at our online Sycamore Service Brochure, or contact John Ryan, Assistant Director, on 01592 591500 for an informal conversation.

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Service Manager (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • from £35,043
  • Based in Fort William
  • Closing 17th September 2018

Aberlour has a strong reputation for supporting some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children and young people. We believe that residential child care works, and that what we do provides children with a rewarding care experience and this is always our first consideration. The majority of the children and young people have experienced multiple adverse childhood experiences. To allow them to grow into confident young adults, who can maximise their potential, we are looking for a manager who will lead a team of residential workers and act as an exemplary role model, demonstrating our passion for a culture based on Respect, Integrity, Innovation and the ability to Challenge. You should be able to demonstrate and encourage in your team continuity, playfulness, acceptance, curiosity and empathy, and support the young person’s sense of belonging. The essential skills required of your team are to promote positive behaviours, assess children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing, aid their educational attainment and facilitate social interactions. You will play a crucial role in ensuring that your team have the necessary skills and that they deliver these outcomes.

You will have experience of:

• Working with vulnerable children and/or young people in a residential child care setting

• Creating and maintaining therapeutic experiences for children and young people

• Working with young people and their families

• Managing, implementing and embedding change

• Promoting a culture of continuous improvement

• Liaising with external stakeholders

• Working within regulatory requirements in a residential child care setting

We continuously review the quality and effectiveness of our services, involving our staff in planning our strategic journey towards further strengthening the services, building on our reputation and proven track record of commitment to the children and young people. We want to recruit an individual who can match our commitment to life-long learning, for themselves, the staff team and children. You must be able to contribute effectively to our vision and have unwavering commitment to seeing the team deal positively with the challenges and opportunities that distressed children can bring to their care experience. With access to guidance and support you will have a high level of autonomy in delivering the service and be expected to advise on, resolve or refer any significant issues in pursuit of excellent service delivery.

You will be responsible for:

• Managing the staff team within the house, taking responsibility for staffing and service user matters

• Professional leadership, supervision and appraisal of all staff

• Ensuring that learning and development needs are identified and provided, enabling the service to achieve its planned objectives

• Effective delegation, providing direction and guidance to support the staff team to achieve their tasks within service aims and objectives, assisting with prioritisation where required.

• Decision making which best ensures the welfare and safety of the service, its users and stakeholders.

You must be able to manage your time effectively, balancing the need for meeting the role’s management/administrative requirements with being available to join your team on a rota basis working directly with the children and young people. This will include sleepovers, weekends, evenings and public holidays. You will also provide on-call management cover, including direct out-of-hours interventions when required.

If you want to know more, please get in touch with Siobhan Carroll on 07772226611 for an informal conversation.

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Community Support Practitioner (part time)

  • Part time
  • from £21,649 pro-rata
  • Hawick and Galashiels
  • Closing 21st September 2018

Aberlour Sustain Service, Borders

Aberlour Children’s Charity and the Scottish Borders Council has announced that a new family outreach service, Aberlour Sustain, will launch in the communities of Galashiels and Hawick later this year. Aberlour will work with the Scottish Borders Council, children, young people, families and local partners to develop a highly responsive service for families at the ‘Edge of Care’. Aberlour Sustain will deliver the support families need, when they need it, every day of the year. The Scottish Borders Council has provided funding to pilot this development for 12 months with a view to informing a strategy for future family support. The aim is to ensure that children and young people who are on the edge of care can continue to flourish at home, at school and in the 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 dynamic and creative individuals to deliver flexible, person-centred services with vulnerable children and families.

Candidates should have enthusiasm and energy and share our vision that collaborative early intervention and engagement is the best option for children and families who are on the ‘edge of care’.

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 be based in one of the geographic areas (Galashiels or Hawick) and work within a variety of settings including the service base, family homes, schools and community settings.

If you would like more information or wish to discuss this post, please contact David Barr (Assistant Director) on 01786 450 335 for an informal conversation.

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Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,043
  • Hawick and Galashiels
  • Closing 21st September 2018

Aberlour Sustain Service, Borders

Are you interested in leading the implementation and delivery of a new ground-breaking family support service? Do you have a passion for working with children and families? Would you like the opportunity to build and shape your own staff team?

Aberlour Children’s Charity and the Scottish Borders Council has announced that a new family outreach service, Aberlour Sustain, will launch in the communities of Galashiels and Hawick later this year. Aberlour will work with the Scottish Borders Council, children, young people, families and local partners to develop a highly responsive service for families at the ‘Edge of Care’. Aberlour Sustain will deliver the support families need, when they need it, every day of the year. The Scottish Borders Council has provided funding to pilot this development for 12 months with a view to informing a strategy for future family support. The aim is to ensure that children and young people who are on the edge of care can continue to flourish at home, at school and in the 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 lead and manage a team and to develop this service in order to deliver flexible, person-centred services with vulnerable children and families.

We are looking for a leader with enthusiasm and energy who shares our vision that collaborative early intervention and engagement is the best option for children and families who are on the ‘edge of care’.

Not afraid to test new ways of working, you will bring a fresh and collaborative approach and be able to manage time 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.

Managing the service and supporting the staff team across the two geographic areas will involve working in a variety of settings including the service base, family homes, schools and community settings.

As well as being involved in planning, designing and delivery, you will also be involved in assessing, evaluating and compiling reports on outcomes.

If you would like more information or wish to discuss this post, please contact David Barr (Assistant Director) on 01786 450 335 for an informal conversation.

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Community Support Practitioner

  • Full time
  • from £21,649
  • Aberlour Sustain Service, Borders (Hawick and Galashiels)
  • Closing 21st September 2018

Aberlour Children’s Charity and the Scottish Borders Council has announced that a new family outreach service, Aberlour Sustain, will launch in the communities of Galashiels and Hawick later this year. Aberlour will work with the Scottish Borders Council, children, young people, families and local partners to develop a highly responsive service for families at the ‘Edge of Care’. Aberlour Sustain will deliver the support families need, when they need it, every day of the year. The Scottish Borders Council has provided funding to pilot this development for 12 months with a view to informing a strategy for future family support. The aim is to ensure that children and young people who are on the edge of care can continue to flourish at home, at school and in the 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 dynamic and creative individuals to deliver flexible, person-centred services with vulnerable children and families.

Candidates should have enthusiasm and energy and share our vision that collaborative early intervention and engagement is the best option for children and families who are on the ‘edge of care’.

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 be based in one of the geographic areas (Galashiels or Hawick) and work within a variety of settings including the service base, family homes, schools and community settings.

If you would like more information or wish to discuss this post, please contact David Barr (Assistant Director) on 01786 450 335 for an informal conversation.

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Service Manager - Residential Childcare

  • Full time
  • £35,043
  • Sycamore Services, Fife
  • Closing 8th October 2018

Aberlour Sycamore Services offer a safe, loving environment for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children and young people who are unable to live with their families. The children we support often have low self-esteem and attachment issues, continually having to confront complex feelings as a result of their traumatic childhood experiences. Our Dyadic Developmental Practice model ensures that each child’s behaviour is understood and that the children and young people feel as safe as possible at home, in school and participating in social activities.

Whilst residential child care is demanding, it is also immensely rewarding. The children and young people we support deserve to be looked after by people who embrace working for an organisation that consistently seeks to deliver best practice, enabling them to flourish.

Within our teams we seek playful, warm, accepting, curious and empathetic individuals who bring these qualities to help fulfil their roles. We are seeking a manager who will support our team to deliver our vision:

Provide the best option in Scotland for children who require to live in residential care

Provide the best life-long learning service in Scotland which supporting children to lead happy and successful lives

Be the best place in Scotland for staff to work and achieve their individual and collective potential

Our children and young people have told us that they would like staff who:

“keep me safe at night”

“are confident to play and have fun – who don’t sit back and just watch”

“are kind and fun”

“are kind and can make up bed time stories”

“are sound and like football”

“are quiet but happy and like Xbox and have their own controller to play me”

“share my interest in ice hockey”

“want to spend time with me one to one”

“remembers what it’s like to grow up”

We want to recruit an enthusiastic, energetic manager who shares our commitment to life-long learning, for themselves, staff and children and young people. The successful candidate must be an effective contributor to our vision and have the drive and commitment to deal positively with the challenges and opportunities that distressed children can bring to their care experience. If you are successful you will have a high level of autonomy in delivering the service and, with access to appropriate guidance and support, be expected to advise on, resolve or refer any significant issues.

You will have experience of

  • Working with vulnerable children and/or young people in a residential child care setting,
  • Creating and maintaining therapeutic experiences for children and young people,
  • Working with young people and their families.
  • Managing, implementing and embedding change,
  • Promoting a culture of continuous improvement,
  • Liaising with external stakeholders
  • Working within regulatory requirements in a residential child care setting

As a Service Manager your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the staff team within the house
  • Providing professional leadership, supervision and appraisal for staff.
  • Identifying learning and development needs and working with our Learning and Development team to meet these, allowing the service to achieve its planned objectives.
  • Delegating and providing direction and guidance to enable the team to meet service aims and objectives, assisting with prioritisation when required
  • Being responsible for staffing and service user matters.
  • Ensuring that decision making secures the welfare and safety of the service, its users and stakeholders.

If you want to know more, please look at our online Sycamore Service Brochure, or contact Andy Finlay, 07854958120 for an informal conversation.

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Young People’s Worker Disability – 3 posts

  • Full time
  • £22,474
  • Galashiels
  • Closing 10th October 2018

As part of a small team, you will ensure that the highest level of physical and emotional care is provided to the children and young people. Applicants will have an understanding and commitment to children with a learning disability. Experience in this type of work is preferred. This service works a residential shift system including weekend, public holiday, evening and sleep-over duties.

The service mainly operates over weekends. Hours for this post will average 23 per week (Wednesday to Sunday one week, and Friday to Sunday the following week) for 42 weeks of the year, except during school holidays when this will rise to an average of 35 hours per week for 10 weeks of the year.

You will be required to register with Scottish Social Services Council and hold or be supported to gain a qualification at SCQF 7 or above (eg HNC and SVQ3).

Please go to our website aberlour.org.uk where you can apply online. If you have any queries please e-mail: jobs@aberlour.org.uk. Applications are welcome from minority groups.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

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Young People’s Worker Disability, Nights

  • Part time
  • £22,474 pro-rata
  • Galashiels
  • Closing 23rd October 2018

Options Borders

Our service offers an exciting range of short break residential and non-residential services for children and young people living in the Scottish Borders who have a significant learning and/or physical disability.

As part of a small team, you will ensure that the highest level of physical and emotional care is provided to the children and young people. Applicants will have an understanding and commitment to children with a learning disability. Experience in this type of work is preferred. This service works a residential shift system including weekend, public holiday, evening and sleep-over duties.

The service mainly operates over weekends. Hours for this post will be 30 per fortnight for 42 weeks of the year (working 10 hour night shifts), except during school holidays when this will rise to an average of 35 hours per week for 10 weeks of the year.

You will be required to register with Scottish Social Services Council and hold or be supported to gain a qualification at SCQF 7 or above (eg HNC and SVQ3).

Please go to our website aberlour.org.uk where you can apply online. If you have any queries please e-mail: jobs@aberlour.org.uk. Applications are welcome from minority groups.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

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Young People’s Workers, Disability

  • Full time or Part time
  • £22,474
  • Fife
  • Closing 24th October 2018

Aberlour Options (Residential) Fife

Based in Dunfermline in a purpose-built house providing full-time, long term residential care for children and young people with complex learning and physical disabilities, our service is a national resource and is widely recognised by both care professionals and parents for providing quality living for those children and young people (up to age 25 years) with complex learning and physical disabilities who can no longer live at home.

Contracts available include 36 hours per week and 24.5 hours per week.

This is a 24 hour residential service and there will be a requirement to work a shift pattern, including nights. Further information about the role and shift requirements can be found in the ‘Terms and Conditions’ document on our website.

Using a person centred approach you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical, personal, spiritual and emotional care to support the children and young people in their daily living and within the local community. It is desirable that you have experience of working with children or young people with disabilities, including undertaking moving and handling.

Workers must register with the Scottish Social Services Council as Residential Child Care Workers therefore you must hold, or be prepared to gain, the qualification requirements for this category which is at SCQF Level 7 (for example, SVQ3 Care plus an HNC).

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Project Development Manager

  • Part time
  • £33,375 pro-rata
  • Aberdeen and Fife
  • Closing 5th November 2018

We are seeking an enthusiastic Project Development Manager who will lead the development, implementation and evaluation of an exciting new partnership project to explore where ‘love’ and relationships sit within the care system and how guidance can be developed for workers and for key stakeholders.

The project partners are Aberlour Child Care Trust, Care Inspectorate, CELCIS and Includem. We believe that children and young people in care, have the right to live within a loving and nurturing environment. However, the notion of love has to some extent become mistrusted in the care sector and workers and key stakeholders alike can be uncertain about how it can most effectively be used to create a loving ear for children and young people in care. This work is supported with funding from the Life Changes Trust. The Trust is funded by the Big Lottery.

The project will run in two areas: Aberdeen and Fife. The Project Development Manager will work with two care experienced Project Development Assistants to carry out the work. The Project Development Assistants are likely to have had no or very limited work experience and, as such, you will play a signficant role in supporting them to undertake their role enabling them to enhance their future job opportunities.

As well as leading on development of the project, you will be responsible for developing appropriate means of recording and analysing the views and outcomes from the consultation work. You will also record and report on these views in a way that will enable the findings to be evaulated and implemented. Your work will link with that of the Care Inspectorate, the outcomes of the project will, in turn, link to inspections and Social Care Standards.

You will work to a Project Board comprising the partner organisations. This role is exciting and challenging, requiring you to balance your interpersonal skills with the need to secure the outcomes of the project. If you consider that you have the right mix of skills and knowledge to be able to undertake this role, we would like to hear from you. For an informal discussion in the first instance, please ring John Ryan on: 07854 958096.

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Young People’s Worker - Options Fife

  • Part time
  • £22,474 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 8th November 2018

Aberlour Options Fife provides a range of support through outreach and residential short breaks to families who have children and young people with learning disabilities, up to the age of 18 years, who live within the Fife area. There are two houses offering weekend and holiday residential respite, one at Lochwood Park, Dunfermline and the other at Collydean, Glenrothes. As well as the provision of weekend and holiday respite, Aberlour Options Fife also offers support to children and young people through an Outreach Service.

We have a strong reputation in supporting young people with high levels of complex needs, supporting them to grow, learn and maximise their potential. You will play a fundamental role in ensuring that the young people 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.

We are looking to recruit someone who will:

  • Support young people with transitions on a daily basis and within their long-term plans;
  • Enable young people to gain basic life skills by using a variety of methods suited to the needs of each individual;
  • Help to create a safe / homely environment;
  • Engage with young people to seek their opinions and choices in all aspects of their life to ensure their views are heard.

"Staff make every effort to ensure that each child is developing and supported with daily living skills - staff try tirelessly to think of ways to make respite more interesting and fun - staff seem knowledgeable and genuinely passionate about their roles - management and leadership are excellent" Social Worker

We are currently looking to recruit to 3 posts:

  • Permanent Young People’s Worker- 17 hours per week- These hours will be worked at weekends.
  • Temporary Young People’s Worker- 15 hours per week- you will be required to work as part of a rota which will require weekend shifts
  • Permanent Young People’s Worker- 18 hours per week- you will be required to work as part of a rota which will require weekend shifts.

Further details can be found in the terms and conditions of this post which can be found on our website. There may be opportunity for additional hours over and above contracted hours.

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.

As a Young People’s Worker, you will

  • receive a gradual and supported induction,
  • be part of a highly motivated and skilled team
  • receive continual personalised support
  • have access to extensive training opportunities including CALM training, Child Protection Training and Fire Safety Training etc.

As an Aberlour employee, you will receive

  • competitive hourly rates with an additional 9% for working unsociable hours,
  • excellent annual leave entitlement
  • access to our group pension scheme
  • access to the Aberlour Rewards retail discount scheme
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Education Support Worker

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Fife
  • Closing 15th November 2018

Sycamore Services

Aberlour Sycamore provides a range of services including education, therapeutic care and fostering for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children and young people. We work using a Dyadic Developmental Practice model which means we ensure that the child and their behaviour is understood and that the child feels as safe as is possible at home, in school, and in social activities.

We are a residential child care service in Fife supporting children and young people to live and grow within a community setting.

We currently have young people looking for an education support worker. These young people need commitment, warmth and understanding, someone who will be playful, accepting, curious and empathetic (PACE), someone who knows that all behaviour is communication and someone who will support their learning in all settings whether at school or college, in the community, in an outdoor setting or in our Nurture Hub.

We would love you to bring these qualities to help us achieve our vision, which is to:

1. Provide the best option in Scotland for children who require to live in residential care.

2. Provide the best life-long learning services in Scotland which support children to lead happy and successful lives.

3. Be the best place in Scotland for staff to work and to support staff to achieve their individual and collective potential.

Our children and young people would like to meet applicants who:

• Love the Outdoors

• Have practical skills e.g. DIY

• Have a good sense of humour

• Like ‘Boys’’ Stuff e.g. Motorbikes

• Like Animals

• Will go the extra mile

• Are Calm, patient and predictable

• Are Committed

• Have an interest in their lives outside of school

• Can drive

The education support worker posts require working 35 hours per week term time. Details are set out in the application packs.

We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic, energetic and committed individuals who share our ambition that residential child care should be the first best option for children who need to be looked after away from home. Successful candidates must be comfortable in a culture based on respect, integrity, innovation and the ability to challenge. We support our staff to be as effective as they can be, so these roles require individuals who will be exceptional role models for the children and staff, and help them to manage the challenges that the work and living environment present.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

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Residential Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £22,474
  • Fife
  • Closing 15th November 2018

Aberlour Sycamore is a residential child care service which provides a range of services including education, therapeutic care and fostering for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children and young people. We work using a Dyadic Developmental Practice model which means we ensure that the child and their behaviour is understood and that the child feels as safe as is possible at home, in school and in social activities.

We are looking for individuals who will be playful, warm, accepting, curious and empathetic in their dealings with the children, and to bring these qualities to help us achieve our vision, which is to:

1. Provide the best option in Scotland for children who require to live in residential care.

2. Provide the best life-long learning services in Scotland which support children to lead happy and successful lives.

3. Be the best place in Scotland for staff to work and to support staff to achieve their individual and collective potential.

Our children and young people would like applicants who:

“keep me safe at night”

“are confident to play and have fun - who don’t sit back and just watch”

“are kind and fun”

“are kind and can make up bed time stories”

“are sound and likes football”

“are quiet but happy and likes Xbox and has their own controller to play me"

“share my interest in ice hockey”

“want to spend time with me one to one”

“remember what’s it like to grow up”.

We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic, energetic and committed individuals who share our ambition that residential child care should be the first best option for children who need to be looked after away from home. Successful candidates must be comfortable in a culture based on respect, integrity, innovation and the ability to challenge. We support our staff to be as effective as they can be, so these roles require individuals who will be exceptional role models for the children and staff and help them to manage the challenges that the work and living environment present.

We are looking to recruit to 2 roles:

- Residential Worker- 30 hours per week, Permanent

- Residential Worker (Nights)- 37.5 hours per week, Temporary post for initially 6 months.

For an informal chat about the vacancies and the opportunity to visit before applying please contact: Andy Finlay, Service Manager on 01383 733320.

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