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Family Worker Disabilities (Options Dundee)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,429
  • Dundee
  • Closing 26th August 2019

  • Advertised from 8th August 2019
  • £18,429 per annum for a 30 hoour week, inclusive of a 9% unsocial hour’s allowance


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.

Application notes

Please go to our website where you can apply on-line. If you have any queries please e-mail: 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.

Applications to be returned by: noon Monday, 26th August 2019

Interviews are scheduled for the 4th September 2019

A Scottish Guarantee Co No: SC312912

Scottish Charity No. SC007991