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Community Support Practitioner (part time)

  • Part time
  • £22,191 pro-rata
  • Sustain, Perth and Kinross
  • Closing 6th September 2019

  • Advertised from 23rd August 2019
  • including a 5% unsocial allowance


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:

  • 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, including Person Centred Planning and Graphic Facilitation
  • excellent annual leave entitlement
  • access to our group pension scheme
  • access to the Aberlour Rewards retail discount scheme

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.

Application notes

To apply please go to our website where you can apply online. If you have any queries, please e-mail:

Interviews are planned for Friday 13 September 2019.

Applications to be returned by Noon on: Friday 6 September 2019

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.