Young People’s Worker (Options Borders)

  • Part time
  • £23,037 pro-rata
  • Borders
  • Closing 1st July 2019

  • Advertised from 13th June 2019
  • £23,037 per annum (inclusive of a 9% unsocial hours allowance) pro rata


We are looking to recruit energetic Young People’s Workers who are reliable and committed to ensuring young people with complex needs and their families get the break they need. Our staff need to be compassionate about supporting young people to experience new things and creative around problem solving and prioritising.

“I was employed to work with Aberlour’s play scheme 16 years ago and had such a wonderful summer that I remained on the relief pool and then gained a contract shortly after. I cannot put into words how rewarding this job is. Watching the young people grow, change and experience new things is great”

We have various positions available:

  • 23 hours per week for 42 weeks of the year and 35 hours per week for 10 weeks during holiday periods (2 Posts)
  • 15 hour waking night for 42 weeks of the year and 35 hours per week for 10 weeks during the holiday period
  • 15 hours per week within our Care at Home Service (Nights) (Between Duns and Galashiels)
  • Relief posts within our Care at Home Service (Between Duns and Galashiels)

Ideally candidates will have social care experience, understanding of autism, complex needs and mental health and have the relevant qualifications or willing to work towards these.

We have a strong reputation in supporting young people up to 18 with high levels of complex needs to have fun, experience new opportunities and socialise with other young people. This break away from family life allows parents and carers to spend time with siblings, time for themselves or a much needed rest from their 24 hour caring role. Therefor a commitment to providing this is essential.

Whilst not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role, where we aim to provide the highest level of physical, personal, and emotional care to support children in their daily living and within the local community.

Every day the joys and challenges are different and a balancing act between working directly with the young people and updating paperwork to ensure their safety, good practice and recording.

Why should I apply for this post?

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

Application notes

If you feel you are ready for this exciting challenge please go to our website where you can apply on-line. If you have any queries please e-mail:

As part of our recruitment drive we are holding an Open Day on Tuesday 18th June 2019, between 5.30pm-8.30pm at Aberlour Child Care, 4 St Cuthberts Drive, St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0DF. Please feel free to pop into our service at any point during these times to get more information about our services and the positions available.

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 on 1st July 2019