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Residential Workers

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

  • Advertised from 30th October 2018
  • Full time and part time posts available (temporary and permanent) Starting salary £22,474 (including unsocial hours allowance) pro rata


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.

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 on 15th November 2018

A Scottish Guarantee Co No: SC312912 Scottish Charity No. SC007991