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.
Applications to be returned by: noon on 15 November 2018
A Scottish Guarantee Co No: SC312912 Scottish Charity No. SC007991