Residential Project Worker Linksfield

  • Full time
  • £23,545 – £25,428
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 13th December 2018

  • Advertised from 28th November 2018
  • Sleep in payment £60 per night. 37 hours per week.
  • 2132


Barnardo's Linksfield Service is an established residential children's house in Aberdeen city. The house provides alternative to family care in a small group setting for up to 5 young people aged 12 plus.

At Linksfield we aim to provide a nurturing environment, applying an attachment lead approach and offering a sense of emotional containment and safety for young people who have experienced early family and relational trauma.

Working predominantly with long term placements and in accordance with the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, we are committed to embracing the continuing care agenda and to support our young people to remain living in placement through to adulthood where possible.

The service is a 365 day service and requires flexible working as part of a shift pattern which will include sleep in duties.

Job Purpose

In addition to the job description and person specifications requirements, we are looking for a highly motivated and flexible person to join our team in working directly with Looked After and Accommodated young people.

Care will be delivered as part of a team, where practice reflects a therapeutic ethos of care.

You will fulfil a ‘Key worker' role, involving a diverse and enriching range of duties, including direct work with children and families, care planning and inter-agency work.

Your key role will be in providing a safe and nurturing environment for the young people and to contribute to their social, physical and emotional wellbeing.

The post will be subject to an enhanced check through the PVG Scheme you will be required to register with the SSSC under residential childcare.

Application notes

Closing Date:13 December 2018

Interview Date:TBC

To find out more, and/or to apply, please see our website at

Informal discussion - please contact Lauren Cameron (Team Manager) on (01224) 637075.