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Community Support Practitioner

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,649
  • Sustain Perth and Kinross
  • Closing 14th February 2019

  • Advertised from 29th January 2019
  • Starting salary £21,649 per annum pro rata (including a 5% unsocial allowance)


Sustain Perth and Kinross

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 dynamic and creative individuals to deliver flexible, person-centred services with vulnerable children and families.

Our current vacancy is for 37.5 hours per week; however we are willing to consider part time applications.

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 settings area 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 Liz Nolan (Assistant Director) on 01786 450 335 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:

Applications to be returned by noon on Thursday, 14th February 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.