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Young People’s Workers (Options Fife)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,965
  • Glenrothes
  • Closing 13th December 2021

  • Advertised from 30th November 2021
  • Starting salary £23,965 per annum (Inclusive of 9% unsocial hours allowance). Full time, part time and relief positions are available


Do you have a passion to work with children and young people with a disability/and or autism or relevant experience in a similar sector or work environment?

About Aberlour Options Fife Residential Glenrothes and Housing Support

At Aberlour we listen to our young people to understand what they need. As such, our new services in Glenrothes support young people with learning disabilities and/or autism to live and thrive within the local community.

Options Fife - Housing Support is home to 2 young people aged 16 plus who will have their own individual flat. Working patterns will include days, nights, weekends and public holidays. Our rota has been drafted with the needs of the young people at heart, working longer shifts to keep consistency each day for our young people but then allowing a run days off.

Options Fife - Residential Glenrothes is home to 3 young people aged 16 plus living together. Again, working patterns include days, nights, weekends and public holidays, but we operate shorter shifts of 7.5 hours per day although this may change to suit the needs of the young people.

What we are looking for....

As a Young People’s Worker, you will play a fundamental role in our young people’s lives to ensure that they get the best possible experience whilst working towards goals in their care plan. Using a person-centred approach, you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical and emotional care; supporting our young people in their daily living and within the local community.

If you have an interest in working with young people, we would like to hear from you. We are looking for Young People’s Workers to work full time (37.5 hours per week), part time (25 - 30 hours per week) and relief. Ideally, candidates will have social care experience, with an understanding of autism, complex needs and disability. As a registered post you will require a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 but we can help you obtain this. You will be asked to demonstrate awareness of the key elements of working with people affected by disability as well as an understanding of, and commitment to, young people’s rights.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. To have a look at our values to understand more about what we are looking for from our employees click here.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team, excellent training opportunities and a £500 new start bonus paid within your probationary period, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity here.

If you have any queries please e-mail:

Application notes

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.

Please go to our website where you can apply online.

Applications are welcome from diverse ethnic minority and cultural communities, and under-represented faith and religious groups. Please note we don't share candidate’s names with recruiting managers to ensure an unbiased assessment of all applicants.

Applications to be returned by: noon on Monday 13 December 2021

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