Young People’s Workers (Disability) 2 Posts

  • Full time
  • £25,164
  • Options Aberdeen
  • Closing 5th February 2023

  • Advertised from 23rd January 2023
  • Including 9% unsocial hours allowance. 37.5 hours


‘The best thing about working at Options Aberdeen is knowing what a difference your work has made for the children and the families that we support’

About Options Aberdeen

Our service has been developed in partnership with Aberdeen City Council and Grampian Autistic Society and provides a mix of care at home, community and residential short breaks. Our exciting programme enables children with complex disabilities to have new experiences and make new friends. At the same time, their families are enabled to have a crucial break to recharge and refresh their batteries enabling them to maintain the high level of support their children need when they return home from their short break. The Hub also provides holistic family support through a menu of services that support and complement direct support offered to children and young people. Working with the children is not a ‘quick fix’ but a long term endeavour supporting them to make small incremental change that over time becomes significant. The role is challenging but also immensely rewarding.

“Aberlour Options Aberdeen for us has been a godsend. Our lives have changed at home. They listen to your views and try and help with whatever is the problem.” Parent.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for two Full Time Young People’s Worker who, ideally, can bring their own experience and skills to complement those of our team. Working 5 days out of 7, shifts over a 24-hour period 7 days per week, including sleepovers, evenings and weekends. You will be enthusiastic, motivated and a caring individual who will contribute to the development of care and support plans, working in a child centred outcomes focused manner to ensure that children, young people and their families get the most out of their service. You will work closely with internal and external colleagues in a multi-agency approach to ensure that the holistic needs of children, young people and families are central to service provision. We are particularly looking for workers who have health care experience, knowledge and skills to support children and young people with complex health needs within their own homes.

We are looking for candidates who are passionate about supporting young people, families and communities, who are flexible and share our vision that collaborative working and relationship based early intervention is the best option for young people and families who are feeling overwhelmed or excluded.

Find out more information on what we are looking for in candidates here

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. At Aberlour we have strong values - Respect, Integrity, Innovation and Challenging - which influence our everyday work. If you choose to apply for this role please tell us about your values in your supporting statement.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, 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.

Application notes

Please go to our website where you can apply online. If you have any queries please e-mail:

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: Sunday 5th February 2023

Interviews to be held: Thursday 23rd February 2023

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