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Young People’s Workers (Options Fife- Glenrothes)

  • Part time
  • £23,037 pro-rata
  • Glenrothes, Fife
  • Closing 26th September 2019

  • Advertised from 10th September 2019
  • Salary (inclusive of a 9% unsocial hours allowance) pro rata. 17 hours per week & 19.5 hours per week.


At Aberlour Options Fife we provide a range of support both outreach and residential short breaks to for young people up to the age of 18 years, who have learning disabilities. We aim to provide families with a short break from their caring role, through the provision of high quality child-centred service which provides a positive experience for the young people we work with.

We have a strong reputation in supporting young people with high levels of complex needs, supporting them to grow, learn and maximise their potential. We feel every child has the right to flourish. Our Young People’s Workers play a fundamental role in ensuring that the young people they work with have the best possible experience in working towards their objectives in line with their care plan, supporting children to progress within their individual outcomes. Whilst not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role, where the work we do has a demonstrable impact on each young person's progress. Using a person centred approach you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical, personal, and emotional care to support the families in their daily living and within the local community. You will help arrange and take our young people on fun activities within the local community such as taking our young people in the mini bus to the local swimming pool.

Within our Glenrothes service we are looking to recruit to the following post-

  • Young People’s Worker, working 17 hour per week mainly within our Respite Unit. This post is offered on a temporary basis and is expected to last until July 2020. You will be expected to work days, evening, weekends including public holidays.
  • Young People’s Worker- 19.5 hours per week for 47 weeks of the year and 37.5 for 5 weeks of the year during holiday periods. This work is carried out predominately during weekends and evenings. Our outreach service provides support to children and their families between 3pm and 9pm on weekdays and between 9am and 10pm on weekends and holidays.

If you would like an informal chat about these posts, please contact Jacqui Kirk, Service Manager on 01592 744195.

Why should I apply for this post?

Young People’s Worker you will receive a planned and supported induction programme consisting of an extensive training programme; including CALM Training, Child Protection Training and Fire Safety Training. You will be working alongside a highly motivated and skilled team to provide a personalised service for our young people.

As an Aberlour employee, you will receive:

· competitive hourly rates with an additional 9% for working unsociable hours,

· excellent annual leave entitlement

· access to our group pension scheme

· access to the Aberlour Rewards retail discount scheme

Application notes

Please go to our website where you can apply on-line.

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: noon on 26th September 2019

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