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Support Worker (2 Posts) Guardianship

  • Full time
  • £24,240 – £27,324
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 29th June 2022

  • Advertised from 15th June 2022
  • Salary inclusive of a 5% unsocial hours allowance


Aberlour Guardianship Service supports unaccompanied asylum seeking or trafficked children and young people to understand their progress through the asylum system, feel supported through the process, access the help they need and make informed decisions based on the available options. We help refugee children and young people, and victims of trafficking who arrive in Scotland without their parents.

The children and young people we help in the Scottish Guardianship Service have been through unimaginable traumas. Now, they must they cope with being apart from their families in a strange, new country. They also face language and cultural barriers. In addition, the welfare and immigration system are very complicated and it can be difficult for them to understand.

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team expanding. This project is part funded by the EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. Making management of migration flows more efficient across the European Union. You could be this person!

You will work alongside our Guardians in supporting the integration of unaccompanied asylum-seeking and trafficked children into Scottish communities. With consideration to individual communication, you will engage our young people and help them develop their interpersonal and practical skills, helping them to build confidence and self-esteem. This can include helping our young people with orientation around their local area, helping them to understand and access public transport independently and helping them to access community facilities and be included in community groups.

The support worker role will be varied and you will work closely with the guardians and young people to help them to access services and entitlements. You will have experience with directly working with vulnerable young people and ideally have knowledge of the Asylum and Trafficking processes. You will work 37.5 hours per week and this contract is offered on a fixed term basis until 31 December 2022.

Working hours are Monday-Friday 9-5 with occasional out of hours support required for group nights and for orientation support to young people (5% unsociable hours allowance)

Why should I apply for this post?

You will receive a planned and supported induction programme consisting of an extensive training programme; including Adult and Child Protection Training and Emergency First Aid at work. You will be working alongside a highly motivated and skilled team to provide a personalised service for our service users.

As an Aberlour employee, you will receive:

· competitive hourly rates with an additional 5% 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:

Applications are welcome from minority groups.

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: 29th June 2022

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