Aberlour Options Aberdeen provides a variety of services throughout Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire supporting people with a range of complex and profound disabilities including learning, physical and life limiting conditions and complex communication difficulties. Working in partnership with Aberdeen City Council and Grampian Autistic Society, we are developing a new service to expand our existing provision to provide a Hub which offers care at home, community and residential short-breaks and an exciting, tailored programme of activities and support for children with disabilities and their families.
Our new centre, due to open in November 2020, will be a hub for supporting children with disabilities and their families from across the city, giving children the chance to have new experiences and make new friends while giving their parents the vital opportunity to recharge their batteries. Our new Hub based provision will be across our bases in Bucksburn and Garthdee, offering community-based outreach services, residential short breaks and care at home services. In addition to this, the Hub will provide holistic family support to offer a menu of services that support and complement direct support offered to children and young people.
“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
The successful candidates will work directly with children, young people and their families to build positive relationships and develop personalised supports to meet their needs. You will contribute to the development of care and support plans, working in an 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.
You will have experience of working with young people in a community or residential setting. It is desirable that you have experience of supporting children and young people with complex disabilities and associated health needs in a range of settings. You will be required to dual register with the Scottish Social Services Council. To register you must hold or be willing to work towards a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (eg SVQ3 Care plus an HNC).
You will demonstrate confidence in your approach and have a good understanding of the complex and challenging circumstances that may arise for vulnerable children. You will display patience and empathy in your daily interactions and be reflective in your practice.
What we will offer you:
Excellent development and training opportunities to enable you to grow and develop your skills.
A fantastic opportunity to develop and plan fun and positive activities for children and young people.
Continual support working as part of a small highly motivated team and excellent terms and conditions including access to Aberlour Rewards retail discount scheme.
We expect to be recruiting Relief Young People’s Workers in the near future. If you are interested in this please keep an eye on the Aberlour website where these will be advertised in due course.
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 Friday 4th September 2020
Interviews are expected to be held on 14th or 15th September 2020.
A Scottish Guarantee Co No: SC312912 Scottish Charity No. SC007991