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Assistant Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £29,889
  • Aberlour Sustain Angus, Forfar
  • Closing 28th September 2020

  • Advertised from 15th September 2020


For many vulnerable children and young people who are unable to be satisfactorily supported at home, the only option has often been for them to move into residential care. However, Aberlour has piloted a new ground-breaking edge of care service which provides another option. Working with Angus Council we are now launching a new Aberlour Sustain Service working in Angus. Sustain uses person-centred, asset- based approaches, working with children, young people and families, which enable children and young people to stay at home.

This innovative, creative service focuses on supporting children and young people age 5-11 to remain at home maximising their potential and ability to flourish in their local communities. We also aim to support local professional stakeholders and communities to coproduce solutions. A key part of the service is to offer support to families whenever they need it, whether it be early morning, during the day or the evening, on every day of the year.

We are looking to recruit a dynamic and creative individual to lead and manage a small team and to develop this service going forward in order to deliver flexible, person-centred services to vulnerable children and families in a way which can be playful, warm, accepting, curious, tenacious and empathetic.

Applicants should be enthusiastic, energetic and committed and, working in a culture based onrespect, integrity, innovation and the ability to challenge, you will share our vision that collaborative early intervention and engagement is the best option for children and families who are on the ‘edge of care’. You will bring a fresh and collaborative approach to this service and be able to manage time in a way which balances the need of children and families and administrative requirements while also being available to join your team as the lead practitioner on a flexible basis. This will include working directly with the children and families at weekends, evenings and on public holidays.

You will have experience of direct practice within this field of work, including child/adult protection issues as well as having experience of working with children with additional support needs.

Based within a variety of settings including the service base, family homes, schools and community venues, you will support staff to work either individually or with groups of children, young people and parents / carers using an asset-based approach to build capacity and resilience.

As well as being involved in planning, designing and delivering appropriate work you will also be involved in assessing and evaluating the services, whilst maintaining accurate records and compiling reports.

If you would like more information or wish to discuss this post, please contact Tracey Dammer, Service Manager on 07528 970557 for an informal conversation.

Application notes

To apply please go to our website where you can apply on-line. If you have any queries, please e-mail:

Applications to be returned by: noon on Monday 28thSeptember 2020

As an Aberlour employee, you will:

-receive a supported induction

-be part of a highly motivated and skilled team

-receive continual personalised support

-have access to a well-developed training programme, including Person Centred Planning and Graphic Facilitation

-excellent annual leave entitlement

-access to our group pension scheme

-access to the Aberlour Rewards retail discount scheme

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.