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/December 2020, will provide children the chance to have new experiences and make new friends while giving their parents the vital opportunity to recharge their batteries. We will use our bases in Bucksburn and Garthdee to offer community-based outreach services, residential short breaks, while also providing care at home services.
“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
We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and caring individuals to join our Care at Home Team, working directly with children and young people with complex, multiple and profound disabilities and their families within their own homes. 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 in a community or residential setting, ideally supporting children, young people or adults with complex disabilities and associated health needs. You will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council under the Care at Home register.
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.
Please go to our website aberlour.org.uk/workwithus where you can apply on-line.
If you have any queries please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: noon Monday 12th October 2020
A Scottish Guarantee Co No: SC312912
Scottish Charity No. SC007991