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Relief Young People’s Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Aberlour Options Lothian, Prestonpans
  • Closing 19th March 2021

  • Advertised from 5th March 2021
  • Salary: £11.16 per hour


We are looking to build our relief pool of Young People’s Workers within our Options Lothian Service. We offer a safe, homely environment for a child to come and stay for a short break that gives their families a rest from their caring role. During that break, children enjoy a range of fun activities and experiences with our staff who specialise in taking care of children with disabilities. Our service is very much a ‘home from home’ for the children who stay with us there. Our service is open from Fridays to Sundays every week.

Our relief workers play a crucial role in supporting our team. This work is offered on a casual, hourly paid basis to provide cover during staff absence and/or particularly busy periods. Availability should be specified on your application form. We need candidates to work the weekends, especially Sundays from 8am – 5pm. Ideally, you will have experience of direct work with children and families and/or experience of working with children or adults with a learning disability and/or an autism spectrum condition.

You will receive a planned and supported induction consisting of a varied training programme; including CALM Training, Child Protection Training and support to complete an SVQ3. You will be working alongside a highly motivated and skilled team to provide a personalised service for our young people.

Application notes

If you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in the lives of the young people we support then please go to our website where you can apply online.

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: noon on Friday 19 March 2021

Interviews will take place on 29 and 30 March 2021.

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