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Community Support Practitioner

  • Full time
  • from £22,857
  • South Ayrshire
  • Closing 5th April 2021

  • Advertised from 19th March 2021
  • 37.5 hours per week Starting salary £22,857 per annum


Aberlour Child Care Trust and South Ayrshire Council are piloting a new family wellbeing service, Aberlour Sustain South Ayrshire. This service will work alongside families, schools, communities, and local partners to offer caring and responsive support, something which is now needed more than ever as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. In response to referrals from schools Aberlour Sustain South Ayrshire will deliver the support families need, when they need it, every day of the year. The aim of the service is to ensure that children and young people can continue to flourish at home, at school and in their local community.

Sustain South Ayrshire will work through relationships, build on existing strengths and interests, help children and families build skills and confidence and strengthen community connections. Our ambition is to help children, young people and families feel safe, confident, capable, and included, offering support when it is needed, including evenings and weekends. We believe in working alongside families, empowering them to lead positive change in their own lives.

We are looking to recruit a Community Support Practitioner, working 37.5 hours per week. These posts are currently funded for one year.

We are looking for candidates who are experienced in working alongside vulnerable families to assess strengths and needs as well as plan, deliver and evaluate interventions and strategies which enable families to thrive. You will have experience of child and adult protection issues. You must share our vision that collaborative working and relationship based early intervention is the best option for children and families who are feeling overwhelmed or excluded.

Not afraid to test new ways of working, you will bring a fresh, caring, and collaborative approach which recognises strengths and responds empathically to the needs of children, young people, and their families – this will include early mornings, evenings, and weekends.

To succeed in this role you will need to work flexibly within a variety of locations across South Ayrshire, including family homes, schools, and community settings in line with Covid guidance and safe working practices.

As an Aberlour employee you will:

- be part of a highly motivated and skilled team.

- receive continual personalised support.

- have access to a well-developed training programme.

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: noon on the 5th April 2021

A Scottish Guarantee Co No: SC312912

Scottish Charity No. SC007991