Community Support Practitioner (Aberlour Sustain Perth)

  • Full time
  • £23,086
  • Perth
  • Closing 5th August 2021

  • Advertised from 22nd July 2021
  • includes 5% unsocial hours allowance. 37.5 hours per week


Many vulnerable children and young people are unable to be supported sufficiently within their own homes and communities. However, by intervening early with person centred approaches we can support children and young people to remain at home rather than moving into residential care.

We are looking for someone to join our team in Perth, who is passionate about supporting children and young people to secure the best possible outcomes as they live and grow within their communities. Our aim is to ensure that children, young people and families are supported to build on their strengths, assets and interests to develop enduring capacity and resilience. We also aim to support local professional stakeholders and communities to coproduce solutions.

Applicants should be enthusiastic, energetic and committed and, working in a culture based on respect, 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 and, in discussion with the manager, be willing to try new approaches to ensure strong and trusting relationships are developed with families and stakeholders. You should be dynamic and creative and be able to deliver flexible, person-centred services to vulnerable children and families in a way which can be playful, warm, accepting, curious, tenacious and empathetic.

Please see the ‘Person Specification’ document included with this advert on our website for further details on preferred qualifications and experience.

Application notes

If you would like more information or wish to discuss this post, please contact Shelley Brown Assistant Service Manager on 07834755717 for an informal conversation.

To apply please go to our website where you can apply online. If you have any queries, please e-mail: Applications are welcome from minority groups.

Applications to be returned by: Thursday 5th August at 12 noon

Interviews are being held 19th August

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.