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Young People’s Worker (Nights) - Options Borders

  • Part time
  • £21,135 pro-rata
  • St Boswells
  • Closing 24th January 2020

  • Advertised from 8th January 2020
  • Plus 9% unsocial hours allowance. 15 hours per week during term time (35 hours per week during holiday periods)


We are looking to recruit a Young People’s Workers (Nights), to be based in St Boswells. This post will be working 15 hour per week during term time hours and 35 hours per week during holiday periods. The service mainly operates over weekends.

We have a strong reputation in supporting young people up to 18 with high levels of complex needs to have fun, experience new opportunities and socialise with other young people. This break away from family life allows parents and carers to spend time with siblings, time for themselves or a much needed rest from their 24 hour caring role. Therefore a commitment to providing this is essential.

Whilst not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role, where we aim to provide the highest level of physical, personal and emotional care to support children in their daily living and within the local community.

Every day the joys and challenges are different and a balancing act between working directly with the young people and updating paperwork to ensure their safety, good practice and recording.

Working as part of a small team, you will ensure that the highest level of physical and emotional care is provided to the children and young people. Applicants will have an understanding and commitment to children with a learning disability. Experience in this type of work is preferred.

As part of this role you will register with Scottish Social Services Council and will hold or be prepared to gain a qualification at SCQF 7 or above (eg HNC and SVQ3).

Why should I apply for this post?

As an Aberlour employee, you will receive:

  • competitive hourly rates with an additional 9% for working unsociable hours,
  • excellent annual leave entitlement
  • access to our group pension scheme
  • access to the Aberlour Rewards retail discount scheme

Application notes

If you feel you are ready for this exciting challenge 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 Friday 24 January 2020

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