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Young People’s Worker - Options Borders

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

  • Advertised from 8th January 2020
  • Plus 9% unsocial hours allowance. Various posts (18 - 23 hours per week)


We are looking to recruit energetic Young People’s Workers, to be based in St Boswells. Posts are offered on a temporary basis for a period of 12 months. We are currently looking to recruit to various posts ranging from 18 - 23 hours per week.

The ideal candidate will be.….

  • responsible, with a sense of humour
  • flexible and adaptable to changing routines
  • responsive to needs of the young person
  • understanding of anxiety and mental health
  • experienced in personal care

You will work with young people who are…

  • Competitive, caring/compassionate, sociable, easy-going and honest

And enjoy activities such as….

  • Midnight cinema trips, pub lunches, cake at the garden centre, music concerts/festivals and gaming.

Various shifts are available, including days, waking nights and weekend work.

We have a strong reputation in supporting young people up to 18 years of age 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.

Ideally candidates will have social care experience, understanding of autism, complex needs and mental health and have the relevant qualifications or willing to work towards these. 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 2019.

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