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Young People’s Worker - Options Borders

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

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
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Young People’s Worker (Nights) - Options Borders

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

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
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Senior Marketing & Communications Executive

  • Full time
  • £30,825 – £33,205
  • Based in Glasgow or Stirling; flexibility consideration will also be given to be based within an Aberlour service elsewhere in Scotland
  • Closing 3rd February 2020

Do you want to make a positive difference to some of the most marginalised and vulnerable children in Scotland? Have you got stand out marketing skills, and want to support an energetic and ambitious team tell Aberlour’s story and raise the funds to change children’s lives for the better? Then we’d like to hear from you.

For too many children in Scotland, a bad start to their life can lead to a bad end. Aberlour, Scotland’s children’s charity, is committed to helping children and their families at the earliest possible opportunity, before their problems spiral out of control; before it’s too late.

Aberlour has recently launched a significant new marketing, fundraising and public affairs campaign to draw attention to child poverty and inequality in Scotland and to acquire new donors who will enable Aberlour to reach more children.

We are looking for an exceptional individual who can help us build on the success of this campaign and assist with its next phase. We’re seeking a full-time maternity cover starting March 2020 with an expected end date of January 2021. This role can be based within our Glasgow or Stirling office, however we are open to discuss flexible working arrangements being based within an Aberlour service elsewhere in Scotland.

Using your experience across marketing and communications and your creative flair and working knowledge of digital content management, you will develop and manage key marketing activities alongside our services to promote their work.

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Fundraising & Marketing Administration Assistant

  • Full time
  • from £21,135
  • Based in Glasgow or Stirling, with a strong need to be in Glasgow
  • Closing 27th January 2020

Do you want to make a positive difference to some of the most marginalised and vulnerable children in Scotland? Have you got stand out administrative skills, and want to support an energetic and ambitious team tell Aberlour’s story and raise the funds to change children’s lives for the better? Then we’d like to hear from you.

We are looking for an individual keen to grow their experience and passion for the world of fundraising and marketing with the added fantastic opportunity of doing so while working for a truly worthy cause. Working in the voluntary sector allows individuals to gain a real sense of pride in their work and a connection to the communities who benefit from everything they do.

You will provide a full range of administrative support to a busy fundraising and marketing team.

You will often be the first point of contact for Aberlour supporters and therefore have an excellent understanding of good donor care including an excellent telephone manner and the ability to swiftly and effectively thank donors.

You will have a good eye for detail ensuring that all information is accurately recorded on our database, Raiser’s Edge, and that income is correctly recorded and reconciled in accordance with financial and legislative requirements.

You will be proficient in working with databases, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook and be able to swiftly undertake a wide variety of administrative tasks including letter writing, mail merges, running excel reports and undertaking data entry.

You will hold a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 8 or equivalent knowledge /experience acquired by other means, and be prepared to travel to other Aberlour locations on occasion.

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Service Administrator

  • Part time
  • £18,603 pro-rata
  • Aberlour Options Lothian
  • Closing 29th January 2020

At Aberlour Options Lothian 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. We also have a Care at Home service that supports children and young people in the community to access activities.

Are you an experienced administrator, comfortable with financial information and developing spreadsheets? If so we want to hear from you. We need someone to help develop this vital service and ensure its ongoing success for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children.

You will support the service with general and financial administrative tasks, as well as being the first point of contact for enquiries via phone and email. You will have administrative experience gained through working within a busy office or social care environment. You will be experienced working with Microsoft Office packages including Excel and be able to create spreadsheets and deal with numerical information. You will have excellent communication and organisational skills.

You will ideally have a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or equivalent experience.

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Chair of the Board of Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Stirling
  • Closing 14th February 2020

Aberlour is the largest children’s charity working solely in Scotland and provides help to thousands of Scotland's most vulnerable children, young people and their families each year. Aberlour helps children and young people who need additional care and support to achieve their potential and to live safe, fulfilling lives. Giving children the best possible start in life is at the heart of everything we do.

Aberlour has a rich history of delivering vital services to vulnerable children, young people and their families. We have developed a significant reputation for delivering the following services: residential care and fostering, recovery from addictions, early years, disability and early intervention youth work.

We are now looking to recruit a Chair who will support the Chief Executive and the organisation to meet its charitable and strategic objectives. The successful candidate will possess the following skills:

· Team building skills – ensuring succession planning is in place, supporting the recruitment, induction and development of new Board Members.

· Strategic development skills – supporting the Board and the Executive Team to review and develop strategy.

· Organisational skills – ensuring the smooth running of the Board function and improving processes where required.

· Campaigning commitments - supporting Aberlour campaigns on behalf of disadvantaged children, young people and families.

· Networking and influencing skills – making connections on behalf of Aberlour that support Aberlour activities.

· Partnership skills – supporting and collaborating with the Board, the Chief Executive and Senior Executive Team.

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Child and Family Worker

  • Full time
  • £22,191
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Closing 11th February 2020

Our service supports families in the Dumfries and Galloway area who are struggling to cope. The families we work with may have a wide range of issues, which could include drug and alcohol use within the family. As a Child and Family worker you would work directly with the whole family in various settings, such as their own homes, our dedicated base and other community locations.

You would become the trusted person that they could talk about what they are going through at home whilst undertaking assessments to identify what support we can provide. You would work with the children and the family offering practical help, in the community, family home, liaising with partner agencies, schools and nurseries. Participate and lead our homework and other group work sessions. Attending meetings, children hearings, meetings school when necessary. You would help establish routines and build life skills with families. In addition to this we offer regular group sessions which help build parenting skills and their confidence.

We are looking for someone to join our friendly and supportive team. You should have a sound knowledge of child development and be able to work with parents either individually or in groups to develop their parenting skills & confidence.

The post is offered on a fixed term basis until 31st March 2021 and you will be working 30 hours per week with the potential to be worked flexibly, evening/weekend work may be required dependant on the service need. An allowance is incorporated in the salary to support this requirement.

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Community Connector

  • Full time
  • £26,274
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Closing 11th February 2020

Aberlour, funded by the Scottish Government- Investing in Communities, are trying to tackle poverty and inequality across disadvantaged North West Dumfries Communities. We aim to achieve this through our newly refurbished community premise, which is open to all, which provides a range of services for the local community such as community laundry, community clothing, community fridges and family/meeting rooms. Our aim is to build a service around the needs and interests of the local community.

We are looking to recruit a Community Connector who will lead the planning, delivery and development of this project. You will co-ordinate the planning for all community support- matching the needs of the local community with the resources that are available. You will work in partnership with other organisations within the area to promote change that will lead to better outcomes for families.

You would lead and develop the communities capacity in relation to forming a management committee to oversee the future running & development of the community hub, providing support/developmental skills to the members of the committees in relation to governance , roles responsibilities, structure, appointments within the committee.

You will work 37.5 hours per week, these hours will be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the service and the local community which may include evenings, weekends and public holidays. This post is offered on a fixed term basis for 2.5 years.

You will have significant experience in this field with a relevant qualification at SCQF level 7 or above. Further details can be found in the accompanying job description.

If you would like an informal chat about this post, please contact Amanda McAllister on 01387 325090.

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Service Administrator

  • Part time
  • from £18,603 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 24th February 2020

Are you an experienced administrator, comfortable with financial information and developing spreadsheets? If so we want to hear from you.

We need someone to help develop this vital service and ensure its ongoing success for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children and young people.

At Aberlour Attain, working in partnership with Renfrewshire Council, we bring together vulnerable children and young people with a mentor to build a consistent and trusting relationship and improve their opportunities. The focus in every mentoring relationship will be on developing the relationship, recognising and building their strengths, and providing support and encouragement to deal with difficult and challenging situations in their lives. This service is currently funded through the attainment fund until the 31st March 2021, outcomes of the service will be reviewed to assess ongoing funding.

As a Service Administrator you will support the service with general and financial administrative tasks including the co-ordination of recruitment paperwork for volunteers joining the service. You will have administrative experience gained through working within a busy office. You will be comfortable working with Microsoft Office packages including Excel. You will have excellent communication and organisational skills.

You will ideally have a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or equivalent experience.

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Service Administrator

  • Part time
  • £18,603 pro-rata
  • Aberlour Options Residential Fife
  • Closing 21st February 2020

At Options Residential Fife we are looking to recruit an experienced Service Administrator to become part of our team. Our service provides a safe and loving home for up to five young people, based in Dunfermline in a purpose-built house providing full-time, long term residential care for children and young people with complex learning and physical disabilities.

We are looking to recruit an experienced administrator, who is comfortable with financial information and developing spreadsheets. You will support the service with general and financial administrative tasks, as well as being the first point of contact for enquiries via phone and email. You will have administrative experience gained through working within a busy office or social care environment. You will be experienced working with Microsoft Office packages including Excel and be able to create spreadsheets and deal with numerical information. You will have excellent communication and organisational skills.

You will ideally have a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or equivalent experience.

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Young People’s Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,037
  • Aberlour Options Residential Fife
  • Closing 21st February 2020

Our Options Residential Fife service is a full-time, residential care home for long-term residential care for children and young people with complex learning and physical disabilities. We provide quality living for those children and young people who can no longer live at home.

We are looking for two Young People’s Workers (24 hours per week and 36 hours per week) to become part of our family. At Aberlour we feel that every child has the right to flourish and is at the heart of everything we do. As a Young People’s Worker, you will play a fundamental role in ensuring that our young people are working towards their goals. Not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role. You will provide enabling support to ensure the highest level of physical, personal and emotional care to support your young people with different daily activities. These activities can include college, different hobbies and attending fun groups - each of our young people has a developed plan that helps them achieve their goals.

You will become part of a highly skilled and experienced team and will have a supported induction programme, with access to an extensive training programme which includes CALM training, Child Protection and Fire Safety.

This service operates a residential rota and, as part of this, you will be expected to work evenings, weekends, nights and public holidays.

If you would like an informal conversation about this role please contact Helen Finnie, Service Manager, on 01383 724834.

Please state in your personal statement which contract is your preference.

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Relief Family Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Aberlour Options Dundee
  • Closing 26th February 2020

Do you share our vision? Do you want to work in an organisation that really cares for the young people we work with?

We are looking to build our relief pool of Family Workers within our Options Dundee Service. We work in partnership with the families to offer tailored packages of support to help support families to stay together. Using a person-centred approach, you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical, personal, and emotional care to support the families in their daily living and within the local community.

The families we work with find our service invaluable- “I don't know what I'd do without them. I trust them, my child trusts them - we both feel safe when they're in the house…They've changed my and my child’s life.”

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.

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 and will be discussed at interview. 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.

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2 x Peripatetic Residential Child Care Workers

  • Part time
  • £21,135 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 2nd March 2020

Aberlour is looking to recruit 2 Peripatetic Residential Child Care Workers to work with our children’s houses in Fife to help with the smooth running of the lives of the children who live with us. Peripatetic Residential Workers allow us to be more responsive to the needs of the houses enabling us to help our houses to fill any gaps that come up, be they during the day to help children attend school or other learning provision, in the evenings enabling the children to undertake specific activities or at night, either to cover night shifts or to help the adults settle children at night. Post holders, therefore, need to be flexible and adaptable and be able to work across all our houses in Fife and be available at short notice to work across the full span of the day across the full week, including weekends.

The successful candidates will be contracted to work 20 hours a week however, there will be opportunities for you to pick up additional hours.

Our children expect the adults to be enthusiastic, kind, loving and compassionate. Post holders need to be playful, accepting, curious and empathetic and be able to bring these qualities to work. We work in a therapeutic way to support our children and young people who live in our houses – our children will all have had experience of poverty and trauma.

You should be able to work in a nurturing way, enabling the children and young people to feel safe and loved. We are looking for individuals who will help us to achieve our vision, which is to:

  • Provide the best option in Scotland for children who require to live in residential care
  • Provide the best life-long learning environment in Scotland which supports the children to lead happy and successful lives
  • Be the best place in Scotland for staff to have a fulfilling work experience and to achieve their individual and collective potential.

Our children and young people tell us that they would like applicants who:

“Keep me safe at night”

“Are confident to play, have fun and be silly with me – who doesn’t sit back and just watch”

“Can make up bed time stories”

“Likes football”

“Likes make-up and fashion”

“Enjoys going on outdoor adventures”

“Wants to spend time with me one to one”

“Remembers what it’s like to grow up”

We support adults who work with children be as effective as they can be, and a wide variety of learning and development opportunities are available to support staff to employ best practice in their work and be exceptional role models for the children and for staff. These include full level one training in Dyadic Developmental Practice (DDP), child protection, child development, understanding and responding positively to behaviour as well as access to a Clinical Psychologist to support adults to be as effective as they can be in their work with children.

The successful candidate must be comfortable working in a culture based on respect, integrity, innovationand the ability to challenge.

You will report to the Admissions and Programmes Manager who will allocate the work to you on an ongoing basis depending on an assessment of where the greatest need sits at the time.

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Top job! Head of Marketing and Communications

  • Full time
  • £41,515 – £44,723
  • Glasgow or Stirling
  • Closing 2nd March 2020

Do you want to make a positive difference to some of the most marginalised and vulnerable children in Scotland? Have you got exceptional marketing, communications and PR skills? Then we’d like to hear from you.

For too many children in Scotland, a bad start to life can lead to a bad end. Aberlour is committed to helping children and their families at the earliest possible opportunity, before their problems spiral out of control; before it’s too late.

We recently launched a significant marketing, fundraising and public affairs campaign to draw attention to child poverty and inequality in Scotland and to acquire new donors who will enable Aberlour to reach more children.

We are looking for an exceptional individual with significant experience working as a marketing and communications executive at a managerial level who will help us build on the success of this campaign and help drive its next phase.

You will be a strategic thinker, an exceptional communicator and have planned and delivered marketing, communications strategies. You will have proven PR skills with a knowledge of the Scottish media and experience of managing design and website agency relationships.

This is a full-time permanent post which can be based within our Glasgow or Stirling office, with a significant need to be in Glasgow.

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Assistant Service Manager

  • Part time
  • £27,771 pro-rata
  • Dunfermline
  • Closing 13th March 2020

At Options Fife we have a strong reputation of supporting children and young people with high levels of need through learning disabilities and autism to grow, learn and maximise their potential in daily life.

At Options Fife Dunfermline we are looking for an Assistant Service Manager to lead on shift a small skilled team in delivering support to a young man who has recently moved into his forever home. Using a person centre approach you will lead and work with the team to provide support tailored to the challenges and complexities that will enable the young man to take the small meaningful steps in the progression of his on-going transition and within his daily living skills.

This can be a challenging but rewarding role assisting and supporting the team’s journey, building upon and reaching new personal goals.

The Assistant Service Manager will support the Service Manager in the day to day management of the service and work closely with professionals from health and social work.

What are we looking for?

You will play a fundamental role in ensuring that our young people have the best possible experience whilst working towards goals in their care plans. Whilst not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role. Using a person-centred approach, you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical, personal and emotional care. We are looking for someone who will contribute to the leadership, management and development of services for children, young people and families in line with planned objectives and assist with service review and evaluation.

You will have relevant experience of working with children and young people with a disability and/or autism in a community or residential setting and understand the impact of disability on social inclusion. You are required to meet the qualifications requirement for this post which is at SCQF Level 8 (eg. HNC, SVQ Level 4). This post requires you to register with the Scottish Social Services Council as a Residential Child Care Worker with Supervisory Responsibilities and Support Worker in a Care at Home Service. Due to the needs of the service it is essential that you hold a current driving licence.

This post will work 30 hours per week as part of a residential rota which will include evenings, weekends and public holidays. There is also the requirement to undertake occasional sleep overs.

Why should I apply for this post?

As a valued part of Aberlour’s management team you will receive a planned and supported induction programme consisting of an extensive training programme; including CALM Training, Child Protection Training and Fire Safety Training. You will support the line management of a highly motivated and skilled team to provide a personalised service for our young people.

As an Aberlour employee, you will receive:

  • competitive hourly rates with an additional 5% for working unsociable hours (our pay is currently under review for our cost of living increase from 1st April)
  • excellent annual leave entitlement
  • access to our group pension scheme
  • access to the Aberlour Rewards retail discount scheme

If you are looking for further information regarding this role and service please contact Jacqui Kirk, Service Manager on 07711 000675.

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Young People’s Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,037
  • Dunfermline
  • Closing 13th March 2020

Are you passionate, committed, resilient and have a good sense of person-centred approaches and values?

“I am a young adult who likes to spend time on my own within my own activities and I need support to be tailored to the challenges and complexities that will enable me to take the small meaningful steps in the progression of my daily living skills.

I recently moved into my forever home with a small, highly skilled team, who are working with me to manage the on-going transitions from home to home.

I am looking for a full-time staff member to join my small team, I need someone who is patient, calm and able to fill their time while I take the small steps that are imperative to keep me safe healthy and motivated.

This can be a challenging but rewarding role assisting and helping me on my lifelong journey building upon and reaching new personal goals”.

Experience and or knowledge of autism and learning disability would beneficial, you will work as part of a residential rota which will include evenings, weekends and public holidays. There is also the requirement to undertake occasional sleep overs.

Why should you apply for this post?

As a Young People’s Worker you will receive a planned and supported induction programme consisting of an extensive training programme; including CALM Training, Child Protection Training and Fire Safety Training. The post requires SSSC registration, but we support individuals to gain the necessary practice qualifications required.

As an Aberlour employee, you will receive:

  • competitive hourly rates with an additional 9% for working unsociable hours (pay rates are being review for cost of living increases expected 1st April)
  • excellent annual leave entitlement
  • access to our group pension scheme
  • access to the Aberlour Rewards retail discount scheme

If you would like an informal chat about this post, please contact Jacqui Kirk, Service Manager on 01592 744195.

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Young People’s Worker (2 x part time posts)

  • Part time
  • £23,037 pro-rata
  • Glenrothes
  • Closing 13th March 2020

Do you have relevant experience of working with children and young people with a disability/and or autism or relevant experience in a similar sector or work environment?

Options Fife Glenrothes provides a range of flexible support through outreach and overnight short breaks at weekends, evenings and school holidays to children and young people with complex learning disabilities and autism. We offer a high quality child centred service providing positive and enabling experiences for the young people, supporting them through the challenges and complexities that enable them to work towards their individual outcomes and personal goals. We work closely with families and other professionals in providing support tailored around the child’s plan.

What are we looking for?

Our Young People’s Workers play a fundamental role in ensuring that the young people they work with have the best possible experience in working towards their objectives in line with their care plan, supporting children to progress within their individual outcomes. Whilst not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role, where the work we do has a demonstrable impact on each young person's progress. Using a person-centred approach, you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical, personal, and emotional care to support the families in their daily living and within the local community. You will help arrange and take our young people on fun activities within the local community such as taking our young people in the minibus to the local swimming pool.

As part of the job role a driving license is essential.

We are looking to recruit to the following posts -

  • Young People’s Worker working 25.5 hours per week, 19 hours in our respite unit (for 47 weeks of the year, increasing to 37.5 for 5 weeks during the holiday periods). And 6.5 hours on an outreach basis for 47 weeks of the year
  • Young People’s Worker working 19.75 hours per week, 10 hours in our respite unit (for 47 weeks of the year, increasing to 37.5 for 5 weeks during the holiday periods). And 9.75 hours on an outreach basis for 47 weeks of the year

We also have options for working on a relief basis.

If you would like an informal chat about these posts, please contact Jacqui Kirk, Service Manager on 01592 744195.

Why should I apply for this post?

As a Young People’s Worker you will receive a planned and supported induction programme consisting of an extensive training programme; including CALM Training, Child Protection Training and Fire Safety Training. You will be working alongside a highly motivated and skilled team to provide a personalised service for our young people.

As an Aberlour employee, you will receive:

  • competitive hourly rates with an additional 9% for working unsociable hours (our current pay rates are under review for our cost of living increase from 1st April)
  • excellent annual leave entitlement
  • access to our group pension scheme
  • access to the Aberlour Rewards retail discount scheme
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Relief Young People’s Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Prestonpans
  • Closing 27th March 2020

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.

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Community Connector

  • Full time
  • £26,274
  • Dumfries
  • Closing 29th March 2020

What is Communities2gether?

Aberlour, funded by the Scottish Governments- Investing in Communities Fund, is committed to working with the people and communities of North West Dumfries to tackle the impact of poverty and inequality. Working collaboratively with the health and social care partnership and existing community partners we will connect with people and communities to identify strengths and support local people to lead on the development of local supports and community connections. We are currently developing a Community Hub which provides an accessible community resource. We currently offer space for community groups, a small community laundry, a community clothing service, a community fridge and freezer and family rooms. Our aim is to work towards community ownership.

What is the role of Community Connector?

North West Dumfries is a recognised SIMD area of deprivation. Aberlour recognise there are many inherent strengths (skills and interests) amongst people living across the communities that make up the area referred to as North West Dumfries and on this basis are looking to recruit a Community Connector to connect with people within this geographic location, and through the facilities and resources of our Community Hub, Lincluden, support them to develop activities and/or projects that bring people together to benefit the area, reduce the impact of poverty, improve Health and wellbeing, leading to individual and community empowerment and self-efficacy

This role will involve:

  • Discovering local people’s aspirations;
  • Uncovering their skills and interest;
  • Identifying with the community what they can do for themselves and where external support or assistance may help;
  • Connecting and mobilising people;
  • Helping them take ideas forward into action including assisting with project plans and grant applications.
  • Building professional relationships with external agencies within the community to develop opportunities for volunteering, education/training, employment, companionship and health and wellbeing activities for users of the Community Hub.
  • Work in partnership with our community hub users to encourage social integration enabling them to lead meaningful, purposeful lives by promoting resilience, peer support, self-care and support with all areas of development
  • Contribute to the development and day to day running of our community hub, including the supervision and support of our volunteers.
  • Collaborate with other community partners in order to work effectively across North West Dumfries to implement a strategy personalised to each project to successfully meet community needs

You will work 37.5 hours per week, these hours will be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the service and the local community which may include evenings, weekends and public holidays. This post is offered on a fixed term basis for 2.5 years.

We are looking for candidates who have experience of working with communities and a diverse range of stakeholders. In addition, we require candidates to have a relevant qualification at SCQF level 7 or above. Further details can be found in the accompanying job description.

Why should I apply for this post?

If you have an interest in developing community led, place-based change and believe that everyone has something to contribute to their community, regardless of past experience or system labels, THEN THIS IS THE POST FOR YOU!!

You will join park of a highly motivated and skilled team to provide a personalised service for the local community. As a Community Connector you will receive a supported induction consisting of various training opportunities both internal and external. Aberlour offers excellent annual leave entitlement starting at 35 days per year rising yearly to 40 days per year. You will also have access to our excellent group pension scheme which is provided by Scottish Widows. In addition to all of the above you will have access to our Aberlour Retail Rewards discount Scheme which gives provides discount on many high street stores and well-known brands. For further information on the terms and conditions offered please see attachment below.

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Peripatetic Residential Child Care Workers

  • Part time
  • £21,135 pro-rata
  • Sycamore Fife residential cluster
  • Closing 3rd April 2020

Aberlour is looking to recruit 2 Peripatetic Residential Child Care Workers to work with our children’s houses in Fife to help with the smooth running of the lives of the children who live with us. Peripatetic Residential Workers allow us to be more responsive to the needs of the houses enabling us to help our houses to fill any gaps that come up, be they during the day to help children attend school or other learning provision, in the evenings enabling the children to undertake specific activities or at night, either to cover night shifts or to help the adults settle children at night. Post holders, therefore, need to be flexible and adaptable and be able to work across all our houses in Fife and be available at short notice to work across the full span of the day across the full week, including weekends.

The successful candidates will be contracted to work 30 hours a week however, there will be opportunities for you to pick up additional hours.

Our children expect the adults to be enthusiastic, kind, loving and compassionate. Post holders need to be playful, accepting, curious and empathetic and be able to bring these qualities to work. We work in a therapeutic way to support our children and young people who live in our houses – our children will all have had experience of poverty and trauma.

You should be able to work in a nurturing way, enabling the children and young people to feel safe and loved. We are looking for individuals who will help us to achieve our vision, which is to:

  • Provide the best option in Scotland for children who require to live in residential care
  • Provide the best life-long learning environment in Scotland which supports the children to lead happy and successful lives
  • Be the best place in Scotland for staff to have a fulfilling work experience and to achieve their individual and collective potential.

Our children and young people tell us that they would like applicants who:

“Keep me safe at night”

“Are confident to play, have fun and be silly with me – who doesn’t sit back and just watch”

“Can make up bed time stories”

“Likes football”

“Likes make-up and fashion”

“Enjoys going on outdoor adventures”

“Wants to spend time with me one to one”

“Remembers what it’s like to grow up”

We support adults who work with children be as effective as they can be, and a wide variety of learning and development opportunities are available to support staff to employ best practice in their work and be exceptional role models for the children and for staff. These include full level one training in Dyadic Developmental Practice (DDP), child protection, child development, understanding and responding positively to behaviour as well as access to a Clinical Psychologist to support adults to be as effective as they can be in their work with children.

The successful candidate must be comfortable working in a culture based on respect, integrity, innovation and the ability to challenge.

You will report to the Admissions and Programmes Manager who will allocate the work to you on an ongoing basis depending on an assessment of where the greatest need sits at the time.

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Assistant Service Manager

  • Part time
  • £27,771 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 8th April 2020

We are seeking to recruit an Assistant Service Manager to work 22.5 hours per week for a 6 month fixed term period. As part of the management team you will work alongside the Service Manager and existing Assistant Service Manager to assist in developing our services in Dundee and to deliver excellent services to children and families.

You will be responsible for co-ordinating and managing referral procedures including allocating key workers to individual cases. Our person-centred approach ensures that we secure the best outcomes for the children and families we support. The role involves supporting delivery of excellent services to meet complex needs where behaviour can be challenging. You will ensure that parenting support is delivered in line with best practice.

The work is delivered in a range of settings including in community venues and you will be responsiblr for arranging off site venues.

The successful candidate must be comfortable working in a culture based on respect, integrity, innovation and the ability to challenge. As such you will have the ability to provide an excellent role model for the children, young people and families.

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