Our Options Borders service offers an exciting range of short break residential and non-residential services for children and young people living in the Scottish Borders who have a significant learning and/or physical disability. The support we offer includes residential short breaks, outreach within the local community and summer holiday activity clubs. This service not only provides families with a short break and time to ‘recharge’, but it brings together children with significant learning disabilities living within the Scottish Borders Council area. It offers them a programme of activities which are fun, stimulating and safe, creating an opportunity for them to make friends and pursue leisure activities out with the school and family environment.
What is Aberlour to us....... quite simply a lifeline. It is what keeps our family together and sane. I know my child is happy to be with Aberlour and he has fun. You guys have taken the time and care to get to know him and know what he wants and needs on his visits with you. This means we can relax knowing he is happy and safe no matter what challenges he presents you with. We are so grateful for the support you not only give our boy but provide to us as a family – Parent
As Service Manager you will lead, manage and develop services for children, young people and families in line with service objectives and Aberlour’s strategic planning framework. You will be responsible for the development and delivery of the service, working collaboratively with families, community partners and our Local Authority colleagues. You will have relevant experience of working with children and young people with a disability in a community or residential setting, and an understanding of the impact of disability on social inclusion are essential requirements.
You will have demonstrable experience of empowering, working and engaging with young people and their families in order to achieve positive outcomes. You will have previous managerial experience preferably within a residential child care setting, an ability to motivate, support and supervise others and you will possess effective planning and organisational skills.
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. You will ensure that all workers understand and meet their obligations to protect and promote the welfare of service users and ensure the safeguarding role at all times.
You will have a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 9 or above, plus a management qualification at SCQF level 8 or above, or equivalent knowledge acquired by other means. You are required to be registered with the SSSC and hold or be willing to work towards relevant professional qualifications to meet SSSC registration requirements.
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 submitted by: noon on 3rd August 2020
Interviews are scheduled to take place week beginning 10th August 2020
A Scottish Guarantee Co No: SC312912 Scottish Charity No. SC007991