About Options Aberdeen
Our service has been developed in partnership with Aberdeen City Council and Grampian Autistic Society and provides a
mix of care at home, community and residential short breaks. Our exciting programme enables children with
complex disabilities to have new experiences and make new friends. At the same time, their families are enabled
to have a crucial break to recharge and refresh their batteries enabling them to maintain the high level of
support their children need when they return home from their short break. The Hub also provides holistic family
support through a menu of services that support and complement direct support offered to children and young
people. Working with the children is not a ‘quick fix’ but a long-term endeavour supporting them to make small
incremental change that over time becomes significant. The role is challenging but also immensely
What we are looking for....
Are you committed to delivering best practice to support children and young people with complex needs?
Are you ready to use your experience and skill to shape practice in delivering quality services to children and young
Do you feel excited about the opportunity to take your first step towards a management position?
If so, this is a great opportunity for you.
We are looking to recruit a Lead Practitioner working a range of shifts including evenings, weekends and sleepovers
in a residential child care setting. You will have the confidence to guide and direct the provision of care to
the children and young people in the service. You will play a pivotal role, working in partnership with parents
and families to meet the emotional and physical needs of children and young people with complex
When on shift, you will play a lead role, mentoring and supporting staff and being a role model, delivering
excellence in the services we provide. You will assist in assessing, planning and delivering services, taking
responsibility for ensuring that assessment and interventions are prepared, monitored and evaluated in line with
the children’s and young people’s goals.
Engaging positively with children, young people and families you will plan and implement appropriate support for the
children and young people. Sensitive and accurate reporting is a key responsibility and so you will have good
written communication skills and the ability to learn how to use effectively, Aberlour’s recording system:
Find out more information on what we are looking for in candidates here.
At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to
reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. At Aberlour we have strong
values - Respect, Integrity, Innovation and Challenging - which influence our everyday work. If you choose to
apply for this role please tell us about your values in your supporting statement.
What we offer...
As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and
rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous
annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.
Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity here.