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Community Support Practitioner - Sustain Falkirk

  • Full time or Part time
  • £24,240
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 7th December 2022

  • Advertised from 21st November 2022
  • (Inclusive of a 5% unsocial hours allowance)


About Sustain Falkirk

Aberlour Child Care Trust has launched a new family outreach service, Aberlour Sustain Falkirk. This service will work alongside families, communities and partners to offer caring and responsive support to young people and families. Aberlour Sustain Falkirk will deliver the support families need, when they need it, every day of the year. The aim of the service is to ensure that children and young people can continue to flourish at home, at school and in their local community.

Working with Social Work Services, this innovative and creative new Falkirk service focuses on supporting young people aged 12 and above, who may be on the ‘edge of care’ so that they remain living with their family in their local communities.

Our Service works with young people and their families to enhance relationships, build on existing strengths and interests, help build confidence and encourage new community connections. Our aim is to help all families feel safe, confident, capable, and included. Our approach has been developed through consultation with families and partners.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for two candidates who are passionate about supporting young people, families and communities, who are flexible and share our vision that collaborative working and relationship based early intervention is the best option for young people and families who are feeling overwhelmed or excluded. Both posts are Full Time, one is being offered on a Permanent Basis and the other Fixed Term for 12 months.

Find out more information on what we are looking for in candidates click here

Not afraid to test new ways of working, you will bring a fresh, caring, compassionate and collaborative approach which responds empathically to the needs of young people and their families. The work will include early mornings, evenings and weekends. You will have experience of direct practice within this field of work, including child/adult protection issues as well as having experience of working with children and young people.

You will work within a variety of locations in the Falkirk area, including family homes, schools and community settings.

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. To have a look at our values to understand more about what we are looking for from our employees click here

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.

Application notes

How to apply

Please go to our website where you can apply on-line. If you have any queries please e-mail: Applications are welcome from diverse ethnic minority and cultural communities, and under-represented faith and religious groups.

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 returned by: Wednesday 7th December 2022

Interviews are expected to be held: Wednesday 14th December 2022

Job Descriptionclick here

Terms & Conditions for this postclick here

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