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Young People’s Worker – Out of School Club

  • Part time
  • £24,240 pro-rata
  • Options Ayrshire, Prestwick
  • Closing 26th March 2023

  • Advertised from 10th March 2023
  • 20 hours per week (term time only), temporary for up to 12 months. Starting salary is £24,240 per annum pro rata (inclusive of 5% unsocial hours allowance)


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?

About Options Ayrshire

Our Service is a busy respite care unit for children and young people with additional support needs, including complex learning and physical disabilities. As well as providing short residential breaks the service offers outreach to families and is also involved in the managing and running of an after school club as well as a busy Easter and Summer play scheme.

Our after school club is based outside of Ayr within a building at Mosshill Industrial Estate. Our disability support service offers a safe, nurturing environment for a child to come and play 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.

What we are looking for...

Working as part of the staff team you will ensure that the highest level of physical and emotional care is provided to the children and young people using the Out of School Club. Ideally, you will have experience of working with this group of young people.

This post is for 20 hours per week, term time only (38 weeks over a full year), and attracts a 5% unsocial hours allowance. This vacancy is linked to maternity leave cover and is expected to run from May 2023 until May 2024. You will be required to be on the SSSC Day Care of Children register and meet, or be prepared to gain, the qualifications requirements for this category which is at SCQF level 6 (for example, SVQ Level 3 or HNC).

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. Aberlour’s values are critical and drive everything we do. We will be looking for someone who can demonstrate how Aberlour’s values of Respect, Innovation, Integrity and Challenge will be visible in their practice.

What we offer...

You will receive a planned and supported induction consisting of a varied training programme, including Child Protection. You will be working alongside a highly motivated and skilled team. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity on our website.

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.

If you have any queries please e-mail:

Application notes

Please go to our website where you can apply online.

Applications are welcome from diverse ethnic minority and cultural communities, and under-represented faith and religious groups.

Applications to be returned by: Midnight on Sunday 26 March 2023

A Scottish Guarantee Co No: SC312912

Scottish Charity No. SC007991