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Young People’s Workers

  • Full time
  • £27,616
  • Options Fife Residential Glenrothes
  • Closing 10th December 2023

  • Advertised from 27th November 2023
  • Starting salary £27,616 per annum pro rata (inclusive of a 9% unsocial hours allowance). 37.5 hours per week.


About Aberlour Options Fife Residential Glenrothes (McNally House)

We are home to 3 young people aged between 15 and 21 years of age. We support our young people to live their best lives! We listen to them and understand what our young people want and need and help them in their daily lives. We work with our young people to create goals and support them to achieve these – no matter how big or small, nothing is impossible! “I love that McNally adults believe the young people can do anything” (quote from Aberlour Adult)

All our activities are tailored around our likes and dislikes of our young people, however this doesn’t mean that we don’t have fun too! “I love Mr Tumble disco on a Friday night…Weekends are such good fun!” (quote from Aberlour Adult).

Most importantly…. We LOVE our young people!

What can a day look like for us….

Our young people are at the heart of everything we do, and our young people want to tell you what a day looks like for them:

Adults help me to get up, washed and dressed in the morning. I am then given the choice of either my iPad or breakfast – it depends how I feel that day. Scrammed egg on toast with tomato sauce is my favourite breakfast and I also like a nice cup of tea.

During the day adults support me to attend different groups for example the nourish group, wheelchair line dancing, swimming, picnic at the park.

In my free time I enjoy arts and crafts, sensory play, and spending time in our new sensory room. My family are important to me, and I spend every other weekend with them. My favourite food is strawberries. My favourite film is Wizard of Oz. I like funny people because I have a great sense of humour and an infectious laugh. I love my bed and having a story read to me at night.

What we are looking for....

As a Young People’s Worker, you will play a fundamental role in our young people’s lives to ensure that they get the best possible experience whilst working towards goals in their care plan. Using a person-centred approach, you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical and emotional care; supporting our young people in their daily living and within the local community.

If you have an interest in working with young people, we would like to hear from you. We are looking for Young People’s Workers, to work 37.5 hours per week.

These hours will be worked as part of a 24/7 residential rota, which will include mornings, evenings, nights, weekends and public holidays. You will also be expected to do sleepovers.

Ideally, candidates will have social care experience, understanding of autism, complex needs and disability. However, if you share our values and have a passion for improving the lives of young people then we want to hear from you!

You are required to have or be willing to work towards, a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example: SVQ3 Care plus an HNC). If you do not have these qualifications, Aberlour supports candidates to achieve both of these within the required timescales.

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.

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.

If you have any queries please e-mail:

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.

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 10th December 2023

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