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Community Support Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £27,534 pro-rata
  • On site: Based in Forfar with travel required throughout Angus
  • Closing 12th June 2024

  • Advertised from 29th May 2024
  • Including 5% unsocial hours allowance. 26.25 hours per week. Guaranteed until November 2025 with the possibility of extension.


“The best thing about working for Aberlour is making a real difference to the lives of children, young people and their families.”

About Sustain Angus:

A family crisis can happen at any time. Aberlour’s Sustain Angus Service uses person-centred, asset-based approaches to help families overcome their challenges, providing support when it is needed and helping them get back on their feet. Our whole-family approach means we can create personalised support for both the children and their parents.

This innovative, creative service focuses on families with children aged 0-18 years old and supports them to remain at home while maximising their potential and ability to flourish in their local communities.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for a Community Support Practitioner to join our team, working 26.25 hours per week. As this post includes an unsocial hours’ allowance, you are required to be flexible with your approach and available to work weekends, early mornings, evenings and public holidays to meet the needs of the families you would support.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about supporting children, young people and their families to achieve the best possible outcomes as they live and grow within their communities. Our aim is to ensure that children, young people and families are supported to build on their strengths, assets and interests to develop enduring capacity and resilience. Working in partnership with parents, you will support them to develop their parenting skills, self-esteem and confidence and encourage self-reflection.

Applicants should be dynamic and creative and be able to deliver flexible, person-centred services to vulnerable children and families which is playful, warm, accepting, curious, tenacious and empathetic. Working in a culture based on respect, integrity, innovation, and the ability to challenge, you will share our vision that collaborative early intervention and engagement is the best option for children and families who are on the ‘edge of care’. You will bring a fresh and collaborative approach and, in discussion with the leadership team, be willing to try new approaches to ensure that strong and trusting relationships are developed with families and stakeholders.

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. You must be comfortable working in an environment where Aberlour’s values are lived in practice.

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.

Application notes

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.

Please go to our website where you can apply online. If you have any queries please e-mail:

We welcome potential candidates to have an informal discussion with the Service Manager, Grant Cowper, who can be contacted on 07785 451479.

Applications to be returned by: Noon on Thursday 13th June 2024

Interviews are scheduled for: Friday 21st June 2024

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