VSA is always pleased to consider applications from highly skilled and dynamic individuals. This page provides a list of current career opportunities. Please submit an application form for advertised vacancies as CVs are only accepted in conjunction with completed forms.
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Easter Anguston is an operational farm which serves as a training facility for adults with learning difficulties and other additional support needs. Situated just off of the A93 road to Banchory in Peterculter, it has 70 acres of arable land, used as a working farm plus 20 acres of woodland.
We are currently seeking a Farm Worker to join our team on a staff basis. Working 39 hours per week, the role will involve contributing to the day to day running of the farm with a primary focus on farm and grounds work, including at our Linn Moor Campus. You will also be responsible for supporting individual service users to successfully participate in the operation of the working farm with specific responsibilities for the horticultural (Grounds Maintenance) group. You must possess previous experience in horticulture/grounds maintenance and a Standard Tractor Certification (CPCS). You will ideally possess an SVQ 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care and must be able to communicate well verbally with others.
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||Full-time, Permanent (39 hours per week)
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Due to increased demand, we are looking for extra staff at Maisies Children’s Centre, our nursery which caters for both mainstream children and children with additional support needs up to 5 years old. This rewarding opportunity is available as full-time.
You will be expected to work as a member of the nursery team to provide a caring, safe and secure environment in which children can learn to grow and develop through the medium of play and participation. Applicants will need to have good interpersonal abilities and establish effective working relationships with parents and professionals. You must be capable of maintaining records and respecting confidentiality. Within the role you will undertake key worker duties and be able to plan and organise children’s learning and activities. You will be confident and comfortable working to deadlines whilst paying close attention to detail and have the ability to draft reports and be involved with assessments.
Qualification in SVQ Level III in Childcare, Learning and Development qualification or equivalent, is desirable and you will have experience of working in a child care setting. Relevant training will be provided and supported.
For an informal chat about this post contact Edyta Onwusoroibe on 01224 358602
Linn Moor Campus is a unique multi-generational approach for individuals with learning disabilities and other additional support needs. With recognition for our pioneering work with people with autism, our focus is on the development of meaningful life skills through an ordinary life approach and aspirational achievements for our children and young people, promoting personal fulfilment that will continue into adulthood. Key to our ability to deliver for our Service Users is ensuring that we have a clear intention and strategy, supported and delivered by our committed and talented staff.
VSA are currently seeking individuals with a passion for caring for others to join our Relief pool at our Linn Moor Campus. Working across both the Education and Care services, you will help to provide a quality service to meet the needs of our students with additional support needs. You must be willing to work flexibly in both care and education settings, recognising that a different skill set is required and appropriate in each to support the child/young person in their physical, psychological and emotional development.
We operate a variety of shifts (typically 8.00am - 3.00pm and 3.00pm - 10.00pm) as and when required and we can offer some free transport to/from the city centre for those working early/late shifts. Further, we can offer flexibility in shifts to work around your courses and hours of study.
An SVQ Level III and an HNC in Social Care would be beneficial but it is not essential at this stage. Ideally you should have some experience of working with children and/or young adults with autism / learning difficulties and have the ability to engage/relate to them through effective communication skills and the ability to deal with complex and challenging behaviour.
Joining our relief pool provides an excellent opportunity to develop your practical skills in the care sector and to gain valuable experience.
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This is an exciting opportunity to join VSA in a supervisory role with an organisation that prides itself on providing the best of care for service users and training opportunities for staff.
Working as part of a shift team, you will play a crucial role in supporting the children and young people and for leading and supervising the Support Workers. You will also provide support to the Service Manager in the day to day care that is provided within a residential/education setting. You will be SVQ Level III qualified in an appropriate discipline and possess (or be willing to attain) an SSSC Registration – Residential Child Care Workers with Supervisory Responsibilities. You must also be willing to work towards the Level 9 Qualification in Residential Childcare.
Previous experience of working with children with learning disabilities/autism and providing support to their families is essential as is the skill to engage/relate to them and the ability to deal with complex and challenging behaviour. Proven supervisory, inter-personal and communication skills are also required. You will be expected to work on a rolling rota which will include late shifts and weekend working (with free transport available for those working early/late shifts).
Working across both the Education and Care services at our Linn Moor Campus, you will help to provide a quality service to meet the needs of our students with additional support needs. An SVQ Level III and an HNC in Social Care would be beneficial but it is not essential at this stage (although you must be willing to work towards this or the Level 9 Residential Childcare Qualification). Ideally you should have some experience of working with children and/or young adults with autism / learning difficulties and have the ability to engage/relate to them through effective communication skills and the ability to deal with complex and challenging behaviour. You must be willing to work flexibly in both care and education settings, recognising that a different skill set is required and appropriate in each to support the child/young person in their physical, psychological and emotional development.
We operate a variety of shifts including evenings / weekends as and when required and we can offer some free transport to/from the city centre for those working early/late shifts. These newly created full-time positions offer an excellent opportunity to further your career in a varied role within the campus.
VSA's Rowanlea House Adult Service, situated on the Linn Moor Campus near Peterculter, provides an intensive housing and support service for young adults with autism that focuses on the development of meaningful life skills and personal fulfilment. VSA believe that young adults with complex needs should continue learning after they leave formal education. We provide a range of opportunities for the young adults in the service and use an education room at our newly refurbished Easter Anguston farm, where young adults can take part in arts and crafts workshops, log cutting, and furniture renovation among other activities. Our dedicated and enthusiastic team of Support Workers (Life Skills Practitioners - Adult Service), provide the necessary support and care to ensure this happens and we would love to hear from you if you want to join our team.
We are looking to recruit people that will both support and work with the adults within their home, their work placements and help them to develop interests and hobbies. We also want people that can be innovative and help us to embed our approach in practice within this new service. A variety of hours are available up to full time working, you will be expected to work on a rolling rota which will include late shifts and weekend working.
It is helpful if you have experience of working with children / adults with autism and complex needs and be confident in working alongside them and as part of a staff team. However this is not essential as we will provide full training and support.