Skip navigation

It's more than a job. It's a profession.

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.

For further details of each individual vacancy below, please click on that vacancy’s ‘read more’ link and the full job description, including terms and conditions, can be viewed by following the ‘Adobe PDF’ link at the end of the vacancy.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for any of the jobs here then you can:

  • APPLY ONLINE (remember to take a note of the job reference, post title, workplace and closing date before going to the online application form)
  • CONTACT JOB LINE on 01224 358589 for further information and to request an application form (please quote reference number)
  • DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION FORM VSA Job Application Form

Relief Support Workers, Linn Moor Campus

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.

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number H04317
Status  Relief Post
Salary  £9.17 per hour
Unit description link  Linn Moor
Apply now

Occupational Therapist, Linn Moor Campus

Are you an enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist currently seeking a new challenge?  If so, this could be the role for you. 

We are currently looking to supplement the professional team at our Linn Moor Campus.  As a dedicated Occupational Therapist, you will provide qualified occupational therapy assessment, evaluation & support within the campus.  You will also work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in partnership with education staff, care staff and other therapy services.  Working on a part-time basis, two days per week, this role would suit someone with a genuine interest in working with individuals who have complex additional support needs.  You should possess a degree or post-graduate qualification in Occupational Therapy and be an approachable and flexible member of our team.

 

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number H04217
Status  Permanent, Part-time (2 days per week)
Salary  Competitive
Unit description link  Linn Moor Campus
Job description link  Occupational Therapist JD.pdf

 

Apply now

VSA - April 2017 vacancies

The North East of Scotland’s leading social care charity, VSA delivers a range of social care services to all age groups.  As our services develop and change to meet the ever increasing need for social care provision in our local communities so does our need for exceptional staff. We currently have a range of exciting and well rewarded employment opportunities that really will let you make a difference.  VSA are also proud to provide staff with career development opportunities  across our services, together with support to achieve a range of recognised qualifications.

We currently have a range of opportunities available across our services:

VSA’s Linn Moor Campus is a unique multi-generational approach to community-based care for individuals with learning disabilities and other additional support needs and provides support for young adults with Autism and related conditions.  We currently have opportunities for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals to join our dynamic team:

To apply for these exciting opportunities and to play your part in helping us to provide the Best of Care, please visit www.vsa.org.uk.

Apply now

Carer Advisor

VSA, the North East of Scotland’s leading social care charity, are currently seeking a part-time Advisor to join their dynamic Carers Service in Aberdeen.  In this varied and challenging role, you will provide information, support and corresponding advice to carers on a full range of carer related issues such as service provision and support options throughout Aberdeen City.  Although not essential, a relevant professional qualification such as Social Work, Education/Community Education or Health would be beneficial.

To be considered, you must have prior experience of working with individuals or groups together with proven skills in relation to the provision of information and person centred support.   You will feel confident establishing and maintaining networks and developing partnership working and have good communication and organisation skills. In addition, you will have the ability to work well on your own initiative and relate well to individuals and other professionals.  As this post involves regular travel, applicants must hold a full drivers licence with access to a car.  

Contact Hilary Benson on 01224 358524 or email Hilary.Benson@vsa.org.uk if you would like an informal discussion about the above post.

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number H04017
Status  Permanent, Part-time
Salary  £11,472.35 to £12,319.81 for 17.5 hours per week
Informal contact Contact Hilary Benson on 01224 358524 or email Hilary.Benson@vsa.org.uk
Closing date  Friday 21st April 2017
Unit description link  VSA Carers
Job description link  Carers Advisor JD.pdf

 

Apply now

Senior Practitioner, Linn Moor Campus

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).

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number H03717
Status Permanent, Full-time (39 hours per week)
Salary  £25,463.55 per annum
Informal contact  Wendy Milne - 01224 732246 or e-mail Wendy.Milne@vsa.org.uk
Unit description link  Linn Moor Campus
Job description link Senior Practitioner JD.pdf
Apply now

Residential Care & Education Support Worker, Linn Moor Campus

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.

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number H03617
Status Permanent, Full-time (39 hour per week)
Salary £18,587.67 per annum (Unqualified rate)
£20,587.68 - £22,218.01 per annum (Qualified Rate)
Informal contact Wendy Milne - 01224 732246 or e-mail Wendy.Milne@vsa.org.uk
Unit description link Linn Moor Campus
Job description link Residential Care & Education Support Worker JD.pdf
Apply now

Connect with VSA or get in touch...

Back to top