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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)

Support Worker - Adult & Community Services

Are you passionate about helping us provide the best of care for those using our services? We are currently recruiting Support Workers across a number of our care homes on a staff basis.  Joining our dynamic team, you will provide a professional, caring and effective service to our service users to ensure they receive the best of care.  In return, you will be provided with extensive training opportunities and as an accredited SVQ centre, we can provide support to help gain qualifications.  We have vacancies at our following services, all offered on a 28 hour per week basis:

Crosby House

Cloverfield Grove

Broomhill Park

We also have the following 23.5 hour Support Worker post available:

Ruthrieston House

We also have  the following 20 hour Support Worker post available:

Craigton Grove

Any prior experience would be welcome but is not essential as full on the job training will be provided.  You must however be willing to undertake an SVQ Level II in Health and Social Care if you do not already hold one.  These posts will involve working to a rota over 7 days and include a mixture of early and late shifts.  We welcome applications from those who would like the opportunity to work within social care or those simply seeking a change of direction.

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number H05317
Status  Permanent, Part-time
Salary Unqualified at £12,317.76.00 per annum (£8.46 per hour)  
Qualified at £12,654.37 - £12,982.42per annum (£8.69 - £8.92 per hour)
Unit description link  Adult & Community
Job description link  Support Worker JD.pdf


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Seasonal Gardener

VSA are currently looking for a Seasonal Gardener to provide rutine and proactive gardening service at all VSA's establishments and associated grounds. working closely with the gardening supervisor, you will be responsible for maintaining site grounds (footpath, gutters, blocked drains, etc...) and assisting with the maintenance of the garden. Working 39 hours per week untill 31st October 2017.

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number H05117
Status  Seasonal Employment
Salary  £8.30 Per Hour
Informal contact  Alistair Sinclair
Job description link  Seasonal Gardener JB




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Teacher (Additional Support Needs)

Linn Moor Residential School is an independent Education & Care facility which caters for children and young people with complex needs, 5-18 years old (current roll: 9-18 years).

We are seeking an Additional Support Needs (ASN) Teacher who is either GTCS-registered or alternatively looking to fulfil their probationary year within an ASN environment. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who will join us in our creative and compassionate approach to learning following the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE); aimed at bringing out the very best in our children and young people and preparing them for a fulfilling adult life.

As many of our youngsters have a diagnosis of autism and can display challenging behaviours you will engage with different communication and teaching tools (e.g. Makaton, PECs, Video Interaction Guidance & Intensive Interaction) as well as receive training in Behaviour Support Strategies (BSS). You will be expected to contribute to the teaching team as well as to the school & organization on a wider scale. However, if you are interested in developing communication and interaction as well as engagement within the broader curriculum (CfE), you will fit very well within our team.

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number H05017
Status Permanent, Full-time (Qualified Teacher) or Probationary Year
Salary Probationer:  Teacher Main Grade Scale 0

Qualified:      Teachers Main Grade Scale 1 to 6
                       £26,895 – £35,763
Informal contact Gillian Kimber - or 01224 358580
Unit description link  Linn Moor Residential School
Job description link  Teacher (ASN) Job description.pdf


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Farm Worker (Horticultural – Grounds Maintenance), Easter Anguston Farm

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). 

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number H04717
Status Full-time, Permanent (39 hours per week)
Salary £ Competitive
Unit description link  Easter Anguston Farm
Job description link  Farm Worker JD.pdf
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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
Unit description link  Linn Moor Campus
Job description link Senior Practitioner JD.pdf
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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 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
Unit description link Linn Moor Campus
Job description link Residential Care & Education Support Worker JD.pdf
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