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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)
  • DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION FORM VSA Job Application Form

Support Worker (Life Skills), Linn Moor Campus

Are you passionate about supporting life-long learning and helping others to reach their potential?  If so, we have an exciting opportunity to join our incredible staff team at Linn Moor.

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.

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number J00518
Status  Permanent, Full-time (39 hours per week)
Salary  £18,773.11
Informal contact  Manuela Costa (General Manager) - manuela.costa@vsa.org.uk
Unit description link  Linn Moor Campus
Job description link  Support Worker (Life Skills).pdf

 

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Senior Practitioner (Life Skills), Linn Moor Campus

Help us to provide the "Best of Care."

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.

We are currently seeking a Senior Practitioner to join our dedicated team of support workers in the Adult Service at Linn Moor. Working as part of a shift team, you will play a crucial role in supporting the service users 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 SCQF Level 7 qualified (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline and possess (or be willing to attain) an SSSC Registration. Previous experience of working 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 J00418
Status  Permanent, Full-time (39 hours per week)
Salary  £25,718.38
Informal contact Manuela Costa (General Manager) - manuela.costa@vsa.org.uk
Unit description link  Linn Moor Campus
Job description link  Senior Practitioner (Life Skills) JD.pdf

 

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Support Workers, Ruthrieston House (Aberdeen City Centre)

Are you passionate about helping us provide the best of care for those using our services?  Are you interested in working within clsoe proximity to Aberdeen city centre for an organisation that takes pride in supporting the professional development of its staff?  If so, we would love to hear from you!

We are currently recruiting Support Workers at our Ruthrieston House care home, with both part-time (23.5 - 28 hours per week) and full-time posts (39 hours per week) available.  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. 

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 SCQF Level 6 in Social Services and Healthcare (or equivalent) 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. 

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number J00118
Status Permanent (both full and part-time)
Salary

£8.46 per hour (Unqualified Rate)

£8.69 - £8.92 per hour (Qualified Scale)

Unit description link  Ruthrieston House
Job description link  Support Worker OPS JD.pdf

 

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Team Leader – Adult and Community Services

Are you an enthusiastic and dedicated health and social care professional looking to work in a dynamic and supportive environment?  If so, we would love to hear from you.

We are currently looking to recruit Team Leaders to work in our Adult and Community services in Aberdeen.  You will be responsible for providing flexible, additional cover in support of development activities, and absences including annual leave and sickness absence. You will be a key part of the teams in our services, contributing to the provision of an effective and professional service to meet the needs of our service users whilst monitoring the effective use of staffing resources.

To be considered, you must hold an SCQF Level 7 in Social Services and Healthcare and be willing to undertake a Professional Development Award in Supervision, if you do not already hold it. You will have previous experience in the provision of care and of co-ordinating activities within the workplace. In addition, you will have a working knowledge of the SSSC Codes of Practice, have the ability to work on your own initiative and be a good communicator and organiser. You will work to a rolling rota over 7 days which will include a mixture of early shifts, late shifts and weekends as well as sleepovers, also on a rota basis, for which an allowance is paid.

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number H09917
Status  Permanent, Full-time (39 hours per week)
Salary £19,817.84 per annum       (£9.77 per hour)         Unqualified Rate

£22,439.96 - £23,174.56    (£11.07 - £11.43)         Qualified Scale

Informal contact  Recruitment@vsa.org.uk
Unit description link  Adult & Community
Job description link  Team Leader Peripatetic JD.pdf
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Cook

We are currently seeking a Cook on a staff basis at our Northfield Lodge facility to provide a variety of healthy meals for our service users.  Working 20 hours per week (Monday-Friday 2.00pm - 6.00pm), we are looking for individuals with prior experience of working in a catering environment to specified standards who has an awareness of health and safety regulations, including food hygiene and who is skilled in the preparation of planning and preparing nutritionally balanced meals with the ability to work to deadlines.  Any relevant catering/food hygiene/health and safety qualifications would be beneficial but are not essential. 

If you are interested in joining our dedicated and enthusiastic team, we would love to hear from you.

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number H09817
Status Permanent, Part-time
Salary £8,413.60 (for 20 hours per week)
Unit description link Northfield Lodge
Job description link Cook JD.pdf

 

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Support Worker (Nights), Adult & Community Services

VSA seeks to deliver the best of care across our services and to achieve this we have a high calibre team of dedicated staff.  Across our Adult & Community services, we are now seeking similarly dedicated and passionate individuals to join our teams to work in Night shift posts as we continually strive to deliver on this mission to deliver the best of care.

We have the following opportunities at our Broomhill ParkCloverfield Grove (Bucksburn) and Crosby House services:

Support Worker (Nights) - 30 hours per week (working 3 nights from 7 on a rota)

Support Worker (Nights) - 20 hours per week (working 2 nights from 7 on a rota)

You will provide a professional, caring and effective service to our service users.  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 SCQF Level 6 in Social Services and Healthcare if you do not already hold one. VSA takes pride in developing our staff teams and there is an excellent range of training opportunities on offer.

We welcome applications from those who would like the opportunity to work within social care or those seeking a change of direction.  If you possess enthusiasm and drive to work in the care profession, we would love to hear from you.

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number H09717
Status Permanent, Part-time
Salary

Unqualified Rate - £8.46 per hour

Qualified Scale - £8.69 - £8.92 per hour

Unit description link  Adult & Community
Job description link  Support Worker (Nights) JD.pdf
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