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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, Cloverfield Grove (Bucksburn)

Are you passionate about helping us provide the best of care for those using our services?

We are currently recruiting Support Workers at our Cloverfield Grove service based in Bucksburn.  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.  We welcome applications from those who would like the opportunity to work within social care or those simply seeking a change of direction.

In return, you will be provided with extensive training opportunities and as an accredited SVQ centre, we can provide support to help gain qualifications.

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number J04418
Status Permanent, Part-time (28 hrs per week across 7 day rota) 
Salary

£12,740 for 28 hrs per week (unqualified rate)

£12,987.52 for 28 hrs per week (qualified rate)

Unit description link  Cloverfield Grove
Job description link Support Worker JD
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Teacher (Additional Support Needs), Linn Moor School

About the Role:

We have an exciting opportunity for an ASN specialist teacher to join our Peterculter Campus at a pivotal time in the school’s development.  We are offering the chance to be at the forefront of shaping the school‘s curriculum in an ethos of continual improvement and aspiration.  

Our School:            

Linn Moor Residential School has a long history of providing specialist residential care and education for children and young adults with autism, related conditions such as social and communication difficulties, and learning disabilities. Set within a scenic rural environment in Royal Deeside, and within easy reach of all the facilities of Aberdeen; we equip children and young people with the skills they need to live exceptional lives. We promote learning opportunities in a range of resource rich environments where people are supported and encouraged to develop transferrable academic, vocational and life skills. 

Our highly skilled education team work collaboratively alongside our equally talented care team to provide a comprehensive, holistic education program for our children and young people.  Using the principles of Getting it Right for Every Child and the Curriculum for Excellence our children and young people are supported through their education in a way that embraces their complex and at times challenging behaviour.  To provide an outstanding team we ensure our staff are trained and supported in a range of approaches, including: Understanding Autism and its impact, Total communication (TEACCH, PECS & Makaton & the use of technology), and BSS (Behavioural Support Strategies).  We use these tools and approaches among others to support and educate the children and young people living at Linn Moor enabling them to engage in a programme of continual learning.

Find out more from our website or Youtube video:

https://www.vsa.org.uk/linn-moor-residential-school/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smRQoTR2j8c

How we differentiate from other schools:

We are passionate about being able to provide the ‘best of care’ and ‘best of lives’ for our students in offering:

  • Small class sizes; 3-4 children per class allowing our teachers to gain daily 1:1 contact and input with their students
  • Autonomy for teachers to plan and execute individualised education plans that meet each student’s needs, encompassing the curriculum for excellence
  • Levels of attainment set at an individual level to get the very best outcome each pupil
  • Staffing for students at 1:1 level, with each child having their own dedicated Support Worker assisting throughout the teaching day
  • Educational Senior Practitioners on hand to assist with classroom management
  • The chance to utilise the Aberdeenshire countryside as a learning environment & the opportunity to implement & run forest school and outdoor education sessions.

What we can offer:

    • Full-time & part-time hours can be accommodated
    • Salary in line with SNCT scale – up to £36,480.00 per annum; reviewed with SNCT terms and conditions
    • Scottish teacher’s superannuation scheme (Pension)
    • Relocation package/assistance available, including company accommodation for new entrants to the local area
    • Career progression throughout the campus & wider VSA organisation
    • Day-to-day professional support as part of a small collaborative teaching team,
    • Funding/sponsorship & allocated time available for post-grad study: Eg: MEd Autism & Learning, MEd Inclusive Practice, etc – CPD
    • Regular training opportunities including visits from education consultants, internationally recognised speakers and trainers
    • Tailored CPD to reflect each teacher’s passions and educational interests; eg forest school, outdoor learning, gardening

What we look for :

  • GTCS Registered teachers with ASN Experience  or qualified primary/secondary teachers who are passionate about ASN and wish to specialise in this area
  • Resilient, adaptable, creative, individuals who are able to ‘think outside the box’ in terms of moulding the curriculum for excellence to gain the very best results/outcome for our children
  • Aspirational, inspirational educational leaders who can motivate and lead a small team of Support Workers within the classroom environment
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If you would like to find out more about life as a teacher at Linn Moor, we would love to hear from you and are happy to facilitate informal visits to the campus. 

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number J04018
Status Permanent (Part-time and Full-time considered)
Salary Up to £36,480 (FTE)
Informal contact

Gillian Kimber (HR Business Partner) - gillian.kimber@vsa.org.uk

We are happy to facilitate informal tours of the campus.

Unit description link Linn Moor School
Job description link Teacher (ASN) JD
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Relief Support Workers, Craigton Grove

Are you looking for a rewarding job that can fit around your other commitments?  If so, this could be the job for you.

VSA is currently seeking additional relief workers to support our service users at our Craigton Grove Housing Support/Care at Home service for adults with learning disabilities. The service supports five separate buildings with a total of 15 tenants with two living in the south side of Aberdeen city.  All properties are situated in Peterculter, within close vicinity of each other and although a number of the tenants are also trainees at Easter Anguston Farm, this is not a requirement of the housing.

Any prior experience of working with adults with learning difficulties would be welcome but is not essential as full on the job training will be provided.  A genuine passion for caring for others is essential as we strive to change lives of those within our care.

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number J04318
Status Relief
Salary £8.75 per hour
Unit description link Craigton Grove
Job description link Relief Support Worker JD

 

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Cook / Baker, Easter Anguston Farm

Our café at Easter Anguston Farm, just west of Peterculter, helps trainees develop their social and vocational skills in an idyllic countryside environment. We encourage the public to come along and enjoy a warm welcome, the great atmosphere, superb food and excellent coffee, and there is also a play park and ice cream freezer to keep the younger members of the family occupied. 

We are currently seeking a Cook/Baker to join our team at the café on a part-time basis. Flexible working hours can be supported but some weekend work will be required.  You must be proficient in baking a range of products which we can sell to our customers, together with some more general cooking experience.  This represents an exciting opportunity to work in a fantastic environment as part of our dedicated team at the farm.

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number J03818
Status Permanent, Part-time (Flexible hours can be accommodated)
Unit description link  Easter Anguston Farm

 

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Support Worker, Easter Anguston Farm

We are currently seeking a Support Worker to deliver 1:1 support to an individual service user at our Easter Anguston Farm service west of Peterculter.  Working on a part-time basis, 21 hours per week, you will fulfil the role of key worker for an individual service user to enable them to successfully and safely participate in the activities and tasks of the horticultural group on the farm, according to their recognised and agreed needs.

Experience of training and working with learning disabilities, including required record keeping and documentation, is required as is an SCQF Level 6 in Social Services and Healthcare.

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

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number J04218
Status Fixed Term, Part-time
Salary

£9,393.46 per annum (for 21 hrs per week) - Unqualified Rate

£9,736.81 per annum (for 21 hrs per week) - Qualified Rate

Unit description link Easter Anguston Farm
Job description link Farm Support Worker JD

 

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HR Business Partner (*Maternity Cover*)

We are currently seeking a proven HR generalist to join our enthusiastic and motivated team.  Working in a maternity cover role for a period of 12 months, you will be responsible for managing all HR related issues pertaining to our Linn Moor Campus based near Peterculter.  The role will require you to split your time between the campus and our head office at Castle Street and as such, a driving licence would be preferable.

This is a diverse and challenging role covering a broad spectrum of HR matters, supporting the management team at the Linn Moor campus to effectively manage our dedicated staff team.  You will relish the demands of an HR generalist role and must be pro-active and able to work with a large degree of autonomy.  You must possess excellent inter-personal skills, a flexible approach to work and the ability to work well within a team environment. 

If you wish to utilise your skills in an organisation that is helping to change lives in Aberdeen, we would love to hear from you.

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number J03918
Status Maternity cover, 12 month contract 
Informal Contact Carol Nicholson (HR Director) - carol.nicholson@vsa.org.uk
Job description link HR Business Partner JD

 

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