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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

Residential Care and Education Support Worker - Linn Moor Campus (Peterculter)

Help us to change lives.

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 disability.  We are committed to promoting the values of respect, dignity, participation and self-determination. This is achieved by the child/young person being at the centre of all we do. We respect and see each child/young adult as unique and while fully recognising their difficulties, we focus on their rights to have and enjoy an ordinary life.

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 SCQF Level 7 in Social Services and Healthcare (or equivalent) 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.  Also included is a Company Bus assisting with the commute to Linn Moor from the City Centre - Further information available from the Recruitment Team regarding this.

We have an enthusiastic, dedicated, welcoming and supportive environment at our Linn Moor campus.  If you are interested in working somewhere where you can truly make a difference, this could be the opportunity for you.

 

**Competitive Employee Benefits**   Company pension scheme,  paid mileage, enhanced sick pay, cash referral bonus scheme, In House training / Continuous professional development as well as full / part time working opportunities

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number K01719
Status Permanent
Salary

Unqualified: £9.25 per hr

Qualified: £10.84 per hr

Unit description link  Linn Moor Residential School
Job description link Residential Care & Education SW
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Support Worker, Cloverfield Grove (Bucksburn)

Are you passionate about helping us provide the best of care to change the lives of 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.

 

**Competitive Employee Benefits**   Company pension scheme,  paid mileage, enhanced sick pay, cash referral bonus scheme, In House training / Continuous professional development as well as full / part time working opportunities

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number K00619
Status Permanent, Part-time (28 hours per week across 7 day rota)
Salary

Unqualified rate: £9.00 per hr

Qualified rate: £9.17 per hr

Unit description link Cloverfield Grove
Job description link Support Worker, Cloverfield Grove JD
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Relief Support Worker (Waking Nights) - Linn Moor Campus (Peterculter)

VSA is the North East of Scotland’s leading social care charity focused on providing the best care and support to enable our community to fulfil its potential.  We are currently seeking a Relief Support Worker (Waking Nights) to join our dedicated and enthusiastic staff team at our Linn Moor campus.  You will help to provide a quality service to meet the needs of our students with additional support needs, supporting the night time care that is provided within the residential settings.

An SCQF Level 6 (or equivalent) 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). You must possess 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.

 Working in our relief pool offers you the flexibility to pick up shifts to work around other commitments you may have.  If you want to help us to change lives, we would love to hear from you. Also included is a Company Bus assisting with the commute to Linn Moor from the City Centre - Further information available from the Recruitment Team regarding this. 

 

**Competitive Employee Benefits**   Company pension scheme,  paid mileage, enhanced sick pay, cash referral bonus scheme, In House training / Continuous professional development as well as full / part time working opportunities

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number K01619
Status  Relief
Salary  £9.26 per hour on an as required basis
Unit description link  Linn Moor Campus
Job description link  Relief Support Worker (Waking Nights)
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Support Worker (Adult Service - Life Skills) - Linn Moor Campus (Peterculter)

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.

 

**Competitive Employee Benefits**   Company pension scheme,  paid mileage, enhanced sick pay, cash referral bonus scheme, In House training / Continuous professional development as well as full / part time working opportunities

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number K03219
Status Permanent, Full-time (39 hours per week)
Salary

 £9.26 per hr

 

Job description link Support Worker (Life Skills) JD
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K07819 - Maintenance Assistant

VSA are seeking a reliable and enthusiastic Maintenance Assistant to provide a routine and pro-active maintenance service across all of our establishments based in Peterculter  and associated grounds.  Working as part of the dynamic property team, you will be responsible for carrying out a wide range of domestic repairs and maintenance work.  You will ideally be qualified or time served in a trade and must possess experience of wide range of DIY tasks such as electrics, plumbing, or carpentry.  A current driving licence is essential as is the ability to work on your own initiative to plan and prioritise a varied workload.

This role is offered on a staff basis, working 39 hours per week (Monday – Friday), with flexibility in terms of how these hours are worked.

Further details for this vacancy
Reference Number K07819
Status  Permanent, Full-time
Salary  £Competitive
Job description link  K07819 Maintenance Assistant
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