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Ayr, KA9 2LE
£24,240 - £27,324 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
37.5 hours per week
Work From Home:

This position has expired.

“Aberlour has helped me to learn how to be a Mum again, how to listen and regulate my emotions and support my children to do the same” – Parent

About Aberlour Family Service South Ayrshire:

Aberlour Family Service works alongside families and local partners across South Ayrshire, to deliver relationship based Whole Family Support for families where mum or dad have a learning need and/or poor mental health with children who are aged between 0 – 16 years. We also work with families, mums and dads who have had children permanently removed from their care. 

You will build up relationships with families facing disadvantage and work together with them to assess their strengths and needs and deliver an agreed family plan and emotional support. You will work individually and in groups to strengthen health and wellbeing building esteem, skills, confidence and supporting recovery.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for a kind, committed and experienced individual to join our team.

You will have experience in working alongside partner services and families who have often experienced the impact of trauma, poverty and social exclusion. You will have good listening skills and be able to plan, deliver and evaluate a range of family and wellbeing support strategies which help families to their own solutions. You will have experience of child and adult protection issues. Your values should be aligned with The Promise, GIRFEC and UNCRC as well as Aberlour values. You must share our vision that collaborative working, relationship based, strengths focussed early intervention is the best option for children and families who are feeling overwhelmed or excluded.

You will work 37.5 hours per week, these hours will be planned and worked from Monday -Sunday 7am-10pm to meet the needs of families whilst managing any of your own commitments. You will be responsible for planning your own diary and managing your own workload in partnership with children, families and your colleagues. This post is currently funded until 31st March 2023 however we will be actively seeking funding to extend this further. 

Find out more information on what we are looking for in candidates here.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Aberlour’s values are critical and drive everything we do. To have a look at our values to understand more about what we are looking for from our employees click here.

What we offer:

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity here.

Please go to our website where you can apply online. If you have any queries please e-mail:

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.


Applications to be returned by: Midnight on 13th December 2022


Interviews are expected to be held on 19th December 2022.


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