Supporting Aberdeen for 150 Years

As a leading social care charity, with over 150 years of experience, we have always been at the forefront of providing vital care and support to vulnerable children and adults living across Aberdeen, and beyond.

We support people through some of the most challenging times they have ever experienced; we help them to take control of their lives for a brighter and better future.

Every day we change lives by supporting a person’s physical, emotional, mental and social wellbeing through a wide range of health and social care services such as: residential services and community outreach programmes.

We support vulnerable children and adults who are living with: a mental health diagnosis, complex additional learning and support needs, addiction (drugs and alcohol), loneliness and isolation and living in extreme poverty.

Despite the tremendous challenges that a child, or an adult, can face it is amazing to see that by providing the right support, care, experiences, and opportunities how much a life can change.

Our extraordinary work has always depended on the generosity of our amazing supporters. Every day, the work we do provides you with an opportunity to make a difference and help shape a life for a better future.

Across all of the services we provide, we promote equality, inclusion, diversity and support for BAME communities.

VSA - delivering the best of care so that people can live the best of lives since 1870.

VSA Forestgait Lodge, Richmondhill Place, Aberdeen, UK
06 Jul, 2021
Part-Time
VSA are looking to welcome a new Support Worker to our Adult & Community team. The successful candidate will join our VSA Outreach service providing 1:1 support with a key tenant.  We are looking for an individual who is an experienced support worker, preferably with experience in working with people with mental ill health and a learning disability.  The service provides agreed person-centred support, the main aim of the service is to support tenants to maintain their tenancies and be as independent as possible, which is enabled by agreed support planning.  You will provide a professional, caring and effective service to those within our 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. Working 35 or 28 hours per week,  you will be joining a supportive team who are passionate about positively changing the lives of those within our care.   This role role will be...
VSA Holburn Street, Aberdeen, UK
06 Jul, 2021
Part-Time
Millbank House provides long term residential placements and 24 hour support for 18 adults with ongoing and enduring mental health problems.  The main aim of the service is to promote independence and this is achieved by providing person-centred support, based on each individual’s needs and requirements. An opportunity has arisen as part of our Mental Health Service at Millbank House for a ongoing temporary Support Worker. Working to a 4 week rolling rota you will work   28 hours per week   working 4 days per week, which will include some weekends and a mixture of early and late shifts (8am-3pm and 3pm-10pm) and will include a sleepover every second weekend. Qualifications in SCQF Level 6 or 7 in Social Services and Healthcare or SVQ 2 or 3 in Social Services and Healthcare is beneficial.  If you do not hold this qualification the you must however be willing to undertake an SCQF Level 6 in Social Services and Healthcare . This rewarding role involves providing a...
VSA VSA Forestgrove, King's Gate, Aberdeen, UK
06 Jul, 2021
Part-Time
VSA are looking to welcome a new Support Worker to our Adult & Community team. The successful candidate will join our VSA Outreach service providing 1:1 support with a key tenant.  We are looking for an individual who is an experienced support worker, preferably with experience in working with people with mental ill health and a learning disability.  The service provides agreed person-centred support, the main aim of the service is to support tenants to maintain their tenancies and be as independent as possible, which is enabled by agreed support planning.  You will provide a professional, caring and effective service to those within our 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. Working 30 or 20 hours per week,  you will be joining a supportive team who are passionate about positively changing the lives of those within our care.   This role role will be...
VSA Westerton Crescent, Aberdeen, UK
06 Jul, 2021
Part-Time
Westerton Crescent was opened in February 1995. It is purpose-built to provide accommodation for nine adults with a history of severe and enduring mental health problems. They may also have a physical disability and require daily support from the staff team to motivate, empower and promote their self-esteem, while maintaining as much of their independence as possible.   We are now looking for 2 x Waking Nights Support Worker to join our Team. Hours - 17.5 hours per week Time-10pm-8am 7 Week Rolling Rota  Communicating effectively with individuals according to agreed standards and procedures, accessing and updating records in keeping with guidelines. Helping to provide a safe and protective environment by complying with health, safety, and security procedures, including medication, and reporting accidents/incidents when appropriate. Supporting service users in their daily living, according to their recognised and agreed needs, providing personal care where necessary,...
VSA Linn Moor Residential School, Peterculter, UK
06 Jul, 2021
Permanent
Linn Moor Campus is a unique multi-generational approach to community-based care for individuals with learning disabilities and other additional support needs, in a residential setting. The campus its self is situated on beautiful grounds allowing our service users the freedom to enjoy the outdoors. With UK wide recognition for our pioneering work with people with autism, our focus is on the development of meaningful life skills and personal fulfilment for the children and young adults we support. If successful you would be joining a large team of enthusiastic support workers with a wealth of experience from all different backgrounds. As a Support Worker you will work to a 4 week rolling rota where you will be required to work a variety of shifts including early/evening and weekend shifts. 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...
VSA Linn Moor Residential School, Peterculter, UK
06 Jul, 2021
Permanent
VSA's Rowanlea House Adult Service, situated on the Linn Moor Campus near Peterculter, Aberdeenshire 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, and help them to...