Local Area Co-ordinator (fixed term)

Aberdeenshire Council
22 Sep 2016
06 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on the attachments below. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for.

Work using an outcomes-focussed approach, with adults with disabilities, to enable the development of optimum personal independence and community integration.

There is a responsibility for the post holder to demonstrate a commitment to quality service delivery through continuous improvement for the benefit of the Service and the organisation.

This post is regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. A confirmed offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

This post has a minimum requirement of two references, one of these must be your current or most recent employer.

Part time position 29 hours over four days a week

Duration: Fixed term position for a period not exceeding 20th September 2017

Informal enquiries to Una Simpson 01779 838301


  • Support people with disabilities, on a one-to-one basis and in groups, to be involved in activities which will develop their skills (e.g. in independent living, communication, learning, and progress towards employability).
  • Monitor the budget and expenses relating to project expenditure highlighting any issues to management.
  • Maintain and update records, evaluation data and other relevant information evidencing progress towards personal and project outcomes.
  • Develop communications and establish local networks with the statutory, voluntary and business sectors to develop new opportunities for individuals.
  • Support the participation of individuals in community opportunities and promote the development of natural networks of support.
  • Support service users to travel to service locations and/ or develop and support practice of travel training skills.
  • Link people with disabilities to community resources and employability opportunities.
  • Support service users’ use of self-advocacy skills (e.g. assisting service users to express their own views).
  • Use of approaches to manage behaviours that challenge in community settings.
  • In all aspects of this work promote equality of opportunity for people with disabilities in the community.

The Individual


  • Academic achievement to a minimum of Highers / SVQ2 level qualification or equivalent transferable skills
  • Ability to undertake mandatory Health and Safety training, for example People and Object Handling, Crisis and Limitation Management (CALM)
  • Current valid driving license
  • Experience of working with people with a range of disabilities
  • IT and administration skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of the needs and rights of people with disabilities
  • Organisational skills, with the ability to work as part of a team and also independently on own initiative
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate with and understand people with a range of different communication skills
  • Flexibility with willingness and ability to commit to training as required
  • Ability to travel throughout Aberdeenshire



  • Experience of working with people with behaviours which can challenge
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary and interagency work
  • Experience of budget monitoring
  • Knowledge of social work
  • Ability to work purposefully with a wide range of people
  • Knowledge of local community resources


See also:
Applying for a job with Aberdeenshire Council.pdf
Job Profile Local Area Coordinator LD Day Services Sept 2016.pdf