Vacancy posted: Thursday, 14 Jun 2012
28 hours per per week
Foster Care Associates Scotland (FCAS) provides fostering services to most Local Authorities in Scotland, providing the highest quality foster care placements for a wide range of children and young people. Our approach to fostering places the child’s needs and local support for our foster carers firmly at the centre of what we do.
“FCA Scotland is Scotland’s largest Independent Fostering Agency. Although it is part of the wider Core Assets Group of companies, it is set up as an independent ‘Not for Profit’ company in Scotland. It has 9 offices across the country, providing locally based support services to our foster carers."
Foster Care Associates Scotland is seeking to recruit a dynamic and experienced Therapist to join their busy Hamilton office to work 28 hours per week.
Along with multi-disciplinary colleagues, you will contribute to a friendly and well-functioning service for delivering high quality therapy services to children, and to facilitate and enable a therapeutic environment for looked after children and young people placed with FCA by Local Authorities, working to the team parenting model.
You will be required to have previous experience working in a multi-disciplinary setting completing a broad range of assessments and have experience in working with looked after children.
You will possess sound knowledge of child protection; safeguarding and legislative framework governing looked after children.
You will be required to have previous experience of working with professionals in the health, education and social services sector.
You will possess excellent communication skills, be able to communicate clearly and sensitively with young people and adults and be able to work as a team and autonomously.
Previous experience of facilitating groups and leading and delivering training would be an advantage.
You will need to maintain confidentiality at all times and be able to work under pressure and handle changing priorities.
Applicants should hold a recognised relevant therapy qualification and be registered with a recognised therapy body.
Due to the nature of this role, applicants are required to possess a full clean driving licence, a company car will be provided.
The closing date for this post is Thursday 28th June 2012
This post will cover the Hamilton area.
“Outcomes UK Limited is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer”
“Outcomes UK Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy”
Closing Date: 28-Jun-2012