Child And Youth Care Worker WeekendsVacancy posted: Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Salary: £11.15 - £16.00 per hour. Qualification bars in place.
Closing date: 28 October 2016
Job ref. no.: CYCW_PT_10/16
Kibble is Scotland’s specialist provider of services for at risk children and young people. Our care, education and specialist interventions help disadvantaged young people build themselves a brighter future.
We are seeking part-time Child and Youth Care Workers to provide support to existing staff at the weekends (15 hours every second weekend). You will participate in the unit’s weekend routines. This will include arranging and participating in activities, supporting young people during home leave and escorting young people to and from the Centre.
- To work as part of a designated staff team, assisting in unit routines and activities whilst operating at all times within Centre and Unit Policies.
- To participate, as appropriate, in the unit communication system. This may be verbally e.g. at staff handovers, meetings, by telephone etc. or in written form e.g. log books, diaries and, where appropriate, case notes.
- To work within appropriate personal and professional boundaries, ensuring all information regarding young people and staff is treated with appropriate levels of confidentiality and sensitivity.
- To provide a safe environment for all young people and staff by being vigilant at all times, complying with Health and Safety guidelines, and maintaining appropriate checks on young people and the unit environment.
- To undertake any other relevant duties as directed by a senior staff member.
Key Skills, Qualifications & Experience
- Previous experience of working within social care sector is essential.
- Previous experience of working within a youth work setting or residential child care is desirable.
- Educated to HNC level (preferably within a relevant discipline) you will be willing to study towards additional qualifications to meet the requirements of the Scottish Social Services Council. Preference will be given to those candidates who are already eligible for unconditional registration with the SSSC.
- Able to form professional relationships with young people and staff.
- Able to maintain a consistent, professional and non-confrontational approach at all times.
- A good understanding of the issues confronting young people within Kibble.
- Good communication skills, both oral and written.
- Possess a full driving licence, and be willing and able to drive school transport, unless there are exceptional mitigating circumstances.
We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender or any other protected characteristic as defined in the Equality Act 2010. As men are currently under-represented in this type of post, we would encourage applications from male candidates. Shortlisting for interview and appointment to the post will be based on merit alone.
This post is subject to a PVG check. Having previous convictions will not automatically disbar you from working at Kibble (with the exception of offences against children or other vulnerable groups) and every case is taken on an individual basis.
All appointments will be subject to a twelve month probationary period.
Scottish Charity No. SC026917
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