This post it temporary. Salary will be pro-rated for part-time hours.
We are currently looking for an enthusiastic individual to work as a House Project Facilitator within East Dunbartonshire’s house project. The house project is an East Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership Children and families Social Work service. The House project is a trauma informed, relationship based approach, to supporting and working with care experienced young people. Facilitators are expected to have a flexible, trauma informed approach to working with young people using innovative ways to engage and support dependent on the needs of the young person.
House Projects support care experienced young people (aged 16-24) leaving care to create their own homes and live connected and fulfilling lives. Young people will work through the House Project programme which is SQA accredited. Facilitators will be responsible for supporting young people to work creatively to complete the modules and upload evidence. Groupwork ranges from practical independent living skills and managing a tenancy to supporting wellbeing, creativity and organising a network event.
Young people are supported through the delivery of group work and individual work to complete the house project programme. Young people are also supported on a 1:1 basis. Once a young person moves into their home they continue to be supported by the house project.
The house project work closely alongside East Dunbartonshire’s Champions Board which supports care experienced young people to have their voices heard and champion for change. Facilitators will also work closely with the young persons allocated social worker- adhering to and inputting into care plans as well as creating safety plans and care plans for young people whilst with the project. Facilitators will also be responsible for supporting risk management plans and adhering to child protection and adult protection procedures. Facilitators also work closely with partners from housing, police, education and the third sector.
House project facilitators have the opportunity to undertake a wide variety of training including trauma informed practice, CBT and DBT skills as well as accredited social pedagogy practitioner training.
There are currently two vacancies within the House project 1 full time and one pat time .The house project is currently in it’s 3rd year achieving significantly improved outcomes for care experience young people. The funding for this project is currently being reviewed with the intention that this will become a permanent project.
This post is also available on a secondment basis.
The working pattern is generally Monday – Friday 9am-5pm however groupwork usually takes place one evening per week until 7pm.
The House Project is currently based at Workspace 2 Kilsyth Road with hybrid working from home.
If you would like more information please contact Naomi Metcalf House project team leader: 07746252428 or [email protected]
To hear what our young people have to say watch their video here East Dunbartonshire House Project – Cinderella ‘in our words’ – YouTube
The following criteria applies to all roles within East Dunbartonshire Council where PVG/Disclosure checks are essential criteria.
Where the post you are applying for is considered Regulated Work under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007, successful candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by East Dunbartonshire Council.
Please note, successful candidates will be expected to meet the cost of the relevant check which will be deducted from the successful candidate’s first salary payment.
In specific circumstances the payment could be deducted in instalments from an employee’s wages following commencement of employment. Approval in such circumstances will be made by HR Services Lead.
Should an employee leave in advance of the payment being deducted, the full amount will be deducted from the employee’s final salary.
The criteria outlined above will apply to existing employees of East Dunbartonshire Council who apply for roles for which a PVG/Disclosure check is required.
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