Children, Education and Justice Services
Project Worker (Disability behaviour support services)
Seaview Children’s Unit
Salary: £28,854 – £34,057 per year
Hours: 36 per week
Disability Behaviour Support Service provides practical strategies for parents/carers in managing their child’s behaviour. Behaviours may include; being aggressive to parents/carers and their siblings, destruction of property, being a danger to themselves, challenging behaviour due to a lack of ability to communicate/understand and difficulties engaging/playing with siblings. The purpose will be to skill build, enhance familial relationships and reframe issues identified by the family to increase family functioning.
Work is undertaken with children and families with a very wide range of ages, multiple disabilities and needs. The worker is responsible for creating and implementing behaviour management programmes and has to be able to be adaptive in their approach.
The work is predominantly home-based, short-term and intensive and involves seeing the family as a fundamental service unit and working with the family at times that are convenient and meaningful to them, in order to gain a more accurate understanding of family life and interaction which is found within the family’s natural environment.
The worker will be required to work alone, operating a flexible working pattern over seven days to meet the needs of the family- this could require working split shifts, early and evening/weekend work. There will be no set shift pattern as hours will be negotiated with the family and agreed with the line manager
Knowledge of Autism and behavioural strategies preferred.
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. An unconditional offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.
We’re committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.
Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.
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