Children, Education and Justice Services
Residential Care Officer
Calton House, Edinburgh
Salary: £28,854 – £34,057 (pro-rata for part time)
Hours: 36 per week (part time hours will be considered)
Working patterns – Early and Late shifts worked over a combined shift pattern. Nightshift pattern, all with additional subject working time payments & unsociable hours allowance.
Are you interested and passionate about working with and supporting young people to grow and flourish? And do you have the skills to engage young people to reach their potential?
Calton House aims to provide positive, safe & nurturing experiences for young people through ensuring nurturing care, respect, connection and wrap around education that is individualised and promotes young people’s mental and emotional well-being. Future positive outcomes are a crucial focus to supporting vulnerable young people.
Calton House is a 5 bedded house that offers young people a safe, nurturing & caring environment. We have recently undergone some changes to the living environment, and you will be joining a dedicated team focussed on making changes to improve outcomes for our young people.
The role of Residential Childcare Officer (RCO) is a key role for supporting, caring and upholding the rights of children and young people, and for them to feel loved, safe & respected. This is an exciting time to join the team as we continue to build on our strong models of care, namely relationship-based practice and the development and implementation of Edinburgh’s Promise
We are seeking child centred, resilient and motivated individuals to positively role model and who can make a difference in the lives of young people. The successful candidates will have experience of supporting young people, have a commitment to promoting children’s rights and advocating for their rights. The candidate should have good communication & interpersonal skills, be reliable and adaptable with a clear focus on improving the outcomes for vulnerable young people.
You should have or be working towards completing SVQ Level 3/HNC or equivalent in Child Care/Social care or related area, or other relevant qualification at SCQF Level 7, or above. There is also a requirement to register with the Scottish Social services Council (SSSC) within 6 months of employment & under the relevant category. We have a mixture of fulltime day and night posts, part time hours will be considered.
For further information or queries please contact Lauren Knight at [email protected]
This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by the City of Edinburgh Council.
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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