NLC7 £24,636 – £27,737 (Pro Rata) plus appropriate payment for non-core hours and night shift working
We currently have a number of temporary opportunities in our Children’s Houses in North Lanarkshire, you will be part of the staff team responsible for the day-to-day care of the young people in looked after and accommodated care, consistent with National Standards, Council and Service policies. You will contribute to the normal development of young people through the provision of a healthy lifestyle, a variety of appropriate stimulating activities and a consistent caring adult role model implementing practices and activities which meet their assessed needs, encouraging them to develop to their full potential.
In partnership with key colleagues/partners you will also contribute to assessment and care planning, participating in reviews and other meetings as required, you will prepare written reports and care plans and contribute to the implementation of care plans.
You must have an SVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care or HNC in Social Care or one of the qualifications included on the list for registration as a residential child care worker with SSSC. You should also have moderate experience of working in social care, either in a personal or voluntary capacity. You will be flexible, self motivated and enthusiastic with an ability to work to tight deadlines and a commitment to inspire children and young people to achieve the best outcomes. You will be required to work towards either an SVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care or HNC in Social Care, within timescales set by SSSC, should you not already have one of these qualifications. You should also have the ability to undertake a Physical Capacity test in line with Promoting Positive Behaviour Guidance. Experience of working within Residential Childcare is desirable.
You will require to become a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme member prior to commencing in this role and you will also be registered or eligible for registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).
Work Pattern to be worked as part of a rota.
These posts are temporary for 3 to 12 months to cover maternity, long Term Sickness and may be subject to review.
Post 1 – Residential Worker – Buchanan Children’s House – 20 Hours
Post 2 – Residential Worker – Cambusnethan Children’s House – 37 Hours
Post 3 – Residential Worker (Night) – Forrest Street – 35 Hours
Post 4 – Residential Worker – Forrest Street – 37 Hours
Post 5 – Residential Worker (Night) – Main Street Children’s House – 20 Hours
Please note, from 1st April 2019 all new employees to North Lanarkshire Council will be paid on a 4-weekly basis.
Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, and Audio. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 01698 403151.
We are a Disability Confident Leader and offer a guaranteed interview to applicants who consider themselves to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the job.
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