Working as part of a residential care team, you will be responsible for the delivery of care to young people, consistent with the Department’s policies and procedures in relation to children and young people in residential care.
Applicants should be child centred with the ability to manage challenging and stressful situations, demonstrate empathy for the concern of others and adapt easily to changes at work.
A knowledge of Residential Child Care tasks is essential, as is the ability to work using your own initiative, communicate effectively with both young people and adults, and have the capacity to write reports and represent the department at hearing.
It is essential that you hold or have the capacity to achieve a SVQ 3 in Care and a HNC in Social Care or equivalent or qualification at or above SCQF level 7 that includes social policy, sociology and psychology. Qualifications at level 8 (SCQF) or above, approved for this grade of post by the SSSC are also acceptable.
An understanding of the needs and difficulties of young people is essential as is the ability to work shifts and you must be registered with the SSSC or willing to achieve registration within 6 months of taking up post.
Please note that this post is temporary, subject to business needs and funding for six months or until the requirement for the post ceases, whichever date is the earlier.
If successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check, the level of check will be determined by the duties of the post. If you would like further information in relation to the Disclosure Scotland checks, please visit www.disclosurescotland.co.uk
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