This is a part-time post so the salary will be pro-rata to the hours worked.
The post holder will work as part of a team and take responsibility for the delivery of high quality care to the young people. This includes providing and developing a safe, consistent and caring environment that encourages and nurtures young people to develop positively whilst experiencing transition and trauma.
The post holder will also work holistically as part of the team to assist with the delivery of care to young people consistent with the departments policies and procedures in relation to good standards of care, ensuring a safe and secure environment on which young people can develop positively. In addition ensuring all administration tasks relating to care planning using GIRFEC rationale are kept up to date.
The candidate will have the ability to resolve challenging situations in a calm and caring manner.
The successful candidate should have an HNC in Social Care and SVQ level 3 in Children and Young People or equivalent qualification or must be prepared to complete these qualifications.
This post is considered as Regulated Work with Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 and as such membership with the PVG scheme is essential. Further details of this scheme can be found here. Preferred applicants will be required to become members of the relevant PVG scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer being made by West Dunbartonshire Council.
The employment for which you are applying is excepted from the provisions of section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) Order 1975.
Applicants are, therefore, not statutorily entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are “spent” under the provisions of the Act. In the event of employment any failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action.
WDC was voted one of the top ten flexible employers and prides itself in providing flexible working to support work life balance. In addition to this there are also additional benefits:
• Access to the Local Government pension scheme (LGPS) with an employer’s contribution of at least 19.3% and all associated benefits
• A minimum of 25 days annual leave, increasing a day each year up to 35 days as well as 8 fixed public holidays each year
• Access to employee wellbeing supports including occupational health & counselling if ever you need help and support
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