Based at Charleston Square, 16 Charleston Square, Paisley. Charleston Square is Renfrewshire Council’s supported accommodation for Care Leavers who were formally Looked After and Accommodated by the Local Authority. Renfrewshire Council is committed to providing the highest standards of care and are therefore developing this service. As a result a number of exciting new opportunities have arisen. We are looking to recruit 2 individuals who are committed to improving the lives of our young people and who are ambitious for their future by supporting the late shift and night staff.
You will be part of an expanding team providing support to young people helping to prepare them for independent living. The transition to independence is a critical time for our young people. They require a nurturing approach from workers providing support and guidance. It is essential you have an SVQ Level 3 and HNC in Social Care or an equivalent qualification at level 6 (SQF) or above and experience of working with vulnerable young people with complex needs. You must have an understanding of the complex issues and barriers faced in the transition to living independently; have the ability to develop, implement and review support plans; develop effective partnership working; manage your own workload and build positive relationships with difficult to engage young people and their families. An in-depth understanding of social care values and literacy and IT skills are also required.
You must be dedicated and skilled at assisting young people to make positive changes to their lives; determined to remain engaged with young people and to employ a consistent approach in the provision of support; be enthusiastic and motivated and enjoy working as part of a team; be organised and reliable with the ability to prioritise your workload, manage your own case load whilst being a resourceful and effective communicator. You will be a skilled leader and having experience of managing/overseeing staff is desirable. Applicants must be able to work shifts including weekend and sleepovers.An ability or interest in creative arts is desirable.
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.Closing date – 17 April 2019.