Senior Social Care Officer, 2 Posts – PKC08199
£30.500 – £33,857 (37 Hours per week)
Wellbank House, Dundee
1 Post is Permanent, and 1 post is Fixed Term until 30 September 2022.
This is an excellent opprtunity is to be part of the team working at Wellbank House with young people in a residential setting. You would be a full-time member of the Team working on rotational basis over 24hrs providing support 365 days.
At Wellbank we try to make a positive difference to young people’s lives who need a little extra support to move forward. The team support young people aged 16-24 moving into adulthood toward greater independence.
Our young people face difficult challenges which require you to have understanding and commitment to working with complex needs and life challenges relating to homelessness, leaving care, asylum seeking and just being a young person in the current climate.
You should have direct experience in working with vulnerable or at risk young people, or, have transferable skills and knowledge about issues they may face and how you may help manage these within a team setting as well as autonomously.
The Team promote the welfare of young people who are seeking greater independence and provide a professional service to a range of young people and significant people in their lives. We need to have skills in assessing need, managing risk, making recommendations, be flexible, realistic and patient in preparing young people for the next steps. You need to be kind, caring and compassionate, as well as the ability and confidence to manage difficult behaviours at times.
If you feel you have the skills, enjoy working with young people, have a good sense of humour, treat others with respect and are a good listener you may be perfect for this post.
You should have have experience of supporting children and young people in a residential setting or have clear understanding of the issues relating to working with young adults experiencing change in these circumstances. You should be able to evidence ability to communicate and work well with young people and professionals, as well as work independently and as part of a team.
You will be required to register with the SSSC and continue to meet ongoing registration requirements.
You are required to have a minimum of an HNC and SVQ Level 3 in Social Care (or equivalent) that meets SSSC registration requirements for a Support Worker in Housing Support Services. Training can be offered to meet SVQ Level 3 within agreed timescales.
For further information about these posts, please contact Paul Edwards, Team Leader, on 07796 595030 or at [email protected]
When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.
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