In East Renfrewshire, children and young people are at the heart of everything we do and we recognise the importance of relationships with our families and with each other.
Our children and families service is innovative, creative and compassionate, and these are just some of the attributes East Renfrewshire HSCP is looking for in those who join us. As a result of internal promotions, we are looking for applicants with the right values and leadership to help navigate our course to making East Renfrewshire the best place for children to grow up.
As a support worker within our specialist Youth Intensive Service, you will work intensively with children, young people and their families on a one-to-one or group work basis using a variety of relationship-based interventions that improves the wellbeing of children and young people. You will work alongside families, other services and in statutory work the lead professional to find creative solutions and support the balancing of risks and needs.
As part of a team, you will take a Signs of Safety approach, building on young people’s and their family’s strengths and delivering improved outcomes in line with the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.
You must be a motivated, enthusiastic individual with experience of working with vulnerable people and where possible with children and families. You must be adaptable and responsive to children and families’ needs, with an understanding of trauma underpinning your approach. You will also require to have good written and interpersonal skills.
The post holder may be required to work some evenings and weekends.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. It is an offence therefore to apply if you are barred from working with children and protected adults.
Employees with a contract of employment for 3 months or more are automatically included in our Local Government Pension Scheme which is a career average scheme. Pension contribution rates are based on a tiered system determined by your annual full time equivalent pensionable pay. For example for those earning up to and including £21,800 the contribution rate you pay is 5.5% of your salary. The council pays the rest of the cost of providing your benefits. This amount varies but it’s always enough to make sure your pension can be paid and will be at least 19.3% of your pay. In addition you get tax relief on your contributions – the tax you pay on your salary is calculated after your pension contributions are deducted.
Other main pension benefits include a pension that increases each year in line with price inflation and the ability to exchange some of your pension to provide a tax free lump sum. Further details can be found in the attached document General Information for Applicants or via the Strathclyde Pension Fund website www.spfo.org.uk.
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