Residential Worker (Temporary) (2 Posts)
Based within either Cambusnethan Street Children’s House or Buchanan Street Children’s House, you will be part of the staff team responsible for the day-to-day care of the young people in looked after and accommodated care, consistent with National Standards, Council and Service policies. You will contribute to the normal development of young people through the provision of a healthy lifestyle, a variety of appropriate stimulating activities and a consistent caring adult role model implementing practices and activities which meet their assessed needs, encouraging them to develop to their full potential.
In partnership with key colleagues/partners you will also contribute to assessment and care planning, participating in reviews and other meetings, as required. You will prepare written reports and care plans and contribute to the implementation of care plans.
An SVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care or relevant OU social work degree modules or one of the qualifications included on the list for registration as a residential child care worker with SSSC is essential. You should also have moderate experience of working in social care, either in a personal or voluntary capacity. You will be flexible, self motivated and enthusiastic with an ability to work to tight deadlines and a commitment to inspire children and young people to achieve the best outcomes. You will be required to work towards SVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care plus HNC in Social Care, within timescales set by SSSC, should you not already have these qualifications. Experience of working within Residential Childcare is desirable.
You will require to become a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme member prior to commencing in this role and be registered, or eligible for registration, with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).
These posts are temporary for three months and maybe subject to review.
This post is apply on-line only.
North Lanarkshire Council - Recruitment Charter
NLA01920 - Residential Worker (2 Posts)(Temporary).doc
PS - Residential Worker 04.08.2015.doc