Duty Officer

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Salary: £37,651.95 – £39,846.24
Type of work: Full time - Rotational 4 weekly shift pattern including early, mid, late and weekend shifts
Hours of work: 37.5

Contract Type: Fixed Term for 6 months

“The Service has gone that extra mile to meet significant level of need. No other service in Scotland would offer a placement. Good Shepherd Centre have excelled expectations for this young person. The service is very good. Supportive, consistent and caring” Social Worker

Are you passionate about helping vulnerable young people thrive and flourish?

Do you have the skills to engage with young people and support them to reach their maximum potential?

Our purpose is to provide a positive, life-changing experience for young people through individual care, education and skills development focused on promoting young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing and longer-term positive outcomes.

The Good Shepherd Centre (GSC) campus just outside Bishopton offers young people a safe, nurturing and caring environment set in fabulous grounds with a garden wildlife trail and outdoor sports facility. On-campus there are three secure care houses, a close support house & two semi-independent living cottages.

GSC offers employees a great benefits package and you will be joining an enthusiastic and dedicated team.

This is an exciting time to join Team GSC as we seek to build on our strong reputation for relational practice and through delivering ambitious strategic goals to #Keep The Promise.

Young people referred to us have experienced significant difficulties in their lives, and many will have faced traumatic and harmful situations and may be experiencing psychological distress; mental health problems; and problems coping with managing feelings and day to day life. We offer a place of safety and nurture where we support young people and their families, alongside the professionals involved in their lives, to make sense of these experiences and to build hope, coping skills and goals for the future.

The Duty Officer plays a crucial role supporting and managing the centre across all staff teams and working patterns and predominantly during the hours of 7:45 – 22:30. The Duty Officer also has the responsibility of ensuring the safe running of the centre when the Care and Education Managers are not at the centre.

As Duty Officer, you will be part of the management team and have the responsibility for supporting, co-ordinating and managing the running of the care service across Lyle, Kilpatrick, Nevis and Lomond House and Hillview Cottage, our secure care and close support and Semi-independent living houses.

Your role will include overall responsibility for planning, prioritising, organising teams out with working hours and supporting the specific needs, of our young people. You will support the delivery of care and support to young people in a safe, secure, nurturing and positive environment; ensuring that the quality of care and the living environment is in keeping with GSC’s ethos and legislative, organisational and procedural requirements, and current good practice guidance. You will support the senior management team and will have significant involvement with supporting individual staff members within their role and the team to achieve agreed work plans and keep our young people safe.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with excellent communication, relationship building and management skills. So if you are passionate about supporting both young people and colleagues to develop and achieve their potential, and have experience of supervisory roles within residential care, then this role could be ideal for you. GSC offers employees a great benefits package and you will be joining an enthusiastic and dedicated team.

The successful candidates will have experience of supporting vulnerable young people, are committed to Children’s Rights and have an Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Social Care and the Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Caring for Children and Young People at Level 3 or above, or equivalent qualifications recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

There is also a requirement to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as a registered supervisor within the first six months of employment.

If you are looking for a new and exciting role in the third sector and would welcome the opportunity to help young people achieve their potential, then working as part of our dedicated and experienced team may be a good move for you.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please contact either Louise Morrison, Head of Secure Care or Robert Clark, Head of Intensive Support & Throughcare on 01505 864500.

We are developing an innovative selection process to have a focus on values and engagement with young people.

Please note, as per our company policy, we are strictly unable to accept CV’s.

To apply, please complete our standard application form and submit to [email protected] by the closing date. Alternatively you can request an application pack by email at [email protected]c.scot or by telephone on 01505 864500.

Pre-Employment Medical Questionnaires will be undertaken prior to confirmation of employment. All convictions whether spent or unspent must be declared . These posts are regulated work with children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. A confirmed offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory

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