Salary: £26,235 - £31,944 per annum
Type of work: Full time - Rotational 3 weekly shift pattern including early, mid, late and weekend shifts
Hours of work: 37.5
Closing date: 23rd Jun 2022
“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 Senior Practitioner is a key position, occupying a role critical to the overall welfare of young people in the residential setting. You will promote and uphold the vision and values of the Good Shepherd Centre as a place of care, safety and learning. 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.
Through ensuring that the work is in keeping with legislative, procedural and good practice requirements and guidance, the overall focus of the role is to build trusting relationships with young people within a nurturing, stimulating and safe environment. You will work as part of a team to support young people to meet their needs, achieve their goals and build hope for their future.
The successful candidates will have experience of supporting vulnerable young people, are committed to Children’s Rights and have a 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] or by telephone on 01505 864500.
While we appreciate the time and effort put into applying for a post with us, we regret that due to the high volume of applications anticipated during this recruitment campaign we will be unable to respond to unsuccessful applications. If you are selected for an interview, we will contact you within fourteen days of the closing date.
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
Please send the completed application and equal opportunity forms to [email protected]