Assistant Project Worker – Aberdeen Justice Team
(supporting children, young people and families)
37 hours per week, including weekends and evenings
12 month contracts
Annual salary: £20,666 pro rata with the potential to increase to £21,861 pro rata
We have a fantastic opportunity for a motivated, positive, resilient individual who really believes in young people, is flexible regarding hours of work and can help us to deliver includem’s innovative approach. Includem are committed to developing employees and will help you to achieve the relevant qualifications required to carry out the role. These qualifications will be fully funded by includem. Ideally the successful candidate should have a full driver's licence and access to a car.
What does the role involve?
You will deliver one to one support to young people and their families in their own homes and communities. You will assist in case management, including contributing to support planning and risk assessment and work with other professionals in the young person’s life to deliver positive, sustainable change.
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We value our staff and employee benefits include:
Do you care passionately about helping people to live independent and fulfilling lives?
Do you want to make a real difference in helping vulnerable people realise their potential?
Are you creative? Can you think outside the box and find new ways of helping people reach positive destinations?
Do you want to be given the opportunity to receive excellent training and develop new skills?
If so, Sacro have opportunities across our services for both contracted and sessional staff in the Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire areas and would love to hear from you.
We provide support services to people in our communities with a variety of support needs. These include those with learning disabilities, forensic backgrounds or those who have been involved in the criminal justice system. We also provide conflict resolution, mediation and school-based services and have programmes designed to help victims of same-sex domestic abuse.
We work in partnership with supported people and their families, as well as external partners, to maximise outcomes for those using our services.
X, a Service user with Sacro in Aberdeen says, “I was in care most of my life. Nowhere has anyone ever treated me with so much respect and dignity as Sacro staff do.”
Y, a staff member in Aberdeen says, “I love it here. No two days are the same. Sometimes it can be really challenging, others great fun. But every day I know what we’re doing here matters and is making a real difference to the people we are working with.”
Sacro offers 31 days of annual leave and 6 public holidays per year and full-time positions are 37.5 hours per week. The starting salary is highly competitive at £20,407 per annum, with incremental scales available. Part-time positions are also available on a pro-rata basis. Sessional hours are paid at £10.47 per hour.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, as is an understanding of the nature of and purpose of the post. The successful applicants will be flexible and imaginative in their approach and sensitive and confident in their ability to help supported people. The ability to use their initiative and organise the workload whilst working in a non-discriminatory framework is essential.