The Good Shepherd Centre
The Good Shepherd Centre

Charity registered in Scotland SC030019

Our purpose is to provide a positive life-changing experience for young people through individual care, education and skills development.


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Residential Care Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,235 – £30,944
  • Bishopton
  • Closing 10th May 2021

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.

GSC supports vulnerable children, young people and young adults. The 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.

The Residential Care Worker is a key position promoting and upholding the vision and values of the GSC as a place of care, safety and learning.

“Staff try to support you as much as possible to help you maintain a positive image for the future” Young Person

This is an exciting time to join Team GSC as the charity seeks to build on its strong reputation for relational based practice and helping young people to build hope, skills and plans for their future. At GSC we are on a journey with new and ambitious strategic goals for the growth and development of our young people and our services.

We are seeking to appoint caring, child-centred, hard-working and resilient individuals with a motivation to be a positive role model and make a difference in the lives of vulnerable young people. If you have experience working in Residential Child Care, we would love to hear from you.

The successful candidates will have experience of supporting vulnerable young people, are committed to Children’s Rights and have an SVQ Level 3/ HNC or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 7.

There is also a requirement to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within the first six months of employment. This is a legal requirement within the Care sector for individuals to be registered under the relevant category within the six-month timescale of the commencement of employment.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; are adaptable, reliable, then working as part of our dedicated and experienced team may be a good move for you.

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 please contact us today.

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

“We heard of numerous opportunities for staff to take part in various projects and groups aiming to effect positive changes.” Care Inspection report, June 2020 (February 2020 Inspection)

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

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Family Support Workers (Part time x 2)

  • Part time
  • £17,309 pro-rata
  • Bishopton
  • Closing 10th May 2021

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.

GSC supports vulnerable children, young people and young adults. The 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.

“We observed staff demonstrating warmth, empathy and compassion for young people through good humoured exchanges and sensitive, caring responses. Through nurturing these trusting relationships with young people, very good outcomes were being realised with young people making positive choices.” – Care Inspection Report 2020

The Family Support Worker will be responsible for the delivery of support services for families/carers and young people living at and making the transition from the Good Shepherd Centre. The role will include the provision of family support, outreach activities and delivery of intervention support which is tailored to the specific needs of families.

This post is funded by The Promise Partnership which was an investment from Scottish Government intended to deliver change in line with Scotland’s commitment to creating capacity in the ‘care system‘ to #KeepThePromise and provide holistic family support. The GSC has made a commitment to Grow Our Supports, Partnerships and Family spaces to nurture relationships and keep young people and families connected.

This is an exciting time to join Team GSC as the charity seeks to build on its strong reputation for relational based practice and helping young people to build hope, skills and plans for their future. At GSC we are on a journey with new and ambitious strategic goals for the growth and development of our young people and our services.

The successful candidates will have experience of supporting vulnerable young people, are committed to Children’s Rights and have an SVQ Level 3/ HNC or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 7, we would love to hear from you.

There is also a requirement to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within the first six months of employment. This is a legal requirement within the Care sector for individuals to be registered under the relevant category within the six-month timescale of the commencement of employment.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; are adaptable, reliable, then working as part of our dedicated and experienced team may be a good move for you.

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 please contact us today.

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

“We heard of numerous opportunities for staff to take part in various projects and groups aiming to effect positive changes.” Care Inspection report, June 2020 (February 2020 Inspection)

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Child & Adolescent Therapist

  • Full time or Part time
  • £31,000 – £37,000
  • Bishopton
  • Closing 10th May 2021

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.

GSC supports vulnerable children, young people and young adults. The 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 the charity seeks to build on its strong reputation for relational based practice and helping young people to build hope, skills and plans for their future. At GSC we are on a journey with new and ambitious strategic goals for the growth and development of our young people and our services.

The Child and Adolescent Therapist will deliver a high-quality service to children, young people and families with complex needs within the Good Shepherd Centre. They will require to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide evidence-based therapies for children, young people and families. The role will involve a mixture of individual clinical work and involvement in the provision of group interventions, in addition to supporting and contributing to the provision of a trauma-informed service for children, young people and families.

“They support us if we are in a bad place. Ask us to chill out. They have a heart of gold.” Young Person

The post holder will uphold and promote the ethos and values of GSC and be registered with the relevant professional body (e.g. Health and Care Professions Council, British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapists)

The successful candidate will have experience of supporting vulnerable young people & their families, are committed to Children’s Rights and have a postgraduate qualification in evidence based specialist therapy; accredited Masters degree or equivalent (for example MA/MSc in Art Therapy or Art Psychotherapy, Post Graduate Certificate / Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Postgraduate Diploma in Dialetical Behaviour Therapy) and/or an undergraduate degree in a relevant professional discipline (e.g. nursing, social work, psychology, occupational therapy.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; are adaptable, reliable, then working as part of our dedicated and experienced team may be a good move for you.

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 please contact us today.

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

“We heard of numerous opportunities for staff to take part in various projects and groups aiming to effect positive changes.” Care Inspection report, June 2020 (February 2020 Inspection)

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Care & Family Co-ordinator (Qualified Social Worker role)

  • Full time
  • £36,000 – £39,000
  • Bishopton
  • Closing 10th May 2021

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.

GSC supports vulnerable children, young people and young adults. The 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.

Our Care & Family Co-ordinator will join our skilled, committed and experienced Wellbeing team providing a safe, caring and nurturing environment. You will support young people & their families to move forward & you will provide professional advice and contribute to our multi-disciplinary team approach.

We’re looking for a remarkable individual who shares our core values and commitment to making a difference to the lives of vulnerable young people and their families.

This is an exciting time to join Team GSC as the charity seeks to build on its strong reputation for relational based practice and helping young people to build hope, skills and plans for their future. At GSC we are on a journey with new and ambitious strategic goals for the growth and development of our young people and our services.

The successful candidate will have experience of supporting vulnerable young people & their families, are committed to Children’s Rights and have a social work degree or equivalent.

There is also a requirement to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within the first six months of employment. This is a legal requirement within the Care sector for individuals to be registered under the relevant category/ies within the six-month timescale of the commencement of employment.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; are adaptable, reliable, then working as part of our dedicated and experienced team may be a good move for you.

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 please contact us today.

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

“We heard of numerous opportunities for staff to take part in various projects and groups aiming to effect positive changes.” Care Inspection report, June 2020 (February 2020 Inspection)

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