Charity registered in Scotland SC030472
This is a key role for the organisation, supporting the parent /carers of children and young people living with learning difficulties by providing information, advice and 1:1 support. The service may also be provided to young adults up to the age of 25. The role involves telephone and email contact as well as face-to-face meetings and liaising with professionals on behalf of families. From time to time it will be necessary to attend meetings in support of families. This post may occasionally require weekend and/or evening work.
This is a key role for the organisation, supporting the parent /carers of children and young people living with learning difficulties by providing information, advice and 1:1 support. The service may also be provided to young adults up to the age of 25. The role involves telephone and email contact and may include liaising with professionals on behalf of families. This post may occasionally require weekend and/or evening work.
The Salvesen Mindroom Centre is going through an exciting period of change, building on our knowledge and expertise as we move towards achieving our goal of becoming a world-leading centre for learning difficulties.
This is a key role for the organisation, as it enables us to deliver a range of training and awareness raising sessions directly to parents and carers of children and young people with a learning difficulty, and to professionals. It enhances our capacity to have a physical presence in areas of deprivation, and strengthens our profile as a national organisation. The role brings a specialist into the team with excellent training and engagement skills, who will play a key part in developing our collaborative work with other organisations. The post holder will make a significant contribution to the work of our Direct Help and Support team: achieving positive outcomes for children, young people up to age 25 years, and their families, living with learning difficulties. Although knowledge of learning difficulties is highly desirable, we can provide training and resources to ensure the right level of expertise.
This post is offered as a fixed term contract of employment with a salary in the range £24,000 - £27,000 (pro rata). We anticipate this would be for 6 months on a full-time basis, but we are open to a degree of flexibility if part-time hours would be preferred and encourage you to get in touch in advance of the deadline to discuss this. We would also be prepared to offer to contract in the project as a 6-month self-employment or consultancy opportunity. The salary starting point will depend on qualifications, experience and aptitude for the role. Travel expenses will be paid in addition.
This is a key project for our organisation, as it enables us to engage directly with young people with a learning difficulty supporting them to experience a positive work placement. Supported by funding from the TUI Care Foundation, this role represents an exciting opportunity for the young people who will be supported, the appointee, and the charity. The plan for the project is in place, but the role offers the scope for the post holder to influence and shape its delivery. Further details about the project can be downloaded below.