Charity registered in Scotland SC039921
Up-2-Us is a voluntary organisation and registered charity, governed by a Board of Directors. Up-2-Us has its Head Office in East Kilbride.
Established in 2008, Up-2-Us was set up by a group with long experience in social work and social care, health, academic research, policy and business world.
Up-2-Us focus is on the individual and we adopt a person centred response to the needs and challenges presented, building on what works and learning lessons from project evaluation.
Up-2-Us currently offers accommodation, care and support services to referred children and young people and families. All our services are registered and inspected by SCSWIS.
Do you have or are willing to work towards and SVQ level 3/ HNC in social care?
Up2Us is a dynamic and innovative third sector organisation, recognised by the Care Inspectorate as “going the extra mile” in providing home care services and community support to children and young people who have experienced difficulties in childhood and need support in their journey to adulthood. We have recently re-structured the organisation and are looking to expand our team to prepare for some of the exciting developments we have planned.
Our child centred practice model is founded on building strong relationships with young people living away from their families; involved in the criminal justice system; or with mental health difficulties to promote, support and safeguard their wellbeing.
We are a living wage and equal opportunities employer with a reputation for valuing and rewarding our staff including fair working patterns, employer pension contributions, private health care, generous holiday entitlement and exceptional opportunities for professional growth and development.
Our promise is to help children and young people to have better life experiences, better life chances, and better wellbeing. We are looking for applicants who can get behind our vision, offering love, compassion, dignity and respect and who will go the extra mile with us to help children and young people move forward positively. If you are passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people, apply to join our energetic, enthusiastic and experienced staff team.
We have a number of vacancies for residential care staff in Howood, Lochwinnoch and Kilbirnie. Staff work in pairs within our houses and are supported by Seniors, Service Managers and a Duty On Call system operating 24 hours per day. A three-week shift pattern is in operation and staff must be able to work anti-social hours including nights, weekends, and public holidays, although these are shared equally amongst a team of 6 staff in each house.
The ability to care about and communicate with children and young people is the most essential requirement, and we are happy to train and support unqualified staff. We are open to applications from staff new to this field of work as well as those with experience and qualifications.
A driving licence is essential.