Dean and Cauvin Young People's Trust
Dean and Cauvin Young People's Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC013890

Dean and Cauvin Trust is one of Scotland’s oldest charities, and have worked to improve the lives and outcomes for young people and young parents from a care background since 1733.


Current vacancies

ROOM4U Foster Carers

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Within 40 miles of the City of Edinburgh boundary
  • Closing 27th September 2021

"You could make a big difference to a young persons life”. Enquire today to become a foster carer.

Room4U Teenage Fostering service provides high quality full time and short break foster placements for young people and/or young parents and babies.

We are looking for foster carers who are enthusiastic and able to:

  • Offer full time care to a young person aged 12+ or a young parent and their baby; or
  • Offer short term breaks to these young people and, where applicable, their babies.

Our foster carers are a diverse group of people from all walks of life and come from all sorts of backgrounds. However, they do have one thing in common: a passion for transforming the lives of some of Scotland’s most vulnerable young people.

We are looking for individuals who have the skills below:

  • Enjoy working as part of a team;
  • Can be flexible, able to negotiate and compromise;
  • Are tolerant, energetic, reflective, resourceful and resilient;
  • Willing to undertake training and professional development opportunities
  • Have a spare bedroom for sole use for a young person or a parent and baby;
  • Live within 40 miles of the City of Edinburgh boundary.

Our foster carers benefit from being part of a well-established organisation and will have access to support from our staff team as well as an extensive training programme. Foster carers will benefit from generous weekly fees and allowances, subscription to fostering network membership and 24/7 on call support.

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Deputy Chief Executive Officer

  • Full time
  • £51,057
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th October 2021

The Dean and Cauvin Trust is one of Edinburgh's oldest charities, established in 1733 to provide care for children. Our aim today is to provide a continuum of care for young people aged 13 to 26 years, and in some cases their children, as they make the transition from being accommodated in care services to living independently in the community. Currently, there are four services: two small residential units, one offering accommodation for young people aged 15 to 17 years, the other catering for young mothers and their babies; a teenage fostering service (Room4U) and an after care team, supporting ex-residents up until the age of 26.

We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated individual with a relevant social work and/ or management qualification (or equivalent). You will come with considerable experience of managing staff and finances and of making funding applications. The individual appointed will be strongly committed to improving the life chances of looked after children and young people. Candidates for the position will have a good knowledge of young people's services, outstanding leadership and strategy skills and the ability to motivate staff teams

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ROOM4U Foster Carers

  • Other
  • TBC
  • 40 miles of the City of Edinburgh boundary
  • Closing 31st March 2021

“Have you got room in your home and heart to foster a teenager?” is the question posed by Room4U, Scotland’s newest fostering agency.

Room4U teenage fostering service provides high quality full time and short break foster placements for teenagers and young parents and babies accommodated by local authorities in South East Scotland.

We are looking for couples and single people willing and able to:

  • Offer a full time home to a young person aged 12+ or a young parent and their baby; or
  • Offer short term breaks to these young people and, where applicable, their babies.

Foster carers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and walks of life. Foster carers can be young or more mature, have children or be childless, employed or unemployed, home owners or renters. Foster carers come from different ethnic backgrounds and have a variety of faiths or none. Room4U foster carers will be people who:

  • Have already enjoyed caring for teenagers at home or work or in a voluntary capacity;
  • Enjoy working as part of a team;
  • Can be flexible, able to negotiate and compromise;
  • Are calm, tolerant, energetic, resourceful and resilient
  • Have a spare bedroom for sole use of a teenager or a parent and baby;
  • Live within 30 miles of the City of Edinburgh boundary.

Room4U foster carers benefit from being part of a well-established organisation and will access support from our staff team as well as an extensive training programme. Foster carers will benefit from generous weekly fees and allowances.

Although Room4U is new, we are part of one of the oldest child care organisation in Scotland, the Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust, which has been in existence since 1733. Room4U brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of adolescents and young parents and babies to the fostering service.

Foster carers are self employed and will not be employees of the Trust.

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This vacancy has now closed

Night Awake Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th March 2021

We are currently looking to recruit a Night Awake Worker based at our 5- bed residential unit that provides accommodation to young people. The successful candidate will be a creative thinker with a positive and flexible attitude and will actively promote equality, diversity, anti-discriminatory and non-judgemental practice. They will always have a clear understanding of the nature and limits of the work role and a clear awareness of the power imbalance when working with Looked After and Accommodated Young People and work to protect them from harm and abuse.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

The successful applicant will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). HNC/SVQ level 3 or other relevant qualification recognised by SSSC for registration purposes.

Organisation profile:

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust are a family of interconnected services. We provide residential group living, supported tenancies, community outreach, fostering and group work offering a continuum of care and support in the life space of young people.

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Residential Workers

  • Full time
  • £23,980.93
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th June 2021

We are currently looking to recruit a residential workers based at Cauvin House. Cauvin House is a small residential Mother and Baby unit run by the Trust. It provides residential accommodation for a maximum of three young women aged 16 to 21 years and their babies. Cauvin House offers a nurturing place to help support young parents and their babies and provides an environment which safeguards and promotes child welfare. Mums and their babies have the opportunity to develop parenting and independent living skills, with assistance and advice from residential staff. Cauvin House works collaboratively with Social Work and all other key professionals including health.

The successful candidate will be a creative thinker with a positive and flexible attitude and will actively promote equality, diversity, anti-discriminatory and non-judgemental practice. Good written and verbal communication is required.

The residential role involves a shift pattern over a six week rota, that requires weekend working, lone working and sleep ins.

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Parenting Worker

  • Full time
  • £28,225
  • 68 St John’s Road, Edinburgh, EH12 8AT (currently blended with home working)
  • Closing 9th August 2021

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust have been supporting care experienced children and young people since 1733.

We are seeking to recruit a compassionate professional to support care experienced parents and their young children. The purpose of the post is to support parents to develop positive relationships with their children, whilst keeping them safe in a loving nurturing environment. A relevant professional qualification is essential. A sound knowledge of safeguarding and child development is essential, as is experience of working with partners. Experience of parenting work would be advantageous. Excellent report writing and communication skills are essential.

This post is externally funded. A significant training programme will be offered to the successful candidate.

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be required to become a PVG Scheme member or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made.

Based at 68 St John’s Road, Edinburgh (currently blended office / home based) and will include significant lone working in the community.

35 hours per week, including some evening and occasional weekend work. Salary £28,225. Part-time hours and/or job share, or secondments would be considered.

For an informal chat about this role, please call Stephen Bermingham on 07711424278 or Carolyn Thompson on 07795621789.

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