“Staff try to support you as much as possible to help you maintain a positive image for the future” Young
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
“Our purpose is to provide a positive, life-changing experience for young people through individual care,
education and skills development”.
This is an exciting time to join the team at The Good Shepherd Centre (GSC) as we seek 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 have embarked on a journey with new strategic goals which are ambitious for our young people
and the ways we want to change and develop our services.
GSC offers secure care, close support & semi-independent living services; education service and health and
wellbeing support for vulnerable children, young people & young adults 12 to 17 years of age.
GSC offers children, young people, and young adults a safe, nurturing, and caring environment set in fabulous grounds
with a garden wildlife trail and outdoor sports facility.
An opportunity has arisen to join our Education team as a Classroom Assistant on a full-time, term-time, permanent
basis. The role is based at our GSC secure campus outside of Bishopton.
The Classroom Assistant will promote effective learning & teaching in all classes under the direction and
supervision of the Principal & Class Teachers. You will uphold and promote the ethos and values of the
We are seeking to appoint a caring, child-centred, hard-working, and resilient individual with a motivation to be a
positive role model and make a difference in the lives of vulnerable young people. Whether you have experience
working in social care or education, or are looking for a change in career, we would love to hear from you.
Through ensuring that the work is in keeping with legislative, procedural, and good practice requirements and
guidance, the overall focus of the role is to build trusting relationships with young people within a nurturing,
stimulating and safe environment. You will work as part of a team to support young people to meet their needs,
achieve their goals and build hope for their future.
There is also a requirement to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) under the ‘Residential Child
Care Workers’ category within the first six months of employment. This is a legal requirement within the Care
sector for individuals to be registered under the correct category within the six-month timescale of the
commencement of employment.
Relevant qualifications are not essential to start, however there is a requirement set by the SSSC to gain the
relevant qualification/s within 5 years.
If you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; are adaptable, reliable, then working as part of our
dedicated and experienced education 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 working as part of our dedicated and experienced team may be a good move