Residential Project Worker - Days & Nights (Full & Part time)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,545
  • Caern – Penicuik
  • Closing 2nd December 2021

  • Advertised from 19th November 2021
  • Various hours available. Permanent
  • 9876


Barnardo's Caern Disability Services consists of three unique Projects who deliver a variety of quality services for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We have done this for over forty years.

Pentland Way Project is a residential service providing support to three young people. Working primarily in the residential setting you will promote the happiness, safety and welfare of the young people. You will play an active role in supporting the young people and their families/carers to achieve positive outcomes, as identified in their Individual Support Plans (ISP's).

We are currently recruiting for the following Residential Project Workers to support our Young People. You will work on a rota of 12 hour shifts including weekends.

  • Day shift Residential Project Workers – Full-time (37 hours) and Part-time hours (12 or 24 hours) will be considered
  • Waking Night Residential Project Worker – Part-time (24 hours) *Please note these are not sleep-in shifts.

Ideally you will have experience in working directly with children and young people in a residential setting. Experience in supporting children and young people with a learning disability and/or Autism would be an advantage. Communication with the young people is paramount - the key is time tabling; structure; reliability and consistency. You will be faced with behaviours that challenge, including physical.

You will hold (or be willing to work towards) a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example SVQ3 children and young people) plus an HNC in social services. These qualifications are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as part of your employment. There may be external grants available to partly fund this.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

Application notes

To find out more about the rile and to apply, please visit our website

For an informal chat about this role – please contact Wendy Albiston on 07710 385154