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Residential Care Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,235 – £30,944
  • Bishopton
  • Closing 10th May 2021


  • Advertised from 23rd April 2021
  • Full-time, permanent, temporary & sessional (as and when required) Job share will be considered. Pattern of work: Rotational 3-week shift pattern Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week/0 hours per week

Role

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 potential?

Our purpose is to provide a positive, life-changing experience for young people through individual care, education and skills development focused on promoting young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing and longer-term positive outcomes.

GSC supports vulnerable children, young people and young adults. The GSC campus just outside Bishopton offers young people a safe, nurturing and caring environment set in fabulous grounds with a garden wildlife trail and outdoor sports facility. On-campus there are three secure care houses, a close support house & two semi-independent living cottages.

GSC offers employees a great benefits package and you will be joining an enthusiastic and dedicated team.

The Residential Care Worker is a key position promoting and upholding the vision and values of the GSC as a place of care, safety and learning.

“Staff try to support you as much as possible to help you maintain a positive image for the future” Young Person

This is an exciting time to join Team GSC as the charity seeks 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 are on a journey with new and ambitious strategic goals for the growth and development of our young people and our services.

We are seeking to appoint caring, child-centred, hard-working and resilient individuals with a motivation to be a positive role model and make a difference in the lives of vulnerable young people. If you have experience working in Residential Child Care, we would love to hear from you.

The successful candidates will have experience of supporting vulnerable young people, are committed to Children’s Rights and have an SVQ Level 3/ HNC or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 7.

There is also a requirement to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within the first six months of employment. This is a legal requirement within the Care sector for individuals to be registered under the relevant category within the six-month timescale of the commencement of employment.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; are adaptable, reliable, then working as part of our dedicated and experienced 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 please contact us today.

We are developing an innovative selection process to have a focus on values and engagement with young people.

“We heard of numerous opportunities for staff to take part in various projects and groups aiming to effect positive changes.” Care Inspection report, June 2020 (February 2020 Inspection)

Please note, as per our company policy, we are strictly unable to accept CV’s.

Application notes

To apply, please complete our standard application form and submit to applications@goodshepherdcentre.org.uk by the closing date.

For more information on any of these roles, please contact Emma Sinclair, HR Officer on 01505-864500.

Closing Date for Applications: Noon on Monday 10th May 2021

Interview Dates: Tuesday 18th May & Wednesday 19th May 2021

All posts are exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all convictions whether spent or unspent must be declared. A satisfactory Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check and health screening will be undertaken prior to confirmation of employment.


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