Who are we?
Kibble is Scotland’s specialist provider of services for at risk children and young people. By providing a range of integrated services. We help to support children and young people as they learn and develop, preparing them for a positive future. The children that we care for have complex social, emotional and educational needs
Due to the expansion of our services for children aged 5-12 years, Kibble are recruiting Residential Child and Youth Care Workers for our established children’s house in Largs, and our new residential primary school in Lochwinnoch. The posts involve working as a member of a multidisciplinary team providing a therapeutic trauma informed model of care to children aged 5-12 years.
We seek people who have a strong commitment to caring for children, who understand developmental trauma, and who are resilient, reflective and patient. You should be able to practice in a trauma sensitive way. You will be able to provide children with a sense of safety and connectedness and teach coping skills in the face of complex challenging behaviour.
Following social pedagogical principles, our Children need opportunities to problem solve and experiment with taking risks to challenge themselves physically and mentally. We recognise the powerful healing and developmental role of play in children’s lives. Therefore, we are very keen to have people on board who are in touch with their inner child and are willing to be creative about and fully involved in, outdoor play, messy play, risky play, and the range of play opportunities we provide for our children.
The Care Programme
The Child and Youth Care Worker will:
- Have direct responsibility for the care and development of a number of children and young people. Each child or young person will have a placement programme involving social and educational targets, which will be regularly reviewed.
- Require to liaise with all relevant members of the multi-disciplinary team within the Centre to ensure a mutual understanding of these targets and to monitor and facilitate their achievement.
- Require to liaise with the area team social worker to ensure that there is both a mutual understanding of the school’s social and educational targets and a linkage between these targets and the tasks being undertaken by the social worker.
- Meet with the parent(s) or other relative(s) of the child or young person to ensure that family contact is continuing, to seek their co-operation in achieving social and educational targets, to ensure that home leave is viable and to assist the linkage between the school’s work and the area team social worker’s tasks. Therefore, a driver’s licence is essential for this post.
What qualification and experience are we looking for?
- HNC in Social Care, SVQ Level 3 in Care or equivalent or the ability to undertake the HNC and SVQ Level 3 Social Care.
- Experience of working with young people or providing care/support to vulnerable people is essential.
- Experience of working within the social care sector is desirable.
- Experience of working within residential childcare is desirable.
- Be willing to work in any service across the Kibble Group including the Safe Centre or Community Based Services.
- Residential Child Care is regulated work and if successful you will be required to register with the SSSC, who are the workforce regulator, within their applied timeframes. Preference will be given to those candidates who are already eligible for unconditional registration.
- Possess a full driving licence, and be willing and able to drive school transport
Pension, holidays (up to 40 days per year) and employee benefits including cash4health, employee assistance programme, free parking, free meals, gym membership plus access to onsite physio.