Child and Youth Care Worker (Annualised Days) (Forest View)
Forest View

Job reference: 000154

Closing date: 25/06/2021

Salary: £23,249 - £33,202 per annum (SCP 23 – 35) dependent on qualifications and experience

Employment type: Permanent

Services: Care – Early Years

Hours per week: 1924 hours per annum, average of 37 hours per week on a flexible basis, including two weekends in four.

Company: Kibble Education and Care Centre

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. 

Job Purpose:

Due to the expansion of our services for children aged 5-12 years, Kibble are recruiting Residential Child 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.
What is Annualised Hours?

Due to the nature of annualised hours, your working week may fluctuate.  You will work a variety of shifts which may include night shift.  The aim of annualised hours is to reduce the need for overtime, therefore any extra hours will not attract overtime payments unless you have exceeded full-time hours at the end of each financial year, at which time you will be paid at the appropriate rate for any excess hours.  Full-time hours equal 1924 hours per year (1 April – 31 March).

The Care Programme

  • You 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.
  • You will be required 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.
  • You will be required 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.
  • You will 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


  1. Annualised staff will be employed on a flexible rota that will be subject to change, in accordance with the needs of the Centre.
  2. This job outline reflects the main tasks and responsibilities discharged by the post holder at the present time, however, Kibble reserves the right to alter or amend the content of this job outline to reflect changes to the job or services provided, while maintaining the overall character and level of responsibility for the post.
  3. Notwithstanding any information or statement described within this job outline, all duties must be carried out in a way that promotes equality of opportunity, dignity and respect for all individuals and which is consistent with Kibble’s stated policy on equal opportunities.
  4. Prior to commencing in post, you will be required to undertake Safe Crisis Management (SCM) training. The successful candidate must be able to participate fully in this training and be prepared to put this training into practice.
  5. The successful candidate will be subject to PVG Scheme Membership.  Having previous convictions will not automatically disbar you from working at Kibble (with the exception of offences against children or other vulnerable groups) and every case is taken on an individual basis.
  6. Appointments will be subject to a twelve-month probationary period.

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


The closing date for this job has now passed.