Residential Workers (Casual)
- Full Time
**These are casual posts to work as and when required, the salary will be pro rata to the number of hours worked.**
Please note that these vacancies are for casual/sessional staff only.
We are looking to recruit motivated and enthusiastic people, who have experience in working with children and young people, who can display various challenging behaviours. Our casual/sessional list of staff is available to the 3 residential houses in West Dunbartonshire, along with our Alternative to Care service, and aims to provide support to the existing staff teams within these services. You should be in possession of SVQ level 3 and HNC qualifications in Social Care/Children and Young People, or be willing to work towards these, at your own expense.
You will need to register with the Scottish Social Services Council, within a specific period of time, and you should be familiar with GIRFEC principles and other relevant residential child care legislation. You will also require to be trained in Promoting Positive Behaviour (PPB) which has a requirement to display fitness to practice, in physical interventions. Experience of residential childcare, and a current UK driving licence, would be advantageous.
The new PVG scheme replaces enhanced disclosures when undertaking work with Children or Vulnerable Adults. This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Further details of this scheme can be found here. Preferred applicants will be required to become members of the relevant PVG scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer being made by West Dunbartonshire Council.
The employment for which you are applying is excepted from the provisions of section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) Order 1975. Applicants are, therefore, not statutorily entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are "spent" under the provisions of the Act. In the event of employment any failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action.
West Dunbartonshire offers a family friendly working environment, endeavours to ensure a work life balance and welcomes applications from employees requiring flexibility. For information about West Dunbartonshire Council please click on the following link and see why we are an employer of choice: http://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/working-for-us/about-us/ More information on the benefits of working within West Dunbartonshire Council, can be found using the following link: http://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/working-for-us/benefits-of-working-with-us/
SW1196 Residential Worker.pdf