Relief Childrens Worker
Here at The Mallard and The Garratt in Glasgow we provide a friendly, welcoming and safe environment for children and young people who need support. Our focus is on building their self-esteem and confidence, and in doing so we can be rewarded with something special – a smile that says it all.
Surrounding this child-focused approach are the ideas, nurture and commitment of our team. Now’s your opportunity to join us working in both our residential and community services with an identified group of young people. As you’ll work with parents and guardians too, strong communication skills are really important, along with an understanding of some of the issues they may be facing.
Our team is close-knit and supportive. That support is also there from senior management. Quite simply, nothing gets in the way of us making sure that every child enjoys the best possible care and reaches their full potential. Ideally you have experience of working with children, particularly those with a learning disability, and you will be qualified to HNC level with SVQ3 (or willing to work towards these qualifications).
To work together as a team to provide care and support appropriate to the needs of the individual child or young person. To provide this care and support in the residential setting, the community and the home. To plan and implement activities to meet the individual needs and aspirations of service users. To ensure the highest quality of service delivery. To model good Social Care practice.
To promote work that meets CrossReach and the National Standards.
To promote the aims and objectives of the service.
To be involved in the general day to day care and support of the children.
To participate in regular supervision.
To carry out the agreed Behaviour Support Strategy Plans.
To promote effective communication.
To support the families and carers of the children and young people.
To promote social inclusion initiatives.
To empower children to access local services and leisure opportunities.
To contribute to the strategic development of the service.
To undertake a flexible pattern of shifts.
To undertake other duties as directed by Senior Staff to meet the needs of children and the aims of the unit.
To undertake training to meet development needs.
Have respect for all aspects of Christian worship.
Facilitate Service Users to attend Christian worship (or worship of choice as required by the role).
Ideally you will be required to be qualified to HNC level and SVQ3 or be committed to gaining these qualifications.
An interest in working with children and young people who have disabilities, some of which can lead to challenging behaviour.
As we do our work in Christ’s name you must be respectful of our Christian Ethos and be able to work within it.
This post requires you to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and undertake the necessary vetting checks.
This post requires you to be registered with SSSC and it is your professional responsibility to ensure that you meet the standards & criteria for registration.
Skills and Abilities
Previous experience working with children.
Previous experience in Learning Disability.
Postholder must possess basic computer literacy skills including use of Microsoft Office and the internet.