Due to expansion of their activities in Falkirk, PLUS are currently recruiting a sessional Play/Youth Support Worker.
The position will be based in Falkirk, with a wage of £7.65 per hour. There is also the potential for work in Stirling and Clackmannanshire.
The role will be group-focused, facilitating opportunities for children and young people with additional support needs to spend time with their peers, develop friendships, and be part of new experiences. The successful candidate should be able to use their skills and interests to support the development of themes and activities, and work flexibly within a small team, including working weekends.
Whilst this role does not currently have a requirement to register under the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), it is expected that all workers will understand their role in relation to the Codes of Practice and will implement their responsibilities accordingly. The successful candidate will have to register under the SSSC in the near future.
They must also have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to relate to children and young people, their family members and a range of professional staff. Experience of work with services for children and young people, or of working directly with children and young people with disabilities, is essential.
Ideally, the successful candidate will also have a driving license and access to car for work purposes, and be competent in IT, along with having a good working knowledge of disability and associated legislation, and knowledge of issues relating to the safeguarding of children and safer working practices. However, none of this is essential. Further details can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification.
The deadline for applications is Thursday 18th May.
To request an application, or further information, please contact Rhianna by phone: 01786 450086, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org