- Ardrossan Area Office (Social Services), Aitken Place, Ardrossan, KA22 8PR
- £5.28 - £7.49 per hour
- Contract Type:
- Position Type:
- Full Time
- 35 hours per week
- Work From Home:
Temporary for 18 months.
We may conduct our interviews in person or using Microsoft Teams for video calling. All you need is a device with a camera and access to the internet. We will provide guidance and instructions on how to use this method if your interview is being held virtually.
We are a disability confident leader and we support reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process - for more information click here
As part of North Ayrshire Council’s Modern Apprentice Recruitment Process if, following interview, you are chosen as a Preferred Candidate, you must complete a 1-week pre-employment Course with one of our Employability Partners, before being issued with a Conditional Offer of Employment.
The qualification to be achieved on completion of the Modern Apprenticeship is SCQF 7.
Modern Apprenticeship posts are open to all North Ayrshire Residents aged 16-19yrs old at commencement of employment.
Child & Adolescent Specialist Substance Team based within the North Ayrshire Health & Social Care Partnership are delighted to recruit for an innovative new position in the form of a Modern Apprentice aged 16-19 years old. This is an excellent opportunity to come and work with the team and gain valuable vocational and work experience carrying out interventions alongside the 4 Specialist Substances Workers. The post is North Ayrshire wide and therefore an ability to travel is required. This opportunity is aimed at a young adult who has grown up in a household which has been adversely impacted by a caregivers drugs or alcohol use. You do not need to be care experienced to apply for this position. The preferred candidate should have a keen interest in developing skills and experience in relation to supporting those impacted by drugs or alcohol. You will get the opportunity to hone your practice and learning in a variety of settings including interventions practiced within children & families, adolescents and criminal justice. Therefore we are looking for a highly motivated, hardworking individual with a can-do attitude and the academic ability to successfully complete SVQ 3 (SCQF level 7) Should you have any questions regarding the position please do not hesitate to contact Joanne Crawford, Team Manager, on 01294 213 468. For more information please see attached role profile.
Before you apply, find out a little bit about us and why we are a Great Place to Work.
Staff Values & Behaviours
Our values of Focus, Passion and Inspiration are core in everything we do and how we do it. They are the foundation that our work is built on, and they are used to measure how well we do each day. On their own, they are just words; to become meaningful they need to be backed up by actions. That's why we aim for them to be at the heart of everything we do. When they are, we can - and will - deliver the best services for the communities of North Ayrshire.
Further information on our Staff Values is available on the Council’s website.
For further information on what the course will entail and the training allowance click here. Details of when this will take place will be emailed to you by the Employability & Skills Team after interview.
North Ayrshire Council are committed to providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process.
As a Disability Confident Employer, the Council has agreed to pilot the introduction of See Me CV’s within the recruitment process for disabled candidates applying for Modern Apprentice roles. This post is included in the above pilot and will provide any disabled candidate the opportunity to provide a See Me CV in addition to their application form as an alternative method to demonstrate they meet all the essential criteria for the post as detailed in the role profile.
This is an optional mechanism for candidates and all information provided in the See Me CV is treated as confidential under the Data Protection Regulations.
For further information guidance and support on See Me CV’s, please see our guide https://www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk/Documents/CorporateServices/HR/hr-guide-see-me-cv-support-for-applicants.pdf
For your information if this post requires references you will be notified of further details if you are successful in gaining an interview. Not providing relevant references when requested may delay the outcome of the interview process.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with protected adults
Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by North Ayrshire Council. The cost of the PVG will be met by North Ayrshire Council. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit https://www.mygov.scot/organisations/disclosure-scotland/. For further details on North Ayrshire Council’s policy please visit http://www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk/resident/jobs-and-training/pre-employment-checks.aspx
Please note if you are the successful candidate your name and email address will be entered into the Disclosure Scotland PVG system to generate your PVG form which will be issued to your email with an enclosed link to complete.
As an employer of choice, North Ayrshire Council has identified four different Workstyles. Each post in the council has been allocated one of these styles:
Agile – 100% of time spent working agile (flexibly) and interacting with others. Able to work at home, office or multiple locations. May be required to attend office on set days/rota basis as the role requires.
This post has been allocated the workstyle: Agile
More information on our workstyles can be found in our HR Guide: Workstyles. If you have any questions on the allocated Workstyle for this post, please ask at interview.
When shortleeting job applicants seeking a Modern Apprenticeship with the Council, subject to meeting the essential criteria, priority in the 1st instance will be given to those who are currently unemployed followed by applicants who are already in work & who are seeking to develop their career.