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Caern House Gogarbank, EH12 9BZ
£9.97 p.h
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Barnardo's Caern Disability Services consists of 3 unique Projects who deliver a variety of quality services for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We have done this for over forty years.

At the Caern Community Project, we support up to 50 children and young people across the Lothians aged 7-18 by offering outreach, holiday support, groups, youth clubs and training to children and their families.

We are looking for As & When Project Workers to join our small team to support young people in the community.  Working primarily in the community, you will promote the happiness, safety and welfare of the young people. You will play an active role in supporting the children and young people and their families/carers to achieve positive outcomes, as identified in the Young People's Individual Support Plans.

You will work on a Rota of day shifts, including weekends, early mornings and evenings. We are also looking for staff to support young people in our holiday support hub. This will run from Monday 4th July until Thursday 11th August. We will be running Mondays to Thursdays, 8.30am-3.30pm

As these posts are As & When - you can commit to a flexible amount of hours and individual circumstances will be considered.

About You

We are looking for As & When Project Workers who have experience in working directly with children and young people.

Experience in supporting children and young people with learning disabilities and/or autism would be advantageous, or at the minimum an understanding of these factors and its impact on child development. Communication with the young people is paramount - the key is time tabling; structure; reliability and consistency. You will be faced with behaviours that challenge, including physical.

Experience of group work is desirable, with good planning skills.

You will need to communicate effectively with a range of people, including autistic children and young people, their families and other professionals. This also includes being able to work sensitively within families' homes.

You will have the confidence to lone work and can use your own initiative with support from team and managers.

As this post is in the community, a clean current drivers' license is essential, (although if you are applying for summer hub work this is negotiable)

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.