Full time (35 hours per week)
£25,290 – £28,464
Lanarkshire/Ayrshire/South-West Scotland (hybrid working from home and occasional travel to Edinburgh head office)
Closing 9th August 2022
We are looking for an experienced children and young people’s worker to join our team.
The main purpose of this role is to promote the rights of children and young people in accordance with the UNCRC; to provide advocacy and support to neurodivergent children and young people; to ensure that the views of children and young people referred to Salvesen Mindroom Centre are taken into account in decisions that materially affect them, and to develop materials and resources suitable for children and young people.
Our highly experienced outreach team works throughout Scotland, engaging with both families and the professionals in schools, social work, justice, and health to ensure that we really are getting it right for every child. Due to growing demand for our services in West/South West Scotland, we wish to appoint a team member who can easily manage travel within, broadly, North and South Lanarkshire, North and South Ayrshire and potentially Dumfries & Galloway. The ability to demonstrate local knowledge of services in one or more of these areas would be an advantage.
The postholder will be required to work 35 hours per week flexibly to meet the needs of children and young people. The role may include very infrequent evening or weekend working. There is a flexible working policy in place and a TOIL policy for evening or weekend working.
Salvesen Mindroom Centre is an independent Scottish Charity with a big vision – a world where ‘no mind is left behind’ and where every person with a learning difficulty receives the recognition and the support they need to achieve their potential. We are going through an exciting period of change and growth as we move towards our goal of becoming an internationally recognised centre of excellence in neurodiversity. We are looking for well qualified, positive thinking individuals who want to work as part of our enthusiastic team.
Closing Date for Applications: 9am on Tuesday the 9th of August
Interviews will be held on: Thursday, 1st of September 2022