The Good Shepherd Centre
The Good Shepherd Centre

Charity registered in Scotland SC030019

Our purpose is to provide a positive life-changing experience for young people through individual care, education and skills development.


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Teacher of Mathematics

  • Full time
  • £28,113 – £42,336
  • Greenock Road, Bishopton PA7 5PW
  • Closing 27th March 2023

Are you passionate about helping vulnerable young people thrive and flourish?

Do you have the skills to engage with young people and support them to reach their maximum potential?

“Our purpose is to provide a positive, life-changing experience for young people through individual care, education and skills development focused on promoting young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing and longer-term positive outcomes.”

The GSC campus just outside Bishopton offers young people a safe, nurturing, and caring environment set in fabulous grounds with a garden wildlife trail and outdoor sports facility. On-campus there are three secure care houses, a close support house & a semi-independent living cottage. Young people who live with us continue their education in our school, on campus, or attend further education out with the campus.

This is an exciting time to join Team GSC as we seek to build on our strong reputation for relational practice and through delivering ambitious strategic goals to #Keep the Promise.

GSC offers employees a great benefits package and you will be joining an enthusiastic and dedicated team.

Young people referred to our houses have experienced significant difficulties in their lives, and many will have faced traumatic and harmful situations and may be experiencing psychological distress; mental health problems; and problems coping with managing feelings and day to day life. We offer a place of safety and nurture where we support young people and their families, alongside the professionals involved in their lives, to make sense of these experiences and to build hope, coping skills and goals for the future.

An opportunity has arisen to join our Education team as a Teacher of Mathematics on a full-time, permanent basis. The role is based at our GSC secure campus outside of Bishopton.

Teachers uphold and promote the ethos and active values of the GSC in being rights respecting, kind, nurturing, and resilient.

Teachers contribute to ensuring that the climate and learning environment at GSC is tailored and responsive to the learning needs and additional support needs of young people as learners. They promote a restorative and nurture-based approach to their teaching and professional practice, ensuring the highest standards of education and learning support for young people in a safe and positive environment. Teachers deliver a high-quality educational service to young people who are living in any of the care houses across Secure Care and Close Support. The Education Department re-engages young people in the learning process.

The Education Team are committed to ensuring all our young people receive their full curriculum entitlements. We have a focus on Literacy, Numeracy, Health & Wellbeing and Skills for Learning, Life & Work. We endeavour to ensure our curriculum offers scope for our young people to extend their learning beyond subject areas through vocational and interdisciplinary work and learning across a broad range of contexts.

The centre embraces the concept of a 24-hour curriculum within which young people can gain recognition for achievements within and out with the school day. As a result, we are able to offer our young people achievement opportunities within the Broad General Education and the Senior Phase curriculum, as well as through wider achievement awards such as the Duke of Edinburgh and vocational subjects.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, self-motivated & hard-working Teacher of Mathematics who has a genuine passion for working with young people. You will be a caring, child-centred and resilient individual with a motivation to be a positive role model and make a difference in the lives of vulnerable young people.

Through ensuring that the work is in keeping with legislative, procedural, and good practice requirements and guidance, the overall focus of the role is to build trusting relationships with young people within a nurturing, stimulating and safe environment. You will work as part of our strong and dedicated Education team to support young people to meet their needs, achieve their goals and build hope for their future.

An essential requirement of the role is to have full GTCS registration.

If you have experience with working with young people and/or young people with additional support needs within a teaching environment, we would love to hear from you.

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Classroom Assistant

  • Full time or Part time
  • £19,315
  • Greenock Road, Bishopton PA7 5PW
  • Closing 27th March 2023

“Staff try to support you as much as possible to help you maintain a positive image for the future” Young Person

Are you passionate about helping vulnerable young people thrive and flourish?

Do you have the skills to engage with young people and support them to reach their maximum potential?

“Our purpose is to provide a positive, life-changing experience for young people through individual care, education and skills development”.

This is an exciting time to join the team at The Good Shepherd Centre (GSC) as we seek to build on its strong reputation for relational based practice and helping young people to build hope, skills and plans for their future. At GSC we have embarked on a journey with new strategic goals which are ambitious for our young people and the ways we want to change and develop our services.

GSC offers secure care, close support & semi-independent living services; education service and health and wellbeing support for vulnerable children, young people & young adults 12 to 17 years of age.

GSC offers children, young people, and young adults a safe, nurturing, and caring environment set in fabulous grounds with a garden wildlife trail and outdoor sports facility.

An opportunity has arisen to join our Education team as a Classroom Assistant on a full-time, term-time, permanent basis. The role is based at our GSC secure campus outside of Bishopton.

The Classroom Assistant will promote effective learning & teaching in all classes under the direction and supervision of the Principal & Class Teachers. You will uphold and promote the ethos and values of the Centre.

We are seeking to appoint a caring, child-centred, hard-working, and resilient individual with a motivation to be a positive role model and make a difference in the lives of vulnerable young people. Whether you have experience working in social care or education, or are looking for a change in career, we would love to hear from you.

Through ensuring that the work is in keeping with legislative, procedural, and good practice requirements and guidance, the overall focus of the role is to build trusting relationships with young people within a nurturing, stimulating and safe environment. You will work as part of a team to support young people to meet their needs, achieve their goals and build hope for their future.

There is also a requirement to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) under the ‘Residential Child Care Workers’ category within the first six months of employment. This is a legal requirement within the Care sector for individuals to be registered under the correct category within the six-month timescale of the commencement of employment.

Relevant qualifications are not essential to start, however there is a requirement set by the SSSC to gain the relevant qualification/s within 5 years.

If you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; are adaptable, reliable, then working as part of our dedicated and experienced education team may be a good move for you.

If you are looking for a new and exciting role in the third sector and would welcome the opportunity to help young people achieve their potential, then working as part of our dedicated and experienced team may be a good move for you.

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Senior Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £26,235 – £31,944
  • Greenock Road, Bishopton PA7 5PW
  • Closing 25th April 2022

Are you passionate about helping vulnerable young people thrive and flourish?

Do you have the skills to engage with young people and support them to reach their maximum potential?

Our purpose is to provide a positive, life-changing experience for young people through individual care, education and skills development focused on promoting young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing and longer-term positive outcomes.

The Good Shepherd Centre (GSC) campus just outside Bishopton offers young people a safe, nurturing and caring environment set in fabulous grounds with a garden wildlife trail and outdoor sports facility. On-campus there are three secure care houses, a close support house & two semi-independent living cottages.

GSC offers employees a great benefits package and you will be joining an enthusiastic and dedicated team.

This is an exciting time to join Team GSC as we seek to build on our strong reputation for relational practice and through delivering ambitious strategic goals to #Keep The Promise.

Young people referred to us have experienced significant difficulties in their lives, and many will have faced traumatic and harmful situations and may be experiencing psychological distress; mental health problems; and problems coping with managing feelings and day to day life. We offer a place of safety and nurture where we support young people and their families, alongside the professionals involved in their lives, to make sense of these experiences and to build hope, coping skills and goals for the future.

The Senior Practitioner is a key position, occupying a role critical to the overall welfare of young people in the residential setting. You will promote and uphold the vision and values of the Good Shepherd Centre as a place of care, safety and learning. Our purpose is to provide a positive, life changing experience for young people through individual care, education and skills development focused on promoting young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing and longer term positive outcomes.

Through ensuring that the work is in keeping with legislative, procedural and good practice requirements and guidance, the overall focus of the role is to build trusting relationships with young people within a nurturing, stimulating and safe environment. You will work as part of a team to support young people to meet their needs, achieve their goals and build hope for their future.

The successful candidates will have experience of supporting vulnerable young people, are committed to Children’s Rights and have an Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Social Care and the Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Caring for Children and Young People at Level 3 or above, or equivalent qualifications recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

There is also a requirement to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as a registered supervisor within the first six months of employment.

If you are looking for a new and exciting role in the third sector and would welcome the opportunity to help young people achieve their potential, then working as part of our dedicated and experienced team may be a good move for you.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please contact either Louise Morrison, Head of Secure Care or Robert Clark, Head of Intensive Support & Throughcare on 01505 864500.

We are developing an innovative selection process to have a focus on values and engagement with young people.

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Residential Care Workers

  • Full time
  • £25,235 – £30,944
  • Greenock Road, Bishopton PA7 5PW
  • Closing 25th April 2022

Our purpose is to provide a positive, life-changing experience for young people through individual care, education and skills development focused on promoting young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing and longer-term positive outcomes.

The Good Shepherd Centre (GSC) campus just outside Bishopton offers young people a safe, nurturing and caring environment set in fabulous grounds with a garden wildlife trail and outdoor sports facility. On-campus there are three secure care houses, a close support house & two semi-independent living cottages

This is an exciting time to join Team GSC as we seek to build on our strong reputation for relational practice and through delivering ambitious strategic goals to #Keep The Promise.

GSC offers employees a great benefits package and you will be joining an enthusiastic and dedicated team.

Young people referred to us have experienced significant difficulties in their lives, and many will have faced traumatic and harmful situations and may be experiencing psychological distress; mental health problems; and problems coping with managing feelings and day to day life. We offer a place of safety and nurture where we support young people and their families, alongside the professionals involved in their lives, to make sense of these experiences and to build hope, coping skills and goals for the future.

The Residential Care Worker is a key position promoting and upholding the vision and values of the GSC as a place of care, safety and learning.

We are seeking to appoint caring, child-centred, hard-working and resilient individuals with a motivation to be a positive role model and make a difference in the lives of vulnerable young people. If you have experience working in Residential Child Care, we would love to hear from you.

The successful candidates will have experience of supporting vulnerable young people, will be committed to upholding and promoting Children’s Rights and will hold, or be working towards or willing to complete an SVQ Level 3/ HNC or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 7.

There is also a requirement to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within the first six months of employment.

If you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and are adaptable and reliable, then working as part of our dedicated and experienced team may be a good move for you.

If you are looking for a new and exciting role in the third sector and would welcome the opportunity to help young people achieve their potential, then working as part of our dedicated and experienced team may be a good move for you.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please contact either Louise Morrison, Head of Secure Care or Robert Clark, Head of Intensive Support & Throughcare on 01505 864500.

We are developing an innovative selection process to have a focus on values and engagement with young people.

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Receptionist

  • Full time
  • £20,475
  • Greenock Road, Bishopton PA7 5PW
  • Closing 7th March 2022

Are you passionate about helping vulnerable young people thrive and flourish?

Do you have great IT and people skills that can support us to move forward with our bold Digitalisation and innovation agenda?

Our purpose is to provide a positive, life-changing experience for young people through individual care, education and skills development focused on promoting young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing and longer-term positive outcomes.

The Good Shepherd Centre (GSC) campus just outside Bishopton offers young people a safe, nurturing and caring environment set in fabulous grounds with a garden wildlife trail and outdoor sports facility. On-campus there are three secure care houses, a close support house & two semi-independent living cottages.

This is an exciting time to join Team GSC as we seek to build on our strong reputation for relational practice and through delivering ambitious strategic goals to #Keep The Promise.

GSC offers employees a great benefits package and you will be joining an enthusiastic and dedicated team.

Young people referred to us have experienced significant difficulties in their lives, and many will have faced traumatic and harmful situations and may be experiencing psychological distress; mental health problems; and problems coping with managing feelings and day to day life. We offer a place of safety and nurture where we support young people and their families, alongside the professionals involved in their lives, to make sense of these experiences and to build hope, coping skills and goals for the future.

We are looking for a full time receptionist who will deliver an excellent customer service on reception and assist with the centre’s administration as and when required. The successful candidate will be committed to working within a secure/residential care environment and will be the first point of contact for all visitors to the centre, where you will provide a warm welcome to anyone visiting or telephoning the centre.

So, if you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and are looking for a reception role in the third sector, then working as part of our dedicated, multi-skilled and experienced team may be a good move for you.

We are developing an innovative selection process to have a focus on values and engagement with young people.

Please note, as per our company policy, we are strictly unable to accept CV’s.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please contact Louise Hughes, Finance/Office Maanger on 01505 864500.

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IT Support Officer

  • Part time
  • up to £26,000 pro-rata
  • Greenock Road, Bishopton PA7 5PW
  • Closing 7th March 2022

Are you passionate about helping vulnerable young people thrive and flourish?

Do you have great IT and people skills that can support us to move forward with our bold Digitalisation and innovation agenda?

Our purpose is to provide a positive, life-changing experience for young people through individual care, education and skills development focused on promoting young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing and longer-term positive outcomes.

The Good Shepherd Centre (GSC) campus just outside Bishopton offers young people a safe, nurturing and caring environment set in fabulous grounds with a garden wildlife trail and outdoor sports facility. On-campus there are three secure care houses, a close support house & two semi-independent living cottages.

This is an exciting time to join Team GSC as we seek to build on our strong reputation for relational practice and through delivering ambitious strategic goals to #Keep The Promise.

GSC offers employees a great benefits package and you will be joining an enthusiastic and dedicated team.

Young people referred to us have experienced significant difficulties in their lives, and many will have faced traumatic and harmful situations and may be experiencing psychological distress; mental health problems; and problems coping with managing feelings and day to day life. We offer a place of safety and nurture where we support young people and their families, alongside the professionals involved in their lives, to make sense of these experiences and to build hope, coping skills and goals for the future.

The Covid-19 Pandemic presented real challenges to GSC. How could we make sure that young people and their loved ones stayed connected, and that professionals like social workers and psychologists could support them when we were not allowed to welcome visitors into the Centre? The answer lay in making creative and collaborative use of e-commmunication and developing our IT systems. We held whole school events via Remote connections, we learned new ways of working which we want to further develop and we contributed to national events remotely - We even filmed and screened a Pantomime starring young people and staff.

This exciting new role of IT Support Officer will help to build on this progress and our contuinuing programme of digitalisation. The role will contribute to ensuring effective e-communication and Information Technology systems are in place to support young people’s care and education and the wider functioning of the Centre.

The IT Support Officer has an important role in maintaining the computer and network systems of the organisation, problem solving and troubleshooting; diagnosing computer hardware and software issues; setting up and maintaining computer networks and assisting the Senior Staff Team to Project Manage, develop and implement plans and guidance for IT-related developments, including staff training.

The GSC has a contract in place with an external IT services provider, and the IT Support Officer will also have plenty of oppoprtunities to engage with our ICT Teacher and Education Team, and our Media Tutors and Communications Manager as well as acting as a key link between the IT Provider and Team GSC.

So, if you have excellent IT Technician, communication and interpersonal skills; and are looking for a unique and exciting IT role in the third sector, then working as part of our dedicated, multi-skill and experienced team may be a good move for you.

We are developing an innovative selection process to have a focus on values and engagement with young people.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please contact Paul Brooks, Head of Practice & Professional Development on 01505 864500.

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Outdoor Learning Instructor

  • Full time
  • up to £24,491
  • Greenock Road, Bishopton PA7 5PW
  • Closing 7th March 2022

Are you passionate about helping vulnerable young people thrive and flourish?

Do you have the skills to engage with young people and support them to reach their maximum potential?

Our purpose is to provide a positive, life-changing experience for young people through individual care, education and skills development focused on promoting young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing and longer-term positive outcomes.

The Good Shepherd Centre (GSC) campus just outside Bishopton offers young people a safe, nurturing and caring environment set in fabulous grounds with a garden wildlife trail and outdoor sports facility. On-campus there are three secure care houses, a close support house & two semi-independent living cottages.

This is an exciting time to join Team GSC as we seek to build on our strong reputation for relational practice and through delivering ambitious strategic goals to #Keep The Promise.

GSC offers employees a great benefits package and you will be joining an enthusiastic and dedicated team.

Young people referred to us have experienced significant difficulties in their lives, and many will have faced traumatic and harmful situations and may be experiencing psychological distress; mental health problems; and problems coping with managing feelings and day to day life. We offer a place of safety and nurture where we support young people and their families, alongside the professionals involved in their lives, to make sense of these experiences and to build hope, coping skills and goals for the future.

The Outdoor Learning Instructor will uphold and promote the vison, ethos and active values of the Good Shepherd Centre (GSC). These are: Being Kind, Nurturing, Resilient and Rights Respecting and offering a place of care, safety and learning, which provides a life changing experience for young people through individual care, education and skills development. We are focused on promoting young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing and building hope for the future.

The Outdoor Learning Instructor will deliver a high-quality service to children and young people within the GSC. They will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team promoting a passion for outdoor learning and delivering a wide range of activities. The post holder will use their outdoor qualifications and experience and their facilitation skills to deliver powerful personal development courses helping children and young people to defy their limitations and realise just what they are capable of.

If you are looking for a new and exciting role in the third sector and would welcome the opportunity to help young people achieve their potential, then working as part of our dedicated and experienced team may be a good move for you.

We are developing an innovative selection process to have a focus on values and engagement with young people.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please contact either Kenny Collins, Head of Education or Robert Clark, Head of Intensive Support & Throughcare on 01505 864500.

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Health Care Assistant

  • Part time
  • £21,615 pro-rata
  • Greenock Road, Bishopton PA7 5PW
  • Closing 7th March 2022

Are you passionate about helping vulnerable young people thrive and flourish?

Do you have the skills to engage with young people and support them to reach their maximum potential?

Our purpose is to provide a positive, life-changing experience for young people through individual care, education and skills development focused on promoting young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing and longer-term positive outcomes.

The Good Shepherd Centre (GSC) campus just outside Bishopton offers young people a safe, nurturing and caring environment set in fabulous grounds with a garden wildlife trail and outdoor sports facility. On-campus there are three secure care houses, a close support house & two semi-independent living cottages.

This is an exciting time to join Team GSC as we seek to build on our strong reputation for relational practice and through delivering ambitious strategic goals to #Keep The Promise.

GSC offers employees a great benefits package and you will be joining an enthusiastic and dedicated team.

Young people referred to us have experienced significant difficulties in their lives, and many will have faced traumatic and harmful situations and may be experiencing psychological distress; mental health problems; and problems coping with managing feelings and day to day life. We offer a place of safety and nurture where we support young people and their families, alongside the professionals involved in their lives, to make sense of these experiences and to build hope, coping skills and goals for the future.

The Health Care Assistant will support the Centre Nurse to deliver a high-quality service to children and young people in the Good Shepherd Centre. They will require to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team

You will be required to work according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code of Practice

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and are adaptable and reliable.

If you are looking for a new and exciting role in the third sector and would welcome the opportunity to help young people achieve their potential, then working as part of our dedicated and experienced team may be a good move for you.

We are developing an innovative selection process to have a focus on values and engagement with young people.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please contact either Janet Mckay, Centre Nurse Manager or Robert Clark, Head of Intensive Support & Throughcare on 01505 864500.

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Assistant House Managers

  • Full time
  • £33,702 – £35,666
  • Greenock Road, Bishopton PA7 5PW
  • Closing 7th March 2022

Are you passionate about helping vulnerable young people thrive and flourish?

Do you have the skills to engage with young people and support them to reach their maximum potential?

Our purpose is to provide a positive, life-changing experience for young people through individual care, education and skills development focused on promoting young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing and longer-term positive outcomes.

The Good Shepherd Centre (GSC) campus just outside Bishopton offers young people a safe, nurturing and caring environment set in fabulous grounds with a garden wildlife trail and outdoor sports facility. On-campus there are three secure care houses, a close support house & two semi-independent living cottages.

This is an exciting time to join Team GSC as we seek to build on our strong reputation for relational practice and through delivering ambitious strategic goals to #Keep The Promise.

GSC offers employees a great benefits package and you will be joining an enthusiastic and dedicated team.

Young people referred to our houses have experienced significant difficulties in their lives, and many will have faced traumatic and harmful situations and may be experiencing psychological distress; mental health problems; and problems coping with managing feelings and day to day life. We offer a place of safety and nurture where we support young people and their families, alongside the professionals involved in their lives, to make sense of these experiences and to build hope, coping skills and goals for the future.

Assistant House Managers have a significant role to play in this through supporting and supervising care teams and assisting the House Manager. They will also contribute to promoting a safe and welcoming living environment in the House.

As Assistant House Manager your role will include supporting the planning, prioritising, organising and reviewing of group care for young people resident in the House. You will support the management of the care and support to young people in a safe, secure and positive environment; ensuring that the work is in keeping with legislative, organisational and procedural requirements, and current good practice and guidance. In addition, you will supervise individuals to achieve agreed work plans and objectives, and ensure appropriate opportunities are given to enable individuals to maximise performance.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is passionate about supporting both young people and colleagues to develop and achieve their potential. So, if you have excellent communication, relationship building and management skills, then this role could be ideal for you. GSC offers employees a great benefits package and you will be joining an enthusiastic and dedicated team.

The successful candidates will have experience of supporting vulnerable young people, will be committed to upholding and promoting Children’s Rights and will have an Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Social Care and the Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Caring for Children and Young People at Level 3 or above, or equivalent qualifications recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

There is also a requirement to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as a registered supervisor within the first six months of employment.

If you are looking for a new and exciting role in the third sector and would welcome the opportunity to help young people achieve their potential, then working as part of our dedicated and experienced team may be a good move for you.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please contact either Louise Morrison, Head of Secure Care or Robert Clark, Head of Intensive Support & Throughcare on 01505 864500.

We are developing an innovative selection process to have a focus on values and engagement with young people

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Duty Officer x 2

  • Full time
  • £33,702 – £35,666
  • Bishopton, Glasgow
  • Closing 7th March 2022

Are you passionate about helping vulnerable young people thrive and flourish?

Do you have the skills to engage with young people and support them to reach their maximum potential?

Our purpose is to provide a positive, life-changing experience for young people through individual care, education and skills development focused on promoting young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing and longer-term positive outcomes.

The Good Shepherd Centre (GSC) campus just outside Bishopton offers young people a safe, nurturing and caring environment set in fabulous grounds with a garden wildlife trail and outdoor sports facility. On-campus there are three secure care houses, a close support house & two semi-independent living cottages.

GSC offers employees a great benefits package and you will be joining an enthusiastic and dedicated team.

This is an exciting time to join Team GSC as we seek to build on our strong reputation for relational practice and through delivering ambitious strategic goals to #Keep The Promise.

Young people referred to us have experienced significant difficulties in their lives, and many will have faced traumatic and harmful situations and may be experiencing psychological distress; mental health problems; and problems coping with managing feelings and day to day life. We offer a place of safety and nurture where we support young people and their families, alongside the professionals involved in their lives, to make sense of these experiences and to build hope, coping skills and goals for the future.

The Duty Officer plays a crucial role supporting and managing the centre across all staff teams and working patterns and predominantly during the hours of 7:45 – 22:30. The Duty Officer also has the responsibility of ensuring the safe running of the centre when the Care and Education Managers are not at the centre.

As Duty Officer, you will be part of the management team and have the responsibility for supporting, co-ordinating and managing the running of the care service across Lyle, Kilpatrick, Nevis and Lomond House and Hillview Cottage, our secure care and close support and Semi-independent living houses.

Your role will include overall responsibility for planning, prioritising, organising teams out with working hours and supporting the specific needs, of our young people. You will support the delivery of care and support to young people in a safe, secure, nurturing and positive environment; ensuring that the quality of care and the living environment is in keeping with GSC’s ethos and legislative, organisational and procedural requirements, and current good practice guidance. You will support the senior management team and will have significant involvement with supporting individual staff members within their role and the team to achieve agreed work plans and keep our young people safe.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with excellent communication, relationship building and management skills. So if you are passionate about supporting both young people and colleagues to develop and achieve their potential, and have experience of supervisory roles within residential care, then this role could be ideal for you. GSC offers employees a great benefits package and you will be joining an enthusiastic and dedicated team.

The successful candidates will have experience of supporting vulnerable young people, are committed to Children’s Rights and have an Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Social Care and the Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Caring for Children and Young People at Level 3 or above, or equivalent qualifications recognised by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

There is also a requirement to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as a registered supervisor within the first six months of employment.

If you are looking for a new and exciting role in the third sector and would welcome the opportunity to help young people achieve their potential, then working as part of our dedicated and experienced team may be a good move for you.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please contact either Louise Morrison, Head of Secure Care or Robert Clark, Head of Intensive Support & Throughcare on 01505 864500.

We are developing an innovative selection process to have a focus on values and engagement with young people.

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Care Manager x 2

  • Full time
  • £36,705 – £39,572
  • Bishopton, Glasgow
  • Closing 7th January 2022

The Good Shepherd Centre has active values being nurturing, resilient, kind and hopeful with and for the vulnerable young people 12 to 18 years and beyond who we support. We offer secure care, close support & semi-independent living services and education and health and wellbeing supports.

“Our purpose is to provide a positive, life-changing experience for young people through individual care, education and skills development”.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Good Shepherd Centre for the role of Care Manager x 2.

The GSC campus just outside Bishopton offers a safe, nurturing and caring environment set in fabulous grounds with a garden wildlife trail and outdoor sports facility.

This is an exciting time to join Team GSC as we seek to build on our strong reputation for relational practice and deliver new ambitious strategic goals to Keep the Promise. The Care Manager will play a pivotal role in developing staff to help realise these ambitions whilst providing the highest quality of care to our young people.

Young people referred to us have experienced significant difficulties in their lives, and many will have faced traumatic and harmful situations and may be experiencing psychological distress; mental health problems; and problems coping with managing feelings and day to day life. We offer a place of safety and nurture where we support young people and their families, alongside the professionals involved in their lives, to make sense of these experiences and to build hope, coping skills and goals for the future. The Care Manager has a lead role to play in this through supporting and supervising our care teams and promoting a safe and welcoming living environment.

As Care Manager, you will be part of the senior staff team and have the responsibility for managing a designated team and area within the centre. Your role will include overall responsibility for planning, prioritising, organising and reviewing the care and support offered to each individual young person in line with their specific strengths, needs, and vulnerabilities. You will lead the delivery of care and support to young people in a safe, secure, nurturing and positive environment; ensuring that the quality of care and the living environment is in keeping with the GSC ethos and legislative, organisational and procedural requirements, and current good practice and guidance. You will lead, supervise and support individual staff members and the team to achieve agreed work plans and objectives, and ensure appropriate opportunities are given to enable people to maximise performance. As part of your duties, you will be required to share in the on-call “out of hours” responsibility for the whole Centre on a rota basis.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with brilliant communication and relationship building and management skills. If that sounds like you, and you are experienced in managing within residential care, or within a similar setting and are passionate about promoting young people’s rights and wellbeing, then this role could be ideal for you. GSC offers employees a great benefits package and you will be joining an enthusiastic and dedicated team.

As we recruit to this post, GSC along with everywhere else is in an extraordinary position give the national and UK epidemic of Covid 19 (Coronavirus). You will be fully supported by colleagues across the senior team as you take up the role at this demanding time. For a full Job Description please contact HR in the first instance.

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Top job! Care Quality Lead

  • Full time
  • £33,702 – £35,666
  • Bishopton
  • Closing 26th November 2021

Are you passionate about young people getting the best care they need to thrive and flourish?

We are all ‘what we eat’, and we are looking for someone with the skills needed to support our care, housekeeping, catering and management teams to ensure that our catering offer is consistently excellent and that young people always experience a safe, healthy, attractive, welcoming and homely living and learning environment

GSC supports vulnerable children, young people and young adults. The GSC campus just outside Bishopton is set in fabulous grounds with a garden wildlife trail and outdoor sports facility. On-campus there are three secure care houses, a close support house & a semi-independent living cottage.

This is an exciting time to join Team GSC as the charity seeks to build on its strong reputation for relational based practice with new and ambitious strategic goals for the growth and development of our young people and our services.

We are seeking to appoint a caring, child-centred, hard-working and resilient individual with a motivation to be a positive role model and make a difference in the overall lives of vulnerable young people. If you have significant experience working in Residential Child Care, with a sound understanding of the needs of vulnerable young people, good analytical and reporting skills and an understanding of quality assurance processes, this new and exciting role at the GSC could appeal to you.

The Care Quality Lead is a key position promoting and upholding the vision and values of the GSC as a place of care, safety and learning through co-ordinating the support services provided for our young people living in Lyle, Kilpatrick, Nevis and Lomond Houses and Hillview Cottage. The role will include directly supporting, guiding and advising our housekeeping and kitchen teams, and working alongside Care Managers to promote a wellbeing focused approach to the catering offer, and the living and learning environments. You will also have a focus on lessening restrictive practices and you will be responsible for monitoring and reporting Data collected and recorded throughout the care houses with the aim of enhancing the care, protection, and nutrition provided for our young people.

The successful candidate should be fully registered with SSSC with supervisory responsibilities and have a sound understanding of record keeping, quality assurance and reporting within Residential Child Care.

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Residential Care Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,235 – £30,944
  • Bishopton
  • Closing 26th November 2021

Are you passionate about helping vulnerable young people thrive and flourish?

Do you have the skills to engage with young people and support them to reach their maximum potential?

GSC supports vulnerable children, young people and young adults. The GSC campus just outside Bishopton offers young people a safe, nurturing and caring environment set in fabulous grounds with a garden wildlife trail and outdoor sports facility. On-campus there are three secure care houses, a close support house & a semi-independent living cottage.

The Residential Care Worker is a key position promoting and upholding the vision and values of the GSC as a place of care, safety and learning.

“Staff try to support you as much as possible to help you maintain a positive image for the future” Young Person

This is an exciting time to join Team GSC as the charity seeks to build on its strong reputation for relational based practice and helping young people to build hope, skills and plans for their future. At GSC we are on a journey with new and ambitious strategic goals for the growth and development of our young people and our services.

We are seeking to appoint caring, child-centred, hard-working and resilient individuals with a motivation to be a positive role model and make a difference in the lives of vulnerable young people. If you have experience working in Residential Child Care or if you are looking for a new and exciting role in the third sector and would welcome the opportunity to help young people achieve their potential, we would love to hear from you.

The successful candidates will ideally have experience of supporting vulnerable young people, are committed to Children’s Rights and have an SVQ Level 3/ HNC or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 7.

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Care & Family Co-ordinator (Qualified Social Worker role)

  • Full time
  • £36,000 – £39,000
  • Bishopton
  • Closing 10th May 2021

Are you passionate about helping vulnerable young people thrive and flourish?

Do you have the skills to engage with young people and support them to reach their maximum potential?

Our purpose is to provide a positive, life-changing experience for young people through individual care, education and skills development focused on promoting young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing and longer-term positive outcomes.

GSC supports vulnerable children, young people and young adults. The GSC campus just outside Bishopton offers young people a safe, nurturing and caring environment set in fabulous grounds with a garden wildlife trail and outdoor sports facility. On-campus there are three secure care houses, a close support house & two semi-independent living cottages.

GSC offers employees a great benefits package and you will be joining an enthusiastic and dedicated team.

Our Care & Family Co-ordinator will join our skilled, committed and experienced Wellbeing team providing a safe, caring and nurturing environment. You will support young people & their families to move forward & you will provide professional advice and contribute to our multi-disciplinary team approach.

We’re looking for a remarkable individual who shares our core values and commitment to making a difference to the lives of vulnerable young people and their families.

This is an exciting time to join Team GSC as the charity seeks to build on its strong reputation for relational based practice and helping young people to build hope, skills and plans for their future. At GSC we are on a journey with new and ambitious strategic goals for the growth and development of our young people and our services.

The successful candidate will have experience of supporting vulnerable young people & their families, are committed to Children’s Rights and have a social work degree or equivalent.

There is also a requirement to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within the first six months of employment. This is a legal requirement within the Care sector for individuals to be registered under the relevant category/ies within the six-month timescale of the commencement of employment.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; are adaptable, reliable, then working as part of our dedicated and experienced team may be a good move for you.

If you are looking for a new and exciting role in the third sector and would welcome the opportunity to help young people achieve their potential, then please contact us today.

We are developing an innovative selection process to have a focus on values and engagement with young people.

“We heard of numerous opportunities for staff to take part in various projects and groups aiming to effect positive changes.” Care Inspection report, June 2020 (February 2020 Inspection)

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Child & Adolescent Therapist

  • Full time or Part time
  • £31,000 – £37,000
  • Bishopton
  • Closing 10th May 2021

Are you passionate about helping vulnerable young people thrive and flourish?

Do you have the skills to engage with young people and support them to reach their maximum potential?

Our purpose is to provide a positive, life-changing experience for young people through individual care, education and skills development focused on promoting young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing and longer-term positive outcomes.

GSC supports vulnerable children, young people and young adults. The GSC campus just outside Bishopton offers young people a safe, nurturing and caring environment set in fabulous grounds with a garden wildlife trail and outdoor sports facility. On-campus there are three secure care houses, a close support house & two semi-independent living cottages.

GSC offers employees a great benefits package and you will be joining an enthusiastic and dedicated team.

This is an exciting time to join Team GSC as the charity seeks to build on its strong reputation for relational based practice and helping young people to build hope, skills and plans for their future. At GSC we are on a journey with new and ambitious strategic goals for the growth and development of our young people and our services.

The Child and Adolescent Therapist will deliver a high-quality service to children, young people and families with complex needs within the Good Shepherd Centre. They will require to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide evidence-based therapies for children, young people and families. The role will involve a mixture of individual clinical work and involvement in the provision of group interventions, in addition to supporting and contributing to the provision of a trauma-informed service for children, young people and families.

“They support us if we are in a bad place. Ask us to chill out. They have a heart of gold.” Young Person

The post holder will uphold and promote the ethos and values of GSC and be registered with the relevant professional body (e.g. Health and Care Professions Council, British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapists)

The successful candidate will have experience of supporting vulnerable young people & their families, are committed to Children’s Rights and have a postgraduate qualification in evidence based specialist therapy; accredited Masters degree or equivalent (for example MA/MSc in Art Therapy or Art Psychotherapy, Post Graduate Certificate / Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Postgraduate Diploma in Dialetical Behaviour Therapy) and/or an undergraduate degree in a relevant professional discipline (e.g. nursing, social work, psychology, occupational therapy.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; are adaptable, reliable, then working as part of our dedicated and experienced team may be a good move for you.

If you are looking for a new and exciting role in the third sector and would welcome the opportunity to help young people achieve their potential, then please contact us today.

We are developing an innovative selection process to have a focus on values and engagement with young people.

“We heard of numerous opportunities for staff to take part in various projects and groups aiming to effect positive changes.” Care Inspection report, June 2020 (February 2020 Inspection)

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Family Support Workers (Part time x 2)

  • Part time
  • £17,309 pro-rata
  • Bishopton
  • Closing 10th May 2021

Are you passionate about helping vulnerable young people thrive and flourish?

Do you have the skills to engage with young people and support them to reach their maximum potential?

Our purpose is to provide a positive, life-changing experience for young people through individual care, education and skills development focused on promoting young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing and longer-term positive outcomes.

GSC supports vulnerable children, young people and young adults. The GSC campus just outside Bishopton offers young people a safe, nurturing and caring environment set in fabulous grounds with a garden wildlife trail and outdoor sports facility. On-campus there are three secure care houses, a close support house & two semi-independent living cottages.

GSC offers employees a great benefits package and you will be joining an enthusiastic and dedicated team.

“We observed staff demonstrating warmth, empathy and compassion for young people through good humoured exchanges and sensitive, caring responses. Through nurturing these trusting relationships with young people, very good outcomes were being realised with young people making positive choices.” – Care Inspection Report 2020

The Family Support Worker will be responsible for the delivery of support services for families/carers and young people living at and making the transition from the Good Shepherd Centre. The role will include the provision of family support, outreach activities and delivery of intervention support which is tailored to the specific needs of families.

This post is funded by The Promise Partnership which was an investment from Scottish Government intended to deliver change in line with Scotland’s commitment to creating capacity in the ‘care system‘ to #KeepThePromise and provide holistic family support. The GSC has made a commitment to Grow Our Supports, Partnerships and Family spaces to nurture relationships and keep young people and families connected.

This is an exciting time to join Team GSC as the charity seeks to build on its strong reputation for relational based practice and helping young people to build hope, skills and plans for their future. At GSC we are on a journey with new and ambitious strategic goals for the growth and development of our young people and our services.

The successful candidates will have experience of supporting vulnerable young people, are committed to Children’s Rights and have an SVQ Level 3/ HNC or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 7, we would love to hear from you.

There is also a requirement to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within the first six months of employment. This is a legal requirement within the Care sector for individuals to be registered under the relevant category within the six-month timescale of the commencement of employment.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; are adaptable, reliable, then working as part of our dedicated and experienced team may be a good move for you.

If you are looking for a new and exciting role in the third sector and would welcome the opportunity to help young people achieve their potential, then please contact us today.

We are developing an innovative selection process to have a focus on values and engagement with young people.

“We heard of numerous opportunities for staff to take part in various projects and groups aiming to effect positive changes.” Care Inspection report, June 2020 (February 2020 Inspection)

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Residential Care Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,235 – £30,944
  • Bishopton
  • Closing 10th May 2021

Are you passionate about helping vulnerable young people thrive and flourish?

Do you have the skills to engage with young people and support them to reach their maximum potential?

Our purpose is to provide a positive, life-changing experience for young people through individual care, education and skills development focused on promoting young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing and longer-term positive outcomes.

GSC supports vulnerable children, young people and young adults. The GSC campus just outside Bishopton offers young people a safe, nurturing and caring environment set in fabulous grounds with a garden wildlife trail and outdoor sports facility. On-campus there are three secure care houses, a close support house & two semi-independent living cottages.

GSC offers employees a great benefits package and you will be joining an enthusiastic and dedicated team.

The Residential Care Worker is a key position promoting and upholding the vision and values of the GSC as a place of care, safety and learning.

“Staff try to support you as much as possible to help you maintain a positive image for the future” Young Person

This is an exciting time to join Team GSC as the charity seeks to build on its strong reputation for relational based practice and helping young people to build hope, skills and plans for their future. At GSC we are on a journey with new and ambitious strategic goals for the growth and development of our young people and our services.

We are seeking to appoint caring, child-centred, hard-working and resilient individuals with a motivation to be a positive role model and make a difference in the lives of vulnerable young people. If you have experience working in Residential Child Care, we would love to hear from you.

The successful candidates will have experience of supporting vulnerable young people, are committed to Children’s Rights and have an SVQ Level 3/ HNC or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 7.

There is also a requirement to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within the first six months of employment. This is a legal requirement within the Care sector for individuals to be registered under the relevant category within the six-month timescale of the commencement of employment.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; are adaptable, reliable, then working as part of our dedicated and experienced team may be a good move for you.

If you are looking for a new and exciting role in the third sector and would welcome the opportunity to help young people achieve their potential, then please contact us today.

We are developing an innovative selection process to have a focus on values and engagement with young people.

“We heard of numerous opportunities for staff to take part in various projects and groups aiming to effect positive changes.” Care Inspection report, June 2020 (February 2020 Inspection)

Please note, as per our company policy, we are strictly unable to accept CV’s.

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