Dean and Cauvin Young People's Trust
Dean and Cauvin Young People's Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC013890

Dean and Cauvin Trust is one of Scotland’s oldest charities, and have worked to improve the lives and outcomes for young people and young parents from a care background since 1733.


Current vacancies

Residential Worker – Chestnut Wynd

  • Full time
  • £25,306
  • Senior Practitioner – Chestnut Wynd
  • Closing 11th March 2024

Organisation profile:

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust is one of Edinburgh’s oldest and established charities, providing residential group living and community, family and group work support to children, young people and families. We are committed to implementing The Promise and building strong and caring relationships with our young people rooted in our values of Care, Perseverance, Acceptance and Hope. We provide a scaffolding of love and support around them as they take their first steps towards a confident and independent future.

Role:

This is an exciting opportunity to come and join our team as a Residential Worker based in our new Chestnut Wynd house for young people. Situated in West Granton, our newly-built house provides a safe and nurturing home for up to five young people aged 15-21 and a range of modern facilities and wellbeing spaces designed to help them grow, develop and make a successful transition to young adulthood.

As part of a team you will work closely with the young people we live alongside to provide the daily care and support they need and the advice and guidance to manage their health and wellbeing, independent learning and living skills, education and training needs. Our house staff also work closely with our community-based team to provide additional 1:1 and group supports to young people and to further develop their social and community connections. We work together with families, social work, health services and other colleagues to keep the strengths, aspirations and voice of the young person at the heart of all we do while ensuring their safety and welfare is always maintained.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to be part of our team as we adapt our services to #KeepThePromise. We are looking for skilled individuals who are passionate about working with young people building strong relationships with them. This role will suit someone who understands child development, trauma-informed practice and is skilled in planning and delivering robust assessment and interventions with young people, as well as being positive and thoughtful, and rights focused.

A Residential Worker is a hugely important role for us. As a key part of our team you contribute to creating a culture of nurture and care for our young people while also ensuring the house is maintained and resourced to meet the needs of young people and staff.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to be part of our team as we adapt our services to #KeepThePromise. We are looking for someone who is:

  • An individual who is skilled in planning and delivering a range of 1:1 and group-based practice approaches with young people.
  • Values-led and rights focused.
  • Able to have honest and courageous conversations
  • Passionate about working alongside children, young people and families.
  • Able to build strong and effective relationships with young people, their family and professional and social support networks.
  • Works in a way that that is rooted in an understanding of child and young people’s developmental needs, trauma-informed and restorative approaches.
  • Can undertake assessment and care-planning processes for young people to ensure a focus on positive outcomes.
  • Flexible, creative and fun!

This role involves a shift pattern over a six-week rota and therefore requires weekend working, and sleep-ins.

We are committed to the development of all our staff and the successful applicants will have access to:

  • Regular support and supervision
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Training and learning opportunities.
  • Discounted access to our holiday caravan
  • Our Employee Assistance Scheme

The successful applicant will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). The minimum educational requirement for this post is SCQF Level 7.

If you are someone who can make a difference for young people and have relevant experience with social work, youth/community/family work or other relevant experiences then we want to hear from you!

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Community and Transition Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £25,306
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th January 2024

Organisation profile:

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust is one of Edinburgh’s oldest and established charities, providing residential group living and community, family and group work support to children, young people and families. We are committed to further developing the Trust as ‘a place of hope’ for care-experienced children, young people and families rooted in our values of Care, Perseverance, Acceptance and Hope. By building strong and caring relationships we #KeepThePromise by providing a scaffolding of love and support around children, young people, and families as they take their first steps towards a confident, positive future.

Role:

This is an opportunity to come and join us as a support worker in our Community and Transition team. Based in our St. Johns Road hub, our team provide a range of practical, social and emotional 1:1, group and whole-family support to children, young people and families who have experiences of care to help them:

  • Move on from residential living to independent life and living in the community
  • Develop healthy relationships, connections and mental wellbeing
  • Build confidence, education, skills and training
  • Be confident and supportive parents

Our team work closely with:

  1. Our residential house teams in North Edinburgh and Willowbrae to provide additional support to the children and young people living alongside us to provide additional 1:1 and group supports to and to further develop their social and community connections.
  2. Young people who have lived with us and are now requiring ongoing support in the community or supported living in one of our community flats.
  3. Children, young people and families from the wider care community who require support.

We work together with families, social work, health services and other colleagues to keep the strengths, aspirations and voice of children, young people and families at the heart of all we do while ensuring their safety and welfare is always maintained.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to be part of our team as we develop our services to #KeepThePromise.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is skilled in delivering a range of 1:1 and group interventions and supports.
  • Can work in a values-led and rights focused way
  • Has an understanding of the difficulties faced by young people who are or have recently been ‘looked after’ in a care setting.
  • Is passionate about working alongside children, young people and families
  • Able to build strong and effective relationships with young people, families and professional and social support networks.
  • Is able to deliver new ways of working including working on mornings/evenings and weekends
  • Is committed to delivering The Promise

We are committed to the development of all our staff and the successful applicants will have access to:

  • Regular support and supervision
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Training and learning opportunities.
  • Discounted access to our holiday caravan
  • Our Employee Assistance Scheme

If you are someone who can make a difference for young people and have relevant experience with social work, youth/community/family work or other relevant experiences then we want to hear from you.

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This vacancy has now closed

Residential Worker– Chestnut Wynd

  • Full time
  • £25,306 – £29,785
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th November 2023

This is an exciting opportunity to come and join our team as a Residential Worker based in our new Chestnut Wynd house for young people. Situated in West Granton, our newly-built house provides a safe and nurturing home for up to five young people aged 15-21 and a range of modern facilities and wellbeing spaces designed to help them grow, develop and make a successful transition to young adulthood.

As part of a team you will work closely with the young people we live alongside to provide the daily care and support they need and the advice and guidance to manage their health and wellbeing, independent learning and living skills, education and training needs. Our house staff also work closely with our community-based team to provide additional 1:1 and group supports to young people and to further develop their social and community connections. We work together with families, social work, health services and other colleagues to keep the strengths, aspirations and voice of the young person at the heart of all we do while ensuring their safety and welfare is always maintained.

A residential worker is a hugely important role for us. As keyworker to a young person you will be a trusted and key individual for them, working closely alongside them to develop the help and support they need. As a key part of our team you contribute to creating a culture of nurture and care for our young people while also ensuring the house is maintained and resourced to meet the needs of young people and staff.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to be part of our team as we adapt our services to #KeepThePromise. We are looking for someone who is:

  • An individual who is skilled in planning and delivering a range of 1:1 and group-based practice approaches with young people.
  • Values-led and rights focused.
  • Able to have honest and courageous conversations
  • Passionate about working alongside children, young people and families.
  • Able to build strong and effective relationships with young people, their family and professional and social support networks.
  • Works in a way that that is rooted in an understanding of child and young people’s developmental needs, trauma-informed and restorative approaches.
  • Can undertake assessment and care-planning processes for young people to ensure a focus on positive outcomes.
  • Flexible, creative and fun!

This role involves a shift pattern over a four-week rota and therefore requires weekend working, and sleep-ins.

We are committed to the development of all our staff and the successful applicants will have access to:

  • Regular support and supervision
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Training and learning opportunities.
  • Discounted access to our holiday caravan
  • Our Employee Assistance Scheme

If you are someone who can make a difference for young people and have relevant experience with social work, youth/community/family work or other relevant experiences then we want to hear from you!

Organisation profile:

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust is one of Edinburgh’s oldest and established charities, providing residential group living and community, family and group work support to children, young people and families. We are committed to implementing The Promise and building strong and caring relationships with our young people rooted in our values of Care, Perseverance, Acceptance and Hope. We provide a scaffolding of love and support around them as they take their first steps towards a confident and independent future.

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This vacancy has now closed

Community and Transition Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,306 – £29,785 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th September 2023

Organisation profile:

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust is one of Edinburgh’s oldest and established charities, providing residential group living and community, family and group work support to children, young people and families. We are committed to further developing the Trust as ‘a place of hope’ for care-experienced children, young people and families rooted in our values of Care, Perseverance, Acceptance and Hope. By building strong and caring relationships we #KeepThePromise by providing a scaffolding of love and support around children, young people, and families as they take their first steps towards a confident, positive future.

Role:

This is an opportunity to come and join us as a support worker in our Community and Transition team. Based in our St. Johns Road hub, our team provide a range of practical, social and emotional 1:1, group and whole-family support to children, young people and families who have experiences of care to help them:

  • Move on from residential living to independent life and living in the community
  • Develop healthy relationships, connections and mental wellbeing
  • Build confidence, education, skills and training
  • Be confident and supportive parents

Our team work closely with:

  1. Our residential house teams in North Edinburgh and Willowbrae to provide additional support to the children and young people living alongside us to provide additional 1:1 and group supports to and to further develop their social and community connections.
  2. Young people who have lived with us and are now requiring ongoing support in the community or supported living in one of our community flats.
  3. Children, young people and families from the wider care community who require support.

We work together with families, social work, health services and other colleagues to keep the strengths, aspirations and voice of children, young people and families at the heart of all we do while ensuring their safety and welfare is always maintained.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to be part of our team as we develop our services to #KeepThePromise.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is skilled in delivering a range of 1:1 and group interventions and supports.
  • Can work in a values-led and rights focused way
  • Has an understanding of the difficulties faced by young people who are or have recently been ‘looked after’ in a care setting.
  • Is passionate about working alongside children, young people and families
  • Able to build strong and effective relationships with young people, families and professional and social support networks.
  • Is able to deliver new ways of working including working on mornings/evenings and weekends
  • Is committed to delivering The Promise

We are committed to the development of all our staff and the successful applicants will have access to:

  • Regular support and supervision
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Training and learning opportunities.
  • Discounted access to our holiday caravan
  • Our Employee Assistance Scheme

If you are someone who can make a difference for young people and have relevant experience with social work, youth/community/family work or other relevant experiences then we want to hear from you.

The successful applicant will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). The minimum educational requirement for this post is SCQF Level 7.

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This vacancy has now closed

Community and Transition Peer Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th September 2023

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust is one of Edinburgh’s oldest and established charities, providing residential group living and community, family and group work support to children, young people and families. We are committed to implementing The Promise and building strong and caring relationships with our young people rooted in our values of Care, Perseverance, Acceptance and Hope. We provide a scaffolding of love and support around them as they take their first steps towards a confident and independent future.

Role:

This is an opportunity to come and join us as Peer worker in our Community and Transition team. Based in our St. Johns Road hub, our team provide a range of practical, social and emotional 1:1, group and whole-family support to children, young people and families who have experiences of care to help them:

  • Move on from residential living to independent life and living in the community
  • Develop healthy relationships, connections and mental wellbeing
  • Build confidence, education, skills and training
  • Be confident and supportive parents

Our team work closely with:

  1. Our residential house teams in Leith and Willowbrae to provide additional support to the children and young people living alongside us to provide additional 1:1 and group supports to and to further develop their social and community connections
  2. Young people who have lived with us and are now requiring ongoing support in the community or supported living in one of our community flats
  3. Children, young people and families from the wider care community who require support.

We work together with families, social work, health services and other colleagues to keep the strengths, aspirations and voice of children, young people and families at the heart of all we do while ensuring their safety and welfare is always maintained.

The Community and Transition Peer Worker role is part of our development as an organisation, to ensure those with direct experiences of care are included in our work and that this helps us promote better inclusion, participation and peer-led approaches with those we currently support.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to be part of our team as we adapt our services to #KeepThePromise.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has personal lived experiences of care
  • Is able to model the key skills and attributes need to move towards independent adult life.
  • Can work in a values-led and rights focused way
  • Has an understanding of the difficulties faced by young people who are or have recently been ‘looked after’ in a care setting.
  • Is passionate about working alongside children, young people and families
  • Able to build strong and effective relationships with young people, families and professional and social support networks.

If you are someone who can make a difference for children, young people and families and have relevant experiences and skills then we want to hear from you.

We are committed to the development of all our staff and the successful applicants will have access to training and development opportunities as well as other employee benefits.

The successful applicant will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

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This vacancy has now closed

Night Awake Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,306 – £29,785 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st August 2023

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust is one of Edinburgh’s oldest and established charities, providing residential group living and community, family and group work support to children, young people and families. We are committed to implementing The Promise and building strong and caring relationships with our young people rooted in our values of Care, Perseverance, Acceptance and Hope. We provide a scaffolding of love and support around them as they take their first steps towards a confident and independent future.

Role:

We are currently looking to recruit a Night Awake Worker based at our 5- bed residential home that provides accommodation to young people. The successful candidate will be a creative thinker with a positive and flexible attitude and will actively promote equality, diversity, anti-discriminatory and non-judgemental practice. They will always have a clear understanding of the nature and limits of the work role and a clear awareness of the power imbalance when working with Looked After and Accommodated Young People and work to protect them from harm and abuse.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to be part of our team as we adapt our services to #KeepThePromise. We are looking for someone who is:

• Skilled and experienced in delivering direct work.

• Passionate about working with young people and their families.

• Able to build strong and loving relationships.

• Understands child development and trauma-informed practice.

• Positive, thoughtful, and rights focused.

We are committed to the development of all our staff and the successful applicants will have access to training and development opportunities as well as other employee benefits.

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This vacancy has now closed

Finance and HR Administrator

  • Part time
  • £25,180 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th February 2023

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust is one of Edinburgh’s oldest and established charities, providing residential group living and community, family and group work support to children, young people and families. We are committed to further developing the Trust as ‘a place of hope’ for care-experienced children, young people and families rooted in our values of Care, Perseverance, Acceptance and Hope. By building strong and caring relationships we #KeepThePromise by providing a scaffolding of love and support around children, young people, and families as they take their first steps towards a confident, positive future.

Role:

This is an opportunity to come and join us in the role of Finance & HR Administrator based in our St. Johns Road hub. Working closely with the Corporate Services Manager, and the wider management team, the role will suit a dynamic and dedicated individual who will be required to fulfil a number of operational tasks to ensure the smooth running of the Trust.

The post-holder will work to support the Corporate Services Manager in delivering high quality reports and services that meet the needs of the management team and Board of Governors, which in turn will help the wider staff team support the children, young people and families supported by the Trust in our residential houses, community flats, fostering service and in the wider community.

We are looking for someone who:

• Has a minimum AAT Level 2 qualification or similar.

• Has a proven track record of at least 2 years in finance and HR administration of a small to medium-sized business.

• Has excellent organisation skills with the ability to structure processes and set up efficient systems to support the Trust’s operations.

• Is consistent and accurate and has an eye for detail.

• Has experience in and be committed to following careful procedures to protect the sensitive personal data involved in this role.

• Has excellent numerical skills and good knowledge of Excel.

• Can learn quickly, be adaptable, flexible and able to work in the ever-changing context of a growing organisation.

• Is able to take the initiative and take a creative problem-solving approach.

• Has well-developed interpersonal skills, working well independently and as part of a small team, and collaborating well with colleagues.

• Is comfortable with using IT programs/software and has some technical understanding.

If you are someone who can make a difference for children, young people and families and have relevant experience in a finance and HR role then we want to hear from you.

We are committed to the development of all our staff and the successful applicants will have access to training and development opportunities as well as other employee benefits.

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This vacancy has now closed

Team Leader – Community Team

  • Full time
  • £36,878
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th January 2023

Organisation profile:

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust is one of Edinburgh’s oldest and established charities, providing residential group living and community, family and group work support to children, young people and families. We are committed to further developing the Trust as ‘a place of hope’ for care-experienced children, young people and families rooted in our values of Care, Perseverance, Acceptance and Hope. By building strong and caring relationships we #KeepThePromise by providing a scaffolding of love and support around children, young people, and families as they take their first steps towards a confident, positive future.

Role:

This is an opportunity to come and join us as Team Leader of our Community Team. Based in our St. Johns Road hub, our community team provide a range of practical, social and emotional 1:1, group and whole-family support to children, young people and families who have experiences of care to help them:

  • Move on from residential living to independent life and living in the community
  • Develop healthy relationships, connections and mental wellbeing
  • Build confidence, education, skills and training
  • Be confident and supportive parents

Our team work closely with:

  1. Our residential house teams in Leith and Willowbrae to provide additional support to the children and young people living alongside us to provide additional 1:1 and group supports to and to further develop their social and community connections
  2. Young people who have lived with us and are now requiring ongoing support in the community or supported living in one of our community flats
  3. Children, young people and families from the wider care community who require support.

We work together with families, social work, health services and other colleagues to keep the strengths, aspirations and voice of children, young people and families at the heart of all we do while ensuring their safety and welfare is always maintained.

The community Team Leader role is pivotal to this. Tasked with the day-to-day operations of the community team, you are expected to lead, support and supervise a staff team to create a culture of nurture and care for children, young people and families while also managing a small caseload of your own.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to be part of our team as we adapt our services to #KeepThePromise including help develop our small number of community flats that enable supported living.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Able to lead, support and supervise others.
  • Values-led and rights focused.
  • Able to have honest and courageous conversations
  • An experienced individual who is skilled in a range of 1:1 and group-based practice approaches
  • Passionate about working alongside children, young people and families
  • Able to build strong and effective relationships with young people, their family and professional and social support networks.
  • Able to lead, develop and model practice that is rooted in an understanding of child and young people’s developmental needs, trauma-informed and restorative approaches.
  • Can coordinate and monitor the referral, assessment and care-planning processes for young people to focus on positive, person-centred outcomes.

If you are someone who can make a difference for children, young people and families and have relevant experience with social work, youth/community/family work or other relevant experiences then we want to hear from you.

The Team Leader role involves a shift pattern over a four-week rota and supporting our on-call rota and therefore requires weekend working, and sleep-ins.

We are committed to the development of all our staff and the successful applicants will have access to training and development opportunities as well as other employee benefits

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This vacancy has now closed

Team Leader – Residential House Team

  • Full time
  • £36,878
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th January 2023

Organisation profile:

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust is one of Edinburgh’s oldest and established charities, providing residential group living and community, family and group work support to children, young people and families. We are committed to further developing the Trust as ‘a place of hope’ for care-experienced children, young people and families rooted in our values of Care, Perseverance, Acceptance and Hope. By building strong and caring relationships we #KeepThePromise by providing a scaffolding of love and support around children, young people and families as they take their first steps towards a confident, positive future.

Role:

This is an opportunity to come and join us as Team Leader of our house for young people aged 13-21. Currently based in Leith, this a small residential house supporting five young people at any one time and provides a safe and nurturing home to help support them grow and develop as individuals to help them on their journey towards life in the community.

Our team work closely with the young people we live alongside to provide the daily care and support they need and the advice and guidance to manage their health and wellbeing, independent learning and living skills, education and training needs. Our house staff also work closely with our community-based team to provide additional 1:1 and group supports to young people and to further develop their social and community connections. We work together with families, social work, health services and other colleagues to keep the strengths, aspirations and voice of the young person at the heart of all we do while ensuring their safety and welfare is always maintained.

The house Team Leader role is pivotal to this. Tasked with the day-to-day operations of the house, you are expected to lead, support and supervise a staff team to create a culture of nurture and care for young people while also ensuring the house is maintained and resourced to meet the needs of young people and staff.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to be part of our team as we adapt our services to #KeepThePromise - including moving to our new state-of-the-art house in Granton in Autumn 2023.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Able to lead, support and supervise others.
  • Values-led and rights focused.
  • Able to have honest and courageous conversations
  • An experienced individual who is skilled in coordinating a range of 1:1 and group-based practice approaches suitable for group living.
  • Passionate about working alongside children, young people and families
  • Able to build strong and effective relationships with young people, their family and professional and social support networks.
  • Able to lead, develop and model practice that is rooted in an understanding of child and young people’s developmental needs, trauma-informed and restorative approaches.
  • Can coordinate and monitor the referral, assessment, and care-planning processes for young people to focus on positive outcomes.

If you are someone who can make a difference for children, young people and families and have relevant experience with social work, youth/community/family work or other relevant experiences then we want to hear from you.

The Team Leader role involves a shift pattern over a four-week rota and supporting our on-call rota and therefore requires weekend working, and sleep-ins.

We are committed to the development of all our staff and the successful applicants will have access to training and development opportunities as well as other employee benefits.

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Senior Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £31,339
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th November 2022

This is an opportunity to come and join our team as a Senior Practitioner, primarily based at Cauvin House. Cauvin House is a small, residential space that can support three mums and babies at any one time, providing a safe and nurturing house to help support them grow and develop as individuals and as a parent to enable a supportive return to independent life in the community.

Our team work closely with mums and their babies to provide the advice and guidance they may need to build their attachment and bond with their child, to support their own individual health, wellbeing and independent living skills and ensuring that their babies own growth and developmental needs are being met. We work together with families, social work, health and other colleagues to ensure the strengths and voice of the young person are at the heart of all we do while the safety and welfare of the child is always maintained. We work closely with colleagues across the Trust to ensure we are taking a family and community-based approach to work and to create positive onward transitions for mothers and babies.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to be part of our team as we adapt our services to #KeepThePromise. We are looking for skilled individuals who are passionate about working with young people, their babies and families to building strong and loving relationships with them and is able to support and supervise others to create a culture of nurture and care. Someone who understands child development, trauma-informed practice and is skilled in planning and delivering robust assessment and interventions with parents. Someone who is positive and thoughtful, and rights focused.

The residential role involves a shift pattern over a four-week rota, that requires weekend working, lone working and sleep-ins. As part of the Dean and Cauvin team, you will also cover shifts at our Portland Street house when required.

We are committed to the development of all our staff and the successful applicants will have access to training and development opportunities as well as other employee benefits.

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This vacancy has now closed

Night Awake Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,185 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th October 2022

We are currently looking to recruit a Night Awake Worker based at our 5- bed residential home that provides accommodation to young people. The successful candidate will be a creative thinker with a positive and flexible attitude and will actively promote equality, diversity, anti-discriminatory and non-judgemental practice. They will always have a clear understanding of the nature and limits of the work role and a clear awareness of the power imbalance when working with Looked After and Accommodated Young People and work to protect them from harm and abuse.

Joining our team you will enjoy the following benefits:

• Staff Appreciation Vouchers

• Staff well-being days

• Staff Benefits such as cycle scheme and tech scheme

• Access to our 3 bedroom deluxe caravan at Haven Berwick

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This vacancy has now closed

Residential Worker (part time)

  • Part time
  • £25,180 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th July 2022

This is an opportunity to come and join our team as a residential worker, primarily based at Cauvin House. Cauvin House is a small, residential space that can support three young women aged 16 to 21 years and their babies at any one time, providing a safe and nurturing house to help support young people grow and develop as individuals and as a parent.

Our team work closely with mums, their babies and family to provide the advice and guidance they may need to build their attachment and bond with their child, to support their own individual health, wellbeing and independent living skills and ensuring that their babies own growth and developmental needs are being met. We work together with social work, health and other key professionals to ensure the strengths and voice of the young person are at the heart of all we do while the safety and welfare of the child is always maintained.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to be part of our team. We are looking for skilled individuals who are passionate about working with young people and their babies and to building strong and loving relationships with them. Someone who understands child development and trauma-informed practice. Someone who is positive and thoughtful, and rights focused.

The residential role involves a shift pattern over a four-week rota, that requires weekend working, lone working and sleep-ins. As part of the Dean and Cauvin team, you will also cover shifts at our Portland Street house when required.

We are committed to the development of all our staff and the successful applicants will have access to training and development opportunities as well as other employee benefits.

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This vacancy has now closed

Parent and Child Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,980
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th August 2022

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust is one of Edinburgh’s oldest and established charities, providing residential group living and community, family and group work support to children, young people and families. We are committed to implementing The Promise and building strong and caring relationships with our young people to provide a scaffolding of love and support around them as they take their first steps towards a confident and independent future.

Role:

This is an opportunity to come and join our team as a residential worker, primarily based at Cauvin House for mums and babies. Cauvin House is a small, residential space that can support three young women aged 16 to 21 years and their babies at any one time, providing a safe and nurturing house to help support young people grow and develop as individuals and as a parent.

Our team work closely with mums and their babies to provide the advice and guidance they may need to build their attachment and bond with their child, to support their own individual health, wellbeing and independent living skills and ensuring that their babies own growth and developmental needs are being met. We work together with social work, health and other key professionals to ensure the strengths and voice of the young person are at the heart of all we do while the safety and welfare of the child is always maintained.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to be part of our team. We are looking for skilled individuals who are passionate about working with young people and their babies and to building strong and loving relationships with them. Someone who understands child development and trauma-informed practice. Someone who is positive and thoughtful, and rights-focused.

The residential role involves a shift pattern over a four-week rota, that requires weekend working, lone working and sleep-ins. As part of the Dean and Cauvin team, you will also cover shifts at our Portland Street house when required.

We are committed to the development of all our staff and the successful applicants will have access to training and development opportunities as well as other employee benefits.

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Supervising Social Worker – Fostering

  • Part time
  • £30,505 pro-rata
  • 68 St John’s Road Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th July 2022

Role:

Dean & Cauvin Young People’s Trust are seeking to recruit a Social Worker to play a lead role in developing and expanding our fostering service, ROOM4U. The successful candidate will provide support to our current foster carers and will take the lead in the recruitment and assessment of new carers. The candidate should have a good understanding of fostering regulations and practice and must be committed to improving the lives of children and young people.

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be required to become a PVG Scheme member or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made.

Organisation Profile

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust are a family of interconnected services. We provide residential group living, supported tenancies, community outreach, fostering and group work offering a continuum of care and support in the life space of young people.

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Night Awake Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,180 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th July 2022

We are currently looking to recruit a Night Awake Worker based at our 5- bed residential unit that provides accommodation to young people. The successful candidate will be a creative thinker with a positive and flexible attitude and will actively promote equality, diversity, anti-discriminatory and non-judgemental practice. They will always have a clear understanding of the nature and limits of the work role and a clear awareness of the power imbalance when working with Looked After and Accommodated Young People and work to protect them from harm and abuse.

Organisation profile:

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust are a family of interconnected services. We provide residential group living, supported tenancies, community outreach, fostering and group work offering a continuum of care and support in the life space of young people.

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Residential Worker (full time)

  • Full time
  • £25,180
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th May 2022

We are currently looking to recruit a Full Time Residential Worker based at our 5- bed residential project in Portland Street that provides accommodation to young people. The successful candidate will be a creative thinker with a positive and flexible attitude and will actively promote equality, diversity, anti-discriminatory and non-judgemental practice. They will always have a clear understanding of the nature and limits of the work role and a clear awareness of the power imbalance when working with Looked After and Accommodated Young People and work to protect them from harm and abuse.

Organisation profile:

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust are a family of interconnected services. We provide residential group living, supported tenancies, community outreach, fostering and group work offering a continuum of care and support in the life space of young people.

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Residential Worker (full time and part time)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,180
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th May 2022

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust is one of Edinburgh’s oldest and established charities, providing residential group living and community, family and group work support to children, young people and families. We are committed to implementing The Promise and building strong and caring relationships with our young people to provide a scaffolding of love and support around them as they take their first steps towards a confident and independent future.

Role:

This is an opportunity to come and join our team as a residential worker, primarily based at Cauvin House for mums and babies. Cauvin House is a small, residential space that can support three young women aged 16 to 21 years and their babies at any one time, providing a safe and nurturing house to help support young people grow and develop as individuals and as a parent.

Our team work closely with mums and their babies to provide the advice and guidance they may need to build their attachment and bond with their child, to support their own individual health, wellbeing and independent living skills and ensuring that their babies own growth and developmental needs are being met. We work together with social work, health and other key professionals to ensure the strengths and voice of the young person are at the heart of all we do while the safety and welfare of the child is always maintained.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to be part of our team. We are looking for skilled individuals who are passionate about working with young people and their babies and to building strong and loving relationships with them. Someone who understands child development and trauma-informed practice. Someone who is positive and thoughtful, and rights focused.

The residential role involves a shift pattern over a four-week rota, that requires weekend working, lone working and sleep-ins. As part of the Dean and Cauvin team, you will also cover shifts at our Portland Street house when required.

We are committed to the development of all our staff and the successful applicants will have access to training and development opportunities as well as other employee benefits.

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Aftercare Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £25,180
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th April 2022

Organisation profile:

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust are one of Edinburgh’s oldest and established charities, providing residential group living, community, family and group work support to children, young people and families. We are committed to implementing The Promise and building strong and caring relationships with our young people to provide a scaffolding of love, care and support around them as they take their first steps towards a confident and independent future.

Role:

This is an exciting opportunity to come and join our Dean and Cauvin team as we support care-experienced young people aged 16 to 26 years, their children and families at the times that matter most as they develop into adulthood, parenthood, into a new home, college or work.

We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual who is skilled in one to one, group and community work to support young people:

· Move on from residential living to independent life in the community

· Develop healthy relationships, connections and mental wellbeing

· Build confidence, skills and training

· Be confident and supportive parents

Successful candidates will work closely with young people to plan and create support that meets their individual needs and will lead and develop work that ensures the voices of young people are st the heart of all we do at Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust via issue-based group work, peer mentoring and other participation-focused approaches.

We are looking for someone who is:

· Confident and knowledgeable about the issues that can affect young people

· Passionate about upholding the rights of children and young people

· Able to build strong, honest and trusting relationships

· Determined to always do the right thing for children, young people and families

· Flexible, creative and fun

· Committed to delivering The Promise

If you are someone who can make a difference for young people and have relevant experience with social work, youth/community/family work or other relevant experiences then we want to hear from you.

We are committed to the development of all our staff and the successful applicants will have access to training and development opportunities as well as other employee benefits.

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Aftercare Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,180 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th April 2022

Organisation profile:

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust are one of Edinburgh’s oldest and established charities, providing residential group living, community, family and group work support to children, young people and families. We are committed to implementing The Promise and building strong and caring relationships with our young people to provide a scaffolding of love, care and support around them as they take their first steps towards a confident and independent future.

This is an exciting opportunity to come and join our Dean and Cauvin team as we support care-experienced young people aged 16 to 26 years, their children and families at the times that matter most as they develop into adulthood, parenthood, into a new home, college or work.

We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual who is skilled in one to one, group and community work to support young people:

  • Move on from residential living to independent life in the community
  • Develop healthy relationships, connections and mental wellbeing
  • Build confidence, skills and training
  • Be confident and supportive parents

Successful candidates will work closely with young people to plan and create support that meets their individual needs and will lead and develop work that ensures the voices of young people are at the heart of all we do at Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust via issue-based group work, peer mentoring and other participation-focused approaches.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Confident and knowledgeable about the issues that can affect young people
  • Passionate about upholding the rights of children and young people
  • Able to build strong, honest and trusting relationships
  • Determined to always do the right thing for children, young people and families
  • Flexible, creative and fun
  • Committed to delivering The Promise

If you are someone who can make a difference for young people and have relevant experience with social work, youth/community/family work or other relevant experiences then we want to hear from you.

We are committed to the development of all our staff and the successful applicants will have access to training and development opportunities as well as other employee benefits.

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Night Awake Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st January 2022

Part-time 10 hours per week

The vacancy is for Sunday night.

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust are a family of interconnected services. We provide residential group living, supported tenancies, community outreach, fostering and group work offering a continuum of care and support in the life space of young people.

We are currently looking to recruit a Night Awake Worker based at our 5- bed residential unit that provides accommodation to young people. The successful candidate will be a creative thinker with a positive and flexible attitude and will actively promote equality, diversity, anti-discriminatory and non-judgemental practice. They will always have a clear understanding of the nature and limits of the work role and a clear awareness of the power imbalance when working with Looked After and Accommodated Young People and work to protect them from harm and abuse.

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Pathways Coordinator (PT)

  • Part time
  • £25,280 – £27,945 pro-rata
  • 68 St John’s Road Edinburgh and will include lone working in the community + home working
  • Closing 19th November 2021

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust have been supporting care experienced children and young people since 1733. We are looking for an organised, solution-focused, and compassionate member of staff. You must be committed and passionate about improving the lives of young people. You must also be inquisitive and resourceful and take pride in delivering an exemplary level of aftercare support.

A relevant degree level professional qualification, or extensive relevant experience is essential. Significant experience of working with young people is essential, ideally supporting young people leaving care. An excellent understanding of child and adult protection legislation and procedures is also essential. The successful candidate must have excellent report writing, organisational and communication skills.

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be required to become a PVG Scheme member or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made.

For an informal discussion please call Carolyn Thomson on 0131 297 7323 or 07795621789.

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Deputy Chief Executive Officer

  • Full time
  • £51,057
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th October 2021

The Dean and Cauvin Trust is one of Edinburgh's oldest charities, established in 1733 to provide care for children. Our aim today is to provide a continuum of care for young people aged 13 to 26 years, and in some cases their children, as they make the transition from being accommodated in care services to living independently in the community. Currently, there are four services: two small residential units, one offering accommodation for young people aged 15 to 17 years, the other catering for young mothers and their babies; a teenage fostering service (Room4U) and an after care team, supporting ex-residents up until the age of 26.

We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated individual with a relevant social work and/ or management qualification (or equivalent). You will come with considerable experience of managing staff and finances and of making funding applications. The individual appointed will be strongly committed to improving the life chances of looked after children and young people. Candidates for the position will have a good knowledge of young people's services, outstanding leadership and strategy skills and the ability to motivate staff teams

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ROOM4U Foster Carers

  • Full time
  • Sessional
  • Within 40 miles of the City of Edinburgh boundary
  • Closing 27th September 2021

"You could make a big difference to a young persons life”. Enquire today to become a foster carer.

Room4U Teenage Fostering service provides high quality full time and short break foster placements for young people and/or young parents and babies.

We are looking for foster carers who are enthusiastic and able to:

  • Offer full time care to a young person aged 12+ or a young parent and their baby; or
  • Offer short term breaks to these young people and, where applicable, their babies.

Our foster carers are a diverse group of people from all walks of life and come from all sorts of backgrounds. However, they do have one thing in common: a passion for transforming the lives of some of Scotland’s most vulnerable young people.

We are looking for individuals who have the skills below:

  • Enjoy working as part of a team;
  • Can be flexible, able to negotiate and compromise;
  • Are tolerant, energetic, reflective, resourceful and resilient;
  • Willing to undertake training and professional development opportunities
  • Have a spare bedroom for sole use for a young person or a parent and baby;
  • Live within 40 miles of the City of Edinburgh boundary.

Our foster carers benefit from being part of a well-established organisation and will have access to support from our staff team as well as an extensive training programme. Foster carers will benefit from generous weekly fees and allowances, subscription to fostering network membership and 24/7 on call support.

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Parenting Worker

  • Full time
  • £28,225
  • 68 St John’s Road, Edinburgh, EH12 8AT (currently blended with home working)
  • Closing 9th August 2021

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust have been supporting care experienced children and young people since 1733.

We are seeking to recruit a compassionate professional to support care experienced parents and their young children. The purpose of the post is to support parents to develop positive relationships with their children, whilst keeping them safe in a loving nurturing environment. A relevant professional qualification is essential. A sound knowledge of safeguarding and child development is essential, as is experience of working with partners. Experience of parenting work would be advantageous. Excellent report writing and communication skills are essential.

This post is externally funded. A significant training programme will be offered to the successful candidate.

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be required to become a PVG Scheme member or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made.

Based at 68 St John’s Road, Edinburgh (currently blended office / home based) and will include significant lone working in the community.

35 hours per week, including some evening and occasional weekend work. Salary £28,225. Part-time hours and/or job share, or secondments would be considered.

For an informal chat about this role, please call Stephen Bermingham on 07711424278 or Carolyn Thompson on 07795621789.

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Residential Workers

  • Full time
  • £23,980.93
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th June 2021

We are currently looking to recruit a residential workers based at Cauvin House. Cauvin House is a small residential Mother and Baby unit run by the Trust. It provides residential accommodation for a maximum of three young women aged 16 to 21 years and their babies. Cauvin House offers a nurturing place to help support young parents and their babies and provides an environment which safeguards and promotes child welfare. Mums and their babies have the opportunity to develop parenting and independent living skills, with assistance and advice from residential staff. Cauvin House works collaboratively with Social Work and all other key professionals including health.

The successful candidate will be a creative thinker with a positive and flexible attitude and will actively promote equality, diversity, anti-discriminatory and non-judgemental practice. Good written and verbal communication is required.

The residential role involves a shift pattern over a six week rota, that requires weekend working, lone working and sleep ins.

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Night Awake Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th March 2021

We are currently looking to recruit a Night Awake Worker based at our 5- bed residential unit that provides accommodation to young people. The successful candidate will be a creative thinker with a positive and flexible attitude and will actively promote equality, diversity, anti-discriminatory and non-judgemental practice. They will always have a clear understanding of the nature and limits of the work role and a clear awareness of the power imbalance when working with Looked After and Accommodated Young People and work to protect them from harm and abuse.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

The successful applicant will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). HNC/SVQ level 3 or other relevant qualification recognised by SSSC for registration purposes.

Organisation profile:

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust are a family of interconnected services. We provide residential group living, supported tenancies, community outreach, fostering and group work offering a continuum of care and support in the life space of young people.

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ROOM4U Foster Carers

  • Other
  • TBC
  • 40 miles of the City of Edinburgh boundary
  • Closing 31st March 2021

“Have you got room in your home and heart to foster a teenager?” is the question posed by Room4U, Scotland’s newest fostering agency.

Room4U teenage fostering service provides high quality full time and short break foster placements for teenagers and young parents and babies accommodated by local authorities in South East Scotland.

We are looking for couples and single people willing and able to:

  • Offer a full time home to a young person aged 12+ or a young parent and their baby; or
  • Offer short term breaks to these young people and, where applicable, their babies.

Foster carers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and walks of life. Foster carers can be young or more mature, have children or be childless, employed or unemployed, home owners or renters. Foster carers come from different ethnic backgrounds and have a variety of faiths or none. Room4U foster carers will be people who:

  • Have already enjoyed caring for teenagers at home or work or in a voluntary capacity;
  • Enjoy working as part of a team;
  • Can be flexible, able to negotiate and compromise;
  • Are calm, tolerant, energetic, resourceful and resilient
  • Have a spare bedroom for sole use of a teenager or a parent and baby;
  • Live within 30 miles of the City of Edinburgh boundary.

Room4U foster carers benefit from being part of a well-established organisation and will access support from our staff team as well as an extensive training programme. Foster carers will benefit from generous weekly fees and allowances.

Although Room4U is new, we are part of one of the oldest child care organisation in Scotland, the Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust, which has been in existence since 1733. Room4U brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of adolescents and young parents and babies to the fostering service.

Foster carers are self employed and will not be employees of the Trust.

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