WE ARE SEEKING TO RECRUIT ENTHUSIASTIC AND COMMITTED PROJECT WORKERS TO JOIN OUR SHORT BREAKS SERVICE
We have a number of Full-Time Waking Night Shift positions available working on a rota basis, including
FULL TIME HOURS ARE 40 HOURS - PART-TIME HOURS MAY BE CONSIDERED
Barnardo's Caern Disability Services consists of three unique Projects who deliver a variety of quality services
for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We have done this for over forty years.
Our Caern Short Breaks service supports up to 5 children and young people at any one time aged 5-18 by offering short
break respite packages to them and their families. All staff play an active role in supporting the children,
young people and their families/carers to achieve positive outcomes, as identified in the Young People's
Individual Support Plans.
Ideally you will have experience in working directly with children and young people in a similar setting. Experience
in supporting children and young people with a learning disability and/or Autism would be an advantage.
Communication with the young people is paramount - the key is time tabling; structure; reliability and
consistency. You will be faced with behaviours that challenge, including physical.
The staff team across Caern Services must be fully accepting of our children and be prepared to offer them a
professional relationship based on acceptance and informed by our understanding of their individual needs,
wishes and experiences. We are passionate about the children and young people that we care for, showing
understanding, empathy and consistency in our approach.
You will hold (or be willing to work towards) a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for
example SVQ3 children and young people) plus an HNC in social services. These qualifications are required to
register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as part of your employment. There may be external
grants available to partly fund this.
Please see the attached role profiles detailing further information and the requirements for this role. For an
informal chat about this role – please call 0131 339 8840
Workplace Offer: What it means for you
The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as
we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and
empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage
those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our
Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.
- Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage
their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
- 26 days annual
leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
- The ability to buy up to another 5 days
annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
- A host of family friendly leave options including company
Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
- Service related
sick pay from day 1
- Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from
Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own
- Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group
- Cycle2work scheme
- nterest free season ticket loans
- Discounts and
cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays
and much more via our Benefit Portal
- 20% discount at Barnardo's stores
- Opportunity to
purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
- Free access to round the clock
employee assistance program for advice and support
- Access to Barnardo's Learning and Development
*T&C's apply based on contract
At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been
through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating
to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.
Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively
encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented
Our basis and values