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Residential Worker – Chestnut Wynd

  • Full time
  • £26,318
  • On site: Chestnut Wynd, Granton, Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th July 2024

  • Advertised from 6th June 2024
  • + Overtime Opportunities + Sleep-ins (£43.00 per night). 37 hours per week.


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.


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.

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

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!

Application notes

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.

To apply please visit our website: to download and complete the application and equal opportunity forms.

Completed forms should be sent to by 09:00am on the 4th July 2024.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact us at