Assistant Residential Worker (5461)

Falkirk, Stirlingshire
£9.61 per hour. 


Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

The role

Do you have what it takes to make a difference? We are looking for that special person who can make sure each and every one of our children and young people are safe, relaxed and well supported during their stay at Tayavalla.

Tayavalla is a short breaks service based in Camelon, Falkirk offering residential short breaks to children and young people with complex health care needs, learning and physical disabilities. We encourage inclusion, ensuring that the children and young people are part of the wider community, through outings and activities we aim to provide a fun and stimulating environment for all our young people.

We are looking for casual workers to be flexible enough to work shifts on a last minute basis to cover sickness, holidays and ad hoc shift requests.


You will make a difference by:

-Supporting children to achieve positive outcomes for their future.

-Providing a safe environment for them to enjoy time with their friends.

-Giving families the break they need to continue supporting their children.

-Assisting the children in all aspects of their care and supporting their health and wellbeing.

You will need:

-A qualification to register with the Scottish Social Services Council as a residential child care worker

-Ideally, a HNC and SVQ 3 in a social care discipline, or a qualification in social care, nursing, education, which would meet the registration requirements.

-Applications from candidates with only a HNC qualification will be considered as the opportunity to undertake SVQ studies will exist.

-Knowledge and experience of supporting children with a disability would also be an advantage.


The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.


We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

For more information, please contact Anne Marie Wilson on 07741627578 or email  recruitmentservice@actionforchildren.org.uk

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.

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Falkirk Tayavalla Short Breaks
Tayavalla, 54 Brown Street, Camelon, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, FK1 4QF
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    4 August 2021
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