Residential Worker (4814)

Edinburgh, Lothian
Circa £22,200 per annum
Hours – Fixed Term 1 year, Part-Time, 18 hours per week

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

The role

We are looking for Residential Workers for our Outreach Service in Edinburgh and Lothians.  The Gilmerton Road Outreach Service delivers a stimulating and safe environment through Outreach service for children/young people with learning disabilities, challenging behaviour, and complex needs from the age of 5 years to 18 years old.

Our Outreach programme not only supports children and young people but also find out the ways to support their parents and carers in properly according to their individual and specific needs. A combination of building and community-based activities will promote inclusion and broaden children's experiences. This role is a combination of flexi hours between Monday – Thursday 1:30pm-7.30pm, Friday 11am – 5:00pm and Saturday 8am to 2pm and Sunday 8am to 2pm or 12pm to 6pm.   The 18 hours contract will be spilt over the three working days.    

Qualifications would be beneficial; however, full training will be provided, and you will have a support time frame from SSSC to complete your qualification.

You will make a difference by:

- Providing strong key person role and strong partnership with parents you will significantly improve young people's lives through strong key person role and strong partnership with parents.

- Providing a safe environment where they can enjoy time and improve their personal, social, and emotional development.

- Working towards giving them a positive future through encouraging to involve in day-to-day routine and play (outdoor, indoor). 

- Helping them in all aspects of their daily lives and supporting their health and happiness through key person role, daily interaction and making a bridge between home and setting through partnership and strong relationship with parents/carers.

- Working as a strong partnership with agencies so, children and young people can reach on their full potential according to their individuality.  


You will need:

-Commitment to work on a flexi rota from Wednesday to Sunday, during school holidays, bank holidays including evenings and weekends.

-A valid driving licence, and a suitable means of transport to enable the duties of the role to be carried out.

-Competent knowledge of National Care Standards, Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) and The Outdoor World.    

-Clear knowledge of behaviour challenging children and young people.

-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.

-Experience of working with disabled, behaviour challenging and complex need children and young people.

-Clear knowledge of Children and Families Safeguarding.


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 more information about this role contact Lynsey.Munro@actionforchildren.org.uk in our recruitment team.


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.

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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Gilmerton Road Outreach
408 Gilmerton Road, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, EH17 7JH
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  • Contract Type:
    Fixed Term Part-Time
  • Closing Date:
    22 June 2021
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