Mon Jun 13

Assistant Project Worker – Falkirk

Full time – 37 Hours per week (although we are willing to discuss part time equivalent)

Temporary Contract (April 2023)

Annual salary: £21,079 pro rata with the potential to increase to £23,407 pro rata

TO APPLY, PLEASE FILL IN THE ATTACHED APPLICATION PACK AND EMAIL TO HRassist@includem.co.uk before the deadline date given below.

Includem and Falkirk Council are working together to shift the balance of care; enabling children and young people to make planned and positive transitions from residential placements to alternative placements closer to home and to prevent children and young people becoming looked after and accommodated. This contributes to Falkirk’s closer to home strategy. This strategy aims to improve outcomes for young people by utilising local services aligned to The Promise, as well as reducing spending and improving efficiencies. Includem are committed to developing employees and will help you to achieve the relevant qualifications required to carry out the role.  These qualifications will be fully funded by includem.  Ideally the successful candidate should have a full driver’s licence and access to a car.

What does the role involve?

You will deliver groupwork and bespoke support to young people and their families in their own homes and communities.  You will assist in case management, including contributing to assessment and support planning and work with other professionals in the young person’s life to deliver positive, sustainable change.

All posts require individuals to:

  • Work flexibly to meet the needs of the young people and families
  • Develop safe, professional and committed relationships with young people and families
  • Use their communication skills effectively to influence, record and evidence positive change and provide personalised, risk enabled, professional support
  • Be able to drive and have access to a car for work purposes
  • Become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme (paid for by Includem)
  • To be registered or become registered with the Scottish Social Services Council and hold or be willing to work toward HNC Social Care and SVQ 3 in Social Care or equivalent (qualifications are fully funded by Includem)

We value our staff and employee benefits include:

  • A full and robust training and induction programme
  • Holiday entitlement of 28 days rising to 31 with length of service and 9 public holidays
  • Enhanced Employer Pension Contributions
  • Free Confidential Employee Counselling Service
  • Access to Mental Health First Aiders across the organisation
  • Free Vehicle Breakdown Cover
  • Company Mobile Phone and Laptop
  • Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations Credit Union
  • Discounted holidays and associated benefits
  • Access to discounts for charity workers which includes gym memberships, high street shops, online retailers, travel, insurance
  • Flexible and agile working
  • Family friendly policies

If you would like more information regarding this role, please contact our HR department on 0141 212 8800 who will arrange for an informal chat with one of our managers. You can apply directly online via the includem website (www.includem.org).

Alternatively, you can request a pack by e-mailing hrassist@includem.co.uk or contact our Head Office on the number above.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 28th June at Midnight.

For applicants who are successfully shortlisted, a group selection event will take place via video conferencing shortly after. If you are successful following the group selection event individual interviews will then take place before the successful candidate is chosen.

Download the candidates pack here