Care to join us? Then come reach your full potential at Quarriers.
Do you have a passion for people and care about helping others live fulfilling lives? We are looking for caring individuals who share Quarriers values.
Quarriers have Investors in People Platinum accreditation and are one of only two social care organisations in Scotland to have this prestigious award. We also pay sleepover hours at £9.30 per hour.
Quarriers What If Male & Female (Gender specific) Services provide a specialist supported accommodation service, which consists of housing and therapeutic support, to young adults between the ages of 18 – 25yrs old.The young adults supported by the services have a range of complex support needs; they do not fit into traditional services and have been excluded from many of them due to their chaotic behaviour and lifestyle. Their experiences are likely to have led (either in the past or present) to forms of serious risk taking behaviour and/or harm to themselves, other young adults and the community at large and this is consequential of the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences.
We are looking for experienced workers. This role is a very challenging yet extremely rewarding role offering different challenges every day, which would suit someone who is; resilient, enthusiastic, patient, and innovative. Someone who also has an understanding of the support needs of young adults who have multiple and complex needs, have attachment disorders and who display emotional and behavioural difficulties due to their Adverse Childhood Experiences and how this can make it difficult for them to engage with support, form relationships and build trust.
You will have strong experience of working with extremely challenging behaviour and the ability to engage with young adults who are hard to reach. In addition to this, candidates will be extremely patient and have a good sense of humour.
Essential Criteria for the role
- Knowledge, experience and understanding of trauma informed practice.
- Resilience and a positive approach when dealing with conflict /challenging behaviour.
- Working successfully with vulnerable and challenging individuals.
- Demonstrate a proven ability to engage, challenge and motivate young adults to achieve their goals.
- Ability to understand a problem or issue from a young adult’s perspective.
- Supporting people with complex needs.
- A very high level of communication and inter- personal skills.
- Ability to promote a positive ethos and role model positive attributes.
- Ability to plan and work effectively under pressure.
- Clear, concise, rational and reflective in all areas of work with an ability to manage time effectively and prioritise workload.
If you have the skills and ability to work in an environment where we ask staff to think on their feet and deal with challenges in a compassionate and positive way, as well as a strong sense of self awareness and ability to reflect on your own practice, then this could be the ideal role for you.
Male and female applicants will be assigned for selection at our What If Male service, however only female applicants will be assigned for selection at our What If Female service. This is exempt under Section 9(2)(b) of the Employment (Sex Discrimination) Act 2000.
Successful candidates will have a full, clean driving license and access to their own transport.
Candidates who do not meet the essential criteria need not apply.
Please note that IT skills are required for all Quarriers vacancies.
Where applicable, successful candidates will be required to register with the SSSC within 6 months of start date.
At Quarriers our staff are our most important asset therefore we offer extensive training and impressive learning and development opportunities. We are a SVQ accredited centre. You could be part of an organisation that not only offers excellent careers but makes a real difference to thousands of People’s lives.
Quarriers is one of Scotland's leading social care charities. We provide much-needed care and support for thousands of vulnerable children, young people, adults and families to reach their true potential.
Quarriers supports thousands of people across more than 120 services throughout Scotland. Our work promotes a just and accepting society, where everyone is included. We support children and families facing challenging circumstances and help to transform lives for people affected by epilepsy. We support young people to unlock their potential. We give adults with disabilities more opportunities, and importantly, a voice.
Quarriers has been transforming lives for over 145 years and this is just the beginning.
Quarriers in partnership with its recognised trade union UNISON have reviewed the Fair Work Framework and have agreed to work together to ensure that Quarriers continues to be a good and fair employer, by achieving the requirements of the Fair Work Framework.
We are fully committed to supporting the well-being of each and every staff member.
WHAT WE OFFER
Help with training and development
- We offer externally recognised SVQ qualifications.
- We are an SVQ accredited centre.
- We offer training on job specific skills (medication, epilepsy, safer handling etc.).
- The opportunity to work additional hours in another service.
Help with family life
- Enhanced maternity and paternity leave and pay and a competitive holiday entitlement.
- Opportunity to join our HSF Employee Benefits service.
Extra support when you need it
- Access to free physiotherapy and occupational health.
- Free access to a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme.
- Non-contributory life assurance scheme.
- Workplace pension.
- Christmas savings scheme.
- Cycle to work scheme.
- Long service rewards.