Job Description

Job reference: 000123

Closing date: 07/04/2021

Salary: £12.4459 – £17.7744 per hour

Employment type: Permanent

Services: Care – Community Services

Hours per week: 56 hours per four weeks

Company: Kibble Education and Care Centre


Responsible To:           Operations Manager via Service Manager
Staff Responsibility:    No line management responsibilities
Hours of Work:             56 hours per four weeks, worked 9.00pm to 1.00am during the week and a combination of early and back shifts every alternate weekend.

About Kibble
As a specialist child and youth care charity and social enterprise, we empower young people through care, education and support. Many of the young people we care for have experienced significant trauma in their lives. We give them consistent love and care, an inspiring education, and the therapeutic supports to help them achieve their best. By providing a safe, stable environment that is both nurturing and therapeutic, alongside a robust support network, we provide young people with opportunities and encourage them to believe in themselves, feel a sense of belonging, and realise their own self-worth.

Before applying to work at Kibble, take the opportunity to learn about us, what we do, our exceptional staff and the recent goings-on Kibble wide. There’s a lot to catch up on as we’ve been helping young people for over 160 years.

Kibble Employee Benefits
Find out more about the exceptional benefits that come with working for Kibble. We are committed to the professional development of staff and provide opportunities for further education and qualifications. As well as fully supporting employee health and wellbeing.

About The Role

Job Purpose

Working from 9.00pm to 1.00am, you will participate in the unit’s routines at these key times.  This will include ensuring the young people are supported through their evening and bedtime routines.  You will be confident working with challenging young people, with the skills necessary to engage and build relationships.

Main Duties:

•    To work as part of a designated staff team, assisting in unit routines and activities whilst operating at all times within Centre and Unit Policies.

•    To participate, as appropriate, in the unit communication system.  This may be verbally e.g. at staff handovers, meetings, by telephone etc. or in written form e.g. logbooks, diaries and, where appropriate, case notes.

•    To work within appropriate personal and professional boundaries, ensuring all information regarding young people and staff is treated with appropriate levels of confidentiality and sensitivity.

•    To provide a safe environment for all young people and staff by being vigilant at all times, complying with Health and Safety guidelines, and maintaining appropriate checks on young people and the unit environment.

•    To undertake any other relevant duties as directed by a senior staff member.

About You

Eligibility Criteria

•    Educated to HNC level (preferably within a relevant discipline) you will be willing to work towards further qualifications in order to meet the Scottish Social Services Council registration criteria as a residential child care worker.

•    Be up to date in relation to any contractual training (i.e. HNC or SVQ3)

•    Three months service in your current role is essential.

•    Satisfactory attendance record is essential.

•    Have undertaken SCM training, be able to participate fully in this training, and be prepared to put this training into practice.  Individuals incapacitated on a short-term basis may still apply.

•    Be willing to work in any Service including the Safe Centre and Community Based Services.

•    Be registered with the SSSC, either conditionally or unconditionally.

•    Possess a full driving licence, and be willing and able to drive school transport, unless there are exceptional mitigating circumstances.

•    Able to form professional relationships with young people and staff.

•    Able to maintain a consistent, professional and non-confrontational approach at all times.

•    A good understanding of the issues confronting young people within Kibble.

•    Good communication skills, both oral and written.


1.    This job outline reflects the main tasks and responsibilities discharged by the post holder at the present time, however, Kibble reserves the right to alter or amend the content of this job outline to reflect changes to the job or services provided, while maintaining the overall character and level of responsibility for the post.

2.    Notwithstanding any information or statement described within this job outline, all duties must be carried out in a way that promotes equality of opportunity, dignity and respect for all individuals and which is consistent with Kibble’s stated policy on equal opportunities.

3.    This post is subject to a PVG check.  Having previous convictions will not automatically disbar you from working at Kibble (with the exception of offences against children or other vulnerable groups) and every case is taken on an individual basis.

4.    Appointments will be subject to a twelve month probationary period.


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