About the Royal Caledonian Education Trust
Our vision is to make Scotland a place where all children and young people, from serving personnel, reservist and veteran families can thrive, realise their potential and aspire towards a wide range of positive futures. We aim to become the sector leading children and young people’s Armed Forces charity; we listen to their experiences, respond to many unique challenges faced and provide empowering opportunities to amplify their voice to inspire lasting change at a local, regional and national level.
We are the only charity within Scotland dedicated to working directly with children and young people, from serving personnel, reservist and veteran families. We co-produce services based on unique challenges experienced regarding mental health and wellbeing, education and learning, youth participation and the pursuit of positive futures. We nurture confidence and provide a platform to help others understand what children and young people from serving personnel, reservist and veteran families across Scotland are going through and help bring about big changes locally, regionally and nationally. We facilitate life-changing experiences, so our children and young people can learn new skills, develop in confidence and forge new friendships through shared experience and solidarity. We support growing numbers of young people who may be caring for loved ones, experiencing financial hardship or gaining qualifications at university or college. We listen and put their unique experiences first. We’re there for them every step of the way as they overcome significant challenges and we celebrate their success as they thrive and progress towards positive futures.
About the role of Wellbeing Worker
You will play a crucial role in the development of our Your Mind Matters project, which is funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. You will connect with children, young people and their wider family to support them overcome unique challenges to mental health and wellbeing. You will have the knowledge, skills and passion to build trusting relationships by providing safe listening spaces for children and young people in one-to-one, group work or community-based supports. The role will require you to adopt a trauma-informed approach and will rely heavily on the power of connecting with young people, shaping services and delivering supports to meet their mental health needs.
About the person we are looking to join our team
To apply for this role, you will possess a relevant qualification (HNC/SVQ3/SCQF Level 7) in a discipline related to working with children and young people, or relevant work experience. Further qualifications or training relating to evidencing an understanding of mental health and wellbeing or service delivery will be desirable. In addition, you will need a minimum of two years’ experience working in a youth work, community work, mental health or an education setting with experience of delivering direct emotional and mental health support to children and young people.
You will need to evidence experience of working with vulnerable young people, co-producing projects and planning activities with children and young people. You will need to demonstrate a working knowledge of children’s mental health and wellbeing, the impact of adversity, child protection, GIRFEC and a clear understanding of how best to support young people struggling emotionally. You will also be required to evidence knowledge and understanding of group dynamics, equality of opportunity and inclusion and an up-to-date knowledge of issues which affect young people.
If this vacancy sounds like you and you would like to discuss the role informally, please contact our Children and Family Services Manager, Chris Paul on 07775 308614. To apply for this role, please submit your CV and covering letter (1000 words maximum) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Monday 27 September.
Interviews will be held, via Zoom, on Wednesday 06 October (PM).
Please Note – An Enhanced Disclosure Scotland Check will be required as part of our selection process. This post will cover West of Scotland region and will include a significant amount of travel. Therefore, a full driving licence and access to a car is required.