Urgent Call for Child and Youth Care Workers - Kibble: Specialist services & support for young people facing adversity
Posted: April 6, 2020

Are you enthusiastic about working with children and young people and want to make a difference? Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we’re urgently recruiting Child and Youth Care Workers in the Paisley area to join our team.

We welcome people from a diverse range of backgrounds who can relate to young people, gain their trust and form positive relationships. If you have what it takes, apply online today.

What is a Child and Youth Care Worker?

As a Child and Youth Care worker, you will work directly with children and young people, supporting and assessing their individual needs and providing them with safety, stability and structure. Many of the children and young people at Kibble have experienced trauma and/or neglect, therefore, to work in this vital role, we ask that you are patient and caring, and able to support young people with complex social, emotional and behavioural needs. You can find full details of this role on our jobs section.

Am I Suitable for the Role?

We are recruiting for people from all walks of life, and across a range of ages. If you are successful, we will provide full training and support. In a recent recruitment drive we welcomed successful candidates from a wide range of industries and establishments including:

  • mechanics
  • construction
  • university and college graduates
  • catering and Hospitality
  • health and fitness

It is essential however that you can relate to young people and able to form positive, trusting relationships. This is not a one-size-fits all role – we welcome you to be your authentic, positive self and be an inspirational role model to the incredible children and young people we support.

Range of Job Opportunities Available

As Kibble provides a 24-hour, 7 day a week essential service, we have several full-time, part-time, nights, and annualised roles available. Depending on your circumstances, we have roles available for those who are currently out of employment and want to start a new career, or for those seeking a short-term placement in the coming weeks or months. You can view further detail on all available contract options in our jobs section.

Jim Gillespie, CEO of Kibble, said: “As people across the country are in lockdown, unfortunately people have found themselves out of work. However, what is clear is that many are looking to give back and help during this crucial time.

“Providing care and a safe home for young people who are vulnerable is more important than ever, and we’re calling for those who can help to get in touch and allow us to ensure we’re in the best possible position to provide that service.

“Across Kibble we have care staff who have come from a wide variety of sectors and we find that quite often people don’t realise they have the skills and the understanding that it takes to become a great carer for young people.

“The health and wellbeing of the children and young people in our care is our priority and our staff are critically important to us.”

For more information and to apply for a job at Kibble, please visit our job section.

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