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Job Opportunities

Post 1 – Senior Social Worker – Fostering
Permanent contract
Salary: £35,128 per annum

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust have been in operation since 1733. We continue to support young people in residential care and in the community. In 2016, we further expanded the services we provide by developing a Fostering service.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Social Worker to join our Fostering team. The candidate should have a good understanding of the Fostering regulations. The successful candidate will provide support to the foster carers and will take a lead in the recruitment and assessment of new carers.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to join us in this exciting new adventure in the specialist area of teenage Fostering, within our small friendly charity.

At Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust we are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records application.


Senior Social Worker Fostering Job Description
Person specification for Senior Social Worker Fostering


Closing date for applicants: Thursday 10th October 2019
Interview dates
: Wednesday 23rd October2019

Candidates who are successful at interview will be required to attend organisational induction days.

Induction Days for the coming year will be:

11th & 12th November 2019

If you require any further information and an application pack please contact recruitment team on 0131 337 3295; Email:

Post 2 – Fundraising and Supporter Assistant

Salary: £16,380 (pro-rata), £9 per hour

Part-time: 25 hours per week (flexible)

68 St John’s Road, Edinburgh EH12 8AT

Closing date: 18th October 2019



This is an excellent opportunity for an unemployed young person aged 16-29 to learn new skills and start a career in fundraising and marketing. You don’t need any formal qualifications or experience just excellent communication skills and the passion to improve the lives of children and young people.

We are looking for someone that can fundraise and increase our supported base. If you are interested in applying, we would love to hear from you.

Organisation profile:

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust is Edinburgh’s oldest charity, established in 1733 by merchants in the city to rescue children and young people from the streets. We now provide a range of high-quality services to young people in care to help them when they leave care. Young people in care often do not have a family network to support them and can be isolated when they move into the community. We need to raise money so we can continue to provide high quality support for these young people and their children.

Application notes:

Application Form CJS
JOB DESCRIPTION and Person Specification CJS fundraising

Please note this job is supported by Community Jobs Scotland. In order to apply you must be an unemployed young person aged 16-29 and have some level of disadvantage. This includes having been in care, experience of caring for a family member, having served in the forces, a disability or a long-term health condition, experience of homelessness, affected by drug misuse, left school early, a refugee or an ethnic minority. If you are interested in applying, you MUST complete an eligibility form with a Jobcentre Plus or Skills Development Scotland adviser who will be able to help you. More information on Community Jobs Scotland can be found here

Post 3 – Residential Worker – Bank Staff

Residential Care Worker (Bank Staff) based at our 5 bed residential project for 5 young people aged between 15-18 yrs and at our 4 bed residential project that provides accommodation to young parents and their children.

We are seeking highly motivated confident and enthusiastic individuals who can think creatively, support young people, work positively and flexibly as part of a busy staff team and also be confident in lone working. As well as able to articulate and demonstrate understanding of the core values of social care and their application in practice with young people.

S/he must be able to provide practical and emotional support to young people/parents in a wide range of daily activities and experiences; to work with young people to encourage and enable them to develop confidence and competence in managing their own lives.

The post holder will actively promote equality, diversity, anti-discriminatory and non-judgemental practice. They will have a clear understanding of the nature and limits of the work role and a clear awareness of the power imbalance when working with Looked After and Accommodated Young People and work at all times to protect them from harm and abuse.

The post holder must be eligible and prepared to register with the Scottish Social Services Council. The minimum educational requirements for this post is HNC/SVQ7 in Social Care or currently working towards this.

Residential Worker Job Description
Residential Worker Person Specification

Candidates who are successful at interview will be required to attend organisational induction days.

Induction Days for the coming year will be:

11th & 12th November 2019