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Job Opportunities

Post 1 – Pathways Coordinator

Salary: £25,280 – £27, 945 pro-rata (based on a 35 hour working week) dependent on qualifications and experience.

28 hours per week, including some evening and occasional weekend work.

Base:  68 St John’s Road Edinburgh and will include lone working in the community.

Closing date: 27 September 2020

Interviews will be held on 8, 9 October 2020

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust have been supporting care experienced children and young people since 1733. We are looking for an organised, solution-focused and compassionate member of staff. You must be committed and passionate about improving the lives of young people. You must also be inquisitive and resourceful and take pride in delivering an exemplary level of aftercare support.  A relevant degree level professional qualification, or extensive relevant experience is essential. Significant experience of working with young people is essential, ideally supporting young people leaving care. An excellent understating of child and adult protection legislation and procedures is also essential. The successful candidate must have excellent report writing, organisational and communication skills.

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be required to become a PVG Scheme member or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made.

For an informal discussion please call Stephen Bermingham on 07711424278.

Please download application form and forward to



Pathways Coordinator job desciption and person specification

Post 2 – Residential Worker – 2 posts

  1. Full-time: 37 hours per week – Salary: £23,743
  2. Part Time: 28hours (over a six week rota) – Salary: £23,743 pro-rata (based on a 37 hour working week).

Closing date: 7th October 2020

Interviews date: 15th October 2020



We are currently looking to recruit two residential workers based at Cauvin House, one full time and one part time. Cauvin House is a small residential Mother and Baby unit run by the Trust. It provides residential accommodation for a maximum of three young women aged 16 to 21 years and their babies. Cauvin House offers a nurturing place to help support young parents and their babies and provides an environment which safeguards and promotes child welfare. Mums and their babies have the opportunity to develop parenting and independent living skills, with assistance and advice from residential staff. Cauvin House works collaboratively with Social Work and all other key professionals including health.

The successful candidate will be a creative thinker with a positive and flexible attitude and will actively promote equality, diversity, anti-discriminatory and non-judgemental practice. Good written and verbal communication is required.

The residential role (both part time & full time) involves a shift pattern over a six week rota, that requires weekend working, lone working and sleep ins.

Organisation profile:

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust are a family of interconnected services.  We provide residential group living, supported tenancies, community outreach and group work offering a continuum of care and support in the life space of young people.

Application notes:

The successful applicant will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). The minimum educational requirements for this post is SCQF Level 7.

To apply please download the  application and send to .

Residential Worker Job Description

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: tbc


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