Join our team!

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

  • CEO
  • Outreach Practitioners
  • Play/Youth Workers

You can find further information about these roles by viewing the links below. Applications forms are also available to download. We have a rolling deadline for the Outreach/Play Worker positions and will close recruitment when we have sufficient applications.

If you have any questions about these role, please contact mail@plusforthvalley.org.uk

NOW RECRUITING: Chief Executive Officer

Due to the departure of the current post holder, the opportunity has arisen for our Board of Trustees to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who shares our ethos and will above all, be committed to PLUS Forth Valley’s values and achieving our aims.

Our CEO supports and provides strategic and operational leadership to our staff  and management team and will have overall responsibility for managing and developing PLUS, in response to the agreed direction of our  Board of Trustees. We would welcome applications from candidates who believe they have the necessary skills and experience to take on this challenging, but very rewarding role and who believe they can fit well into our existing culture.

If you feel you are in alignment with our vision and values, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Our Vision

People with disabilities and their families can belong, have fun, grow and be valued.

Our Values

–           Integrity

–           Respect

–           Compassion

–           Dependability

 

Interested candidates are welcome to ask for a confidential pre-application discussion with the Chair, William Miller or Vice Chair, Maureen Howie by contacting them at plusboard@plusforthvalley.org.uk

Further information about the post:

Please note that the deadline for applications will be Monday 12th February, 9am.

NOW RECRUITING: Play/Youth Worker

Do you want to go to work to have fun?

  • How are your arts and crafts skills?
  • Are you a pro at minecraft?
  • How about building – any good at lego? Or den building?
  • Or is baking more you?
  • Do you enjoy getting your nails done or going for a walk to explore your surroundings?

If you remember how much joy play brought you as a child, or you enjoy these experiences with your younger siblings or your own children then please read on and get in touch – we would love to hear from you!

We know there has been a successful event when our staff leave our building with a smile on their face and feeling tired… We do believe that happy staff = happy children and young people! With this in mind, we know that disabilities really are no barrier to fun!

Could you be part of our team who put the young people first and work closely with families to plan and provide our support?

Families have described our service in the following ways;

‘We value it so highly and we would be lost without your support.’

‘You provide an amazing service and have an awesome team of support workers. I couldn’t be without you.’

‘Thank you so much for all the work you do and the lovely friendly team you have created. We are hugely grateful and supportive of PLUS.’

‘Thank you very much for caring.’

So, if you value friendships, believe in opportunities being available to all and are a good communicator – then please get in touch to find out how to join our team!

Responsibilities (not exclusive) are to:

  • Build relationships with the individual/s and their families to support them and their son/daughter
  • to participate in the planning, preparation and delivery of person centred/outcome focused leisure activities in a variety of settings or on occasion, in the individuals’ home.
  • To brief and de-brief parents/carers before and after events and to complete all necessary forms or reports.
  • to work collaboratively with staff at PLUS and from other organisations.
  • Implement the individual’s plan to achieve stated outcomes
  • Support young people with personal care such as toileting and feeding
  • Promote independence
  • Complete paperwork promptly

Qualifications and Skills

  • Previous experience working with people with disabilities
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build a rapport
  • Good basic education
  • Driving licence – with access to your own car
  • Interests in sport, drama, music, arts and crafts, baking and cooking would be welcomed

Personal qualities

  • Willing to work flexibly
  • A belief in inclusion
  • Strength in communicating
  • Honest and reliable
  • Enjoy sharing activities with children and young people
  • Commitment to personal development

Additional Information

Group events: weekend, evening and school holiday: Stirling and Falkirk

Job Type: Full-time, Part-time with hours ranging from 4-35 per week

Salary: £10.90 – £12.50 per hour.

Contract length: we are looking for commitment for a minimum of 12 months

Outreach Practitioner – Application to work with PLUS

NOW RECRUITING: Outreach Practitioner

We are looking for practitioners who can engage creatively on a 1:1 level to enable to person they are supporting to become more involved in their communities. Identifying activities and opportunities that align with the likes, interests and outcomes of the people they will support to encourage independence. We are keen to meet with individuals who take pride in their work and understand the positive impact they can have on the lives of others.

Could you be part of our team who put the young people and adults (up to age 35) first and work closely with families to plan and provide our support?

Feedback from families has included the following;

‘With the 1.1 E has gained so much learning, respect, and shown more care towards others, E has said I can’t tell you what I enjoy because I love it from the first step in until I leave at the end.’

‘Seeing L so happy to attend Plus, fills us with so much happiness and joy. It is so rewarding when he runs on so excited to start his session. value it so highly and we would be lost without your support.’

‘It is a community for both our children and our whole family.’

‘Being able to independently enjoy socialising. He enjoys being able to participate in activities without judgment.’

‘He loves it. It’s his only club. He feels included, valued, has loads of fun. He loves his friends.’

Responsibilities (not exclusive) are to:

  • Build relationships with the individual/s and their families to support them and their son/daughter
  • to participate in the planning, preparation and delivery of person centred/outcome focused leisure activities in a variety of settings or on occasion, in the individuals’ home.
  • To brief and de-brief parents/carers before and after events and to complete all necessary forms or reports.
  • to work collaboratively with staff at PLUS and from other organisations.
  • Implement the individual’s plan to achieve stated outcomes
  • Support young people with personal care such as toileting and feeding
  • Promote independence
  • Complete paperwork promptly (mostly electronic)

Qualifications and Skills

  • Previous experience working with people with disabilities
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build a rapport
  • Good basic education
  • Please note: you will be required to become registered with SSSC and undertake relevant qualifications to enable you in your role
  • Desirable: Driving license – with access to your own car
  • Personal qualities willing to work flexibly, a belief in inclusion
  • Strength in communicating
  • Honest and reliable
  • Enjoy sharing activities with children and young people
  • Commitment to personal development

Job Type: Full-time, Part-time with hours ranging from 8-35 per week, this will likely include weekends

Salary: £10.90-£12.50 per hour

Contract length: we are looking for commitment for a minimum of 12 months

Application process: Please submit your application by Thursday 1st June, 12 noon. Applications are available at the link below.

Please note, you will not be able to work remotely in this position, although some of our training opportunities and team meetings can be completed online.

Outreach Practitioner – Application to work with PLUS

Hear what families are saying about our team….

The quotes below from our families will help to paint a picture of the difference our service can make. We would love to hear from you if you think you have the skills, drive, compassion and energy to contribute to these great outcomes.

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‘Whilst [my child] is at PLUS, I go for coffee with one of the other mums. This may sound trivial, but it is an absolute life-line for us both. To get to know another parent and have time to discuss our children and our lives with someone else who really understands is just fantastic. Breathing space and sanity time! I would say that my daughter’s happiness and growing confidence also makes me happy.’

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‘I benefit from the time it frees up for me to spend either on my own or with my daughter 1-1. I also benefit from knowing C has somewhere to go where he has a peer group and is accepted for who he is.’

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‘[When my son is at PLUS I get]… A chance to breath knowing my loved one is in safe hands and is happy.’

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‘Knowing that M is being looked after by people who genuinely care for her and understand her needs which in turn allows us to relax and enjoy some time with our other child doing activities that M finds challenging.’

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‘We are so grateful to Plus for the sessions they provide they are the only sessions we get anywhere so very much valued. Meaningful respite is very difficult to describe. We value the plus sessions as a break but they are without a doubt the quickest 3 hours of the month.’

 

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‘I attend the ASP parent group and its been fantastic to talk to other parents/guardians about how to deal with difficult situations and to know that I am not alone in dealing with a child with ASD.’

 

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‘I think knowing E is gaining some independence and has something to do is so beneficial for [Dad] and I. We don’t have to feel guilty all the time that E isn’t able to have play dates like her brothers or go out to play in the street.’

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‘Always enjoy & benefit from [ASP] parents get togethers, so appreciate this opportunity to have cuppa /chat with others parents & staff, so therapeutic. During a time where it feels like carers support is less & less accessible in the way that would benefit carers it feels like Plus are a service who have worked so hard to provide & maintain services for the benefit of our young people & their families. It feels like Plus truly puts the young people & families in the center of all of their services. So grateful.

 

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