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

1:1 support workers: Stirling, Clackmannanshire and Falkirk (week days, weekends and evenings)

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

Salary: £9.50 – £10 per hour. We aim to be a living wage employer before the end of 2021. (£17,290 – £18,290 per year)

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

COVID-19 considerations:
All staff will receive in depth induction training which will include training in infection control with a briefing on our risk assessment. This training will ensure that all new staff feel confident and equipped to understand our protocols. PPE provided.

Application deadline: Tuesday 2nd November @ 6pm.

First stage interviews will take place via zoom between the 1st – 5th November. If successful at this stage, you will be invited to a group interview on Wednesday 10th November, which just gives us all a chance to meet each other properly before progressing with our recruitment process. 

Sessional Application 2021

Sessional Staff

Closing date: 9am, 17th May 2021
Job Type: Sessional Support Worker 1-1
Salary: £9.30 per hour  (£8.72 – group events)
COVID-19 considerations
We have robust risk assessment, induction and access to relevant PPE for all workers

If you have a passion for supporting young people with disabilities and have experience then we would like to hear from you. PLUS is based in Stirling and provides services across the Forth Valley (Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire) to give children and young people with disabilities the support they need to get out and have fun with people of their own age. This also gives parents and carers some time for themselves.

We are increasing our team of support workers to support the following opportunities;

1:1 support workers (week days, evenings, weekends and during school holidays)

We are looking for workers across the wider Forth Valley area (Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling), including the rural areas of Balfron and Callander.

Workers will :

  • Work on a 1:1 basis with children and young people out in the community or in the family home.
  • Work as part of a team, nurturing friendships between children and young people attending our events and facilitating fun and inclusive opportunities.

We are looking for our workers to work in a person centred way, supporting the development of their independence.

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 activities in a variety of settings including 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 individuals 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 license – with access to your own car (business insurance required)
  • 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

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