Apex Inclusion is a key component in our delivery of effective and time appropriate services to disadvantaged individuals who may be at risk of offending. In Dundee we are a partner in Inclusion Plus. This is a schools focused delivery consortium made up of Apex Scotland, Skillforce and Includem and is supported by The Robertson Trust, The Big Lottery and Dundee City Council. Inclusion Plus – Dundee aims to improve the life chances of disadvantaged and disaffected young people in schools as well as reducing the number of exclusions and progressions to off campus provision.
This initiative is funded to work alongside the school to equip pupils with the motivation and skills required to engage in a formal learning environment; reduce exclusion; raise aspiration; tackle ingrained behaviour; attitudes; improve family relationships and increase attainment and attendance, contributing to more young people entering positive destinations when they leave school.
We now require an Inclusion worker to join our team.
For this post you will have experience of working with socially excluded young people and be able to develop and deliver a training programme that identifies and meets the needs of individuals. Experience of delivering group work and one-to-ones to young people overcoming multiple barriers are essential for supporting participants to achieve their potential. The ability to work with a range of other disciplines is also essential. As this post is school based, staff will be required to take annual leave during school holiday periods and not during school term time.
We are also recruiting a peripatetic Inclusion worker based between Baldragon, Braeview, Craigie and St Pauls high schools which is advertised separately. However, if you would like to apply for both posts please submit one application and use job reference IW/BOTH. Job share applications will be considered. Due to the nature of the peripatetic post a driving licence or access to a means of transport would be an advantage but not essential.
This service is funded to 30 June 2016 at the moment and we are hopeful of extension.
In view of the nature of these posts, the successful candidates will be required to join the PVG scheme.
Job reference: IW/DUN
Rate of pay: £19,013 – £21,042 per annum
Hours of work: 35 hours per week
Closing date: 5pm on Wednesday 25 November 2015