RE:SET – Revising Youth Mindset is a key component in Apex Scotland’s delivery of effective and time appropriate services with young people experiencing difficulty in and outside of the school setting. Using the key pillars of Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), our innovative practice supports national policies and local strategy to ensure young people have equal access to opportunities and positive experiences, regardless of their social context or personal needs. We engage with young people, often with complex needs and vulnerabilities, to help all children and young people overcome the barriers they face.
Building on the success of our work, we are now working in partnership with all three secondary schools in Clackmannanshire, these are Lornshill Academy, Alloa Academy and Alva Academy. Through our partnership approach we aim to improve the life chances of disadvantaged and polarised young people, improve health and wellbeing and reduce the number of exclusions and progressions to third tier support.
This initiative is funded to work alongside the schools for an initial period of six months 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.
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. Due to the need to travel to three locations, a driving license or access to a means of transport would be an advantage but not essential. The funding for our service in Clackmannanshire is initially for a period of six months from January to June 2021, we are hopeful this may be extended.
In view of the nature of this post, the successful candidates will be required to join the PVG scheme.
Job reference: RM/CLK
Rate of pay: Salary Scale £20,381 - £22,556
Hours of work: Full time hours are 35 hours per week, however part time options can be discussed
Closing date: 5pm on Wednesday 9 December 2020