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.
We have recently developed a partnership with St Augustine’s RC High School, in the west of Edinburgh City. Through this 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 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 a RE:SET Mentor member 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. The post is initially funded for 12 months and job share applications will be considered.
In view of the nature of this post the successful candidate will be required to join the PVG scheme.
Job reference: RM/EDBRGH
Rate of pay: Salary Scale £19,491 - £21,571 per annum
Hours of work: 35 hours per week
Closing date: 12 noon on Monday 9 April 2018. Interviews will be held week beginning 16 April 2018.