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 are a part of a well established partnership with Levenmouth Academy and Dunfermline High School in Fife. 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 are looking to strengthen our team with sessional members of staff in Levenmouth Academy, Dunfermline High School, Fife and Holy Rood High School, Edinburgh.
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 is essential for supporting participants to achieve their potential. The ability to work with a range of other disciplines is also essential.
The funding for our service is due for renewal in June 2020 and we are hopeful our funding will be confirmed in the near future.
In view of the nature of this post, the successful candidates will be required to join the PVG scheme.
Job reference: IW/SESS
Rate of pay: £11.03 per hour
Hours of work: Various Hours Available (please state on your application what days and hours you are available)
Closing date: 5pm on Thursday 21 November 2019