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76 Willowbrae Rd, EH8 7HA
£25,306 - £29,785 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

Organisation profile:

Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust is one of Edinburgh’s oldest and established charities, providing residential group living and community, family and group work support to children, young people and families. We are committed to implementing The Promise and building strong and caring relationships with our young people rooted in our values of Care, Perseverance, Acceptance and Hope. We provide a scaffolding of love and support around them as they take their first steps towards a confident and independent future.


This is an opportunity to come and join our team as a Residential Worker primarily based at Cauvin House. Cauvin House is our small, residential space that supports three mums and babies at any one time.

Our team work closely with mums and their babies to provide the advice and guidance they may need to build their attachment and bond with their child, to support their own individual health, wellbeing and independent living skills and ensuring that their babies own growth and developmental needs are being met. We work together with families, social work, health and other colleagues to ensure the strengths and voices of mums and babies are at the heart of all we do while the safety and welfare of the child is always maintained. We work closely with colleagues across the Trust to ensure we are taking a family and community-based approach to work and to create positive onward transitions for mothers and babies.

To support this, our residential role involves a shift pattern over a four-week rota, that requires weekend working, lone working and sleep-ins. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to be part of our team as we adapt our services to #KeepThePromise. We are looking for someone who is:

· Skilled and experienced in delivering direct work with delivering interventions with parents, babies and families.

· Passionate about working with young people, babies and families.

· Able to build strong and loving relationships.

· Understands child development and trauma-informed practice.

· Is skilled in delivering interventions with parents, babies and families.

· Positive and thoughtful, and rights focused.

We are committed to the development of all our staff and the successful applicants will have access to training and development opportunities as well as other employee benefits.

Application notes:

As part of the Dean and Cauvin team, you will also cover shifts at our Portland Street house when required.

The successful applicant will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). The minimum educational requirement for this post is SCQF Level 7.