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Job Description

West Dunbartonshire are looking for Sessional Workers to support our three residential houses.

If you are thinking about working with young people or looking to gain experience within a residential setting this could be the perfect opportunity for you .

The post holder will work as part of a team and take responsibility for the delivery of high quality care to the young people. This includes providing and developing a safe, consistent and caring environment that encourages and nurtures young people to develop positively whilst experiencing transition and trauma.

The post holder will also work holistically as part of the team to assist with the delivery of care to young people consistent with the department’s policies and procedures in relation to good standards of care, ensuring a safe and secure environment on which young people can develop positively.

In addition ensuring that all administration tasks relating to care planning using GIRFEC rationale are kept up to date. The candidate will have the ability to resolve challenging situations in a calm and positive manner.


This post is considered as Regulated Work with Adults and/or Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 and as such membership with the PVG scheme is essential. Further details of this scheme can be found here.

Preferred applicants will be required to become members of the relevant PVG scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer being made by West Dunbartonshire Council.


The employment for which you are applying is excepted from the provisions of section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applicants are, therefore, not statutorily entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are "spent" under the provisions of the Act. In the event of employment any failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action.

The Individual

WDC was voted one of the top ten flexible employers and prides itself in providing flexible working to support work life balance. In addition to this there are also additional benefits:

• Access to the Local Government pension scheme (LGPS) with an employer’s contribution of at least 19.3% and all associated benefits
• A minimum of 25 days annual leave, increasing a day each year up to 35 days as well as 8 fixed public holidays each year
• Access to employee wellbeing supports including occupational health & counselling if ever you need help and support

Now that you have read the role and what we have to offer, we would love to hear from you. Please use the application to tell us your experience, and why you are the candidate for this role.

For information about West Dunbartonshire Council please click on the following link and see why we are an employer of choice:

More information on the benefits of working within West Dunbartonshire Council, can be found using the following link:

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