Participation Assistant Angus
Base Flexible – at home, around Angus (Mostly home working in first instance until lockdown restrictions are fully lifted)
1 Year Fixed-Term Contract
25 Hours Per Week
£9.50 Per Hour
Who Cares? Scotland is Scotland’s only national independent membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Out mission is to secure a lifetime of equality, respect, and love for Care Experienced people in Scotland and we currently have over 3000 members.
The Participation Assistant (PA) will support the work of the Corporate Parenting Partnership in Angus and work alongside our Advocacy and Participation Worker (APW) and identified Corporate Parent partners in Angus. The PA will help to enable children and young people with care experience to feel empowered, championed and supported to explore their views and voice, and raise them within the Corporate Parenting Structure so that real change can happen to improve the lives and opportunities of care experienced children and young people.
The right candidate will be compassionate, empathetic, and understanding of others, offering a safe and inclusive environment. The Angus team is made up of introverts and extraverts – so you’ll fit in whether you’re a bit quiet, a lot loud or a bit of both. What’s most important is that you are passionate about changing things. You should be open to new ideas, curious about how the world works and excited to make relationships with new people. The post holder will also be trustworthy, reliable, and have good organisational skills in order to promote and support all aspect of the work of the team and the Corporate Parenting Partnership in Angus.
This will be an exciting role and the successful candidates will join our friendly team and will be supported to learn new skills and develop their confidence, as well as receiving holistic support from our Lifelong Opportunities Team who will help you achieve your next career or education goal at the end of your role.
If you are keen to help empower Care Experienced people within the work of the Angus areas, whilst also looking to develop your own skills in a Participation Assistant role, this could be the job for you.
This is a Community Jobs Scotland funded post, meaning in order to be eligible, you must be *Care Experienced aged between 16 – 29 years old, be unemployed at the time of application, and not be undertaking further education for the duration of the post.
*(The term “Care Experienced” refers to anyone who has been or is currently in care. This care may have been provided in many different settings, such as: Kinship care, looked after at home, residential care, foster care, secure care – living in a secure unit, and adoption).
For an informal conversation about this opportunity please call our Helpline on 0330 107 7540 and speak to a member of the Lifelong Opportunities Team.
Closing date for applications is Sunday 22nd August 2021.
Interviews will be held remotely/in person Wednesday 1st September 2021.
Start date for this post is Thursday 30th September 2021.