Senior Community Learning and Development Assistant, Perth & Blairgowrie

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Job Description Senior Community Learning and Development Assistant (Fixed Term until 30 June 2025) - PKC11120 £34,331 - £37,878 Perth & Blairgowrie (Base tbc) Scotland has undertaken a review of the care system over the...

Job Description

Senior Community Learning and Development Assistant (Fixed Term until 30 June 2025) - PKC11120
£34,331 - £37,878
Perth & Blairgowrie (Base tbc)

Scotland has undertaken a review of the care system over the past three years the conclusion and recommendations following the review are laid out within "The Promise".

As part of Perth and Kinross's commitment to implement The Promise along with a focus on universal family support, the Families Empowering Communities Team was established. Building on the success of this project in Crieff and Letham, funding is available to expand the project to Blairgowrie, Bertha Park and Muirton.

This post will be part of this project with a focus on the Blairgowrie Community and will engage with children, young people and families who experience disadvantage. The purpose will be to engage with families and identify supports which will enable parents, children and young people to experience success in their local school and community.

The post will be part of a small team under the direction of an experienced Community Learning and Development Team Leader.

Perth & Kinross Council Values and Behaviours

At PKC our values and behaviours influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer. In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours. Find out more about PKC and you could soon be joining our team!

The Individual

You must have experience of working in a relevant discipline such as Social Care, Community Learning & Development, Health, Social Work or Education.

You must have experience and skills in engaging with parents, children and young people. You must be able to work in 1-2-1 situations as well as group work.

You will have experience of managing a caseload.

You will be creative in leading and developing programmes of learning reflective of the families needs, issues/concerns.

Ideally you will have experience of community engagement and an understanding of child protection and the care care system.

you will have an understanding of trauma informed care/practice and a knowledge and understanding of child development and of working in partnership with other services/organisations.

You must have good communication and listening skills and be able to develop appropriate relationships with families.

You must be enthusiastic and highly motivated and able to share this with service users.

You must have a flexible approach and be able to work evenings and weekend, occasionally if required.

You must have a valid UK driving licence as this post requires you to travel to a variety of locations across Perth and Kinross.

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Pamela Armstrong, Team Leader, at

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, any offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of mandatory checks including eligibility to work in the UK, Disclosure Scotland or PVG, qualifications, references, and fitness to undertake the post. This may also include an Overseas Criminal Records Check if you have spent time living overseas.

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

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If you are successful in a role with Perth & Kinross Council, you will have access to a range of benefits to help your physical, mental and financial wellbeing.

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