Childrens Worker - Temporary

Here, at CrossReach’s day care service, children and young people enjoy time away from home. Based in our Glasgow hub in Springburn, we have been providing care for children & young people (8-18) with learning...

Here, at CrossReach’s day care service, children and young people enjoy time away from home. Based in our Glasgow hub in Springburn, we have been providing care for children & young people (8-18) with learning disabilities and complex needs for almost 30 years. 

The children and young people we support have faced more challenges than most. It’s our job to give them a home away from home by providing a caring and therapeutic environment where our focus is on meeting their needs – whether that be having fun and making friends or growing in confidence and developing skills for independence. Surrounding this child-focused approach are the ideas, nurture and commitment of our team, who work together to ensure that every child enjoys the best possible care and reaches their full potential. 

Our team is close-knit and supportive and whatever your background we will ensure that you have the right support and training to make a difference every day you come to work. 

As you will work alongside parents and guardians, you will need strong communication skills as well as an understanding of some of the issues they may be facing.  Ideally you have experience of working with children, particularly those with a learning disability, and you will be qualified to HNC level with SVQ3 (or willing to work towards these qualifications).  However, what is equally important is you and the creativity, innovation and enthusiasm that you can bring to this really important role. 

We also offer you a range of benefits that you would expect from an organisation that support others.

For start, there is access to a range of exclusive retail and leisure discounts through our rewards scheme and the Blue Light Discount card. We also ensure that your future and that of your loved ones is secured with a contributory pension plan and death in service benefit, Balancing work and family are made easier with our help with childcare costs and your health and wellness are prioritised with access to cash health benefit. We even have access to a care concierge service  to assist you with life's challenges, providing invaluable support when you need it most

At CrossReach has been at the forefront of high quality social care for 150 years, providing loving care to people of all ages and supporting them to live life to the full whatever their circumstances. During that time we have worked hard to understand the needs of the people who turn to us for help and with them have been at the forefront of pioneering services which have literally changed thousands of lives for the better.

Today we are one of the largest care providers in Scotland, with experience across a broad range of services. We are still growing, learning and improving, thanks to the incredible people we have the privilege to support, and all those who support us.

We are part of the Church of Scotland and aim to provide social care services and specialist resources in Christ’s name to further the caring work of the Church to people in challenging circumstances.  

As we do our work in Christ’s name you must be respectful of our Christian Ethos and be able to work within it. 

This post requires you to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and undertake the necessary vetting checks. You will also be required to be registered with SSSC and it is your professional responsibility to ensure that you meet the standards and criteria for registration.

We have a legal obligation to ensure that it does not employ any worker who has not been granted the relevant permission to work in the UK. This permission is without exception granted by UK Visas and Immigrations. We are required to check the entitlement to work in the UK of all prospective employees, regardless of nationality or job category

If you have any queries regarding this role or our recruitment process, please contact the Recruitment team on

Please note: We reserve the right to close this advert prior to the closing date.  Therefore, please make sure you complete and submit your application at an early stage.

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