Article Source: Kibble
First Published: 14 October 2021 9:30
Updated: 14 October 2021 9:32
Following a successful in-take in 2020 which saw 100% of Child and Youth Care Worker trainees employed by the leading charity upon completion of the course, Kibble is hoping to further bolster the team with people passionate about making a difference.
The charity and social enterprise provides essential care, education and therapeutic support to children and young people from the age of five through to 26, many of whom have experienced adversity or trauma.
The job description is unlike others, ranking commitment, patience, compassion and life experience above qualifications or knowledge of the sector. This will of course be provided as part of the programme training. At Kibble, Child and Youth Care Workers play a significant role in making a positive difference to the lives of young people by providing consistent love and care to those who have had a difficult start in life.
The Staff-in-Training programme, which offers the chance to gain a HNC in Social Services as part of the course, includes extensive training, personal mentoring, as well as ongoing guidance and support from peers and professionals who will work with successful candidates throughout the year.
Sharon McEwan (41) joined the Child and Youth Care Staff-in-Training programme in January this year and is currently working full-time in the role. She said: “I had very little experience working with young people other than my own kids before starting at Kibble, but my natural ability to listen, understand and relate to people made me a great candidate.
“I was previously working as a catering assistant but knew that I had the life experience and drive to help others, so I took the leap and applied last year and haven’t looked back since. Every day is different, offering a fresh opportunity to connect with a young person, and help them on their life journey.”
Jim Gillespie, CEO of Kibble, said: “The care that Child and Youth Care workers give to young people can truly change their lives, and that’s why it doesn’t matter to us if you’ve never worked in the sector before, or if you don’t believe you have the transferable skills – we are looking for people with an ambition to make others feel seen and listened to. If this sounds like you then we want you to get in touch and join our team.”
Applications for Child and Youth Care Staff-in-Training programme close on 17th October.
Find out more:
Image: Jim Gillespie, CEO of Kibble
The Beat the Street activity game taking place across Cambuslang and Rutherglen is entering its final week, and to make things interesting, each Beat Box will be giving out double points!
The Glencairn Glass launches its first ever crime short story competition with the theme: “A Crystal Clear Crime”.
The final push for points has started as Beat the Street, the giant game taking place across Motherwell, Belshill, Wishaw and Shotts, comes to an end.
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has unveiled a bold and exciting new brand proposition as it prepares to return bigger and better than ever before.
Quid Game - Young rugby supporters invited to dress up at BT Murrayfield for Scotland's biggest ever Hallowe'en Party!
Loch Lomond Shores' nature-inspired photography competition returns this autumn!
Provost Jean Jones has congratulated staff at Cumbernauld Theatre on a successful opening production of Romeo and Juliet in their new home, Lanternhouse.
Four days to go until the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award reveals the winner of ultimate title and stunning trophy.
Two new woodlands will be created at Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell and Palacerigg Country Park, Cumbernauld by North Lanarkshire Council.
Ron Lawson, Scotland's most original and in demand artist opens his largest Solo Exhibition in 3 years at The Strathearn Gallery in Crieff on Saturday 30th October.
Beatson Cancer Charity is launching a rewards card which will offer fantastic discounts in a variety of businesses situated around Scotland.
Specialist child and youth care provider Kibble is encouraging those looking to move into a more meaningful career to sign up to its Child and Youth Care Worker Staff-in-Training programme.
2021 marks ten years of Book Week Scotland, and Scottish Book Trust has today (12 October) launched a programme of events around the theme of ‘Celebration’.
Scotland’s expanding network of distinctive water refill stations is set to inspire people to enjoy and protect the nation’s great outdoors this Autumn.
The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award is today delighted to reveal 2021’s Shortlist, plus the winner of the inaugural Modern Scottish Classic Award, as voted by 2021’s Longlist.
The campaign to create a statue of RSPB founder and eco pioneer Emily Williamson (1855-1936) is touring RSPB reserves around the country including a visit to RSPB Loch Leven in Kinross.
Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is asking the public to submit photographs or artwork showcasing the impact of climate change on Scotland.
Scotland’s legendary Kiltwalk Kindness has raised a remarkable £8.4 million for more than 1,200 charities across the country this year.
Leading UK housebuilder Miller Homes returns this autumn with its Home Safe campaign, keeping children safe on their walk, cycle, or scoot, to and from school!
Scotland's biggest indoor trampoline and adventure park is giving Glasgow Schools and surrounding areas the chance to 'Flip Out' and enjoy free trampoline sessions!
Players in the Beat the Street Cambuslang and Rutherglen game can clock up double points on Beat Boxes around traditional commuting hours.
Players in the Beat the Street game taking place across Motherwell, Wishaw, Bellshill and Shotts can clock up double points on Beat Boxes around traditional commuting hours this week.
From today until midnight on Wednesday 29th September, music fans can vote for their favourite Scottish album on this year’s Longlist at The SAY Award.
Rosemary Laird is in the midst of a personal grand tour of Scotland, with the aim of visiting 61 iconic Scottish landmarks and locations on an epic fundraiser for the National Trust for Scotland.
Light Waves is a multilingual short film by Historic Environment Scotland which showcases Scotland’s coasts and waters and its links to Gaelic and Scots culture.
One of Scotland's best loved festive institutions is back for 2021 as the IRN BRU Carnival returns to Glasgow's SEC!
The Beat the Street game taking place across several North Lanarkshire towns is set to enter its Go Explore week to encourage participants to find the area's best heritage and culture.
Beat the Street Cambuslang and Rutherglen enters its Go Explore week with more than 7,100 people taking part!
Cuningar Loop is set to become Jurassic Park when the unmissable, family-friendly event, Jurassic Encounter, lands this half term!
The Beat the Street Cambuslang and Rutherglen game is off on the right foot after launching this week with more than 5,860 participants signing up on its first day.