Adoption and Fostering Alliance (AFA) Scotland is an independent, charitable organisation dedicated to improving outcomes for children in care. AFA Scotland provides a range of services that inform, educate and support all those working with the children and those who care for them. The service assists agencies and professionals to develop the knowledge and skills they require when working in this specialist area. Services include training, consultancy, workshops and conferences – the training ranges from half day sessions through to two part time master levels courses run in collaboration with Strathclyde University. AFA Scotland has a strong focus on research and on developing resources and sharing information that enable practitioners to access and apply the latest evidence to their practice.
For some time AFA Scotland has been considering how to develop its online services and introduce more e-learning opportunities. The advent of COVID-19 has made this a critical development in the short term but has also highlighted longer term opportunities to radically rethink and improve the way services are delivered to take full advantage of the available technology. AFA would like to adapt its existing services and to develop further learning packages. It would like to explore opportunities for blended learning, for incorporating elements of e-learning into training materials or directly commissioned training programmes. It would also like to enhance its online presence through a wide range of platforms to maximise its ability to engage, inform and influence practitioners, policy makers and academics.
The e-learning development post has been created to support AFA Scotland to make these far-reaching changes in the delivery of its services. It has been made possible by a grant from the Adapt and Thrive fund linking to our recovery from the impact of the pandemic. The postholder will also be closely involved in the work that AFA Scotland is undertaking in response to the independent Care review and the recent publication by the Promise Team of The Plan 21-24. The post holder will liaise with colleagues to develop and adapt materials and methods of service, and work with the whole organisation to develop longer term strategies in line with The Promise making best possible use of the available technology.
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We are seeking a confident and experienced leader with a relevant professional qualification to join the MCFB senior management team.
You will have management experience and experience of group and individual interventions with children from pre-birth to 7 years. You will lead an experienced multi-disciplinary team of project workers and students on placement to support vulnerable and disadvantaged children and families who are likely to experience disadvantage or discrimination due to their race, ethnicity or cultural backgrounds.
Experience of work with such marginalised groups of children and families and a strong commitment to anti-oppressive practice are essential. The post requires membership of the PVG Scheme.
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Inclusion Alliance is a small not for profit organisation person-centred community-based daytime service supporting adults with high support needs to lead ordinary lives in their communities. Inclusion Alliance was originally created by families who wished for alternative community based support compared with historical models of care and has been established for over 20 years.
Car driver not essential but desirable for certain posts and the ability to use own car is also desirable.
We are looking for people to provide one-to-one support to men and women with learning difficulties to help them be included in ordinary life. You would work with the person helping them to access educational, social, leisure and work opportunities in the community throughout the Edinburgh area.
A satisfactory PVG disclosure check is required for this post.
Partners in Advocacy is a charity providing independent advocacy, which means that we help children and young people exercise their rights and share their views with the people around them.
We have an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who has a passion for working with children and young people – to join our dynamic and friendly team within our Children’s Hearings Service.
Experience of providing independent advocacy and/or working with vulnerable children and young people is desirable, but not essential. Full training and support will be provided for the duration of the post.
You will need a clean driving licence and access to a roadworthy vehicle. We are currently working from home, but there will be a requirement to travel when restrictions are eased. PVG Scheme membership will be a requirement of the post – this will be arranged by us on appointment.
Could you help to raise the profile of the charity in order to increase reach and engagement to support Dr Bell’s mission to remove barriers for disadvantaged families? An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and motivated individual, with some experience in communications, marketing or media to join the Dr Bell’s team.
You will work alongside our small team to support the implementation of an effective communications and volunteer strategy that raises the profile of the charity in order to increase reach and engagement. You will have primary responsibility for the production of marketing materials, designing publications, creating content for Dr Bell’s social media platforms as well as managing the website in line with our charity’s strategy and values. You will manage and support prospective and current volunteers and student placements as well as promoting, publicising and raising awareness of volunteering opportunities. Working closely with our Fundraising Officer, you will also be supporting the development of a new community fundraising income stream for the charity.
Dr Bell’s Family Centre has been supporting families in Leith since 2006 to thrive and feel safe, supported and healthy. We offer a welcoming, safe place where families with young children can get support, advice and encouragement. If you have a passion for fundraising and supporting families, we look forward to hearing from you.
Location: The post is based at Dr Bell’s Family Centre in Leith, Edinburgh with some home working required.
LGBT Health and Wellbeing is a dynamic organisation that works to promote the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
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