Al Masaar is a grass roots, charitable organisation, founded in Falkirk for the Forth Valley Region. It brings together ethnic minority families living in Falkirk to reduce social isolation, improve community cohesion, enhance education and improve employability, health and wellbeing. We have delivered educational and interfaith events which foster harmony and community integration. Our projects also include World Hijab Day celebration, weekly support group for mothers with toddlers, called Wee Steps, a community football and fitness team, and family excursions.
We are looking for an experienced leader to manage Al Masaar, who will work closely with Board Members, service users and partnership organisations. You will be an excellent communicator with skills in raising organisational profile, have experience in strategic planning, staff management, securing funding and fundraising organisation, and the ability to turn vision into action.
Furthermore, you will have a robust understanding of gender equality, be aware and have the ability to work collaboratively with partners.
Because the organisation is small but growing, the management post is sized at 0.4 FTE, with scope for an increase when the organisation grows.
Al Masaar is a Falkirk based non-profit organisation that supports the local minority ethnic community. Al Masaar is looking to recruit a suitably qualified female, fluent English with the responsibility of managing and developing the Wee Steps project. This project has been set up to support vulnerable mothers with babies or toddlers and pregnant mothers.
The successful candidate will be able to:
• Organise weekly support sessions
• Communicate effectively with mothers, other support workers, volunteers
• Find and maintain links with third sector organisations.
• Provide targeted development strategies for mothers and their children.
Required skills and attributes:
• Friendly, empathetic, and good listening skills
• Able to produce reports and use spreadsheets
• Organisational and Networking
• Desirable background in similar field of work
This is a 12-month contracted post where you will be required to work 5 hours a week, with a salary of £10/hour, subject to extension.
Applications will be accepted from women only under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.
Aberlour Family Support Centre - Langlees works in partnership with the local community by providing a range of services to promote, positively support, and strengthen the capacity of children and families to reach their full potential.
Our service supports families in the Falkirk area who may have a wide range of issues, which could include concerns for child development, social isolation, and childhood trauma. The service works directly with the whole family in various settings, such as their own homes and our community-based family support centre which is registered with the Care Inspectorate. As a Child & Family Worker you will be responsible for a caseload of a maximum of 8 key worker children and up to 3 individual family support cases. You will also be supported to deliver parenting support group sessions in partnership with colleagues for at least one 6-week block period per year while working a 37.5 hour week on a term time basis.
We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our highly motivated and skilled team to provide a personalised service for our children and families. You will have the necessary skills and experience to enhance the development of 2 year old’s in an early years, community-based setting. Experience of working alongside Health, Education and Social Work colleagues to improve life chances for children and families will be beneficial to this position.
This post is offered on a fixed term basis until June 2021. The hours will be worked Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm.
A working knowledge and understanding of the key stages of a child’s development, including early brain development and being a 2 year old, the impact of family circumstances on children’s well-being and child protection issues is required. You will be familiar and confident with following and implementing the Pre-Birth to Three curriculum framework and Realising the Ambition Guidance. Experience of embedding Care Inspectorate Best Practice guidance and Five to Thrive approach would be advantageous. Competency in IT skills is required as you are responsible for updating Aberlour’s database system for key working group records.
“The help & support the centre has given to me and my son over the past year has been amazing. Knowing someone is thinking of me and visiting to give practical support has been great. My son has learnt how to interact with other children and his speech has improved. Staff know what he needs and update his plan often.” - Parent
You will maintain an appropriate professional registration with the Scottish Social Services Council. Family Support Centre - Langlees is registered as Day Care of Children and you will have the necessary Early Years qualifications requirements for this category which are SVQ level 7 or HNC.
What we will offer you: