New Year, New Challenge
This is a fantastic opportunity to come and join the Children 1st team in the Scottish Borders
The Children 1st Scottish Borders Family Wellbeing and Trauma Recovery Service is highly respected, offering long established support children and their families as well as continuing to innovate and evolve to ensure that support meets the changing needs of our community. Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported. If you share this determination, we would love to hear from you.
We are looking for a Family Group Decision Making Coordinator to add to our team of compassionate, dynamic, experienced and motivated individuals who can drive the successful development and growth of this service through the formation of quality relationships providing flexible support responding to the everchanging wellbeing needs of families.
The FGDM coordinator role will works in a whole family system approach. They are independent and work with families to find their own strength and solutions to their problems and keep children, young people, safe and nurtured. The successful candidate will be required to work in close partnership with Social Work colleagues, guiding and supporting restorative approaches to working with families. You do not require previous experience in the delivery of Family Group Decision Making but you must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles and values of the approach. You must also show a commitment to complete accredited training, which will be provided.
What kind of people are we looking for?
What kind of team member will you be?
Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:
Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.
Your base will be shared between our office in Selkirk and home working as well as venues within the local community
Survivors Unite is a Scottish Borders charity that works to support adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and facilitate their recovery.
Our Board of Trustees meets every two months, with a mix of face-to-face meetings in Selkirk and virtual meetings.
We are looking to attract additional Trustees who have an interest in this area of work and have experience to contribute to the Board of Trustees
The main duties of a Trustee with Survivors Unite are to participate in Board meetings and subgroup work, to act as an advocate for the organisation, and be responsible for governance and strategy.
Further information and an application form are attached.
Information for Applicants
The development of the organization came about when people with experience of CSA came together for peer support and recognised the need for innovative compassionate and peer-led approaches to reach others across our local, rural area.
Survivors Unite became an independent charity in 2018 and is currently funded by the Scottish Government, the Robertson Trust, the National Lottery Community Fund and Foundation Scotland. This enables us to work with survivors in all stages of recovery and offer 1:1 peer support; counselling / therapy; and a facilitated peer support group, with ambitions to develop other services as resources allow. For more information on what we do, visit: survivorsunite.org.uk/home
We encourage applications from survivors and those who have been supported by our services, but only from those who have been out of our services for more than one year.
We provide induction for Trustees who can also access training and resources to develop their understanding of abuse and trauma as required.