S4F is seeking a committed Children Officer to provide direct and indirect support to children and young people (5-15yrs) living with Kinship care families, alongside other children affected by parental drug or alcohol misuse to promote the stability of Kinship Care.
The successful applicant will be responsible for supporting sessional workers and committed volunteers, all of whom work together to run our support services and social activities for vulnerable children.
You will also be responsible for developing and delivering a multi-faceted programme designed to meet the immediate needs of Kinship children/young people aged 5-15. To include weekly activities and workshops which will engage children and young people in both 1-to-1/group support and recreation activities, alongside a series of approx 8 x social events/outings per annum. There is an expectation that you will be able to provide succinct verbal and written reports and attend meetings with Professionals from Education, Health and Social Services as well as other Voluntary sector organisations to support children’s and young people’s care plans.
To be considered for this role you should have relevant child care experience, ideally within the community sector, be able to work flexible hours, act upon your own initiative, and have the ability to relate positively to children, young people, families, carers, social workers and other associated professionals.
It is essential that you are passionate about improving the lives of children and young people and have a clear understanding of safe care.
You must hold a valid driving license, have unrestricted access to your own vehicle and be confident to travel by car across Stirling and surrounding areas.
From Monday 28 Sept Janice Beaton will be available for an informal discussion 07770018526
Come and join our fantastic team at Scottish Families!
This new post will support the delivery of the Forth Valley Family Support Service. This includes delivering community-based services that specifically address the needs of families affected by alcohol and drugs.
The post-holder will be responsible for maintaining and delivering a range of support services in Forth Valley to families and support groups affected by someone else’s substance use, ensuring an effective response to the needs of support groups and evaluating and demonstrating the impact of our services.
This includes working with the assistance and support of the Senior Family Support Development Officer to facilitate family support groups; work with individuals on a one to one basis, addressing specific issues; provide advocacy to both support groups and individual family members; and actively promote family recovery and family inclusive practice.
The post has a Forth Valley wide remit and will involve significant travel throughout the region and some to our offices in Glasgow. It is expected that the post holder will be required to work some evenings and occasional weekends. Due to the nature of this post, access to a car is essential. This post will be part of Scottish Families’ staff team and be supervised by the Senior Family Support Development Officer.
Paws for Progress CIC (Community Interest Company) are looking for experienced professionals to join our Board of Directors. We are looking for motivated individuals who share our values and are enthusiastic about the potential of human-animal interactions to positively change lives.
Established in 2014 Paws for Progress is dedicated to improving the lives of people and animals. We do this by developing and delivering educational programmes and tailored animal assisted interventions to groups in society most needing support. Our work can broadly be divided into services working within Scottish prisons to improve outcomes for people in custody, and services aimed at enhancing outcomes for children and young people in community and educational settings. Our rescue dog training programme at HMP & YOI Polmont has been running successfully since 2011 and continues to expand to benefit the students and dogs participating.
“The dogs – they change the way you think and the way you act. They trust you, it’s that mutual bond. You think you’re helping them, but they’re helping you too”. Student, Paws for Progress.
Our prison based services provide valuable training, education and support to young people and adults in custody, who in turn provide training for our team of Ambassadogs, essential life skills for rescue dogs to help increase their chances of successful adoption, and advanced training for assistance dogs prior to their placement with families in the community.
Paws for Progress CIC is a small organisation, led by a Board with a range of backgrounds, and with an annual income over £180k and 4 full time members of staff.
We would like to recruit several new Board members with relevant expertise in one or more of the following areas:
We are in a period of transition as we develop our business and we are seeking individuals who can support the organisation through the process of change. Board members are expected to attend approximately 6 Board meetings a year in Stirling, and other and occasional events, and to be able to commit to approximately 4 hours a month towards Board activities. All Board roles are voluntary but out of pocket expenses to attend Board meetings and related events will be reimbursed. A role description is available below.