With Kids
With Kids

Charity registered in Scotland SC022467

With Kids is an early intervention charity working in Glasgow, Edinburgh and West Lothian. We provide individual, social and practical support to vulnerable children and their families.


Current vacancies

Business Support Assistant (Finance & Office Management)

  • Full time
  • £26,000 – £28,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 30th September 2022

With Kids provides an early intervention therapeutic service working with children under 12, who have experienced significant trauma in their lives. Our work includes individual therapeutic support for children, helping them build the personal skills and resilience to cope with future challenges and achieve their potential in adult life. Our work with parents/carers and families includes a range of one-to-one supports, group and community wide activities tailored to suit demand and needs.

We employ almost 50 staff, many of whom are Play, Art, Child and Speech and Language Therapists and Community Development and Family Support Workers. Much of our work is based in schools or around a particular community, and we predominantly work in Edinburgh, West Lothian and Glasgow in some of the highest areas of deprivation.

The role

We are really pleased to advertise this post, bringing an exciting opportunity for a highly organised and motivated individual with extensive office management, business and financial administration experience.

The post-holder will report to the Business and Development Manager and provide support with financial processes, budget setting and monitoring and office management functions, particularly around facilities management and health and safety.

You should ideally have experience in working in a busy office environment and possess excellent communication and organisational skills; you will also have a real commitment to excellent service delivery.

We are looking for someone who is be able to apply tact and diplomacy at all times. You will need to be able to work to tight deadlines whilst ensuring consistency and accuracy and be required to prioritise workloads using you own initiative as well as under supervision.

You will possess a positive, enthusiastic and energetic approach, along with an acceptance to working flexibly, being open and contributing to change. We are also looking for someone who is self-motivated with a strong work ethic that enjoys working as part of a team.

With Kids will require to carry out a criminal record check on the successful post-holder.

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer, or their nominee

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Community and Family Support Worker - Edinburgh

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th June 2021

With Kids is an early intervention children’s mental health charity working in Glasgow, Edinburgh and West Lothian. We provide individual, emotional, social and practical support to vulnerable children and their families and deliver Play Therapy throughout the communities we serve.

We are seeking to appoint a Community and Family Support Worker, starting as soon as possible.

This post has been funded by The Henry Smith Charity and will be carried out in partnership with a number of local primary schools and 3rd sector partners.

The post-holder will work predominantly with families from the Wester Hailes area, leading the development of community and family support networks for parents/carers and children, including the recruitment and support of volunteers. The post-holder will support a caseload of parents/carers who are identified as requiring specific 1:1 support, as well as run a range and variety of parent and family groups and help engage and develop a supportive network of families in this community.

Previous experience of community work and excellent communication skills are essential.

This position is fixed term until end April 2024, relating to current funding, but every effort will be made to secure extended or alternative funding at that time.

This post is being re-advertised, and previous applicants will not be considered.

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Play/Art Therapist

  • Full time
  • £32,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th November 2021

With Kids provides an early intervention therapeutic service working with vulnerable children and families across the central belt of Scotland. This includes individual therapeutic support for children, helping them build the personal skills and resilience to cope, alongside practical and emotional support to their parents/carers with a view to building networks of support.

We employ Play, Art and Speech and Language Therapists and Community and Family Support Workers. Much of our work is based in schools/nurseries or around a particular community, and we predominantly work in Edinburgh, West Lothian and Glasgow in some of the highest areas of deprivation.

This particular role is part of the Community Mental Health Partnership which has been formed to provide essential support to improve the mental health and wellbeing of 5-24 year old children and young people (26yrs old if they’re care experienced). The South West Edinburgh partnership is made up of four organisations – Space & Broomhouse Hub, Big Hearts Community Trust, SAMH and With Kids.

The role will entail the supporting children who are experiencing emotional distress, and providing one to one intensive parent support. As well as offering these supports to children & parents, building and maintaining relationships with school staff, social work and other agencies is a crucial part of this role.

The post-holder must be suitably qualified and have the ability to provide advice to parents, carers, as well as to provide advice and support to colleagues.

This position is fixed term until 10th of October 2024.

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Community and Family Support Worker - Edinburgh

  • Part time
  • £26,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th November 2021

With Kids is an early intervention mental health charity working in Glasgow, Edinburgh and West Lothian. We provide individual, social and practical support to vulnerable children and their families and deliver Play Therapy throughout the communities we serve.

We are seeking to appoint a Community and Family Support Worker, starting in January 2022.

The post-holder will lead the development of community and family support networks for children and parents/carers including the recruitment and support of volunteers.

Working in partnership with Braidburn School, a special educational needs school in Edinburgh, the post-holder will support a caseload of parents/carers who are identified as requiring specific 1:1 support, and help engage and develop a supportive network of families in this community.

Previous experience of community work and excellent communication skills are essential.

This position is from the first week in January 2022 and is term time and fixed term until week beginning 27th June 2022, relating to current funding. However, every effort will be made to secure extended or alternative funding at that time.

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Service Support and Development Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £28,800 – £30,400 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th March 2022

With Kids provides an early intervention therapeutic service working with children aged 3 to 12, who have experienced significant trauma in their lives and families across the central belt of Scotland.

Our work with children includes individual therapeutic support for children, helping them build the personal skills and resilience to cope with future challenges and achieve their potential in adult life.

Our work with parents/carers and families includes a range of one to one supports, group activities and supports and community wide activities tailored to suit demand and needs.

We employ Play, Art and Speech and Language Therapists and Community Development and Family Support Workers. Much of our work is based in schools or around a particular community, and we predominantly work in Edinburgh, West Lothian and Glasgow in some of the highest areas of deprivation.

We have been working in the Wester Hailes area of Edinburgh for the last 10 years supporting families and offering a wide variety of community development support, and have also developed our Play Therapy service to a number of schools across the city.

This is an exciting opportunity for The Service Support and Development Coordinator to represent With Kids within Edinburgh and West Lothian. The post holder will to continue to embed the organisation in local and city wide networks, increasing awareness of With Kids and its services, and to create opportunities for the development of our work to reach increased numbers of children and families in need of therapeutic support. The post holder will also oversee our Edinburgh projects ensuring that targets are being met and budgets held to.

The post-holder would be expected to start as soon as possible.

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