Barnardo's Scotland
Barnardo's Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC037605

At Barnardo's we believe in children. Our purpose is to transform the lives of the UK's most vulnerable children and our vision is to realise Thomas Barnardo's dream of a world where no child is turned away from the help that they need We are proud to hold the LGBT Youth Scotland Foundation level Charter Award as a mark of our inclusive practice.

Current vacancies

Project Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £23,545
  • Ayrshire
  • Closing 9th December 2021

Barnardo's Ayrshire Services are looking to recruit 3 Project Workers to support children, young people and families throughout North and South Ayrshire area.

Our Ayrshire services works in partnership with North and South Ayrshire Council, Social Work, Health, Education, ADP and other targeted and universal services to coordinate and deliver intensive packages of support to identified children, young people and families presenting with multiple and/ or complex support needs.

Our services are relational and work in partnership with children, young people and families to remove barriers and improve opportunities. Support packages are delivered 1:1 and within groups.

The successful candidate is required to demonstrate a level of experience:

  • Working alongside children, young people and families to coordinate and deliver outcome focused support tailored to individual and family needs
  • Delivering a variety of interventions in partnership with statutory and third sector colleagues to promote children, young people, and family well-being
  • Risk assessment and complex case management
  • Providing detailed assessments and representation within multiagency meetings
  • Developing and delivering evidence informed practice
  • Experience of delivering group work
  • Evidence of competency using IT systems

You should be motivated, driven and have the ability to work on their own initiative and in addition as part of a wider multidisciplinary team.

Experience of supporting children, young people and families and people affected by multiple adversities is essential, as is an HNC or SVQ3 Health and Social care qualification or equivalent.

The successful candidate will require working with a high degree of flexibility to meet the needs of the service and as such the post holder will be expected to work evenings and occasional weekends as required.

A car user is essential for this post.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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Shine Mentor (PW2)

  • Full time
  • £23,545
  • Ayrshire
  • Closing 9th December 2021

Barnardos Ayrshire are recruiting for a highly motivated committed mentor to work within our Shine Womens Mentoring service.

Shine is a national mentoring service for women offenders. The service is provided as a Public Social Partnership (PSP); a strategic partnership between public and voluntary sector organisations. Shine was launched in April 2013 and is now available all across Scotland.

The service is available to all adult females who are:

  • Currently serving a custodial sentence in Scotland of less than four years and not subject to a statutory order or;
  • On remand or;
  • Subject to a Community Payback Order.

Mentoring is a way of helping and supporting people in achieving their goals. The Shine Women's Mentoring service provides women with a mentor who will provide support on a one-to-one basis with many of the issues they might face in the community. A Shine mentor will discuss any issues the woman may have before participation with the programme. This will be done in prison, prior to release or in the community if serving a CPO.

More information on the service can be found at shinementoring.org

The successful candidate is required to demonstrate a level of experience:

  • Working alongside women to coordinate and deliver outcome focused support tailored to individual needs
  • Delivering a variety of interventions in partnership with statutory and third sector colleagues to promote the well-being of women
  • Risk assessment and complex case management
  • Providing detailed assessments and representation within multiagency meetings
  • Developing and delivering evidence informed practice

You should be motivated, driven and have the ability to work on their own initiative and in addition as part of a wider multidisciplinary team

Experience of supporting women affected by multiple adversities is essential, as is an HNC or SVQ3 Health and Social care qualification or equivalent.

Experience of the criminal justice system is desirable but not essential.

The successful candidate will require working with a high degree of flexibility to meet the needs of the service and as such the post holder will be expected to work evenings and occasional weekends as required.

A car user is essential for this post.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Family Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,000 – £26,000
  • Ayrshire Hub
  • Closing 13th December 2021

Barnardo's is working in partnership with South Ayrshire ADP, Recovery Ayr and We are With You, to provide whole family support within a person-centred continuity of care-based model of long-term residential rehabilitation provision for residents of South Ayrshire, in line with the agreed strategic ambition of South Ayrshire Alcohol & Drug Partnership (ADP), and in line with the National Drugs Mission. We aim to deliver a service that is rooted in the Whole Family approach and underpinned by Rights Respect and Recovery, Getting Our Priorities Right and Getting it Right for Every child (GIRFEC).

We are seeking a Family Worker (PW2 grade) to join our service the successful candidate will be part of the innovative development and delivery of this exciting initiative and therefore is required to demonstrate a level of experience, skills, and knowledge as highlighted below to carry out key aspects of the role.

The Service Aims to;

  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary and collocated team in South Ayrshire that includes a range of staff, peers and volunteers from third sector and statutory services.
  • Provide holistic support to family members and loved ones for individuals wishing to access long term residential rehabilitation.
  • Work collaboratively with families to promote recovery and develop and nurture strengths to ensure both children and adults can overcome any difficulties that get in the way.
  • Work collaboratively with a wide range of statutory and third sector partners across the ADP, as well as with internal and external stakeholders, to achieve effective, safe and innovative service provision.

Essentially the successful applicant should be motivated, driven and have the ability to work on their own initiative and as part of a wider multi-disciplinary team.

Experience of supporting Children, Young People and Families and relationship-based practice to work alongside those affected by multiple adversities is essential.

The successful candidate will require working with a high degree of flexibility to meet the needs of the service and as such the post holder may be required to work evenings and weekends to meet the needs of Families, for individuals preparing to access residential rehabilitation, and when returning to the community..

Essentially you will have;

  • Relevant qualification such as: SVQ, HNC or equivalent
  • Experience of interagency work.
  • A driving licence and access to a vehicle is an essential requirement for this post

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Business Development Executive

  • Full time
  • £23,545
  • Office based (Glasgow or Edinburgh) but currently working from home
  • Closing 28th March 2021

Barnardo's Scotland and Northern Ireland Business Development Team is experienced, high performing, and ambitious to continue to secure income that will make a real difference to the lives of children, young people and families.

We require a skilled Business Development Executive who will contribute to and build upon our success in Scotland: relishing the challenge to work with a range of colleagues to achieve high quality bids and tenders; working to deadlines; and thriving within a time-critical context.

The Scotland and Northern Ireland team is part of the wider UK Business Development team.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience of working to deadlines, paying attention to detail and working efficiently. Excellent organisational skills are required for this role, along with an ability to maintain timely communication with a range of stakeholders.

Collaboration is key to achieving our goals. The ability to work alongside Barnardo's colleagues and external partners is therefore also essential. We are looking for a team player who can work closely with Business Development colleagues and contribute to the aims of the wider UK team.

In Business Development we expect a lot but we offer a great deal in return, starting with stimulating and challenging work and the opportunity to help Barnardo's transform the lives of the UK's most vulnerable children.

At Barnardo's we believe in children. Our purpose is to transform the lives of the UK's most vulnerable children and our vision is to realise Thomas Barnardo's dream of a world where no child is turned away from help.

We are proud to hold the LGBT Youth Scotland Foundation level Charter Award as a mark of our inclusive practice, and are a Disability Confident employer.

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Youth Housing Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £17,316 – £18,701
  • North lanarkshire
  • Closing 31st March 2021

Barnardo's North Lanarkshire Youth Housing Support Service are looking for a housing support worker who can provide support to young people who have experienced homelessness.

We are looking for a flexible individual who has a car and are able to travel throughout North Lanarkshire. You will have experience of working with younger adults, preferably within the homeless or housing sector. The successful applicant will be registered with SSSC or be prepared to register on appointment of post. You will be qualified to HNC or SVQ3 level in social care.

Experience and knowledge of issues facing homeless people will be a big advantage as will experience of case management and managing your own diary.

You will work flexibly over a 7 day rota period and will be expected to commit to one evening shift every two weeks and one weekend shift every six weeks.

In return you will be rewarded by becoming part of a happy, friendly, settled work team who are enthusiastic and committed to what they do.

Please see the attached role profile for further information.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

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Family Housing Support Worker

  • Part time
  • from £23,545 pro-rata
  • North Lankarkshire HSS
  • Closing 5th April 2021

We are looking to recruit an experienced family support worker to join our Youth Housing Support Service.

This post is initially funded for 12 months by Clyde Valley Housing Association in partnership with Barnardos to provide intensive family support to tenants living within North Lanarkshire.

You will have a “can do” attitude and approach and an ability to work on your own as well as part of a team. You will have experience in engaging and developing relationships with family members of all ages.

You will have experience of delivering housing and family support, knowledge and experience of the benefits system, ability to assess needs and sign post to relevant services as well as providing practical support.

You will be confident in assessments, recordings, monitoring and report writing.

Driving licence and access to a car is essential. Please see the attached role profiles detailing the essential requirements for this post.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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Project Worker 1

  • Full time
  • £17,316
  • Fife
  • Closing 23rd April 2021

Barnardo's Rights and Advocacy service has been established in Fife for over 15 years. After a recent successful recommissioning process, from April 1st 2021, Barnardo's Children's Rights and Advocacy service will continue to provide all Rights and Advocacy work for children and young people in Fife. As a result of this process, the service is looking to expand the team to meet the requirements in the new service brief.

The service is looking to employ 2 Project Workers to continue the Rights/Advocacy work that it currently undertakes. This involves ensuring that the rights of Looked After Children are adhered to in decision making forums like Children's Hearings and LAC reviews. It also involves advocating on behalf of children and young people at these meetings. You will also be required to support the development of the Participation and Engagement aspect of the service brief which may involve some groupwork or gathering the views of children and young people.

You will have a passion for Children's Rights and Advocacy work and ideally some experience in this area would be helpful. An understanding of the legal frameworks and systems involved with Looked After Children would be advantageous.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Project Worker 2 – Fife

  • Full time
  • £23,545 – £31,833
  • Barnardo's Fife Locality
  • Closing 26th April 2021

Barnardo's Rights and Advocacy service has been established in Fife for over 15 years. After a recent successful recommissioning process, from April 1st 2021, Barnardo's Children's Rights and Advocacy service will continue to provide all Rights and Advocacy work for children and young people in Fife. As a result of this process, the service is looking to expand the team to meet the requirements in the new service brief.

The service is looking for a Project Worker 2 to take forward the Engagement and Participation aspect of the new service brief that the team will work to. You will have a passion for Children's Rights/Advocacy work and desire to ensure that the voice of the child is heard at a local and strategic level when decisions are being made about their future.

You will have experience of Rights/Advocacy work with children and young people, experience of groupwork and an ability to be flexible in your approach to the work. The Rights/Adovcacy service will be aligning its practice in line with the recommendations made in The Promise and an understanding of this document would be advantageous.

The main thrust of this post is a developmental one but from time to time, you will be expected to carry a small caseload of Rights/Advocacy work should the need arise eg to cut down a waiting list, to cover sick/annual leave.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to be at the forefront of Rights/Advocacy work in Fife and be part of driving forward and shaping the participation and engagement aspect of the service.

If you would like an informal discussion or more information, please contact either Vicky Hunter or Murdo Mathers of 01592 651482

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

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Senior Residential Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £27,814 – £33,358
  • Linksfield Residential Work, Aberdeen
  • Closing 10th May 2021

Barnardo's Linksfield Service is an established residential children's house in Aberdeen city. The house provides alternative to family care in a small group setting for up to 5 young people aged 12 plus.

At Linksfield we aim to provide a nurturing environment, applying an attachment lead approach and offering a sense of emotional containment and safety for young people who have experienced early family and relational trauma.

Working predominantly with long term placements and in accordance with the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, we are committed to embracing the continuing care agenda and to support our young people to remain living in placement through to adulthood where possible.

We are recruiting a Senior Residential Project Worker to join our team , this is a 365 day service and requires flexible working as part of a shift pattern which will include sleep in duties.

Job Purpose

In addition to the job description and person specifications requirements, we are looking for a highly motivated and flexible person to join our team, working directly with Looked After and Accommodated young people.

Care will be delivered as part of a team, where practice reflects a therapeutic ethos of care.

You will fulfil a Senior Practitioner role, involving a diverse and enriching range of duties, including: supporting a team of Residential Project Workers to undertake direct work with children and families; care planning and inter-agency work.

Your key role will be in providing a safe and nurturing environment for the young people and to contribute to their social, physical and emotional wellbeing.

Qualifications and other information

Barnardo's Linksfield Service is an established residential children's house in Aberdeen city. The house provides alternative to family care in a small group setting for up to 5 young people aged 12 plus.

At Linksfield we aim to provide a nurturing environment, applying an attachment lead approach and offering a sense of emotional containment and safety for young people who have experienced early family and relational trauma.

Working predominantly with long term placements and in accordance with the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, we are committed to embracing the continuing care agenda and to support our young people to remain living in placement through to adulthood where possible.

We are recruiting a Senior Residential Project Worker to join our team , this is a 365 day service and requires flexible working as part of a shift pattern which will include sleep in duties.

Job Purpose

In addition to the job description and person specifications requirements, we are looking for a highly motivated and flexible person to join our team, working directly with Looked After and Accommodated young people.

Care will be delivered as part of a team, where practice reflects a therapeutic ethos of care.

You will fulfil a Senior Practitioner role, involving a diverse and enriching range of duties, including: supporting a team of Residential Project Workers to undertake direct work with children and families; care planning and inter-agency work.

Your key role will be in providing a safe and nurturing environment for the young people and to contribute to their social, physical and emotional wellbeing.

Qualifications and other information

  • Please see the job description and person on our website profile detailing the essential criteria, tasks and responsibilities for this post.
  • Informal discussion - please contact Loraine.cran@barnardos.org.uk Children's Services Manager by email or on 07590 623686..
  • The post will be subject to an enhanced check through the PVG Scheme you will be required to register with the SSSC under residential childcare.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

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Project Worker 3

  • Full time
  • £27,814 – £30,039
  • Barnardo's Child and Family Support Service Dundee
  • Closing 21st May 2021

Barnardo's Dundee is seeking passionate and motivated applicants in our Child and Family Support Service.

We are looking for people to join our Dundee team who have a genuine interest in working with children and families providing support in a variety of settings including the family homes, schools and community locations and provide support either individually or with groups of children, young people and parents/carers. The service support includes working with children who have a disability and their families.

Our aim is to support children and families using a whole family approach, focusing on strengths, building on assets and interests to support them to achieve best possible outcomes and to feel included and supported within their communities. We use a relationship based approach to build trust with the children and their families to develop their capacity and resilience. The service operates as part of a multi-agency approach, working with partner agencies and professional stakeholders, including working as part of a team that may comprise staff drawn from across different (partner) organisations, building on a collaborative and co-produced approach to finding solutions.

Project Worker 3 - Support Services Development Co-ordinator (Children and Families) - Initial Responsibilities:

  • Leading on, and as appropriate participation, in the development, organisation and co-ordination of support services including activity days, enabling activities, short breaks and groups for CYP who have a disability/additional support need. Attending and supporting events/activities of partnership groups and progressing tasks as part of this role.
  • Engaging with CYP and families to inform the further development and co-design of supports and related activities.
  • The role includes supervision of as and when and project worker staff, including volunteers, and delegation of tasks as appropriate. Identifying and co-ordinating any training needs for as and when and volunteers. Support wider workforce development planning.

Applicants should be committed, enthusiastic, motivated and have excellent communication skills and able to work in a collaborative manner, evidencing a respectful and inclusive approach. You will be creative, innovative, adaptable and dynamic and able to deliver a person-centred and robust service to children and families. The use of a warm, nurturing and empathetic approach is essential. Applicants should be able to evidence professional curiosity. You will have direct practice experience working with children and families and evidence an awareness of child/adult protection issues. Applicants who have experience of working with children with a disability is preferable but not essential.

  • The positions include effective time management balancing direct support to children and families' needs with the administrative requirements of the post. The posts are driving licence essential and the use of a car .
  • A flexible approach is essential to providing support when families need it which will include early morning, evenings and weekends.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

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Project Worker 2

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,545 – £25,728
  • Attainment Service in Ayrshire
  • Closing 14th June 2021

Barnardo's Ayrshire Attainment Services has developed with the introduction of the Scottish Attainment Challenge (SAC) and Pupil Equity Funding (PEF), since 2017. Staff in the Ayrshire Attainment Service work within Primary Schools and Secondary Schools in Ayrshire. We provide holistic family support in partnership with Education to deliver the aims of the Scottish Raising Attainment Challenge.

An opportunity has arisen for a Project Worker to join our team in the Ayrshire Hub.

Initial Specific Responsibilities

Most work will be undertaken within school through individual and group work. Specific pieces of families work will be undertaken within the family home, for workers to build essential links between school and home. The aim of the work is to provide some or all of the following activities to:

  • Promote the children/young people's emotional and social wellbeing at school and contribute to them having a positive experience of education, with the aim to raise their attainmen
  • Support parents/carers to understand the children/young people's developmental needs
  • Help parents/carers to build structure, routine and stability that enables them to be ready for education
  • Use a relationship based approach, to build parenting skills and confidence by promoting positive family relationships and interactions
  • Candidates should have experience of direct work with children, young people and families using relationship based practice and an understanding of how this promotes growth and development at all levels of the child/young person's system.
  • You should also have the ability to listen and communicate effectively with children, young people, parents and partner agencies in order to assess wellbeing needs and develop a package of family support.
  • A relevant qualification and/or extensive experience working in youth work, childcare, education, health, social work/social care is essential.

This post is for 37 hours, however we are also interested in applications for a part time /job share role . Please indicate on your application if you prefer full time or part time hours.

Please see the attached role profile and additional information sheet for further information .

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

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Project Worker 3 (Social Worker)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £27,814 – £33,358
  • Barnardo's Parenting Capacity Assessment Service (PCAS), Lennoxtown
  • Closing 11th June 2021

Barnardo's, East Dunbartonshire/Greater Glasgow

The Parenting Capacity Assessment Service will work across the whole of the East Dunbartonshire local authority area. The Service has developed an assessment framework that is applied over a 16 week period with the purpose of assisting the social work department in long term decision making for children, where there is a significant concern regarding the parents capacity to meet the child's/children's needs.

We are looking to recruit a Project Worker with the following criteria to join our service:

  • A qualification in Social Work e.g. Diploma, CQSW (or equivalent)
  • A post-qualifying Certificate in Child Welfare & Protection Studies, and if not, a willingness to undertake this course
  • Knowledge/skills and experience of working with children and families with a range of complex needs and issues including child protection.
  • Experience of working in partnership with a range of agencies.

For an informal chat about this post, please contact Daljeet Dagon on 0141 243 2393.

Please note application packs are NOT available on this number. They must be completed on the website.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

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Residential Project Worker 2 Night Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,545
  • Caern – Penicuik
  • Closing 15th June 2021

Barnardo's Caern Project have been delivering a variety of quality services for young people with disabilities and/or autism for over forty years.

We have a community house in Midlothian where we provide full-time residential care for a number of young people with learning disabilities and/or autism.

Using a person centred approach we aspire to create an environment in which the young people are happy, nurtured and safe.

We aim to enhance the young people's lives by supporting them to develop their independence in both the domestic environment and the community.

Ideally you will have experience within a social care setting, possess qualifications for registration with the SSSC as a Residential Child Care Worker and have experience of working with challenging behaviour.

We have a full time (37 hours per week) night shift position to fill. Your shifts will be allocated on a rota basis including weekends and sleepovers will be part of your contract when required.

Please see the attached job and person profile and pay particular attention to Additional Information attachment.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

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Teacher/Programme Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • Circa £28,631 – £30,921
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 15th June 2021

Barnardo's is seeking a qualified teacher to lead on the implementation of the PATHS Programme for Schools (UK Version) for schools in the Glasgow/Ayrshire area.

PATHS is a whole school, social emotional learning programme for pre-schools and primary schools. As Programme Co-ordinator this exciting role will involve providing training and coaching support to settings delivering the programme.

You will be part of a UK wide team and full training and support will be provided to equip you to excel in this role.

Qualification Required:

  • Recognised professional teaching qualification and registered with the relevant professional body
  • Registration is required only for those applicants currently working in a teaching position

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Youth Housing Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £18,238 – £19,697 pro-rata
  • North lanarkshire
  • Closing 23rd June 2021

Barnardo's North Lanarkshire Youth Housing Support Service are looking for a housing support worker who can provide support to young people who have experienced homelessness.

We are looking for a flexible individual who has a car and are able to travel throughout North Lanarkshire. You will have experience of working with younger adults, preferably within the homeless or housing sector. The successful applicant will be registered with SSSC or be prepared to register on appointment of post. You will be qualified to HNC or SVQ3 level in social care.

Experience and knowledge of issues facing homeless people will be a big advantage as will experience of case management and managing your own diary.

You will work flexibly over a 7 day rota period and will be expected to commit to one evening shift every two weeks and one weekend shift every six weeks.

In return you will be rewarded by becoming part of a happy, friendly, settled work team who are enthusiastic and committed to what they do.

Please see the attached role profile for further information.

This post has funding until March 2022 with a possibility of becoming permanent .

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

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Project Worker 3

  • Part time
  • £27,814 pro-rata
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 13th July 2021

Barnardo's Scotland has three established services working with young people and women in custody. Outside in Youth Work service, Parenting Matters and Hear and Now our trauma, bereavement and loss service.

A vacancy has arisen within our Here and Now Service for a skilled and experienced Project Worker 3, with an accredited psychotherapeutic qualification and registration to a relevant body, who can demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality psychotherapeutic services to vulnerable young people and women.

As such you will bring a range of experience including having delivered innovative Trauma/Bereavement focused interventions in 1:1 and group settings.

You will work flexibly and creatively, alongside Here and Now colleagues and in partnership with the SPS and other agencies to develop and deliver a service that reflects the needs of young people and women in custody.

Here and Now offers a range of services including-

Assessment/Outcomes- Providing standardised assessments with demonstrable outcome measures.

Therapeutic Interventions – include counselling, art psychotherapy and psychodrama psychotherapy which are based in a person-centred psychodynamic integrative approach. The range of therapies offered within the team aims to meet the needs of each individual.

Psycho-educational group work – These are self-contained modular sessions which can be experienced cumulatively with a focus on stabilisation, safety and self-care/containment.

Candidates will have an accredited Psychotherapeutic qualification and be registered with a professional body

This post will be subject to a PVG check through Disclosure Scotland.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,545 pro-rata
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 13th July 2021

Barnardo's Scotland has three established services working with young people and women in custody. Our Outside in Youth Work service, Parenting Matters and Hear and Now our trauma, bereavement and loss service.

Vacancies have arisen for skilled and experienced Project Worker 2 who is able to demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality youth work services to vulnerable young people in custody.

As such you will bring a range of experience including delivering innovative Youth Work programmes within HMP/YOI Polmont.

You will work flexibly and creatively, alongside Barnardo's colleagues, and in partnership with the SPS and other agencies to develop and deliver a service that reflects the needs of young people and women in custody.

Outside In delivers Youth Work services within HMP/ YOI Polmont using specific and proven approaches which take account of the needs of young people in custody and focus on the individual young person in addressing those needs. To plan and deliver learning opportunities that will support personal development, life skills and help young people believe they have control of their lives both within and out with the establishment.

Candidates will have a professional Youth Work qualification recognised by the CLD Standards Council or equivalent with a proven track record of working with young people.

This post will be subject to a PVG check through Disclosure Scotland.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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Top job! Children's Services Manager

  • Full time
  • £36,000 – £45,282
  • Lanarkshire
  • Closing 24th August 2021

The North Lanarkshire Youth Housing Support Service works with young people aged between 16 years and 26 who have been assessed by the Council as being vulnerable and at most risk from being or becoming homeless.

Positive Destinations works with care-experienced young people aged 15 to 20 years and is made up from 3 distinct projects: Creative Faces, Workforce Development and Forever Homes. That latter two of these projects are delivered in partnership with a range statutory and 3rd sector partners e.g. Housing, Social Work, NHS and local Housing Associations.

We are looking to recruit an experienced Children's Service Manager for our Youth Housing Support and Care Experienced Young persons' services in North Lanarkshire.

The successful candidate should have experience in managing and leading teams working with children, young people and families with complex needs. In addition, the successful candidate will have the capacity to work strategically and collaboratively to provide services within the complex health, housing, education or social care context.

Along with the requisite level 7 practitioner qualification for managers of Care Inspectorate registered services, the successful candidate should have extensive experience in, and knowledge of, the following:

  • Leading multi-disciplinary staff teams delivering floating support children, young people and families with complex needs, including care experienced young people, homelessness and domestic abuse
  • Managing Care Inspectorate Registered Support Services for children, young people and families.
  • Relevant legislation, guidance and practice in regard to: Care Experienced Children and Young People, Domestic Abuse, Homelessness, Housing (including ‘Housing First' principles and practice)
  • Working in close collaboration with internal and external partners in the planning, development and delivery of services to children, young people and families

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

Please see the role profiles with addendum for further information .

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Project Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,425
  • HMP/YOI Polmont
  • Closing 30th September 2021

Barnardo's believes in the potential of every young person, no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through.

Barnardo's Scotland has three established services working with young people and women in custody. Our Outside in Youth Work service, Parenting Matters and Hear and Now our trauma, bereavement and loss service.

Vacancies have arisen for skilled and experienced Project Worker 2's who are able to demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality youth work services to vulnerable young people in custody.

Full Time and Part Time post available. Secondment also considered but must have permission from your organisation.

As such you will bring a range of experience including delivering innovative Youth Work programmes within HMP/YOI Polmont.

You will work flexibly and creatively, alongside Barnardo's colleagues, and in partnership with the SPS and other agencies to develop and deliver a service that reflects the needs of young people and women in custody.

The Services

Outside In delivers Youth Work services within HMP/ YOI Polmont using specific and proven approaches which take account of the needs of young people in custody and focus on the individual young person in addressing those needs. To plan and deliver learning opportunities that will support personal development, life skills and help young people believe they have control of their lives both within and out with the establishment.

Candidates will have a professional Youth Work qualification recognised by the CLD Standards Council or equivalent with a proven track record of working with young people.

This post will be subject to an enhanced check through Disclosure Scotland.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • Circa £23,545 – £25,428
  • Paisley
  • Closing 23rd September 2021

Barnardo's Threads service is recruiting a project worker (PW2) to support young people and families throughout the Renfrewshire area.

Barnardo's Threads works in partnership with Renfrewshire Council, Social Work, Health, and other targeted and universal services to coordinate and deliver intensive package of support to identified young people and families presenting with multiple and/ or complex support needs.

The service provides practical and emotional support to young people aged 16-28. This includes housing and homelessness support, support with benefits and budgeting and parenting support.

Our parenting support is delivered on a 121 and group work basis with a focus on preparing for and improving parenting and understanding the importance of attachment and brain development using Five to Thrive approach.

Our resources include: Prenatal Group, New baby Group, Young Dad's group, and Perinatal Infant Mental Health groups. We focus on the importance of Improved Mental Health and Wellbeing in all our individual and group sessions and offer an outdoor “B Wild” therapeutic approach / programme.

The Project Worker will provide a coordinated and intensive package of support for identified young people and families.

The successful candidate is required to demonstrate a level of experience:

  • Working alongside young people to coordinate and deliver outcome focused support tailored to individual and family needs
  • Delivering a variety of interventions in partnership with statutory and third sector colleagues to promote children, young people, and family well-being
  • Risk assessment and complex case management
  • Providing detailed assessments and representation within multiagency meetings
  • Developing and delivering evidence informed practice
  • Coordinate and support sessional workers, volunteers associated with the project.

You should be motivated, driven and have the ability to work on their own initiative and in addition as part of a wider multidisciplinary team.

Experience of supporting children, young people and families and people affected by multiple adversities is essential, as is a SVQ3 Health and Social care qualification or equivalent for SSSC registration.

The successful candidate will require working with a high degree of flexibility to meet the needs of the service and as such the post holder will be expected to work evenings and occasional weekends as required.

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Residential Project Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,349
  • Caern House, Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th October 2021

Barnardo's Caern Disability Services consists of 4 unique Projects who deliver a variety of quality services for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We have done this for over forty years.

At the Caern Residential Project, we support up to 6 children and young people by offering respite and short break packages to them and their families.

Working primarily in the residential setting you will promote the happiness, safety and welfare of the young people. You will play an active role in supporting the children and young people and their families/carers to achieve positive outcomes, as identified in the Young People's Individual Support Plans.

We are recruiting for 2 posts 1x 37 Hours & 1 x 24 Hours

You will work on a rota of day shifts, normally worked over 8 hours. Evenings are staffed with waking night staff, however day staff may need to undertake sleepover duties if necessary. Contracted hours can be negotiated.

We are looking for Residential Project Workers who have experience in working directly with children and young people, ideally in a residential setting. Experience in supporting children and young people with a learning disability and/or Autism would be an advantage. Communication with the young people is paramount - the key is time tabling; structure; reliability and consistency. You will be faced with behaviours that challenge, including physical.

Ideally, you will hold (or be willing to work towards) a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example SVQ3 children and young people) plus an HNC in social services. These qualifications are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as part of your employment. There may be external grants available to partly fund this.

For an informal chat about this role – please contact Lindsay Paton (Team Manager) on 031 339 8840

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Project Worker 2

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,545 – £25,428
  • Barnardo's Threads, Paisley
  • Closing 10th October 2021

Barnardo's West of Scotland Refugee and UASC Services is working in partnership with Renfrewshire Council and West Dunbartonshire Council as part of its commitment to the value of relationships at all stages of the positive mental health & wellbeing of its child, young people, and family population.

B Wild activities are trauma-informed and responsive to the needs of participants; staff will respond to participants with calm and empathy even in challenging outdoor settings. Exploring nature and having the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors produces numerous benefits: being outside, in natural environments, improves our physical and mental wellbeing in measurable ways.

This project will support Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC) and refugees from West Dunbartonshire and Renfrewshire to participate in physical activity in an outside environment. This will promote increased use of outdoors for UASC – our health & wellbeing focus includes a range of outdoor 1:1 and bespoke group interventions such as Barnardo's B Wild project utilising local ‘wild spaces.

In 1:1 work we can support young people (YP) to explore & learn about their local environment helping to create a sense of belonging and confidence in accessing green spaces.

In group work we use emotional literacy activities that use the natural environment to explore what different emotions feel like in the body and to develop vocabulary around discussing emotions.

All the work is about connection: connection to nature, to self, to others and to the community.

Essential Requirements for this role:

  • Candidates should be motivated, driven and can work on their own initiative and in addition as part of a wider multidisciplinary team.
  • Have experience of supporting young people during transitions and relationship-based practice to work alongside young people affected by multiple adversities .
  • The successful candidate will require working with a high degree of flexibility to meet the needs of the service and as such the post holder will be expected to work evenings and weekends to meet the needs of the service.
  • Have a relevant qualification such as: CL&D , Social Work, Health , Teaching or equivalent
  • Registered with SSSC or ability to be registered within 6months.
  • Experience of interagency work.
  • Have a full driver's license with access to a vehicle

We are recruiting a full time (37 Hours) and a Part time (18.50 hrs) Project Worker 2 (Please specify your preference on your application)

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Service Administrator

  • Full time
  • £17,768 – £19,189
  • Falkirk Pathways
  • Closing 28th October 2021

Barnardo's Forth Valley Services deliver support services to children, young people and families across Forth Valley via a range of services including, education, family work, FGDM, support in school and support for young people affected by their own or a family member's substance use as well as young people involved within the Justice systems.

We are looking to recruit an experienced and responsible Administrator to be part of our dynamic Admin Team, supporting our Services in an effective and efficient manner. Essentially, you must have proven substantial office experience with sound knowledge and working experience of all IT Packages. Your office base will the Forth Valley Hub in Falkirk, with the expectation that you could work from any of the different locations across the Forth Valley.

This is a busy and exciting role which will require you to have a flexible approach and be able to prioritise work, be proactive and solution focused and work to tight timescales and deadlines.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Financial administration ,Imprest management, invoice processing, budget monitoring and input, any other local finance administration requirements)
  • Data collation for reports
  • Premises management
  • Minute Taking
  • Service users and personnel file administration

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Project Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £23,545 – £31,833
  • Barnardo's Fife Locality
  • Closing 28th October 2021

After a recent recommissioning process, funding has been secured to expand the staff team for the current Barnardo's CAPSM (Children Affected by Parental Substance Misuse) service in Fife. The funding will allow us to increase the staff team by a further 4 Project Workers. The name of the service will change to Barnardo's Positive Journey's Service to reflect the move away from the use of stigmatising language and will work in partnership with Clued Up in Fife to deliver direct services to children, young people and their families impacted by substance use and support their recovery journey. Funding has been secured until March 2022 to establish the service, with the strong possibility that this will be extended past this deadline.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join an established team and be an integral part of growing the service, developing new ways of working with children, young people and families and developing new partnerships. Ideally you will have experience of working with children and families with complex needs, and a working knowledge of attachment theories in practice. Experience or a working knowledge of substance misuse and the impact on families would be desirable.

Your work base will be in Kirkcaldy but currently Barnardo's are using a work from anywhere approach which means that you will have the flexibility to work between your home, the office or out in the community with the families you support.

For more information please contact Murdo Mathers on 01592 651482 for an informal discussion.

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Project Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £24,016 – £32,469
  • Falkirk Pathways
  • Closing 14th November 2021

Family Group Decision Making Co-ordinators -supporting family members within the FGDM process to develop family plans.

Due to growth, opportunities have arisen to work within Barnardo's Forth Valley. We are seeking a highly motivated and committed practitioner, with the experience, skills and knowledge to support young people and families achieve the best outcomes.

For this Family Group Decision Making post, you will understand the Family Group Decisions making model and bring a range of experience in family support and mediation as well as experience of working within child protection procedures and domestic abuse.

The successful applicant will work in partnership with social workers to support families to prepare for a Family Meeting. You will be able to work flexibly to accommodate the meetings at a time available for family members. You should be able to practice creatively to prepare family members to develop their own Family Plans that address their current hopes and needs.

You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to form consistent, positive, and appropriate relationships with young people and their families. We are looking for individuals who are creative, with a strength-based, trauma informed, and solution focussed approach to working with the most vulnerable Young People/children and families in Forth Valley.

A relevant qualification in education, youth work, health, social work or social care and an understanding of children's development in relation to attachment would be desirable. Experience of working with families experiencing domestic abuse is essential and an understanding of the safe and together model is desirable.

The post holder will be required to be an essential car user. It is not essential that you have previous experience of delivering Family Group Decision Making meetings, but you would need to show commitment to complete accredited training which would be provided.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,545 – £25,428
  • Barnardo's Threads, Paisley
  • Closing 23rd November 2021

Barnardo's Threads service is recruiting a project worker (PW2) to support young people and families throughout the Renfrewshire area.

Barnardo's Threads works in partnership with Renfrewshire Council, Social Work, Health, and other targeted and universal services to coordinate and deliver intensive package of support to identified young people and families presenting with multiple and/ or complex support needs.

The service provides practical and emotional support to young people aged 16-28. This includes housing and homelessness support, support with benefits and budgeting and parenting support.

Our parenting support is delivered on a 121 and group work basis with a focus on preparing for and improving parenting and understanding the importance of attachment and brain development using Five to Thrive approach.

Our resources include: Prenatal Group, New baby Group, Young Dad's group, and Perinatal Infant Mental Health groups. We focus on the importance of Improved Mental Health and Wellbeing in all our individual and group sessions and offer an outdoor “B Wild” therapeutic approach / programme.

The Project Worker will provide a coordinated and intensive package of support for identified young people and families.

The successful candidate is required to demonstrate a level of experience:

  • Working alongside young people to coordinate and deliver outcome focused support tailored to individual and family needs
  • Delivering a variety of interventions in partnership with statutory and third sector colleagues to promote children, young people, and family well-being
  • Risk assessment and complex case management
  • Providing detailed assessments and representation within multiagency meetings
  • Developing and delivering evidence informed practice
  • Coordinate and support sessional workers, volunteers associated with the project.

You should be motivated, driven and have the ability to work on their own initiative and in addition as part of a wider multidisciplinary team.

Experience of supporting children, young people and families and people affected by multiple adversities is essential, as is a SVQ3 Health and Social care qualification or equivalent for SSSC registration.

The successful candidate will require working with a high degree of flexibility to meet the needs of the service and as such the post holder will be expected to work evenings and occasional weekends as required.

A car user is essential for this post.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking.

This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Mental Health Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £23,545 – £31,833
  • Fife
  • Closing 30th November 2021

In February 2021, Fife Council produced a service brief relating to Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Supports and Services for Fife. The service brief links closely to the Our Minds Matter framework in Fife and reports to a multi agency Senior Operating Group in Fife. The funding for this service brief was for an initial 6-8 month period and Barnardo's were successful in securing funding to cover Levenmouth and North East Fife areas of Fife. The second phase of the funding was released in September and we secured further funding to expand the service to cover the North East Fife, Levenmouth, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath areas of Fife. This service will commence the next phase on January 1st 2022 and is funded for an initial period of two years.

This service will deliver a variety of interventions which aim to support the emotional health needs of children, young people, and families. We aim to offer a range of supports in the form of group programmes, support groups, workshops, one to one therapeutic support and training to other professionals. We will offer support to children and young people 5-24 (26 if care experienced) and their families.

The aim of this service is to increase the capacity of existing services by providing early prevention and intervention through upskilling, supporting, and educating the community. Our hope is to enable young people to have positive mental health and wellbeing, thrive in their community and to be able to bounce back from life's challenges. Additionally, we aim to support parents to feel confident in responding to their children's mental health needs and increase their capacity to support them.

We are looking for workers who are passionate about working in this area of work and who are excited about joining a small but committed team to help grow the service and develop practice to meet the needs of the children, young people and families of Fife. To make this happen we are looking to recruit to the following posts

2 x Mental Health Practitioners (Full time) – You will carry a caseload and be primarily responsible for providing ongoing therapeutic support to children, young people and their families

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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Mental Health Group Facilitator

  • Part time
  • £21,700 – £24,013 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 30th November 2021

In February 2021, Fife Council produced a service brief relating to Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Supports and Services for Fife. The service brief links closely to the Our Minds Matter framework in Fife and reports to a multi agency Senior Operating Group in Fife. The funding for this service brief was for an initial 6-8 month period and Barnardo's were successful in securing funding to cover Levenmouth and North East Fife areas of Fife. The second phase of the funding was released in September and we secured further funding to expand the service to cover the North East Fife, Levenmouth, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath areas of Fife. This service will commence the next phase on January 1st 2022 and is funded for an initial period of two years.

This service will deliver a variety of interventions which aim to support the emotional health needs of children, young people, and families. We aim to offer a range of supports in the form of group programmes, support groups, workshops, one to one therapeutic support and training to other professionals. We will offer support to children and young people 5-24 (26 if care experienced) and their families.

The aim of this service is to increase the capacity of existing services by providing early prevention and intervention through upskilling, supporting, and educating the community. Our hope is to enable young people to have positive mental health and wellbeing, thrive in their community and to be able to bounce back from life's challenges. Additionally, we aim to support parents to feel confident in responding to their children's mental health needs and increase their capacity to support them.

We are looking for workers who are passionate about working in this area of work and who are excited about joining a small but committed team to help grow the service and develop practice to meet the needs of the children, young people and families of Fife. To make this happen we are looking to recruit to the following posts

2 x Mental Health Group Facilitators (part time 20 hrs per post) – You will primarily be responsible for supporting the groupwork side of the service

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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Team Manager

  • Full time
  • £26,966 – £34,944
  • Renfrewshire
  • Closing 1st December 2021

Gap Homes is an ambitious and innovative programme, established in response to the chronic shortage of suitable housing for young people leaving care, and other vulnerable groups. Inadequate accommodation undermines young people's development and progress and reduces the impact of any support provided.

Barnardo's is committed to building 50 new community based houses in partnership with Local Authorities across the UK.

Gap Homes Renfrewshire is the first Gap Homes pilot site in the UK with the first house build completed in December 2019, and with the first young people transitioning from care moving into their homes supported by a holistic wrap around support package.

Due to the success of the pilot and wider Gap Home partnership with Renfrewshire Council and Sanctuary Housing Association we are now looking to expand the Gap Homes Service and therefore are recruiting a Team Manager. The Team Manager will support the Children's Service Manager to lead, manage and develop the service and wider offer to care experienced young people to support a smooth transition to independent living and improve long term outcomes for children and young people.

You will have extensive experience and knowledge of working with children and young people living in care and of the systemic inequalities and barriers care experienced children face and have ideas and solutions of how to partner with CYP and partners to overcome the many structural barriers in place.

Ideally you will have experience of working in a Housing support service and or similar and at least 3 years' experience at Team Manager level.

Essentially you will have;

  • A relevant degree / qualification such as: CL&D , Social Work, Health , Teaching , Social Policy, Housing or equivalent is essential and registration with SSSC or ability to be registered within 6months.
  • A high degree of flexibility to meet the needs of the service and as such the post holder will be expected to work evenings and weekends to meet the needs of the service.
  • A driver's license with access to a vehicle .

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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Residential Project Worker - Days & Nights (Full & Part time)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,545
  • Caern – Penicuik
  • Closing 2nd December 2021

Barnardo's Caern Disability Services consists of three unique Projects who deliver a variety of quality services for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We have done this for over forty years.

Pentland Way Project is a residential service providing support to three young people. Working primarily in the residential setting you will promote the happiness, safety and welfare of the young people. You will play an active role in supporting the young people and their families/carers to achieve positive outcomes, as identified in their Individual Support Plans (ISP's).

We are currently recruiting for the following Residential Project Workers to support our Young People. You will work on a rota of 12 hour shifts including weekends.

  • Day shift Residential Project Workers – Full-time (37 hours) and Part-time hours (12 or 24 hours) will be considered
  • Waking Night Residential Project Worker – Part-time (24 hours) *Please note these are not sleep-in shifts.

Ideally you will have experience in working directly with children and young people in a residential setting. Experience in supporting children and young people with a learning disability and/or Autism would be an advantage. Communication with the young people is paramount - the key is time tabling; structure; reliability and consistency. You will be faced with behaviours that challenge, including physical.

You will hold (or be willing to work towards) a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example SVQ3 children and young people) plus an HNC in social services. These qualifications are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as part of your employment. There may be external grants available to partly fund this.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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