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

Family Support and Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,545
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 29th November 2019

Barnardo's Community Family Support Service are looking for a driven and creative Community Family Support Development Worker (within Women's Aid) to become part of an innovative third sector consortium workforce in delivering a new service called ‘Glasgow Family Support Partnership'.

The successful applicant will be employed by Women's Aid - Glasgow East Women's Aid is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1

The role of the ‘Glasgow Family Support Partnership' Community Family Support Workers will be to work alongside Statutory Social Work colleagues providing quality intervention through advice, support and services to children, young people and their families in accordance with the aims and objectives of the ‘Glasgow Family Support Partnership' service. Families referred to social work, but not meeting the threshold for statutory intervention, will receive faster and earlier access to support via the ‘Glasgow Family Support Partnership' service. The aim of this will be to prevent a crisis cycle developing and reduce the need for statutory involvement and intervention, or further engagement, from social work at a later stage.

Applicants require to evidence previous experience in assessing needs and achieving positive outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and their families. They should also be able to evidence an ability to work collaboratively with partner organisations and statutory agencies to ensure a multi-agency approach to effective outcomes for service users

It is an essential requirement for the post that successful candidates be qualified to HNC in Social Services/SVQ level 3.

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Project Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £23,545
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 2nd December 2019

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. 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 services to vulnerable young people and women.

As such you will bring a range of experience including delivering innovative Youth Work and Parenting 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 to 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. To provide knowledge to prison staff who are undertaking formal Youth Work qualifications.

Parenting Matters (Scotland) is a parenting programme designed by Barnardo's and co-delivered with SPS Parenting Officers.

The programme works with women and young men within HMP/YOI Polmont who are parents, supporting them to have the best possible relationship with their child and family, both during their time within custody and once liberated.

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, women 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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Project Worker Level 2

  • Full time
  • £23,545
  • Edinburgh Office
  • Closing 15th July 2019

Barnardo's 16+ Edinburgh are recruiting a Project Worker 2 to cover Maternity leave until October 2020.

Do you have the commitment, knowledge, skills and experience to provide Through care and After Care support to care leavers aged 16-25 who are making the transition to independent living?

Are you a qualified worker- Community Education Worker (Degree/Diploma), Social Worker (Degree/Dip Social Work) or have an equivalent professional qualification - with experience of working with young people?

If so, and you would like to work in a dynamic, challenging and supportive environment alongside a well established and committed team then we would really like to hear from you.

For an informal discussion regarding this post please contact the Barnardo's 16 + Service's Manager, Jacqui Thompson on 0131 446 7000.

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,545
  • HMYOI Polmont
  • Closing 22nd July 2019

Barnardo's Scotland has three established services working with young men 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 for a skilled and experienced Project Worker 2 who can demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality services to vulnerable young people and women and a professional Youth Work qualification recognised by the CLD Standards Council or equivalent.

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

You will work flexibly and creatively, alongside Youth Work 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.

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Top job! Assistant Director Policy and Influencing

  • Full time
  • £43,096
  • Barnardo's Scotland Edinburgh Office & SE Scotland Locality
  • Closing 13th October 2019

Are you an experienced policy professional looking for your next challenge? Could you lead a sector-leading policy team to effect change for the children and families we support?

You will bring expertise in motivating and leading teams in a complex influencing environment to develop evidence-based policy initiatives. You will need experience of working with senior officials and a wide range of sector stakeholders to influence policy change. You will also have the ability to devise and implement influencing plans.

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Kirsten Hogg, Assistant Director of Policy and Influencing on Kirsten.hogg@barnardos.org.uk or 07834 327508.

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Project Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £23,545 – £25,428
  • HMYOI Polmont
  • Closing 27th September 2019

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.

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

As such you will bring a range of experience including delivering innovative Youth Work and Parenting 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 to 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. To provide knowledge to prison staff who are undertaking formal Youth Work qualifications.

Parenting Matters (Scotland) is a parenting programme designed by Barnardo's and co-delivered with SPS Parenting Officers.

The programme works with women and young men within HMP/YOI Polmont who are parents, supporting them to have the best possible relationship with their child and family, both during their time within custody and once liberated.

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, women and their families.

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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Night Shift Residential Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £27,164 pro-rata
  • Caern House, Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th October 2019

Barnardo's Caern Project deliver a variety of quality services for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism.

We are recruiting Night Shift Project Workers to support young people with learning disabilities and/or autism and their families/carers to achieve positive outcomes.

Working primarily in the residential setting you will promote the happiness, safety and welfare of the young people during short breaks.

Ideally you will have experience working with young people and the required qualifications for full registration as a residential child care worker with the SSSC or willingness to work towards them.

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Residential Project Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • from £21,349
  • Caern House, Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th October 2019

Barnardo's Caern Project deliver a variety of quality services for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism.

You will support young people with learning disabilities and/or autism and their families/carers to achieve positive outcomes.

Working primarily in the residential setting you will promote the happiness, safety and welfare of the young people during short breaks.

Ideally you will have experience working with young people and the required qualifications for full registration as a residential child care worker with the SSSC or willingness to work towards them.

The full-time posts are 37 hours a week. Shifts will be allocated on a rota.

It is anticipated that Residential Project Workers Days will work these hours over five days each week including weekends, early mornings and evenings.

We would also encourage applicants that are interested in part-time work.

Please see the attached job and person profile for the essential criteria for this role.

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Residential Project Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Caern Penicuik
  • Closing 31st October 2019

Barnardo's Caern community house in Midlothian (Pentland Way) provide full-time residential care for a number of young people with learning disabilities and/or autism.

We are looking to recruit a team of Residential Project Worker 2's on an As & When basis.

We aim to enhance the young people's lives by supporting them to develop their independence in both the domestic environment and the community. Using a person centred approach we aspire to create an environment in which the young people are happy, nurtured and safe.

You will have experience with challenging behaviour in a social care setting and possess qualifications for registration with the SSSC as a Residential Child Care Worker.

Shifts are normally 12hrs and will include some weekends.

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

If you wish to have an informal conversation about this post please contact Wendy Albiston 01968 664792or Isabel McLaren on 0131 339 8840

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Volunteering

Group Volunteers (Aberdeen Young Carers)

Playschemes / Childrens Clubs

18th November 2019

Incredible things happen when you believe in children… become a volunteer with Barnardo’s and see why. We are looking for volunteers to help support groups made up of children and young people who are part of Aberdeen Young Carers, a new service within Barnardo’s in Aberdeen. … Read more

1:1 Volunteers (Aberdeen Young Carers)

Befriending / Mentoring

18th November 2019

Incredible things happen when you believe in children… become a volunteer for Barnardo’s and see why. We are looking for volunteers to buddy with a child or young person who is part of Aberdeen Young Carers, a new service within Barnardo’s for Aberdeen. A young carer is someone… Read more

Event Volunteers (Aberdeen Young Carers)

Fundraising,Playschemes / Childrens Clubs,Short-Term / Seasonal Working,Events

18th November 2019

Incredible things happen when you believe in children… become a volunteer for Barnardo’s and see why. We are looking for volunteers to help support our Aberdeen Young Carer events. A young carer is someone up to the age of 18 who provides unpaid help and support to a relative,… Read more

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