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 Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,722
  • Barnardo's Threads, Paisley
  • Closing 30th September 2022

Barnardos Threads Service is partnership with Renfrewshire Social Work is recruiting a Project Worker 2 for our Early Help Service.

This role has been created to provide an alternative to social work intervention for families who are experiencing difficulties which without support, might escalate to require statutory involvement.

Early Help Project Workers will take a strengths-based approach to their work with families, working in partnership to identify and develop strengths and protective factors. Practitioners will focus on achieving:

  • More positive family relationships
  • Improved family functioning
  • More effective parenting
  • Improved health and wellbeing for children, young people and parents/carers
  • Reduced social isolation and better connections within the local community
  • Better connecting families to other sources of community support.

The project worker will have a good knowledge and understanding of the wider supports available from voluntary and community-based organisations and will refer families to these supports where appropriate. This will maximise family engagement with long term community-based support available to them within their local area.

The role activities include assessing and planning, parenting and family support. Outcomes include Improved Family Wellbeing, Reduced Isolation and Community connectedness.

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 candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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GAP Homes Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,723
  • Barnardo's Threads, Paisley
  • Closing 30th September 2022

Barnardo's Threads service has been supporting young people in the Renfrewshire area for over 20 years.

Barnardo's in partnership with Renfrewshire Council is recruiting 2 project workers (PW2) for our GAP Homes service.

GAP Homes will provide a coordinated and intensive package of support for identified young care leavers. These young people can present with multiple and/ or complex support needs. The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience of supporting young people through issues including trauma, loss, substance use or exploitation. You will liaise with multi agency partners to deliver outcome focussed support. The support is delivered over seven days therefore a flexible working approach is required.

You must be SSSC registration or ability to be registered, please see the attached role profile below detailing 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.

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 candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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Project Worker 2

  • Full time
  • Circa £24,723 – £34,095
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th October 2022

Barnardo's is the UK's largest children's charity. Each year we help over 50,000 children, young people and their families.

About the service:

Barnardo's 16 + (Edinburgh) has 30 years' experience of delivering quality through care and after care support services to young people in collaboration with the Local authority.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly motivated and experienced team of professionals.

About you:

Ideally you will have experience in working directly with children and young people in a similar setting.

You will hold a relevant qualification- (Community Education Worker -Degree/Diploma, Social Worker -Degree/Dip Social Work or an equivalent qualification) is essential – Plus post qualifying experience of working with young people and the ability to build strong working relationships with partner agencies.

If you feel you have the drive, experience & skills required to support these young people make positive transitions and achieve their potential.

We would really like to hear from you.

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.

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 candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Integrated Family Support Hub (IFSH) Development Manager

  • Full time
  • Circa £26,966 – £40,072
  • Hybrid
  • Closing 4th October 2022

Barnardo's Scotland have a fantastic opportunity for an innovative and creative leader to take a significant role in the development of the Dundee Cross-Sector Alliance, a strategic partnership that is collectively committed to the delivery of the aspirations and principles of ‘the Promise' and associated National Whole Family Support Principles in Dundee.

The Integrated Family Support Hub (IFSH) Development Manager role represents an exciting opportunity to lead an ambitious development activity that will sit at the heart of the Alliance (strategic partnership) Delivery Plan.

The post holder will be creative, ambitious on behalf of children and families, adept in building positive relationships across organisations and with children and families, and who displays a range of wider leadership qualities.

The successful individual will be hosted (employed) by Barnardo's on behalf of the Dundee Alliance and they will report directly to the Alliance Group in respect of their activity.

Barnardo's offers a hybrid working model covered under our `Work from Anywhere' Framework, therefore vacancies advertised with this as an opportunity are open for applicants to either work from home or any location within the UK, including Barnardo's Hub/Office that is a reasonable distance from your home address.

Flexibility

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.

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 candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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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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This vacancy has now closed

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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This vacancy has now closed

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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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.

Our basis and values

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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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Independent Advocate

  • Full time or Part time
  • £22,135
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 19th December 2021

We believe in children and our extensive range of projects and services across Scotland help to lift them out of all forms of poverty, abuse and discrimination. These services include our Hear 4u Advocacy Service.

Hear 4u - Children's Hearings Advocacy Service - GLASGOW

In this key role you will provide an independent advocacy service for children and young people at all stages of their involvement in the Children's Hearing System. This service is delivered as part of the National Advocacy Service for the Children's Hearing System funded by the Scottish Government. We have the following opportunities available:

Independent Advocate – part time (18.5hrs) and full time (37hrs) posts available.

Posts will be based out of Barnardo's Glasgow Office, Academy Park, Gower Street, Glasgow, G51 1PR with flexibility to undertake tasks from home.

PLEASE NOTE ON APPLICATION FORM IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR A PART TIME OR FULL TIME POSITION

Alongside the delivery of advocacy you will also contribute to service promotion, development and evaluation. Experience of working directly with children, young people and families in a paid or voluntary setting will be essential, along with a sound understanding of child protection issues and a current driving license and access to a car for business purposes. Experience of advocating on behalf of children and/or young people is desirable.

Posts are initially funded until 31st March 2023, extension subject to further funding agreement with the Scottish Government.

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 27th January 2022

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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Community Family Support Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,545
  • Glasgow Families Together, Easterhouse
  • Closing 14th February 2022

We are looking for two driven and creative Community Family Support Development Worker's (Quarriers and Rosemount Lifelong Learning) to become part of an innovative third sector consortium workforce in delivering a new service called ‘Glasgow Family Support Partnership'.

This innovative early intervention service, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, will see our newly formed third sector consortium (comprising Barnardo's, Quarriers, Home-Start Glasgow North, Aberlour, Rosemount Lifelong Learning, GeezaBreak) co-located with the North East Glasgow Duty Social Work Team. The successful applicants will be employed by either Quarriers or Rosemount Lifelong Learning.

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. Please see the attached addendums and role profile below detailing 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.

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 2

  • Full time
  • £23,545 – £32,471
  • Barnardo's Child and Family Support Service Dundee
  • Closing 28th February 2022

Barnardo's Dundee is seeking passionate and motivated applicants for a Project Worker post in our Child and Family Support Service.

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

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.

A flexible approach is essential to providing support when families need it which will include early morning, evenings and weekends.

The positions include effective time management balancing direct support to children and families' needs with the administrative requirements of the post.

The post is driving licence essential and the use of a car.

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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Housing Support Worker Night Shift

  • Full time
  • £22,000 – £28,053
  • Barnardo's 16+ Glasgow Service
  • Closing 14th March 2022

Barnardo's 16+ Glasgow has been operational in Glasgow for more than 20 years and works in partnership with Glasgow City Council, and a number of Local Housing Associations. The project provides a comprehensive community based transitional support service to young people aged 16-25, who are care experienced or who have had extensive social work involvement

We are looking to recruit to a permanent Night Shift post based in one of our residential units.

Ideally you will have experience of working with young people in a residential setting and/or on an outreach basis. You are motivated , enthusiastic, and committed to ensuring positive outcomes for the extremely vulnerable young people supported by the service. If you are someone who will rise to difficult challenges, we would like to hear from you. Relevant qualification essential.

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 1

  • Full time
  • £18,278 – £24,984
  • Barnardo's Child and Family Support Service Dundee
  • Closing 14th March 2022

Barnardo's Dundee is seeking a passionate and motivated applicant for a full time Project Worker 1 position in our Child and Family Support Service.

We are looking for a person to join our Dundee team who has 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, building on a collaborative and co-produced approach to finding solutions.

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.

A flexible approach is essential to providing support when families need it which will include early morning, evenings and weekends.

The role includes effective time management balancing direct support to children and families' needs with the administrative requirements of the post.

The post is driving licence essential and the use of a car.

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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Housing Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,496
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 20th March 2022

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

North Lanarkshire Council in partnership with Barnardos to provide intensive support to young people aged 16-24 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

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.

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Housing Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £19,016
  • North Lanarkshire HSS
  • Closing 20th March 2022

We have an opportunity for a Project Worker to join our North Lanarkshire Youth Housing Support Service .

Essentially you will be self-motivated individual with a passion for working with young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

You must be able to assist young people through all steps of gaining and maintaining a tenancy. Key skills required are ability to assess, engage, and assist the team in achieving positive outcomes.

Ideally you will have some experience of working with vulnerable people and some knowledge of homelessness issues.

We are particularly keen to hear from candidates who meet the SSSC registration requirements for a registered housing support worker but will consider applicants who have relevant experience and who are willing to obtain the required qualification within an agreed time frame.

Access to a car and a clean driving licence is required for this post.Occasionally you may be required to work on evenings and weekends.

Please see the attached job and person profile for the further information and requirements for this role.

Further information available on 01698 262443 option 4 please ask for Margo Murray.

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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Residential Project Worker (Nights)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £24,016
  • Caern – Penicuik
  • Closing 3rd April 2022

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.

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 looking for Waking Night Residential Project Workers to support our Young People. You will work on a rota of 12 hour shifts including weekends.

We have a variety of shifts available, from 12 hours to 37 hours per week.

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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Project Workers (Grade 2)

  • Full time or Part time
  • Circa £23,545 – £32,471
  • Home Based
  • Closing 13th April 2022

Barnardo's has expressed a commitment to supporting families from the Ukraine as they arrive and settle in the UK. Barnardo's Scotland is creating a dedicated team of Project Workers across Scotland to ensure a coordinated response.

There will be at least 6 Project Workers (open to either part or full-time applicants) and a bank of as and when Project Worker staff. Training and support will be offered and it is essential that applicants come with a good working knowledge of the potential experiences of families arriving in Scotland; trauma informed response and a genuine desire to enable them to settle and thrive whilst living here.

Post holders will link closely with their identified Barnardo's Locality team. These are:

  • Edinburgh and Lothians
  • Greater Glasgow and East Dunbartonshire
  • Fife and Tayside
  • North of Scotland
  • Forth Valley and South West Scotland (Ayrshire, Dumfries and
  • Galloway)
  • Lanarkshire and West of Scotland (Argyll and Bute, Inverclyde,
  • Renfrewshire, West Dunbartonshire)

Flexibility

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.

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 (Grade 2)

  • Full time
  • £23,545
  • Barnardo's Threads, Paisley
  • Closing 22nd April 2022

Due to the recent growth of the Barnardo's Threads Service portfolio, we are looking to expand the team by recruiting Project Workers (Grade 2) 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:

  • Housing & Homelessness, Advice & Support Service
  • Gap Homes
  • Five To Thrive
  • Peri Natal Infant Mental Health Services
  • MHWB Recovery work – Drugs & Alcohol
  • Family Group Decision Making / Lifelong Links
  • Young Carers – Peer Support MHWB
  • West of Scotland Refugee & UASC
  • Family Support
  • Multi Agency Group Work Programme – New Baby / Pre Natal /Young Dad's 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.

We adopt a multi-agency / team around the child approach and work in partnership with colleagues in Health, Housing, DWP , Social Work , Police, Education . Third sector and children & young people to improve their outcomes and life chances.

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

The successful candidates are 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

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

For an informal discussion regarding the post please contact: Ellen Lorimer / Team Manager, Joanne Felvus /Children Services Manager on 0141 884 6696

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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Community Family Support Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,545
  • Glasgow Families Together
  • Closing 21st April 2022

We are looking for driven and creative Community Family Support Development Worker's (Quarriers and Rosemount Lifelong Learning) to become part of an innovative third sector consortium workforce in delivering a new service called ‘Glasgow Family Support Partnership'.

This innovative early intervention service, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, will see our newly formed third sector consortium (comprising Barnardo's, Quarriers, Home-Start Glasgow North, Aberlour, Rosemount Lifelong Learning, GeezaBreak) co-located with the North East Glasgow Duty Social Work Team. The successful applicants will be employed by either Quarriers or Rosemount Lifelong Learning.

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. Please see the attached addendums and role profile below detailing 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.

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 – £40,072
  • Caern House, Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th May 2022

We are seeking to recruit a dynamic and committed Residential Team Manager to our Caern Services.

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.

The staff team across Caern Services must be fully accepting of our children and be prepared to offer them a professional relationship based on love and acceptance and informed of our understanding of their individual needs , wishes and experiences. We are passionate about the children and young people that we care for, showing understanding, empathy and consistency in our approach.

At the Caern community Project we support up to 50 children and young people across the Lothians aged 7-18 by offering outreach, groups, youth clubs and training sessions for children and their families

Our Pentland Way Project is a residential service providing support to three older young people. 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 their lives by supporting them to develop independence in both the domestic environment and the community.

The Caern Residential Project provides support for up to 6 children and young people at any one time aged 5-18 by offering and short break packages to them and their families. All staff play an active role in supporting the children, young people and their families/carers to achieve positive outcomes, as identified in the Young People's Individual Support Plans.

You will work 37 hours per week and participate in the on-call rota across the services for which there is an allowance. Although this is initially for an 8 month period there is potential for this to become a permanent post.

The team manager will be responsible for overseeing the day to day running of the house, providing robust management and leadership to the staff team, delivering timely monthly supervision, supporting and monitoring the quality of work and ensuring that staff are working to high levels of performance within the best interests of the children in our care. You will understand budgets, chair and attend external meetings and will be accountable to the Children's Services Manager who is also the registered manager.

About You

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, and experienced individual who can work on their own initiative and is proactive. Direct experience of managing a team and knowledge and skills around supporting children and young people with a learning disability and /or Autism would be an advantage. Safeguarding must be at the heart of your practice.

You will hold (or be willing to work towards) qualifications for registration with the SSSC as a Residential Child Care Worker or manager.

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 1

  • Full time
  • £22,064
  • Ayrshire Hub, Kilwinning
  • Closing 12th May 2022

Barnardo's is working in partnership with North Ayrshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP) and North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership to deliver a service to children and families affected by alcohol and/or drugs. 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).

The project is an early intervention approach designed to work collaboratively with families, as most families already have the resilience strength and capabilities they need to recover. The Project Worker will support and nurture these to ensure both children and adults can overcome any difficulties that get in the way.

We are seeking 2 Project workers to join us in the innovative development and delivery of this exciting initiative and therefore is required to demonstrate a level of experience, skills, and knowledge to carry out key aspects of the role. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with lived experience and educated in Social Care/Early Education.

The post will be co-located with the North Ayrshire Service Access Team and will work closely with the Service Access Team and North Ayrshire Drug & Alcohol Recovery Service (NADARS).

Given the nature of our project, we are particularly keen to recruit individuals with lived experience – either through their own or family members substance use. Comprehensive training will be provided alongside additional support through regular supervision, mentoring and a buddy system where required. For an informal discussion regarding the post please contact Alison Gibson or Fiona Gartland on 01294 558811.

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
  • £23,545
  • Ayrshire Hub, Kilwinning
  • Closing 11th May 2022

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

We are looking for Project Workers for our Attainment Service working within Primary and Secondary Schools. (see addendum).

We are also looking for a Young Person's Drug and Alcohol Worker to support young people aged 12-25 with their own emerging substance use.

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 your 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.

We have full time positions of 37 hours per week available, we will also consider part time hours. Please indicate on your application if you prefer full time or part time hours”

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 candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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The Promise Participation Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £27,814 – £30,039
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th May 2022

This is an exciting time to be joining Barnardo's Scotland as we continue our journey to ‘Keep The Promise' and further develop our work to embed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into our policies and practice with children, young people and families. We are seeking an experienced practitioner to strengthen our participative practice, amplify the voice of children and young people within decision making and support our staff to promote and protect children's rights.

The Promise Participation Co-ordinator will drive and develop a programme of engagement activity across our Barnardo's services, supporting our workforce to consistently embed high quality opportunities for children, young people and families to shape and influence service co-design and delivery. We are seeking an individual who has experience in a range of participation/engagement methods with children and young people, is confident in the use of social media platforms and other relevant digital tools and someone who has a proven track record of developing and delivering a project plan with agreed objectives and targets.

We are keen to accept applications from individuals with lived experience of care.

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.

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 candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Children's Rights Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,545 – £25,428
  • Flexible/Hybrid
  • Closing 16th May 2022

This is an exciting time to be joining Barnardo's Scotland as we continue our journey to ‘Keep The Promise' and further develop our work to embed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into our policies and practice with children, young people and families. We are seeking an experienced practitioner to strengthen our participative practice, amplify the voice of children and young people within decision making and support our staff to promote and protect children's rights..

The Children's Rights Development Worker will further develop our rights-based work as we prepare for the Incorporation of the UNCRC into domestic legislation in Scotland. The post holder will develop and support a range of activities that embed the voices of children and young people within decision making, promotes understanding of children's rights across our workforce and co-ordinate our accreditation work with children and young people. We are seeking an individual with a commitment to children's rights who has experience of in a range of participative/engagement methods with children and young people, is confident in the use of social media platforms and other relevant digital tools.

We are keen to accept applications from individuals with lived experience of care.

Please see the recruitment pack below detailing further information and the essential criteria for this role

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.

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 candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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Residential Project Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,217
  • Caern House, Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th May 2022

WE ARE SEEKING TO RECRUIT ENTHUSIASTIC AND COMMITTED RESIDENTIAL PROJECT WORKERS TO JOIN BOTH OUR SHORT BREAKS AND RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

We have a number of positions available across these Services for both DAY and WAKING NIGHT staff, working on a rota basis including weekends. Full-time and part-time positions are available.

ABOUT CAERN

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.

Our Caern Short Breaks service supports up to 6 children and young people at any one time aged 5-18 by offering and short break packages to them and their families. All staff play an active role in supporting the children, young people and their families/carers to achieve positive outcomes, as identified in the Young People's Individual Support Plans.

Our Pentland Way service is a residential setting providing support to three older young people. 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 their lives by supporting them to develop independence in both the domestic environment and the community.

ABOUT YOU

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.

The staff team across Caern Services must be fully accepting of our children and be prepared to offer them a professional relationship based on acceptance and informed by our understanding of their individual needs, wishes and experiences. We are passionate about the children and young people that we care for, showing understanding, empathy and consistency in our approach.

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 call 0131 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 candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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Project Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £24,722 – £26,700
  • TCA - Family Support Service Perth & Kinross
  • Closing 15th May 2022

Barnardo's Perth & Kinross Service is seeking a passionate and motivated person for a Project Worker 2 post in our Perth Service

We are looking for a person to join our Perth service which covers the Perth & Kinross area. The service works in partnership with Perth & Kinross Social Work Department and Tayside Council on Alcohol. The post would suit a person who has a genuine interest and experience of working with children and families providing support in a variety of settings including family homes, schools and community locations. The service support includes working with children who have an additional support needs/disability and their families. The service supports children who have been impacted upon by parental substance use, parental mental health or domestic abuse.

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 alongside Tayside Council on Alcohol (partner), building on a collaborative and co-produced approach to finding solutions.

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 some experience of working with children with additional support needs/disability is preferable.

A flexible approach is essential to providing support when families need it which will include early morning, evenings and weekends.

The positions include effective time management balancing direct support to children and families' needs with the administrative requirements of the posts.

The post is both driving licence essential and the use of a car due to location.

Barnardo's offers superb learning and development opportunities alongside high quality supervision and support.

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 / Senior Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £27,814
  • Caern – Penicuik
  • Closing 20th May 2022

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed Senior Practitioner (Project Worker 3) to join our Pentland Way residential Service.

Working on a dayshift rota basis, you will typically work 12 hour shifts with a full-time post being 37 hours. Weekend working is included.

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 40 years.

Our Pentland Way Service is a residential service providing support to three older young people. 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 their lives by supporting them to develop independence in both the domestic environment and the community.

About you

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.

You will work directly with the children and young people on shift, as part of the staff team on rota. In addition to this your main role will include

  • Responsibility for the day to day running of the house
  • Leading the staff on shift including rota management, leading practice and ensure staff are working to high levels of performance in the best interests of the C&YP in our care.
  • Supervise staff including Residential Project Workers and As & When staff
  • Support the Team Manager and Children's Service Manager with the ongoing development of the Service

The staff team across Caern Services must be fully accepting of our children and be prepared to offer them a professional relationship based on acceptance and informed by our understanding of their individual needs, wishes and experiences. We are passionate about the children and young people that we care for, showing understanding, empathy and consistency in our approach.

You will hold or be willing to work towards recognised SSSC qualification/s relevant to this role (Residential Worker with Supervisory Responsibilities). There may be external grants available to partly fund this.

For an informal chat about this role – please call 0131 339 8840

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 candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Housing Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £19,768 – £30,046
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 30th May 2022

Barnardo's 16+ Glasgow has been operational in Glasgow for more than 20 years and works in partnership with Glasgow City Council, and a number of Local Housing Associations. The project provides a comprehensive residential and community based transitional support service to care experienced young people aged 16-25.

We are looking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our team. As a Housing Support Worker you will have the opportunity to make a significant difference to the lives of the young people supported by the service.

Ideally you will have experience of working with young people in a residential setting, or on an outreach basis, and will share our committed to valuing the unique worth of every young person being supported. If you want to make a difference, and be part of a team committed to fulfilling "the promise" to young care leavers we want to hear from you.

Please see attached role profiles 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.

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 candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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As & When Project Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Caern House, Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st May 2022

As & When Project Worker

Barnardo's Caern Disability Services consists of 3 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 Community Project, we support up to 50 children and young people across the Lothians aged 7-18 by offering outreach, holiday support, groups, youth clubs and training to children and their families.

We are looking for As & When Project Workers to join our small team to support young people in the community. Working primarily in the community, 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.

You will work on a Rota of day shifts, including weekends, early mornings and evenings. We are also looking for staff to support young people in our holiday support hub. This will run from Monday 4th July until Thursday 11th August. We will be running Mondays to Thursdays, 8.30am-3.30pm

As these posts are As & When - you can commit to a flexible amount of hours and individual circumstances will be considered.

About You

We are looking for As & When Project Workers who have experience in working directly with children and young people.

Experience in supporting children and young people with learning disabilities and/or autism would be advantageous, or at the minimum an understanding of these factors and its impact on child development. 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.

Experience of group work is desirable, with good planning skills.

You will need to communicate effectively with a range of people, including autistic children and young people, their families and other professionals. This also includes being able to work sensitively within families' homes.

You will have the confidence to lone work and can use your own initiative with support from team and managers.

As this post is in the community, a clean current drivers' license is essential, (although if you are applying for summer hub work this is negotiable).

For an informal chat about this role – please contact Lynne Melville (Team Manager) on 07789 941421

Flexibility

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 candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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As & When Residential Project Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Caern House, Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th June 2022

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.

We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic and committed As & When Residential Workers for our Caern Short Breaks and Pentland Way services.

We have a variety of posts available across both Projects for DAYS and WAKING NIGHTS. Hours and days can be tailored to suit your flexible needs as an As & When worker.

Our Caern Short Breaks service supports up to 6 children and young people at any one time aged 5-18 by offering and short break packages to them and their families. All staff play an active role in supporting the children, young people and their families/carers to achieve positive outcomes, as identified in the Young People's Individual Support Plans.

Our Pentland Way service is a residential setting providing support to three older young people. 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 their lives by supporting them to develop independence in both the domestic environment and the community.

We offer an hourly rate of £11.00 per hour for As & When staff (Salary FTE £21,172)

ABOUT YOU

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.

The staff team across Caern Services must be fully accepting of our children and be prepared to offer them a professional relationship based on acceptance and informed by our understanding of their individual needs, wishes and experiences. We are passionate about the children and young people that we care for, showing understanding, empathy and consistency in our approach.

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 call 0131 339 8840

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 candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Project Worker 2 - Home School Partnership

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,545 – £25,428
  • Falkirk Pathways
  • Closing 19th June 2022

Do you have expertise in working with children, young people and families who are experiencing significant challenges at home and/or in school? Are you keen to work enthusiastically, creatively, and flexibly to support families? We would like to hear from you.

Barnardo's Falkirk Home School Partnership Service works in a range of primary and secondary schools within Falkirk Council. The aim of the service is to provide early help and support to address disadvantage and adversity that prevents children/young people from having equal opportunities to achieve their full potential in education.

We are looking for people with:

A relevant qualification and experience of working within youth work, childcare, education, health, social work/social care. Ideally, experience of individual and group work in communities, with partner agencies, within or alongside an educational setting.

Our service operates flexibly to respond to the needs of our families and we are particularly interested in hearing from candidates who might be interested in working full-time or part-time. We would also be prepared to consider flexible working arrangements.

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Top job! Business Development Manager (Scotland and Northern Ireland)

  • Part time
  • £35,608 – £48,499 pro-rata
  • Home based
  • Closing 28th June 2022

This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving national charity, as part of a high-performing, ambitious Business Development team. You will use a wide range of commercial and interpersonal skills to develop the way our services support children, young people and families.

The core area of your work will be working with teams of Barnardo's colleagues to produce compelling proposals to commissioners and partners. As such, you'll be able to demonstrate:

  • Strong organisational skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • The ability to elicit and articulate great ideas
  • Strong written and spoken communication

You will be a skilled writer, communicating ideas effectively on paper with an ability to analyse large volumes of information to develop clear and compelling responses to tenders. It is critical that you can build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to support the development of proposals and service design.

You will manage all aspects of proposals and tenders, leading the development and delivery of bids, working to deadlines, ensuring that we present strong business cases and bids that underpin successful outcomes. In addition, there will be the opportunity to help us develop new services and innovations in priority growth areas, monitor market intelligence, assess commercial and contract risks and work alongside operational colleagues in Children's Services in Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Your project management skills may have been developed in any sector, and may need further development, but your commitment to the work we do will be demonstrated by your enthusiasm and ability to learn. In Business Development we are a supportive team, with stimulating and challenging work and extensive opportunities to learn and to help Barnardo's transform the lives of the UK's most vulnerable children.

When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document (if applicable). This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.

This is a part-time role, 20 hours per week; the working pattern will be agreed with the successful candidate.

Barnardo's offers a hybrid working model covered under our `Work from Anywhere' Framework. The needs of this particular post will require some travel to a base in one of the following three locations: Belfast, Glasgow or Edinburgh. Must be able to go to the office approximately one day a week, and be willing to travel occasionally across the nations as the business requires.

Flexibility

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.

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 candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Project Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £23,545 – £25,428
  • Forth Valley
  • Closing 6th July 2022

We are delighted to advertise for an enthusiastic, committed and reliable person to join our dynamic team across Forth Valley. In partnership with Clackmannanshire and Stirling Council adopting a trauma informed lens we deliver a range of Services to young people aged 8-26 which includes, those in conflict with the law, Adult Justice, Substance service, young people displaying harmful sexual behaviours and those at risk of CSE.

As a Project Worker (Grade 2) you will case manage a range of cases utilising your interpersonal skills to engage young people and their families to deliver targeted interventions informed by research and assessments.

You will be joining a motivated and supportive team that has passion, commitment and integrity, providing effective interventions that produce positive outcomes for all our children, young people and their families. Barnardo's is a learning organisation that strives for continuous improvement in practice and service delivery. Through our achievements, we aim high to ensure we provide and deliver on outstanding outcomes for our young people and families.

You will receive access to training and a focus on professional development supported by highly skilled managers.

You will need to have a full driving licence and access to a car. Additionally you must be able to work flexibly including occasional evening and weekend work.

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.

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

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,217
  • Caern House, Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st July 2022

WE ARE SEEKING TO RECRUIT ENTHUSIASTIC AND COMMITTED RESIDENTIAL PROJECT WORKERS TO JOIN BOTH OUR SHORT BREAKS AND RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

We have a number of positions available across these Services for both DAY and WAKING NIGHT staff, working on a rota basis including weekends. Full-time and part-time positions are available.

ABOUT CAERN

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.

Our Caern Short Breaks service supports up to 6 children and young people at any one time aged 5-18 by offering and short break packages to them and their families. All staff play an active role in supporting the children, young people and their families/carers to achieve positive outcomes, as identified in the Young People's Individual Support Plans.

Our Pentland Way service is a residential setting providing support to three older young people. 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 their lives by supporting them to develop independence in both the domestic environment and the community.

ABOUT YOU

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.

The staff team across Caern Services must be fully accepting of our children and be prepared to offer them a professional relationship based on acceptance and informed by our understanding of their individual needs, wishes and experiences. We are passionate about the children and young people that we care for, showing understanding, empathy and consistency in our approach.

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.

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Teacher/Programme Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £28,631 – £30,921 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 21st July 2022

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

Barnardo's Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects 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. Applicants must be willing to undergo relevant pre-employment checks, including references being taken up prior to interview and for the successful candidate, an PVG check and Keeping Children Safe in Education Statutory Guidance.

As part of your application, you will need to provide full details of your employment since leaving secondary education, starting with your current or most recent employment first and then by working backwards, including reasons for leaving. Please also include any periods of voluntary work and/or training, providing reasons for any periods not in employment, education or training.

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 - Grade 2

  • Part time
  • £23,545 – £25,428 pro-rata
  • North lanarkshire
  • Closing 21st July 2022

Barnardo's Safer Choices is a specialist service targeted specifically at children and young people aged 18 years and under who are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing sexual and criminal exploitation.

The service makes contact with children and young people via street work, through group work in residential schools/children's houses and in mainstream schools as well as engaging in intensive 1:1 support.

We have developed a partnership with North Lanarkshire Council and Police Scotland to support and facilitate return discussions with children and young people upon their return from a missing episode and we are looking to specifically recruit to this partnership service.

Flexibility

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.

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 candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Family Support Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,722
  • Barnardo's Threads, Paisley
  • Closing 31st July 2022

Barnardo's Threads Service is recruiting 2 Family Support Workers (PW2) to support young people and families throughout the Renfrewshire area.

Barnardo's Threads Service 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 a Five to Thrive approach.

Please see the attached role profile below detailing further information and the essential criteria for this role.

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 1

  • Full time
  • £19,192
  • Dundee
  • Closing 12th August 2022

Barnardo's Dundee is seeking a passionate and motivated applicant for a full time Project Worker 1 position in our Child and Family Support Service.

We are looking for a person to join our Dundee team who has 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, building on a collaborative and co-produced approach to finding solutions.

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.

A flexible approach is essential to providing support when families need it which will include early morning, evenings and weekends.

The role includes effective time management balancing direct support to children and families' needs with the administrative requirements of the post.

The post is driving licence essential and the use of a car.

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 2

  • Full time
  • £24,722 – £26,700
  • Perth & Kinross
  • Closing 8th August 2022

We are looking for someone to join our Perth services which covers the Perth & Kinross area. We work in partnership with Perth & Kinross Social Work Department and Tayside Council on Alcohol. The post would suit a person who has a genuine interest and experience of working with children and families providing support in a variety of settings including family homes, schools, and community locations.

Within our Space4U service, support includes working with children who have an additional support need/disability and their families. The service also supports children who have been impacted by parental substance use, parental mental health, or domestic abuse.

Within our Hopscotch Service, Barnardo's will work to support children and families who have been or are being affected by parental/carer substance use. We work with young people aged 5-18 years.

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 alongside Tayside Council on Alcohol (partner), building on a collaborative and co-produced approach to finding solutions.

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 some experience of working with children with additional support needs/disability is preferable.

A flexible approach is essential to providing support when families need it which will include early morning, evenings and weekends.

The positions include effective time management balancing direct support to children and families' needs with the administrative requirements of the posts.

The post is both driving licence essential and the use of a car due to location.

Barnardo's offers superb learning and development opportunities alongside high quality supervision and support.

Flexibility

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.

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 candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Project Worker 3

  • Full time
  • Circa £29,205 – £35,727
  • Edinburgh - East of Scotland
  • Closing 5th August 2022

RISE is a partnership between Barnardo's Scotland and Police Scotland to develop and deliver a Scottish Child Exploitation (CE) Advisor network that will draw on the skills, knowledge and intelligence of key agencies and provide a coordinated response to CE.

Our CE Advisor network will work alongside Police Officers in the National Child Abuse Investigation Units as well as within Police Divisions.

We are looking to recruit a CE Advisors covering the East of Scotland. Post holders will be co-located within Police Scotland's National Child Abuse Investigation Units and will be required to engage across a number of the 14 Divisions within Scotland. Advisors will be based within a police station and will need to have the ability to work remotely from their direct line manager as well as assist in coordinating activity and learning across the posts.

The role which is essentially an enabling / capacity building role may also involve initial consultation with young people and their families/carers, with a view to referral to services, where appropriate. In this way we aim to achieve a proactive response that adequately supports victims of CE and assists in disrupting perpetrators and perpetrator networks.

The successful candidate must hold a relevant qualification in Social/Youth Justice Care

Both posts will be subject to a PVG check through Disclosure Scotland as well as an enhanced vetting check via Police Scotland.

Ideally you will have a full drivers licence with access to a car.

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 (PW2)

  • Full time
  • £24,722
  • Lanarkshire Attachment & Nurture Service (LANS)
  • Closing 18th August 2022

Funded through the Pupil Equity Fund (PEF), Barnardo's Lanarkshire Attachment and Nurture Service provides specialist supports to children, young people and families (CYP), who are living with adverse circumstances which are impacting on their health, wellbeing and attainment. We are currently recruiting for two 37 hour Project worker 2 posts to join our team. These posts are fixed term until 31 August 2023. There is the potential for the posts to become permanent.

Based within the Motherwell office, successful candidates will work within a specialist team, providing community and school based support across Lanarkshire.

Applicants should have the following:

  • Experience of working alongside children, young people and families with a range of complex issues including child protection.
  • Experience of partnership working with a range of agencies.
  • Hold a full driving licence and have access to a car for work purposes
  • Be able to work flexibly including evenings and weekends when required
  • carry out duties as per job profile.
  • We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking to work full and part time.

If you feel this is the role for you, please apply or if you'd like to discuss this role further please contact Karen Motherwell , Children's Service Manager at karen.motherwell@barnardos.org.uk or

Gail Burnside – Team Manager at gail.burnside@barnardos.org.uk or call us on 01698262443 option 1

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.

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 candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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CSE Advisor - Project Worker 3

  • Full time
  • Circa £29,205 – £35,727
  • Inverness DHQ Police Station
  • Closing 25th August 2022

CSE Advisor - Project Worker 3 (11894) RISE in Highland is a partnership between Barnardo's Scotland, Highland Child Protection Committee, Highland Council, Police Scotland, and other local stakeholders.

This wider service has been operational since 2016. However the service in Inverness is separately funded and represents an evolution of similar posts elsewhere in that it will be locally (Highland) supported, locally managed and overseen and supported by a local senior stakeholder group.

The aim is to develop and deliver a local (Highland) Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) support network that will draw on the skills, knowledge and intelligence of key agencies and provide a coordinated response to CSE. The post will also benefit from a broader CSE Advisor network which currently involves similar posts co-located within 4 of Police Scotland's 14 Divisions.

We have an exciting opportunity for a full time CSE Advisor, who has the ability to work remotely across a large geographic area. The post will be locally managed and locally supported by a senior Stakeholder Group.

This post is based within Inverness Police Headquarters - goo.gl/maps/hYQ7uXRUsmMV7eJa7

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 (13412)

  • Full time
  • £24,722
  • HMYOI Polmont
  • Closing 16th September 2022

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.

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 to HMP/ YOI Polmont using specific and proven approaches which take account the needs of young people in custody and focus on the individual young person in addressing those needs. You will 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. . We are looking for individuals who are creative, with a strength-based, trauma informed, and solution focussed approach

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.

Flexibility

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.

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 candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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Project Worker (13407)

  • Part time
  • £29,205 pro-rata
  • Outside In, Polmont
  • Closing 23rd September 2022

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 Here and Now our trauma, bereavement and loss service.

A vacancy has arisen within our Here and Now Service for a skilled and experienced Counsellor, 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.

Services

Here and Now offers a range of services including-

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

Therapeutic Interventions – currently including counselling, art psychotherapy. 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. Please see the attached role profiles detailing further information in the links below.

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.

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 candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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Project Worker (13414)

  • Part time
  • Circa £24,723 – £25,959 pro-rata
  • HMYOI Polmont
  • Closing 16th September 2022

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.

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 to HMP/ YOI Polmont using specific and proven approaches which take account the needs of young people in custody and focus on the individual young person in addressing those needs. You will 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. . We are looking for individuals who are creative, with a strength-based, trauma informed, and solution focussed approach.

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.

Flexibility

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.

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 candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Children Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £33,591 – £48,499
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th September 2022

As Children's Services Manager for Caern Services you will be critical to the delivery of our services. You should be warm, outgoing, authentic, inspiring and passionate about the work you and your services do to support and amplify the voices of the most vulnerable children, young people and families in our society.

The Children's Services Manager in Caern holds a pivotal and multi-faceted role in Barnardo's. Not only will you be an innovator and talent spotter who listens to service users and staff, using their feedback to continually refine and develop the support children and young people receive; you will also influence and operate as a critical friend to other agencies, in order to maintain and develop Barnardo's reputation as an advocate for Children, Young People and Families.

Staff and volunteers will look to you to lead and inspire them to be at their best by keeping a focus on their wellbeing, support and development and by providing dedicated time to talk.

If this describes you, we currently have a permanent vacancy for a Children's Services Manager in our Caern Services. Please refer to the additional information sheet included in the application pack for further detail about the Service.

Please Note: Interviews will be held on 3 August 2022. We would request that you hold this date until you hear from us further.

We will also hold a waiting list of suitable candidates to be considered in the event that other similar vacancies arise in the next 12 months.

Barnardo's offers a hybrid working model covered under our `Work from Anywhere' Framework, therefore vacancies advertised with this as an opportunity are open for applicants to either work from home or any location within the UK, including Barnardo's Hub/Office that is a reasonable distance from your home address.

Flexibility

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.

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 candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Family Support Worker (12593)

  • Full time
  • Circa £24,722 – £26,700
  • Inverclyde
  • Closing 5th September 2022

The West Locality has vacancies for the post of Project Worker 2 within Nurture Services in Inverclyde.

We are looking for a family support worker with a high level of skills, knowledge and experience in providing holistic family support to join our team; the successful candidate would contribute to the delivery of a service in partnership with education as part of The Scottish Raising Attainment Challenge in Inverclyde

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 candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Promise Implementation Team Manager (12837)

  • Full time
  • £28,314 – £40,017
  • Inverness
  • Closing 4th September 2022

Barnardos Scotland have a fantastic opportunity to support and contribute to implementation of The Promise at a local level in Highland. The post holder will take a significant role in developing promise delivery momentum; leading and supporting cross-sector strategic partnership activity in Highland.

The post holder will be innovative, an excellent communicator, able to contribute to strategic development activity across organisations within Highland. They will be confident and experienced in working with senior partners across sectors and across disciplines. They will also link and work closely with the Barnardos North East Area and Barnardos National (Scottish) Promise lead.

The post holder will also work closely with local services in supporting the development of the Promise within Services.

The promise sets out an ambition underpinned by a set of principles and a sense of direction. However, it does not determine a destination as that can only be determined in conjunction with Children, Young People and Families and the communities where they live. The post holder will therefore be confident in engaging and working with children and families, be committed to the principles of codesign, and they will be comfortable in operating in a situation where the destination is uncertain.

Barnardo's offers a hybrid working model covered under our `Work from Anywhere' Framework, therefore vacancies advertised with this as an opportunity are open for applicants to either work from home or any location within the UK, including Barnardo's Hub/Office that is a reasonable distance from your home address.

Flexibility

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.

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 candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Project Worker (13377)

  • Part time
  • £24,722 pro-rata
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 7th September 2022

NLYHS is looking for someone who wants to make a difference to homeless children and families they work with – to help engage children, young people, and their families more actively in their educational journey. Through a combination of individual work, family work and work with the wider school community of families and housing departments, we are looking for someone who can work flexibly, hopefully, and strategically with us to make a real difference to the future of homeless children throughout North Lanarkshire.

The successful candidate will work on an outreach basis for most of the week (Monday – Friday) – with some early evening work as required by the post. Support will take place throughout the year - in both term time and school holiday periods.

Regular supervision with Barnardo's Line Manager will take place as will regular planning and review sessions with the Head Teacher and Senior Management Team of the school and Housing staff to ensure that the work is directly connected to improving the educational experience and attainment of the homeless children and young people.

Candidates should have experience of direct work with children – both individually and in groups, families, communities, partner agencies, and ideally, some experience of working within or alongside an educational setting.

Applicants would require a relevant qualification in education, health, social work or social care and an understanding of children's development in relation to attachment theory would be desirable.

Flexibility

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.

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 candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Project Worker - Caern Disability Services

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,217
  • Caern House, Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th September 2022

WE ARE SEEKING TO RECRUIT ENTHUSIASTIC AND COMMITTED PROJECT WORKERS TO JOIN BOTH OUR SHORT BREAKS AND RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

We have a number of positions available across both these Services working DAYS, on a rota basis including weekends.

FULL TIME & PART TIME POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE.

ABOUT CAERN

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.

Our Caern Short Breaks service supports up to 6 children and young people at any one time aged 5-18 by offering short break respite packages to them and their families. All staff play an active role in supporting the children, young people and their families/carers to achieve positive outcomes, as identified in the Young People's Individual Support Plans.

Our Pentland Way service is a residential setting providing support to three older young people. 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 their lives by supporting them to develop independence in both the domestic environment and the community.

ABOUT YOU

Ideally you will have experience in working directly with children and young people in a similar 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.

The staff team across Caern Services must be fully accepting of our children and be prepared to offer them a professional relationship based on acceptance and informed by our understanding of their individual needs, wishes and experiences. We are passionate about the children and young people that we care for, showing understanding, empathy and consistency in our approach.

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 call 0131 339 8840

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 candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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