Action for Children
Action for Children

Charity registered in Scotland SC038092

Action for Children helps some of the UK's most vulnerable children and young people. Our work is varied, the effects far reaching. 


Current vacancies

Employment Facilitator

  • Full time
  • Circa £21,100
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 17th June 2021

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

The role

The service provides support to young people aged 16-24 to remove barriers and enable them to reach a positive and sustained destination. By using a range of engaging programmes and tools, you will work with a team to support and prepare young people with their first steps into the world of employment or further education.

The successful applicants will directly support and deliver a range of both practical and vocational employability programmes which meets the needs of our young people in order for them to access, maintain and sustain employment. You will act as a key worker for a caseload of young people to provide the provision of a comprehensive in-house training programme and a 1:1 support as part of the aftercare service. The successful candidates will also support the service expansion by utilising face to face and online delivery to engage young people from all over Scotland.

This is an excellent opportunity for motivated and inspiring individuals who are committed to developing the young workforce and ensuring a bright future for our young people.

You will make a difference by:

- Providing a responsive, high quality and customer focused service to young people seeking to enter the labour market and our partners based on an assessment of need that is regularly and professionally reviewed and the development of aspirational action plans which are outcomes driven.

- Applying Action for Children's and professional practice standards and ensuring their implementation as necessary and being proactive in their implementation.

- Managing and co-ordinate a caseload of young people, providing a range of targeted interventions to assist their entry to the labour market through group, coordinated or individual support.

- Leading the development and delivery of a range of group work modules that contribute to our overall employability programmes, promoting inclusion and allowing for individual learning styles.

- Delivering of a range of group work modules that contribute to our overall employability programmes, promoting inclusion and allowing for individual learning styles.

You will need:

- An SVQ 3 in Social Care, Guidance or equivalent.

- Experience of working in group settings with young people facing multiple barriers.

- Knowledge and understanding of young people facing unemployment.

- A full driving licence and access to a car to use for business

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.

Rewards

We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

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Young Persons Worker

  • Part time
  • Circa £18,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st June 2021

Giving children and young people the foundation's they need to thrive.

Are you passionate about inclusion and equality? Action for Children emotional wellbeing and inclusion project in conjunction with Young Start Community Fund & The Gannochy Trust creates an opportunity to engage with multi- cultural young people from diverse communities in Edinburgh, promoting social inclusion, learning of different cultures and historical events and engagement with sports, arts and music . The project offers a trusting support network that will be a safe place to discuss challenges where staff can enable young people to develop new skills and community connections. As a young persons worker you will be involved in engaging with young people individually and in groups working towards agreed service plans and outcomes.

You will make a difference by:

  • Delivering emotional wellbeing and inclusion programmes on a 1:1 basis or in a group setting, with appropriate direction and support.
  • Building self-esteem and confidence for young people.
  • Promoting positive identity aspects.
  • Supporting with 1-1 support sessions working with vulnerable young people from diverse backgrounds.

You will need:

  • S/NVQ Level 2 or equivalent experience of working with young people from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds
  • Experience of working with young people from diverse ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds and or individual experience in your own life.
  • Prior experience of working as part of a team or as an individual to deliver a frontline service.
  • Knowledge of preparing clear and concise file notes and inputting information into office systems.
  • Experience of preparing, organising, reviewing and delivering individual and or group work.

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.

Rewards

We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

For more information, please contact Sarah Manderfield by email sarah.manderfield@actionforchildren.org.uk

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice. Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce

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Young Persons Practitioner

  • Part time
  • Circa £22,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st June 2021

Giving children and young people the foundation's they need to thrive.

Are you passionate about inclusion and equality? Action for Children emotional wellbeing and inclusion project in conjunction with Young Start Community Fund & The Gannochy Trust creates an opportunity to engage with multi- cultural young people from diverse communities in Edinburgh, promoting social inclusion, learning of different cultures and historical events and engagement with sports, arts and music. The project offers a trusting support network that will be a safe place to discuss challenges where staff can enable young people to develop new skills and community connections. As a young persons practitioner you will be involved in engaging with young people individually and in groups developing agreed service plans working towards agreed outcomes.

You will have lived in experiences of diverse communities and will have exemplary multi-cultural diversity awareness

You will make a difference by:

  • Delivering support to build emotional wellbeing and inclusion through 1-1 and group sessions.
  • Building self-esteem and confidence.
  • Promoting positive identity aspects.
  • Taking a co-production approach to the development of supports and interventions.
  • Facilitating 1-1 support sessions working with vulnerable young people from multi-cultural background.

You will need:

  • HNC Social Care or SVQ children and young people or other relevant qualification and or significant experience of working with young people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience of working with young people from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds building relationships and offering support.
  • The ability to work within a multi-agency social care, early years or health environment and applying safeguarding procedures.
  • Experience of working with individuals who have experienced racial discrimination and or personal lived experience will be welcomed.
  • Reporting both verbally and in writing on the delivery of services to wide client group.
  • Proven ability to use Microsoft packages.

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.

Rewards

We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

For more information, please contact Sarah Manderfield by email sarah.manderfield@actionforchildren.org.uk

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice. Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce

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Top job! Practice Manager Counselling

  • Full time
  • £42,500
  • Glasgow, Lanarkshire
  • Closing 19th May 2021

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

Our Glasgow Secondary Schools Counselling Service is looking for a Practice Manager to oversee the operational delivery of our new, exciting high-quality, school based professional counselling service in Glasgow. The service will, through delivery of evidence based programmes and counselling provide effective intervention, management of cases and assessment of needs, ensure safe care and agreed positive outcomes with secondary school children aged 12-18yrs. Our service will cover all secondary schools in Glasgow City Council (30+).

The Practice Manager will oversee, deliver, and manage the service through a team of professional Counsellors and Support Workers providing professional practice and operational/management supervision utilising Action for Children's and other recognised professional standards and procedures to enable the achievement of positive outcomes for children, young people and their families. Ideally your background will include new service delivery at an operational level alongside experience of staff management.

You will make a difference by:

  • Taking responsibility for the delivery of a high-quality services, in accordance with service requirements applying relevant legislation, regulations and Action for Children policies and procedures.
  • Leading and managing a team (including case management supervision) of professional Counsellors and Support Workers also applying advice and guidance and utilising Action for Children's policies and procedures, to provide a responsive, high-quality, customer and outcome-focused service to children, young people, their families and partner agencies.
  • Take responsibility for work auditing, ensuring systems are in place and regularly applied to support service compliance, employee and contract development and the production of regular reports and service developments and improvements based on feedback.
  • Attend meetings with external agencies, representing Action for Children, demonstrating professionalism and our core values, in terms of approach, advice and positioning.

You will need:

  • A recognised qualification in a related field (e.g. Mental Health, Children and Young People, Education, Counselling) and registration with BACP or equivalent body.
  • Experience of working within a multi-agency social care, schools, early years or health environment and applying safeguarding procedures.
  • Experiencing of co-ordinating service delivery.
  • Experience of chairing/attending multi agency and strategic management meetings.
  • Proven ability to manage and supervise professional and support staff.
  • Proven experience of managing HR issues.
  • Demonstrable experience of leading a team to achieve the best outcomes for children, young people, parents, and carers.
  • Knowledge of the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences, attachment, child development and safeguarding.

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work on our careers site.

Rewards

We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits on our careers site.

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

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Employment Facilitator

  • Full time
  • £21,100
  • Glasgow City
  • Closing 24th May 2021

Our STAY mentoring programme provides a community based support function to young people at greatest risk of withdrawal from learning due to circumstances “outside the college campus”. (For example, accommodation/housing issues, childcare, debt support, family/relationship issues, offending behaviour/judicial system or mental health.

This programme is focused on working with colleges to improve retention rates for particular groups of young people, particularly those from Care experienced background or defined as having experienced ACEs. The rationale for the service, is the poor retention rates within Colleges for the identified group of young people compared to their peers.

The mentoring programme sits alongside the current provision and support provided by Student Services within the college structure. As a College Retention worker you will support young people in one of the following locations: - Glasgow Kelvin College Glasgow Clyde College & Glasgow City College.

Some engagement may be delivered remotely during the current COVID restrictions

You will make a difference by:

  • Supporting young people from Care Experienced backgrounds to assist them with a successful transition into further education or adapt to college life at enrolment stage by offering support within the college and within their local community, including access to out of hours support.
  • Supporting young people to prevent them from withdrawing from further education, due to family/personal/community based issues.
  • Linking with college staff to identify students with barriers to attending or progressing with their college studies or at risk of leaving college into a negative destination and becoming unemployed.
  • Offering individualised support for each care-experienced student identified in line with his or her unique needs, issues and circumstances.
  • Deliver sessions on local provision and job search including building confidence, establishing routine, developing CVs, improving interview skills and participating in work experience
  • Ensure all records and compliance paperwork is obtained, accurately completed and submitted

You will need:

  • An SVQ 3 in Social Care, Guidance or equivalent.
  • An assessor's qualification is desirable however not essential.
  • Experience of working in group settings with young people facing multiple barriers.
  • The ability to engage and have an understanding of young people from a wide range of backgrounds.
  • The use of a car and business insurance

For more information, please contact Sam Richardson on 07935545059 or email recruitmentservice@actionforchildren.org.uk

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Employment Facilitator

  • Full time
  • Circa £21,100
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th June 2021

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

The service provides support to young people aged 16-24, who have a range of barriers or needs to make positive choices for their future. By using a range of programmes and tools you will work with the team to support and prepare them with their first steps into the world of employment or further education.

The successful applicant will directly support and deliver a range of both practical and vocational employability programmes aimed at young people aged 16-24 to access, maintain and sustain employment through the provision of a comprehensive in-house training programme and work placement, supported through a key worker approach for up to 6 months from securing employment.

- You will need a full current driving licence and use of a car for travel between Colleges

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SVQ Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,700
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 9th June 2021

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

The role

Is to provide a service to Action for Children's employability cluster within Glasgow and Inverclyde who provide community based, training programmes and skills to support young people entering the employment market or a positive destination.

Delivery will include young people taking part in various assessments to demonstrate vocational competencies are met.

You will be required to work alongside Assessors to ensure they have the correct standard for delivery.

You will plan objectives with the Employability cluster Managers to ensure the right qualifications are readily available to meet the services requested.

You will be responsible for the overall coordination of the SVQ centre in line with SQA quality assurance and centre management, ensuring all qualifications are internally verified and registered timely.

Some engagement may be delivered remotely during the current COVID restrictions.

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