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 Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,545
  • Glasgow Office
  • Closing 25th January 2019

Glasgow Together, Glasgow

We are looking for driven and creative Community Family Support Development Workers – 5 posts plus a Community Family Support and Volunteer Coordinator. to become part of an innovative third sector consortium workforce in delivering a new service called ‘Glasgow Together'.

This innovative early intervention service, funded to March 2022 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, Glasgow East Women's Aid*, Rosemount Lifelong Learning, and GeezaBreak co-located with the North East Glasgow Duty Social Work Team. Successful applicants will be employed by one of the above organisations and are asked to indicate, on their application form, their preference for which organisation they are applying to and would be employed by if successful. You can indicate more than one organisation.

*Glasgow East Women's Aid is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1

The role of the ‘Glasgow Together' 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 Together' 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 Together' 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 these posts that successful candidates be qualified to HNC in Social Services/SVQ level 3.

An information event will be held on 17 January 2019 from 12noon-7pm a St Benedicts, Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse, Glasgow

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Team Manager Barnardo's Threads

  • Full time
  • £26,966 – £29,123
  • Paisley
  • Closing 28th January 2019

Barnardo's Threads are looking to recruit a Team Manager to support the leadership and development of services to children, young people and families across Renfrewshire.

Threads currently provides a diverse range of service provision including intensive family support and interventions for children impacted by gender based violence and substance misuse. In addition we deliver initiatives in partnership with primary schools and the local authority to support children's attainment and Syrian families resettlement across Renfrewshire, with the overall focus to improve outcomes for children and young people.

The successful candidate should have the ability to inspire and motivate a multidisciplinary team and will be required to lead on the development of innovative evidence informed practice.

Experience of providing leadership to teams to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people is essential as is, a degree in Social Work/ Health/ Community Education and the ability to apply for SSSC registration.

A post qualifying Child Protection qualification is desirable.

For an informal discussion regarding the post contact Sam King, Children's Services Manager 0141 884 6696.

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Residential Project Worker 2 - Days or Nights

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,545
  • Caern – Penicuik
  • Closing 25th January 2019

For Forty Years Barnardo's Caern Project have been delivering a variety of quality services for young people with disabilities and/or autism.

We will shortly be opening a new community house in Midlothian where we will 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.

For this undertaking we are looking to recruit a team of Residential Project Worker 2's for both day and night working.

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

The full-time posts are 37 hours a week. Shifts will be allocated on a rota. It is anticipated that these hours (at either day or night) will be worked over three days each week including weekends.

We would also encourage applicants that are interested in part-time contracts of 12 or 24 hrs. Please state on your application form the hours that you would prefer.

These posts are subject to an enhanced check through Disclosure Scotland - PVG Scheme.

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Residential Project Worker - Days

  • Full time
  • £19,768
  • BERDS Childrens Centre, Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th January 2019

We believe in children – Barnardo's Caern Project deliver a variety of quality services for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We have done this for over forty years.

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

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

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

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

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

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

These posts are subject to an enhanced check through Disclosure Scotland - PVG Scheme.

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

If you wish to have an informal conversation about this post please contact Ewen Lanyon or Isabel McLaren on 0131 339 8840

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Senior Residential Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,545
  • Edinburgh, BERDS Childrens Centre
  • Closing 25th January 2019

We believe in children – at the Barnardo's Caern Project we 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 looking to recruit Senior Residential Workers to manage and support a team of staff who provide care and support for children and young people with learning disabilities and/or autism to enable them to achieve positive outcomes.

You will be a resilient and committed worker.

You will have knowledge and understanding of best practice in the fields of disability, autism and residential care.

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

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

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

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

Applications for part-time posts may be considered.

These posts are subject to an enhanced check through Disclosure Scotland - PVG Scheme.

If you wish to have an informal conversation about this post please contact Ewen Lanyon or Isabel McLaren on 0131 339 8840

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Residential Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,545 – £25,428
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 27th January 2019

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.

The service 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 in 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 ‘Key worker' role, involving a diverse and enriching range of duties, including 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.

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.

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Night Shift Residential Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £20,373 pro-rata
  • Caern House, Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th January 2019

We believe in children – at the Barnardo's Caern Project we deliver a variety of quality services for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We have done this for over forty years.

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

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

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

Shifts are 10 hours per night. 10pm to 8am shifts will be allocated on a rota basis.

Shifts are 10 hours per night. 10pm to 8am shifts will be allocated on a rota basis.

It is anticipated that Residential Project Workers (Nights) will work either 1, 2 or 3 nights per week including weekends.

(Posts of 1, 2 or 3 nights per week will be considered.)

These posts are subject to an enhanced check through Disclosure Scotland - PVG Scheme.

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

If you wish to have an informal conversation about this post please contact Ewen Lanyon or Isabel McLaren on 0131 339 8840

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Senior Residential Project Worker – Linksfield

  • Full time
  • £27,814 – £32,704
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 27th January 2019

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.

The service is a 365 day service and requires flexible working as part of a shift pattern which will include sleep in duties.

We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Practitioner to work as part of our management team.

A qualified practitioner (background in social work, teaching, community education or health) with post qualifying childcare experience, you will have the ability to supervise staff, and contribute to the planning and development of an innovative residential service.

In addition to the above duties, the job description and person specifications, you will be expected to be able and willing to undertake the core duties of a Residential Project Worker and support care to be delivered as part of a team, where practice reflects a therapeutic ethos of care. This involves working directly with Looked After and Accommodated young people, providing a safe and nurturing environment and contributing to their social, physical and emotional wellbeing.

The post will be subject to an enhanced check through the PVG Scheme. You will be required to join the SSSC Residential childcare.

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Service Administrator - Children's Rights & Advocacy

  • Part time
  • from £17,308 pro-rata
  • Hear 4 Um, Paisley
  • Closing 28th January 2019

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 Children's Rights and Advocacy work.

Service Administrator – Children's Rights & Advocacy, Paisley, Renfrewshire 18.5hr per week

We are looking to recruit an experienced and responsible administrator, supporting our children's rights and advocacy services in an effective and efficient manner. Essentially, you must have proven office experience with knowledge and experience of a range of IT packages. Tasks will include financialadministration, premises management, service user records administration and support with thedevelopment of monitoring reports for service commissioners. This post requires someone who has excellent organisational skills and the ability to work to deadlines.

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Independent Advocate

  • Part time
  • £17,308 – £18,692 pro-rata
  • Hear 4 U, Paisley And Inverclyde
  • Closing 28th January 2019

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 Hear 4 U an independent advocacy service for children and young people which works to ensure their rights are respected and their views heard. We have two part time posts available across the following Hear 4u localities.

Independent Advocate – Barnardo's Hear 4 U Advocacy Service (2 p/t or 1f/t post)

18.5hrs per week – Inverclyde (currently funded until 31st October 2019 – possible extension)

18.5hrs per week – Renfrewshire

Candidates are welcome to apply for both the Inverclyde & Renfrewshire posts on a full time basis taking into consideration the current fixed term funding position in Inverclyde. Please indicate on the application if you are interested in both positions on a full time basis.

In this key role you will provide an independent advocacy service for children and young people from priority groups. Your role will be assisting children and young people to express their thoughts and views, ensuring that they can participate in the processes that affect their lives. You will also contribute to service 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.

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Policy Officer

  • Full time
  • £30,298
  • Barnardo's Scotland Edinburgh Office & SE Scotland Locality
  • Closing 8th July 2018

Barnardo's Scotland Policy Team seeks to influence the development of policy and legislation across Scotland to improve the lives of vulnerable children, young people and families.

We are looking for a Policy Officer who can use experiences from our services, external research and a strong understanding of the policy landscape in Scotland to develop policy positions on a range of issues, including in the first instance leading our policy work in relation to children and young people in and leaving care.

Educated to degree level, the ideal candidate will have experience of involving stakeholders in policy development. They will also have excellent communication skills, meaning that they feel equally confident negotiating with decision makers or gathering information within our services. Strong organisational skills will enable them to work independently and as part of a team to manage a range of projects and priorities.

Interviews for this post will take place in Edinburgh on Friday 27 July 2018.

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Assistant Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £16,835
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 9th July 2018

Barnardos Family Support Service-Lanarkshire Locality delivers a range of support services to children, young people and younger adults up to the age of 25 years who are impacted by disability and/or life-limiting illness and their families/carers.

This post is primarily to deliver support services to our younger adults although there will be an expectation that the successful candidate will also be able to support our children's services which requires working 5 days over 7.

We are seeking to expand our team and invite applications from highly motivated, creative individuals with some experience of direct work in disability services. We welcome applications from both male and female applicants and particularly from individuals who can provide commitment to our young people and families as well as a level of flexibility in relation to availability/hours as we provide support services to, for example:

school age young people (early mornings, evenings and weekends) and

younger adults who require support Monday- Friday (9am-5pm).

This is an opportunity to provide outcomes-focused activities for our young people to develop skills and confidence, give them new, fun experiences, promote their inclusion in their communities and provide respite for carers.

You would join a highly experienced staff team and would be provided with training and support as appropriate to enable you to successfully undertake your role and task.

This post requires a PVG check to be undertaken by Disclosure Scotland.

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Project Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £23,545 – £25,428
  • HMYOI Polmont
  • Closing 13th July 2018

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.

Two vacancies have arisen for a skilled and experienced Project Worker 2 who can demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality services to vulnerable young people and women.

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

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

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

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

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

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

This post will be subject to a Disclosure Scotland check.

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Project Worker 3

  • Full time
  • Circa £29,301 – £30,039
  • HMYOI Polmont
  • Closing 13th July 2018

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.

A vacancy has arisen for a skilled and experienced Project Worker 3, with accredited psychotherapeutic qualification and HCPC registration, who can demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality psychotherapeutic services to vulnerable young people and women.

You will have a lead role within our Hear and Now Trauma/Bereavement Service based within HMP/YOI Polmont, and for other developments as required.

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

Here and Now Link - provides short-term intervention for those on remand, or with limited time until liberation. ‘Link' attends to short term management of identified need with onward referral to community based services.

Here and Now 1 - Offers Psycho-Educational intervention for up to 12 weeks.

Here and Now Plus- Offers a Psychotherapeutic intervention for up to 30 weeks.

In addition the successful Project Worker 3 will provide Clinical supervision to PW 2 colleagues.

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

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Top job! Highland Services Programme Manager

  • Full time
  • £39,358 – £49,059
  • Inverness
  • Closing 28th August 2018

We have a new opportunity for a driven and creative Highland Services Programme Manager for our Highland Services. The role is critical to managing compliance and overseeing performance of the Barnardo's residential and Through Care & After Care services located in the Highlands.

The HSPM will have an overview of both strategic and operational issues and the successful candidate will hold a Social Work (preferable)/Education or equivalent qualification at degree level and already have gained experience working with vulnerable children, young people and their families as well as in developing, delivering and managing children's services. They should also evidence an ability to work collaboratively with partner organisations and statutory agencies and report on the outcomes of services. A management qualification would be an advantage.

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Project Worker 1

  • Full time
  • £17,308 – £18,693
  • Nuturing Inverclyde Services
  • Closing 7th September 2018

Barnardo’s Nurture Services Inverclyde works in partnership with Education to provide holistic family support as part of the Scottish Attainment Challenge. The partnership initiative works collaboratively with a range of agencies to ensure that families receive early help and support when a need is identified

The aim of the Attainment High School Service is to provide early help and support to address disadvantage and adversity in families that prevent children and Young people from having equal opportunities to achieve their potential in education.

We are looking for a Family Support Worker with relevant 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 Attainment Challenge in Inverclyde

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Team Manager

  • Full time
  • £26,966 – £36,680
  • Nuturing Inverclyde Services
  • Closing 10th September 2018

Barnardo’s Nurture Services Inverclyde works in partnership with Education to provide holistic family support as part of the Scottish Attainment Challenge. The partnership initiative works collaboratively with a range of agencies to ensure that families receive early help and support when a need is identified

The aim of the Attainment High School Service is to provide early help and support to address disadvantage and adversity in families that prevent children and Young people from having equal opportunities to achieve their potential in education.

We are looking for a highly experienced and motivated practitioner to lead a team of Family Support Workers in High Schools, develop practice, deliver and report on service contracts and assess/manage risk.

The successful candidate will lead a team of family Support workers in secondary school to deliver a range of services that make a difference for Young people and their families who are experiencing adversity in a number of areas including poverty, family breakdown, isolation and loss and change.

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Project Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £23,545 – £25,428
  • Inverclyde 5 to Thrive
  • Closing 6th September 2018

Barnardo’s Nurture Services Inverclyde works in partnership with Education to provide holistic family support as part of the Scottish Attainment Challenge. The partnership initiative works collaboratively with a range of agencies to ensure that families receive early help and support when a need is identified

The aim of the Attainment High School Service is to provide early help and support to address disadvantage and adversity in families that prevent children and Young people from having equal opportunities to achieve their potential in education.

We are looking for Family Support Workers with a high level of skills, knowledge and experience in providing holistic family support to join our team; the successful candidates will demonstrate in their application and at interview an ability to deliver a service in partnership with a range of agencies to achieve the targeted outcomes of a Child's Plan.

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As and When Project Worker 2

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Cluaran Project (Falkirk)
  • Closing 26th September 2018

We are seeking to appoint a pool of as and when required Project Worker 2 staff to be part of our Barnardo's Forth Valley Services. You will be a highly motivated and committed practitioner, with the experience, skills and knowledge to support young people and families to achieve the best outcomes.

Barnardo's Forth Valley Services work in partnership with three Local Authorities – Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling and HMYOI Polmont, to deliver a wide range of services and interventions to children, young people and their families. In addition we have a number of primary and secondary school partnerships across Falkirk with the aim of closing the educational attainment gap before and beyond the school gates.

The Services across Forth Valley are located in both Stirling and Falkirk, but cover the geographical area of all three local authorities. Barnardo's offers a wide range of services and interventions to children and families across Forth Valley. Services include:

Providing support to young people and their families to enable them to remain within their own families, schools and communities

supporting young people and their families involved in a range of offending behaviour

supporting young people, women and their families within Polmont HM Young Offenders Institution

supporting young people and their families where there are concerns around substance and/or alcohol use

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 and solution focussed approach to working with the most vulnerable children and families in Forth Valley. Experience in working with children and families who may have experienced trauma and/or are care experienced is desirable.

You will have 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.

You will be required to have a driving licence and access to a car and be able to work flexibly including evening and occasional weekend work.

You will have the opportunity to work across different Services in Forth Valley.

This is an ongoing vacancy. Applications will be reviewed on a regular basis and shortlisting and interviews will be arranged accordingly.

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Project Worker 2

  • Part time
  • £23,545 pro-rata
  • Freagarrach - Stirling
  • Closing 17th September 2018

Following a successful proposal to Clackmannanshire Council, Barnardos have joined forces with Action for Children to form an innovative partnership to deliver an out of hour's early intervention services to families. The service will operate in the evenings and weekends and offer flexible, personalised interventions and support to families in a range of home and community settings.

The main aim is to deliver a strong community based intervention service which,

  • To increase resilience of vulnerable children, young people and families.
  • To reduce the risk factors for vulnerable children, young people and in turn, the need for statutory involvement.
  • Provide positive pro social modelling for children and young people, supporting them to access a range of activities and community supports.
  • Provide support to families by offering time out for children and young people at points of tension
  • To prevent or reduce high cost residential placements
  • To develop ‘best practice' and share learning with the Council

Following a successful proposal to Clackmannanshire Council, Barnardos have joined forces with Action for Children to form an innovative partnership to deliver an out of hour's early intervention services to families. The service will operate in the evenings and weekends and offer flexible, personalised interventions and support to families in a range of home and community settings.

  • The main aim is to deliver a strong community based intervention service which,
  • To increase resilience of vulnerable children, young people and families.
  • To reduce the risk factors for vulnerable children, young people and in turn, the need for statutory involvement.
  • Provide positive pro social modelling for children and young people, supporting them to access a range of activities and community supports.
  • Provide support to families by offering time out for children and young people at points of tension
  • To prevent or reduce high cost residential placements
  • To develop ‘best practice' and share learning with the Council
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Project Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £23,545 – £25,428
  • Inverclyde 5 to Thrive
  • Closing 26th October 2018

Barnardo's 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

You are required to have a relevant qualification in: education, health, social work/social care.

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Office Manager (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £26,966
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 14th November 2018

Barnardo's require an experienced Office Manager to provide Maternity Cover within our busy Glasgow Office.

The Office Manager is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the office on a daily basis as well as managing the Glasgow Office administrative team which comprises of three full time members of staff.

The successful individual requires:

  • Experience of leading office based administrative services, including management of office systems
  • Proven experience of IT systems particularly Microsoft Office
  • Experience of liaising with a range of agencies
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Experience of managing budgets
  • Experience of building management

The role is extremely varied and the successful candidate will have excellent people management, organisation and communication skills, the ability to meet deadlines and be able to prioritise workloads.

A secondment post will also be considered.

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 or Part time
  • £23,545
  • Polmont
  • Closing 23rd November 2018

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 service.

Vacancies have arisen for part time and full time skilled, experienced Project Workers who can demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality services to vulnerable young people and women in our youth work service.

As such you will bring a range of experience including delivering innovative youth work groups and programmes within HMP/YOI Polmont.

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

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

Candidates will have a professional youth work qualification recognised by the CLD Standards Council or equivalent.

Please state on your application if you are interested in part time or full time.

This post will be subject to an enhanced disclosure check.

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Team Manager

  • Full time
  • £26,966 – £36,860
  • Angus and Perth & Kinross (Based in Arbroath)
  • Closing 21st November 2018

Barnardo's north locality has a vacancy for the post of Team Manager with the Perth & Kinross and Angus Services. The Service works across the whole of the Angus and the Perth & Kinross local authority areas.

We are recruiting a Team Manager who has:

  • 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.
  • Experience of supervising staff, volunteers or students.
  • An appropriate Social Work Qualification would be desirable to support the delivery of intensive social work orientated activities.
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Top job! Assistant Director - Children's Services

  • Full time
  • £43,096 – £54,285
  • Barnardo's Scotland Edinburgh Office & SE Scotland Locality
  • Closing 4th December 2018

Barnardo's Children's Services is a significant employer in the charitable sector, with a wide array of caring, specialist staff and workers touching the lives of young people and families in communities across Scotland. We are recruiting a Senior Manager who will lead and manage up to 8 direct reports within the South East Locality Area in Scotland, with responsibility for ensuring the safety and protection of children and young people is practised and understood by all staff and volunteers in accordance with Barnardo's policies and procedures and relevant legislative policy and procedure within the locality.

The role requires the resilience and professional assurance to be able to work remotely - Act as the senior relationship manager for the locality; proactively seeking opportunities to build new relationships and deepen existing ones with local authorities and other commissioning bodies to meet our ambition for growth. This is a key and influential role, working as part of the Scotland Children's Services senior management team.

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As and When Project Worker 2

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Cluaran Project, Falkirk
  • Closing 28th December 2018

We are seeking to appoint a pool of as and when required Project Worker 2 staff to be part of our Barnardo's Forth Valley Services. You will be a highly motivated and committed practitioner, with the experience, skills and knowledge to support young people and families to achieve the best outcomes.

Barnardo's Forth Valley Services work in partnership with three Local Authorities – Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling and HMYOI Polmont, to deliver a wide range of services and interventions to children, young people and their families. In addition we have a number of primary and secondary school partnerships across Falkirk with the aim of closing the educational attainment gap before and beyond the school gates.

The Services across Forth Valley are located in both Stirling and Falkirk, but cover the geographical area of all three local authorities. Barnardo's offers a wide range of services and interventions to children and families across Forth Valley. Services include:

Providing support to young people and their families to enable them to remain within their own families, schools and communities

supporting young people and their families involved in a range of offending behaviour

supporting young people, women and their families within Polmont HM Young Offenders Institution

supporting young people and their families where there are concerns around substance and/or alcohol use

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 and solution focussed approach to working with the most vulnerable children and families in Forth Valley. Experience in working with children and families who may have experienced trauma and/or are care experienced is desirable.

You will have 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.

You will be required to have a driving licence and access to a car and be able to work flexibly including evening and occasional weekend work.

You will have the opportunity to work across different Services in Forth Valley.

This is an ongoing vacancy. Applications will be reviewed on a regular basis and shortlisting and interviews will be arranged accordingly.

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Project Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £23,545
  • CHOSI Project, Motherwell
  • Closing 5th January 2019

Barnardo's Lanarkshire Attachment and Attainment Service (LANS) provides intervention and support services to children, young people and their parents/carers. Based within primary and secondary schools across North and South Lanarkshire we offer a range of services encompassing individual support; groupwork programmes and family work.

We promote the Five to Thrive (FTT) model of parenting support which is based on current understanding of neuroscience and brain development in the early years. Barnardo's and Kate Cairns Associates (KCA) have a unique model to partner with nurseries, schools and communities to embed FTT. This project has a strong focus on capacity building. We support staff to confidently use the FFT approach to promote secure attachment and resilience.

Do you have the knowledge and skills to support and deliver our service ? If so we are looking forward to hearing from you .

It is also a requirement to have a driving licence with access to a vehicle.

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