Barnardo's Scotland
Barnardo's Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC037605

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

Current vacancies

Project Worker 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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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

  • Part time
  • £17,316 – £18,701 pro-rata
  • 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 individuals 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.

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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Youth Housing Support Worker

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please see the attached role profile for further information.

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

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Family Housing Support Worker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Barnardo's

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

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

Our basis and values

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Project Worker 1

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

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

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

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

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

About Barnardo's

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

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

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Project Worker 2 – Fife

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Senior Residential Project Worker

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

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

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

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

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

Job Purpose

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

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

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

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

Qualifications and other information

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

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

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

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

Job Purpose

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

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

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

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

Qualifications and other information

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

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

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