Children 1st
Children 1st

Charity registered in Scotland SC016092

Children 1st is Scotland's National Children's Charity. We help Scotland's families to put children first, with practical advice and with support in difficult times. And when the worst happens, we support survivors of abuse, neglect, and other traumatic events in childhood, to recover.

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Sessional Support Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th January 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new service providing support to children, young people and their families in the community where substance misuse has played a role in all their lives.

We are looking to recruit further sessional support staff to work alongside Project Workers, helping support the development of targeted group work for children and young people particularly through local Recovery Cafes. There may also be an opportunity to get alongside families to offer practical and emotional support as part of an agreed support package.

Sessional staff are required during the day Mon-Fri for various groups and also on a Friday night to help support an early evening group for children. There will also on occasion be additional evening and weekend working by negotiation

We would be interested in hearing from people with lived experience who feel they are in position in their own recovery to help others.

This sessional role is funded until March 2020.

This vacancy has now closed

Family Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,602 – £26,186
  • Dundee
  • Closing 25th February 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to provide support to children, young people and families affected by substance misuse in Dundee. This is a new project, in partnership with Tayside Council on Alcohol (TCA), working alongside people in a school and community area of Dundee. As part of the team, you’ll provide focused individual and group work in order to help reduce the impact of substance misuse on children aged 0-12 and build stronger, more resilient children, families and community.

If you are an experienced professional with a Social Work, Community work, Counselling or other appropriate qualification we want to hear from you.

This is a permanent, full time post of 35 hours per week. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service (evenings and occasional weekends as required).


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Helpline Volunteer

At Postcode

Advice / Information Giving

20th March 2019

Volunteers are the front line of Parentline, our national family support service. This includes providing support and advice by phone, webchat and email; working in partnership with helpline supervisors to ensure that safety and well being of children is a central focus of all co… Read more

Family Support and Befriending

Throughout Edinburgh

Befriending / Mentoring

5th March 2019

Key tasks may include: Spending time with families in their own homes, facilitating play activities and supporting them to establish family routines or spending time out and about in the local community accessing activities and resources such as libraries or groups. OR Organising… Read more


At Postcode

Conservation / Gardening

14th November 2018

We need volunteers to help with the maintenance and upkeep of our garden, in order that it can be enjoyed by everyone who uses our services. General Purpose of Role: Our garden is a relaxing, therapeutic space for respite, contemplation and play. We need volunteers to help … Read more

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