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.

Current vacancies

Top job! Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,882 – £43,363
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 30th November 2018

This is an exciting opportunity to provide strategic and operational leadership for Children1st within the West of Scotland.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about doing the right thing for children with an in-depth understanding and experience of operational management of services in the field of child wellbeing and child protection. With a proven track record as a leader you will bring, service development experience and an ability to operate at a strategic level.

The post holder will drive the development and reach of our trauma sensitive supports for children, young people and families in Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and the West. Building on our existing presence in these local authorities and seeking new partnerships, the post holder will ensure that Children 1st play a key strategic role in the planning and design of service delivery ensuring a high quality and creative range of supports to best meet the needs of children. The successful candidate will work alongside our senior leaders to identify new opportunities, partnerships and innovations in line with key strategic priorities and the needs of the children and families we support.

This is a permanent, full time post of 35 hours per week.

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Policy Manager (Maternity Cover)

  • Part time
  • £37,882 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh, however can be flexible in location
  • Closing 23rd November 2018

Secondments welcome.

Children 1st is Scotland’s National Children’s Charity. We exist to prevent abuse and neglect, to protect children and keep them safe from harm. Together we help children in Scotland live in safe, loving families and build strong communities. We support survivors of abuse, trauma and other adversity to recover and we work tirelessly to protect the rights of children in Scotland.

This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside children and families to influence the development of rights- based, child- centred, trauma- informed policy and practice in Scotland. Working closely with the Communications and Engagement team, the Chief Executive and Children and Family Services you will develop, deliver and lead on a public policy and influencing strategy that is rooted in the experience of the children and families who use our services. You will work with stakeholders at a key time for Scottish policy to influence change to ensure children are given equal protection from assault, advance actions to improve the experiences of child witnesses and help to embed an understanding of the impact of trauma across policy and practice.

If you are an experienced professional with a background in developing policy and communication strategies and campaigning for legislative and social policy change we want to hear from you.

The post will commence from January 2019 until December 2019 to cover a period of maternity leave.

Hours – flexible

Location: Edinburgh, however we can have some flexibility on location

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd November 2018

This is an exciting and innovative new service which has been commissioned by Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership across the localities of North East, North West and South. Children 1st will be working within the South of the city and working closely with our partners, Quarriers in the North East and North West of Glasgow.

We are looking to recruit a Project Worker who has experience of supporting children, young people and/or families and will be able to provide a case management role on behalf of Social Work services. We aim to work therapeutically with children, young people and families, incorporating life story work, shaping the service to suit the needs of kinship families.

The pace of work will be busy and challenging, with a real opportunity to make a difference and develop your skills. You will engage with families to provide required support as well as liaising directly with social work partnerships and other relevant networks.

If you have experience of working with young people and their families and have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Teaching or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 9 or higher then… we want to hear from you.

This is a fixed term, full time role of 35 hours per week until September 2021. As much of the work with children, young people and kinship carers will occur after school, there will be a requirement to be able to work in the evenings and some weekends.

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Family Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,602 – £26,186
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 23rd November 2018

This is an exciting opportunity be part of a team working alongside families, building strong relationships and achieving positive outcomes.

As a member of the Glasgow Supporting Families Team, you’ll be linked to Chirnsyde Primary School, Milton, North East Glasgow, 5 days a week, delivering an embedded family support service. We work alongside teachers to understand the issues affecting their pupils and what we can do to help raise children’s overall educational attainment, health and wellbeing. This post will have a specific emphasis on parental engagement and positive partnership working with parents to identify their needs and help them ensure their children get the best out of school.

This is a full time, fixed term post of 35 hours per week until 31 March 2019. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service and the school (evenings and occasional weekends as required).

If you have experience of working with children and their families and have an SVQ Level 3/ HNC or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 7 then… we want to hear from you.

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Family Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,602 – £26,186
  • Dundee
  • Closing 3rd December 2018

This is an exciting opportunity to provide support to families whose children are attending counselling with the children & young people’s counselling service. As part of the team, you’ll provide focused individual and group work in order to aid the families understanding of their child’s recovery from abuse.

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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Community Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £21,602 – £26,186
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th July 2018

Children 1st Community Fundraising Team are reaching out into communities, inspiring and engaging people and organisations to help vulnerable children. Our Community Fundraising Team are very much our ‘front of house’ team representing the wider fundraising and operation teams. This means our Community Fundraisers develop a broad knowledge of fundraising practice and enjoy working with a wide cross section of supporters, connecting them with the frontline support for children. Volunteers continue to be our bedrock. We have 32 volunteer groups across Scotland and we are actively working to grow new volunteer support.

If you are excellent at inspiring, engaging and developing lasting supportive relationships with people who want to make a real difference to the lives of children through fundraising and volunteering you will find a rewarding role awaiting you at Children 1st.

We seek an enthusiastic and driven fundraiser who is committed to Children 1st work.

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

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This vacancy has now closed

Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £36,121
  • Paisley
  • Closing 13th July 2018

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our service which works with children and young people who have experienced sexual or domestic abuse and their families. You will be offering support to children on a one to one basis and group work where they need time and space to understand and recover from the trauma they have experienced.

You will also be working with family members to help them understand and support their child. We are looking for someone who is skilled at building strong relationships and understands the impact of trauma, and is committed to taking a restorative approach.

If you are an experienced professional with a Social Work, Community work, Counselling or other appropriate qualification at SCQF Level 9 we want to hear from you.

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

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This vacancy has now closed

Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 18th July 2018

This is an exciting opportunity be part of a team working alongside young people and their families, building strong relationships and achieving positive outcomes.

As a member of the East Renfrewshire Family Wellbeing Team, you’ll be linked to three Primary Schools based within East Renfrewshire delivering a Family Wellbeing Service. As a positive link between the school and children and families in the community, children’s attainment and wellbeing will be at the heart of everything you do.

If you have experience of working with young people and their families and have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Teaching or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 9 or higher then… we want to hear from you.

This is a fixed term, full time role of 35 hours per week until 31 August 2019. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service and the school (evenings and occasional weekends will be required)

Closing date: Wednesday 18 July 2018 at noon. It is anticipated that Interviews will be held on Monday 08 August 2018.

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Midlothian
  • Closing 23rd July 2018

Our Midlothian service is looking to recruit an enthusiastic person to join our busy, friendly team, which delivers support across Midlothian. Working from our base in Dalkeith, you will join an established team of Family Support Workers and a Parental Peer Support Worker, to offer a range of supports to children, young people, and their families, with specific remit to support Young Carers and children affected by parental alcohol and substance use by working directly with their whole family.

Children 1st offer relational support, taking a restorative, strengths based and trauma informed approach to enable individuals and families to achieve their outcomes. We are looking for someone who is knowledgeable and experienced in whole family systems approach, with a sound knowledge of the impact of substance use on parenting and children.

You will have a lead role within the team in co-ordinating and undertaking assessments of families and in creating outcome focused work plans, which ensure that the safety and wellbeing of children is enhanced. You will have the opportunity to work independently with children and their families as well as co-work with colleagues as required. You will be experienced in working collaboratively with families, as part of a team and alongside a range of professionals.

We can offer you quality support and supervision; workload management; access to a range of opportunities for professional development and an opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of children and families. The team will at times support families who may require support in the early mornings and evenings, and this would be planned in advance.

If you are an experienced professional with a Social Work, Community work, Counselling or other appropriate qualification, as well as experience of delivering family group conferences, we want to hear from you.

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Top job! Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,882 – £43,363
  • Selkirk
  • Closing 23rd July 2018

Children 1st take a restorative approach to the support needs of families and understand the impact of trauma on children, young people, parents and carers. We provide child and family friendly support to young people and their parents/carers, based on their individual needs and delivered through strong relationships, working with and alongside families.

Children 1st have had a service in Scottish Borders for over 40 years and are based in Selkirk. The service offers a range of supports to children, young people, parents, families and adults, with specific remits to support for individuals who have been impacted by domestic abuse, and to deliver region wide trauma recovery support for children and young people affected by abuse and/or abuse and trauma. The service also facilitates and enables the SurvivorsUnite group to support survivors of childhood sexual abuse

We are looking to recruit a committed and passionate Service Manager to lead the team and manage the range of services we currently offer and also contribute to the strategic development of the service. You will share our value base and bring strong management to the service staff team and volunteers and play an integral role in building further partnerships and raising awareness of Children 1st services in the Scottish Borders and nationally. If you are committed to delivering high quality leadership through a restorative and relational management approach, we would like to hear from you.

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Top job! Service Manager – Safeguarders Panel Team

  • Full time
  • £37,882 – £43,363
  • Edinburgh/Glasgow
  • Closing 27th July 2018

Join the Children 1st team

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.

Make a real difference to Scotland’s children

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join our team to ensure effective delivery of the national Safeguarders Panel in the best interest of children, by playing a key role in the management and the continued development of this team. This work will contribute directly to the government’s ambitions for improvement and modernisation across the Children’s Hearing system, in the best interests of children.

Be part of a unique opportunity

Under arrangements made by The Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011, Children 1st has been contracted by Scottish Government to assist Scottish Ministers with the management and operation of the national Safeguarders Panel.

You will be expected to be responsible for the management of key tasks within the operational business of the national Safeguarders Panel Team and lead on aspects of the development for safeguarders and the national Safeguarders Panel in accordance with the Practice Standards and the Performance Support and Monitoring Framework for safeguarders. As part of the senior team, you will play a key role in engaging with safeguarders; Scottish Government and other partners, including Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration and Children’s Hearings Scotland and Local Authorities.

This is a fixed term post funded until the 31 March 2019, based in either Glasgow or Edinburgh but with a significant part of the work in Edinburgh and requiring some working out with normal office hours and travel across Scotland.

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Finance Assistant

  • Full time
  • £21,602 – £26,186
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th August 2018

This is a chance to be part of the Children 1st’s Finance Team at an exciting time for both the department and organisation. Joining a small team you will provide support to the whole organisation by providing an efficient and effective financial assistance ensuring that accurate financial information is provided to both internal and external customers and stakeholders. This role covers all the aspects that you would expect a finance team to cover; namely purchase and sales ledgers, cash and banking and general accounting information.

If you have experience of working in an office or finance team environment we would like to hear from you.

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Administrator - ParentLine Scotland

  • Part time
  • £17,579 – £19,759 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd August 2018

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.

ParentLine is Scotland’s free helpline, email and web-chat service, for anyone caring for or concerned about a child. On contacting ParentLine service users have an opportunity to discuss any concerns they have with a trained call taker as part of our COSCA-recognised service.

We currently have an opportunity to join the ParentLine Scotland team as an administrator to cover a period of maternity leave. As administrator for this busy service your key tasks will involve some of the following:

· Finance and budget monitoring and returns.

· Quality assurance data checks on interaction forms entered onto IIMS, identifying and correcting errors and report production as required (training provided)

· Marketing the service. Includes telephone and written communication, distributing publicity materials, keeping records of contacts and materials distributed.

· Handling enquiries about the service, word-processing, filing, telephone/reception work.

· Ensure confidentiality is maintained in all ParentLine Scotland procedures, in accordance with Children 1st policies.

· Any additional tasks as agreed with the Team Leader

You will underpin the support we offer to families and children across Scotland. As part of our team, you’ll bring excellent administrative, IT and financial skills to enable the delivery of our service. The administrator reports to the Service Manager.

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Senior Sessional Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 15th August 2018

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

We are looking to recruit a Senior Sessional Support Worker to work alongside Project Workers and pool of sessional staff, helping support the development of targeted group work for children and young people whose parents are in recovery from substance misuse.

The Senior Sessional Support Worker will be involved in the support of partnership activities between Children 1st, the South Community Recovery Network and the South Recovery Hub.

The main focus will be the planning, preparing and delivery of the Children’s Activities Group attached to the RAFT Recovery Café on Friday evenings from 4.45pm-7pm and the role will involve coordinating a Sessional staff and Volunteer rota.

We would expect you to have an SVQIII or similar qualification as well as experience of group work for children and young people and /or youth work.

This sessional post is funded until 31 March 2020 and will require the Senior Sessional Worker to work regular Friday evenings organising & delivering groups for children and young people, there will also on occasion be weekend working by negotiation.

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Senior Corporate Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th August 2018

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of the fundraising team at Children 1st. We are looking for a fundraiser who can use their skills to further the success of the high achieving corporate fundraising team. As part of the team, you’ll be working with our existing corporate supporters and cultivating and securing new corporate relationships in order to deliver highly successful partnerships that will allow Children 1st to work towards its vision of happy, healthy, safe and secure childhoods for every child and young person in Scotland.

If you are an experienced fundraiser with knowledge of Scotland’s corporate sector and want to further your career in corporate fundraising then we want to hear from you.

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This vacancy has now closed

Administrator

  • Full time
  • £17,579 – £19,759
  • Bathgate
  • Closing 10th September 2018

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Children 1st West Lothian Family Support Team. As a long established team this busy and developing Service offers children, young people and their families across West Lothian a range of support, including; Family Group Decision Making Service, Young People’s Service, Kinship Care Support and Supporting Families with Money Worries Service.

You will underpin the support we offer to families and children in West Lothian. As part of our busy and friendly team, you’ll bring excellent administrative, IT, property management and financial skills to enable our delivery of individual and group work as well as supporting the processes of recruiting and training volunteers. The administrator reports to the Service Manager.

If you are an experienced administrator with knowledge of Social Work, Community Work or a similar work environment and passionate about working with children and their families then we want to hear from you.

This is a permanent, full time post of 35 hours per week.

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This vacancy has now closed

Project Workers (part time)

  • Part time
  • £26,977 – £31,576 pro-rata
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 14th September 2018

This is an exciting opportunity be part of a team working alongside young people and their families, building strong relationships and achieving positive outcomes.

As a member of the East Renfrewshire Family Wellbeing Service, you will offer whole families space and time to tell their stories and with them agree on how we can best help. You will embrace our relational and restorative approach to practice to help families make sense of their difficulties and help life feel better. Working closely with families, colleagues and partners in the local community – relationships will be at the heart of everything you do.

We have 3 full time posts at 35 hours per week and one part time post at 17.5hrs a week – both posts will be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service and the families. Regular evening and occasional weekend work is required as very often this is when work with young people and families is undertaken.

If you have experience of working with children and their families and have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Teaching or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 9 or higher then we want to hear from you.

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This vacancy has now closed

Project Workers

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 14th September 2018

This is an exciting opportunity be part of a team working alongside young people and their families, building strong relationships and achieving positive outcomes.

As a member of the East Renfrewshire Family Wellbeing Service, you will offer whole families space and time to tell their stories and with them agree on how we can best help. You will embrace our relational and restorative approach to practice to help families make sense of their difficulties and help life feel better. Working closely with families, colleagues and partners in the local community – relationships will be at the heart of everything you do.

We have 3 full time posts at 35 hours per week and one part time post at 17.5hrs a week – both posts will be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service and the families. Regular evening and occasional weekend work is required as very often this is when work with young people and families is undertaken.

If you have experience of working with children and their families and have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Teaching or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 9 or higher then we want to hear from you.

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FGC Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Bathgate
  • Closing 21st September 2018

This is an exciting opportunity to join our established Children1st Service in West Lothian. As part of our Family Group Decision Making Team you will be involved in empowering families to be able to create plans that support children at risk of accommodation.

Family group conferencing draws on the strengths of the wider family and friends in deciding how best to care for a child, giving families the opportunity to participate in the decision-making processes and find their own solutions to difficulties.

We are looking from someone with the experience and skills to get alongside families and their children at really difficult times to support them in the positive creation of safe plans. If you are an experienced Family Group Conference worker, or have a range of experiences of working collaboratively with families, as part of a team and alongside a range of professionals, with a sound understanding of child protection.

You should be an experienced professional with a Social Work, Community work or other appropriate qualification we want to hear from you.

This is a fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week until 31 March 2020. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service, evenings and weekends as required.

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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £30,708 – £36,121
  • Bathgate
  • Closing 21st September 2018

This is an exciting opportunity to carry out a leadership role, to support the Service Manager in the operational management and leadership of our Children 1st Services in West Lothian. This role will contribute to the achievement of positive outcomes for children, young people and families living across West Lothian.

The role will require the promotion of effective communication and involvement of children and families within assessment, care planning and decision making. The successful candidate will be required to work in close partnership with Social Work, Education and Health to lead in the development of the innovative trauma informed and restorative approaches to working with families.

The role will also involve supporting staff across the range of Services in West Lothian including Family Group Decision Making Service, Young People’s Service, Kinship Care Support and Supporting Families with Money Worries Service.

If you are an experienced professional with a Social Work, Community work 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 weekends as required.

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Top job! Chief Executive

  • Full time
  • TBC
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st October 2018

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.

The organisation is now seeking to appoint a Chief Executive to lead the organisation and provide strategic direction to its staff, volunteers and supporters.

As Chief Executive you will deliver on strategic objectives as approved by the Board, manage Children 1st’s resources and advance the organisation’s position and reputation as one of the leading independent child welfare organisations in Scotland.

You will have effective and demonstrable management skills with experience of leading high performing teams as well as excellent communication skills. You will ideally be well versed in dealing with the media and be a confident ambassador for Children 1st. You will have the political and business acumen to lead and influence change for the benefit of Scotland’s children.

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Administrator

  • Part time
  • £17,579 – £19,759 pro-rata
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 28th September 2018

This is an exciting opportunity be part of a team working alongside young people and their families, building strong relationships and achieving positive outcomes.

As a member of the East Renfrewshire Family Wellbeing Team, you’ll work with the Team Leader to ensure the effective and smooth running of the service supporting a team of Project Workers to deliver a high-quality service to young people across the whole local authority area. You will perform general admin duties including the management of the organisation’s integrated management information system and petty cash.

This post is 21 hours per week. The successful candidate will have the ability to negotiate a weekly work pattern which meets the needs of the service while accommodating personal requirements.

You will preferably have experience of working within the social care sector but more importantly has an outlook which evidences the values and aspirations of the Family Wellbeing Service.

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FGC Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Bathgate
  • Closing 15th October 2018

This is an exciting opportunity to join our established Children1st Service in West Lothian. As part of our Family Group Decision Making Team you will be involved in empowering families to be able to create plans that support children at risk of accommodation.

Family group conferencing draws on the strengths of the wider family and friends in deciding how best to care for a child, giving families the opportunity to participate in the decision making processes and find their own solutions to difficulties.

We are looking from someone with the experience and skills to get alongside families and their children at really difficult times to support them in the positive creation of safe plans. If you are an experienced Family Group Conference worker, or have a range of experiences of working collaboratively with families, as part of a team and alongside a range of professionals, with a sound understanding of child protection.

You should be an experienced professional with a Social Work, Community work or other appropriate qualification we want to hear from you.

This is a fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week until 31 March 2020. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service, evenings and weekends as required.

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 12th October 2018

This is an exciting and innovative new service which has been commissioned by Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership across the localities of North East, North West and South. Children 1st will be working within the South of the city and working closely with our partners, Quarriers in the North East and North West of Glasgow.

We are looking to recruit a Project Worker who has experience of supporting children, young people and/or families and will be able to provide a case management role on behalf of Social Work services. We aim to work therapeutically with children, young people and families, incorporating life story work, shaping the service to suit the needs of kinship families.

The pace of work will be busy and challenging, with a real opportunity to make a difference and develop your skills. You will engage with families to provide required support as well as liaising directly with social work partnerships and other relevant networks.

If you have experience of working with young people and their families and have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Teaching or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 9 or higher then… we want to hear from you.

This is a fixed term, full time role of 35 hours per week until September 2021. As much of the work with children, young people and kinship carers will occur after school, there will be a requirement to be able to work in the evenings and some weekends.

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Family Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,602 – £26,186
  • Midlothian
  • Closing 22nd October 2018

Our Midlothian service is looking to recruit an enthusiastic person to join our busy, friendly team, delivering support across Midlothian, working from our base in Dalkeith. You will join an established team of Family Support Workers, Project Worker and a Parental Peer Support Worker, to offer a range of supports to children, young people, and their families, with specific remit to support Young Carers and children affected by parental alcohol and substance use by working directly with their whole family.

Children1st offer relational based support, taking a restorative, strengths based and trauma informed approach to enable individuals and families to achieve their outcomes. We are looking for someone who is knowledgeable and experienced in taking a whole family approach to support, with a sound knowledge of the impact of substance use on parenting and children, and the impact of being a young carer. You will have the opportunity to work independently with children and their families as well as co- work with colleagues as required. You will be experienced in working collaboratively with families, as part of a team and alongside a range of professionals.

We can offer you quality support and supervision; workload management; access to a range of opportunities for professional development; and an opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of children and families. The team will at times support families who may require support in the early mornings and evenings, and this would be planned in advance.

If you are compassionate, motivated to make a difference and have skills and knowledge of supporting children and their families, we want to hear from you.

For an informal discussion, please contact Johnny Costello Services Manager, Tel: 0131 6549540 E-mail: midlothian@children1st.org.uk

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Project Worker - Domestic Abuse Community Support

  • Part time
  • £26,977 – £31,576 pro-rata
  • Selkirk Scottish Borders
  • Closing 2nd November 2018

We are recruiting for a Project Worker within our Scottish Borders Domestic Abuse Recovery and Support Services, which offer support to children, young people, families and adults who have experienced domestic abuse. This presents an exciting opportunity to join our busy, friendly team, delivering support across the Scottish Borders, working from our base in Selkirk. Children1st offer relational based support, taking a restorative, strengths based and trauma informed approach to enable individuals and families to achieve the outcomes they are looking for.

Support for Adults:

Working within a strong knowledge and awareness of gender based violence, you will support adults who are no longer at high risk on a medium to long term basis. Your support will help them to maintain their safety, aid their recovery from the impact of domestic abuse on their lives and to achieve an improved sense of self worth and emotional wellbeing. In partnership with other agencies you will ensure that adults and their families are supported by a range of services in their recovery.

Project Worker: It is expected that you will have the skills and experience to support both adults and children within your caseload. If you have experience, skills and knowledge of trauma recovery, the impact of domestic abuse within the understanding of gender based violence and experience of assessments, including risk assessment within domestic abuse we would like to hear from you. You should have a relevant higher qualification such as at SVQ level 4 or above, SCQF level 9 or above, degree or post-graduate level.

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Family Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,602 – £26,186
  • Glasgow Supporting Families – Kinship Care Service
  • Closing 2nd November 2018

This is an exciting and innovative new service which has been commissioned by Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership across the localities of North East, North West and South. Children 1st will be working within the South of the city and closely collaborating with our partners, Quarriers in the North East and North West of Glasgow.

We are looking to recruit a Family Support Worker to work alongside a professionally qualified Project Worker to support Kinship placements with the knowledge and experience of supporting children, young people and/or families. The role of the Family Support Worker will be to assist in the provision of a case management role on behalf of Social Work services. We aim to work therapeutically with children, young people and families, which will incorporate life story work, shaping the service to suit the needs of kinship families.

The pace of work will be busy and challenging, with a real opportunity to make a difference and develop your skills.

This post is 35 hours per week - which is worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service and as much of the work with children, young people and kinship carers will occur after school, there will be a requirement to be able to work in the evenings and some weekends.

If you have experience of working with children and their families and have an SVQ Level 3/ HNC or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 7 then… we want to hear from you.

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Top job! Service Supervisor – Safeguarders Panel

  • Full time
  • £30,708 – £36,121
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th November 2018

Under arrangements made by The Children’s Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 and associated regulation, Children 1st is contracted by Scottish Government to assist Scottish Ministers with the management, operation and monitoring of the national Safeguarders Panel.

The Safeguarders Panel Team at Children 1st is now established as an integral feature of the Children’s Hearing landscape. You will work directly with Safeguarders to evidence practice against the standards and contribute to the shared vision of an excellent; transparent; accountable and respectful service for children and young people.

We are looking for an outgoing, person-centred, enthusiastic and upbeat individual to be part of the team that effectively supports and monitors Safeguarders and that delivers all other operational tasks associated with Safeguarder appointments. We use a performance support & monitoring framework to evidence that those appointed or reappointed to the national panel are competent and operate to the applicable practice standards.

You must have a working knowledge of the Children’s Hearing System or the demonstrable ability to grasp complex systems and issues very quickly as you will:

  • support & monitor a cohort of Safeguarders using our performance and support monitoring framework
  • operate a duty system along with other team members to ensure the day to day operation of the service
  • contribute to the associated training and support agenda

Safeguarders are located across all areas of Scotland and the post will require working out with normal office hours, considerable travel and overnight stays. However, Children 1st operate a time off in lieu system to accommodate the flexibility required by the role and you will enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement.

This is a 35 hour fixed term post, funded until 31 March 2020.

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Fundraising Finance Administrator

  • Part time
  • £17,579 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th November 2018

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.

We are looking for a confident, well-organised administrator to provide administrative support to the Fundraising Department.

You will be expected to process and acknowledge donations, maintain procedures, process direct debits, reconcile income, keep accurate records and become competent using our fundraising database as well as other general administrative duties.

We are looking for someone with meticulous attention to detail who is reliable, numerate and enjoys working as part of a team. You should be an organised administrator, confident in the use of databases, excel and word packages and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

This is a temporary part time role of 14 hours per week initially until 30 April 2019.

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