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

Childs Rights and Participation Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £30,708 – £31,576
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 28th November 2019

This post is supported by and delivered in partnership with Scottish Government,

RS McDonald, Victims Support Scotland and Renfrewshire Council.

We are looking for an experienced and skilled practitioner to lead high quality Children’s Rights and participation work in our national Bairnshoose (Barnahus) Implementation Team. Barnahus, or Child’s House, is an evidence based and effective, multi-agency and child-centred response for all child victims and witnesses of violence and abuse. The model was developed in Iceland and has been successfully implemented in Scandinavia and Europe. Children 1st use the name “Bairnshoose” to identify the model of Barnahus as it will apply in Scotland.

Working with our National Bairnshoose Policy and Practice Lead you will focus on ensuring effective engagement with children, young people and their families who have experience of justice and child protection processes to capture and amplify their voices and views, to ensure that Scotland’s Barnahus or Bairnshoose is developed in partnership with them.

You will ensure a right’s based approach, enabling and empowering children to be at the heart of creating a vision for Scotland’s Bairnshoose that is trauma responsive and truly transforms the experience of care, protection and justice for all child victims and witnesses.

As this is a new project, the geographic area and remit of the role may vary across the lifetime of the project. Initially you will have a focus on working in the West of Scotland, with a base in Glasgow or surrounding area. You will support colleagues across Scotland as the project develops.

If you are passionate about children’s rights and take a relationship based approach to your work, are excited by the opportunity to create real change for children and have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience required, we want to hear from you.

This is a fixed term, full time role of 35 hours per week, funded initially until 31 May 2021. The location is open for discussion.

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Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,977 – £31,576 pro-rata
  • Selkirk
  • Closing 27th November 2019

We are looking for a new team member within our Scottish Borders Domestic Abuse Support & Recovery Service, which offers support to children, young people, families who have experienced or are experiencing 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. Children 1st offer relational based support - you will take a restorative, strengths based and trauma sensitive approach and work in partnership with individuals and families to help them achieve their desired outcomes.

Support for Children, Young People and their families:

Working with a strong knowledge of the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people, your support will range from short term safety planning interventions, to longer term recovery focussed work. You will support children and young people in their awareness of how domestic abuse has impacted on themselves and their family, provide strategies for coping, resilience and positive mental health. Whilst this post is predominantly to support children and young people, Children 1st take a systemic approach to support and it is expected that you will have the skills and experience to also support parents and families impacted by domestic abuse.

If you have experience, skills and knowledge of trauma recovery, the impact of domestic abuse 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.

This is a Permanent, part time post of 21 hours per week.

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Top job! Ministerial Appointment Safeguarder in the Children’s Hearings System

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Throughout Scotland
  • Closing 30th August 2019

Safeguarders are appointed by Scottish Ministers and have a unique and important independent role in children’s hearings and related court proceedings. They can inform and influence decisions to improve lives of the most in need. Children 1st is contracted by the Scottish Government to manage the national Safeguarders Panel.

On behalf of Scotland’s children and young people we seek individuals who can:

· Maintain an unwavering focus on the child or young person’s interests in Children’s Hearings and related court proceedings

· Be attuned to the child or young person in the assimilation and analysis of information to make clear, reasoned and justifiable recommendations

· Work effectively as an individual and alongside others connected to the role

· Have the values, skills and experience to uphold the vision of the national Safeguarders Panel to be excellent, transparent, consistent and respectful for children and young people

Applications are now invited from individuals motivated to undertake this key role.

As a national recruitment campaign there will be positions across Scotland but we would particularly welcome applications from individuals who are able to take up Safeguarder appointments in the areas of Dumfries & Galloway; Argyll & Bute and the Highlands.

Q and A recruitment sessions

We are running a number of questions and answer sessions and details of these can be found in the related documents at children1st.org.uk/who-we-are/about-children-1st/jobs/safeguarder

The position does not attract a fixed salary. Fees and expenses for reasonable travel and subsistence costs are available for each appointment. Please note: There is no payment for attending Pre-appointment Assessment and Training, support sessions and on going requisite training (Children 1st Safeguarders Panel webpages provides further details)

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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £30,708 – £36,121
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 21st July 2019

The Family Wellbeing Service is in an exciting period of growth and development. Over the next three years, in partnership with East Renfrewshire HSCP and The Robertson Trust, we are expanding our service to provide support to families across the whole of East Renfrewshire.

We engage with families to help strengthen their relationships; reduce emotional distress and to enhance their capacity to function more effectively. The team provides intensive, collaborative support; focusing on the family’s strengths and resilience. Relational, restorative, reflective and trauma-sensitive practice guides workers to develop a relationship with family members characterised by trust, respect, honesty and open communication where families can then be linked with community-based networks of support.

We are looking for a Team Leader to join our leadership team within East Renfrewshire. In this position you will play a crucial role in the on-going development of the service and contribute to its expansion. Building relationships and the ability to communicate effectively internally as well as with external partners and agencies is at the heart of everything we do.

You should have experience of working in a leadership role; of offering reflective support and supervision to a team of staff and able to confidently respond to and manage risk.

This is a demanding role which requires tenacity, commitment and flexibility. No two days are the same!

Applicants should have a professional qualification (e.g. Social Work) and should have previous lead

This a fixed term, full time 35 hours a week post, funded until 31 May 2022.

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Project Worker - Community and Volunteer Engagement

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 12th July 2019

We are pleased to be able to offer the opportunity to join our growing team in an exciting new role.

The Family Wellbeing Service is in an exciting period of growth and development. Over the next three years, in partnership with East Renfrewshire HSCP and The Robertson Trust, we are expanding our service to provide support to families across the whole of East Renfrewshire.

We engage with families to help strengthen their relationships; reduce emotional distress and to enhance their capacity to function more effectively. The team provides intensive, collaborative support; focusing on the family’s strengths and resilience. Relational, restorative and trauma-sensitive practice guides workers to develop a relationship with family members characterised by trust, respect, honesty and open communication where families can then be linked with community-based networks of support.

Working alongside families and the team you will lead on the development of peer support networks; group support for families; enabling families to have their voices heard; recruiting and supporting volunteers and develop new opportunities to enhance links within the local communities.

We are looking with someone who recognises the importance of relationships, in all aspects of the role. You will be able to demonstrate an ability to get alongside children, young people and families to enable them to influence the development of the service.

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

This is a fixed term, full time 35 hours a week post, funded until 31 May 2022.

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Money Advice Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,602 – £26,186
  • East Region
  • Closing 12th July 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to work with Children 1st to help tackle poverty across our East Region services. We work with children and their families from low-income and vulnerable homes by offering a range of money, debt and welfare advice to those impacted by poverty and inequality. This support will be delivered in schools, homes and local communities and seek to increase families’ financial resilience by offering a range of income maximisation work, debt management advice and support around housing, energy efficiency and other financial matters.

This role is varied in and offers integrated support to families that is child-centred, relationship-focused and seeks to work alongside families to promote the learning and attainment of children and young people.

If you have experience of income maximisation, money and debt advice and welfare rights we want to hear from you

This is a 35 hours, 12 months fixed post. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service (evenings and occasional weekends as required).

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Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,977 – £31,576 pro-rata
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 21st July 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team working alongside young people and their families, building strong relationships and achieving positive outcomes. The team offer child-centred, family minded approaches to offer early help to children and families who are worried, upset or experiencing difficulties in their lives.

As a member of the Family Wellbeing Team, you’ll be based within East Renfrewshire schools providing a dedicated Family Wellbeing Service to children and their parents. 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.

We recognise the vital role of nurturing supportive families and communities in ensuring the long-term wellbeing of children and young people.

We are a passionate team who place a lot of focus on the importance of building relationships with children, families, colleagues and partners. If you are a reflective practitioner and have experience of trauma-sensitive approaches within a similar setting then we want to hear from you.

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.

This is a fixed term, 21 hours per week post until 31 March 2020. This post requires evening and occasional weekend work in order to be flexible and suit the needs of the service and the school.

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 21st July 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team working alongside young people and their families, building strong relationships and achieving positive outcomes. The team offer child-centred, family minded approaches to offer early help to children and families who are worried, upset or experiencing difficulties in their lives.

As a member of the Family Wellbeing Team, you’ll be based within East Renfrewshire schools providing a dedicated Family Wellbeing Service to children and their parents. 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.

We recognise the vital role of nurturing supportive families and communities in ensuring the long-term wellbeing of children and young people.

We are a passionate team who place a lot of focus on the importance of building relationships with children, families, colleagues and partners. If you are a reflective practitioner and have experience of trauma-sensitive approaches within a similar setting then we want to hear from you.

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.

This is a fixed term, full time 35 hours per week post until August 2020. This post requires evening and occasional weekend work in order to be flexible and suit the needs of the service and the school.

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Top job! Head of Fundraising Development and Operations

  • Full time
  • £37,882 – £43,363
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 12th August 2019

We are entering a new and exciting time for fundraising at Children 1st. We have just launched our new fundraising strategy which is designed to inspire people in Scotland to put children first.

This post will play a critical role in achieving our goals of delivering outstanding supporter experiences, reaching new and engaging existing audiences. To achieve this we need a leader with strategic vision, an innovative approach, an understanding of marketing and the ability to translate plans into action.

This is a permanent, full time 35 hours a week post, based in either Edinburgh or Glasgow.

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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £30,708 – £36,121
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 25th August 2019

The Family Wellbeing Service is in an exciting period of growth and development. Over the next three years, in partnership with East Renfrewshire HSCP and The Robertson Trust, we are expanding our service to provide support to families across the whole of East Renfrewshire.

We engage with families to help strengthen their relationships; reduce emotional distress and to enhance their capacity to function more effectively. The team provides intensive, collaborative support; focusing on the family’s strengths and resilience. Relational, restorative, reflective and trauma-sensitive practice guides workers to develop a relationship with family members characterised by trust, respect, honesty and open communication where families can then be linked with community-based networks of support.

We are looking for a Team Leader to join our leadership team within East Renfrewshire. In this position you will play a crucial role in the on-going development of the service and contribute to its expansion. Building relationships and the ability to communicate effectively internally as well as with external partners and agencies is at the heart of everything we do.

You should have experience of working in a leadership role; of offering reflective support and supervision to a team of staff and able to confidently respond to and manage risk.

This is a demanding role which requires tenacity, commitment and flexibility. No two days are the same!

Applicants should have a professional qualification (e.g. Social Work) and should have previous lead

This a fixed term, full time 35 hours a week post, funded until 31 May 2022.

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Edinburgh and Glasgow
  • Closing 19th August 2019

We are looking for two enthusiastic and dedicated Participation and Children’s Rights Workers to join our new Bairnshoose Implementation Team. Barnahus, or Child’s House, is a multi-agency and child-focused response for victims and witnesses of violence. Children 1st use the name Bairnshoose to identify the model of Barnahus as it will apply in Scotland.

Working with our Bairnshoose Policy and Practice Lead you will capture the voices of children, young people and their families with lived experience of child protection and justice processes, to ensure that the Barnahus model that is developed for Scotland is child centred and developed in partnership with children and young people.

You will play the vital role of ensuring that the feedback, views and experiences of children and young people are systemically gathered at various points of their experience of the child protection and/or justice processes. One post will be based in Glasgow, and gather feedback and capture stories from agreed local authorities in the West, the other post will be based in Edinburgh with similar responsibility for capturing stories in the East of Scotland.

As this is a new project, the geographic areas and remit of the roles may vary across the lifetime of the project, however initially there will be particular focus on gathering feedback from children and young people who have experienced Joint Investigative Interview, forensic examination, and/or given evidence in court, including the High Courts in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

As well as supporting children and young people to share their stories, a key aspect of your role will be to collate the feedback, support the evaluation of key messages and enable these to be shared using different mediums; within a wide range of meetings, events and forums. You will also support young people and parents or carers to develop Bairnshoose advisory groups, to enable ongoing engagement in the development of the model across Scotland.

This is a fixed term, full time 35 hours a week post, funded initially until 31 May 2021. One post based in Edinburgh, one post based in Glasgow.

For further information and an informal discussion please feel free to contact Anna O’Reilly on email: anna.oreilly@children1st.org.uk or 077386 42617

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Top job! Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,882 – £43,363
  • Moray
  • Closing 30th August 2019

We are looking for a new leader to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to provide strategic and operational leadership for Children 1st.

We are seeking a leader 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. You will be driven by a strong value base that puts children at the centre and have personal resilience for the challenges ahead. With a proven track record as a leader you will bring, service development experience and an ability to operate at a strategic level while ensuring quality service delivery at an operational level.

The post holder will drive the development and reach of our trauma sensitive supports for children, young people and families in the Moray area. Building on our existing presence in this local authority 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 achieve real change for children. The successful candidate will work alongside our senior leaders to identify new opportunities, partnerships and innovations in line with key strategic priorities and to make a lasting difference for the children and families we support.

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Finance Assistant

  • Full time
  • £21,602 – £26,186
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th August 2019

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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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Moray
  • Closing 23rd August 2019

Join the Children 1st team and make a lasting difference to the children and families across Moray (Elgin based).

We are looking for a special Project Worker who is passionate about protecting children, with a strong value base and personal resilience. We seek a Project Worker who will put Children first but also be mindful and respectful of families.

At Children 1st we work with the whole family and we seek Project Workers who are compassionate, skilled and experienced in the whole family systems approach, with a sound knowledge of the impact of trauma and adversity on parenting and on children. You will have a lead role within the team in the assessment of children and families and creating meaningful plans of work that promote children’s safety and wellbeing. Your practice will be underpinned by children’s rights will offer practical and emotional supports to families, doing whatever it takes in all the complexity to engage with families to build on their strengths and capacity. You will be skilled in building strong relationships with children, families and partners and a strong ambassador for Children 1st.

In turn you will join a relational, connected organisation that prioritises quality and supports its workforce to deliver this through strong relationships, as we realise this is what makes the biggest difference to children and families.

If you have suitable experience of working with children and their families and have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Teaching, 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 permanent, full time post of 35 hours per week, to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service.

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Fundraising Finance Administrator

  • Full time
  • from £17,579
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd August 2019

Children 1st are 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 fixed term, full time role of 35 hours a week, initially until 31 March 2020

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Family Group Decision Making Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Bathgate
  • Closing 6th September 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to join our established Children 1st Service in West Lothian. As part of our Family Group Decision Making Team, you will be involved in empowering families to support children and young people currently accommodated to return to their community and enable families 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 that are able to get alongside families and their children at really difficult times to support them in creating positive plans that ensure the safe care of the children. We are looking for someone with experience in Family Group Conferencing, or who has relevant experience working collaboratively with families, alongside a range of professionals and with a sound understanding of child protection.

You should be an experienced professional with a Social Work, Community work or other appropriate qualification.

This is a fixed term, full time, 35 hour post, funded initially until 31 March 2021. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service, evenings and weekends as required.

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Family Wellbeing Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,602 – £26,186
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 20th September 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new service, supporting families to prevent children being accommodated. This service will work alongside our Family Group Decision making team, empowering families to create their own solutions to their problems.

This service will support families to develop their strengths and draw on their wider family network to keep their children safe and at home.

You must have experience of working with children and families within the community. You also need an SVQ Level 3/ HNC or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 7.

This is a fixed term post of 35 hours per week until 01 October 2021. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the families (evenings and occasional weekends as required).

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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £30,708 – £36,121
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th September 2019

This is an exciting opportunity within Children 1st to support the development of a Family Group Decision Making service and a new Family Wellbeing Team. As Team Leader you you’ll provide leadership, operational management support to the team.

Family Group Decision Making 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.

You will have a lead in supporting staff to work with vulnerable families and families in crisis. You will have the opportunity to shape the development of a new service, manage quality and support the evaluation of the service. You must have experience of managing teams who work within child protection.

If you are an experienced professional with a degree level qualification relating to Social Work, Psychology or other appropriate qualification, we want to hear from you.

This a fixed term, 28 hours per week post, initially funded until 01 October 2021

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Administrator

  • Part time
  • £17,579 – £19,759 pro-rata
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 20th September 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to underpin the support we offer to families and children in East Lothian As part of a busy and friendly team, you’ll bring excellent administrative, IT and financial skills to enable delivery of core business support, reporting to the Service Manager.

If you are an experienced administrator with knowledge of Social Work, Community Work or a similar work environment we want to hear from you.

This is a permanent, part time post of 21 hours per week.

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Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £30,708 – £36,121
  • Bathgate
  • Closing 6th September 2019

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 fixed term, full time, 35 hour post until August 2021. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service, evenings and weekends as required.

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Family Group Decision Making Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • East Lothian, Macmerry
  • Closing 20th September 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to join our established Children 1st Service in East 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 Decision Making 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 Decision Making coordinator, 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 then we would like to hear from you.

It would also be preferable if you are an experienced professional with a Social Work, Community work or other appropriate qualification.

This is a fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week until 01 October 2021. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service, evenings and weekends as required.

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Family Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,602 – £26,186
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 4th October 2019

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.

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.

This is a fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week, funded until 28 September 2021. Hours to be 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.

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Project Worker – Mentor Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £26,977 – £31,576 pro-rata
  • Argyll and Bute
  • Closing 7th October 2019

Children 1st work to give every child in Scotland a safe and secure childhood. We achieve this by providing direct services to vulnerable children and their families across Scotland.

We are looking for a skilled, enthusiastic Project Worker to further develop our Intandem Mentoring service for children and young people who are Looked After at Home in the Helensburgh and Lomond, and Cowal and Bute Localities of Argyll and Bute. An office base will be provided by Children 1st in Glasgow; however candidates must be prepared to travel across the two localities and Glasgow.

If you have substantial experience of supporting volunteers, as well as an excellent understanding of the issues faced by vulnerable children and young people, and experience of providing trauma sensitive support, we would love to hear from you.

This is a fixed term, part time post of 21 hours per week until 31 March 2021.

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Project Worker – Maternity Cover

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Selkirk
  • Closing 10th October 2019

We are looking for a new team member within our Scottish Borders Domestic Abuse Support & Recovery Service, which offers support to children, young people, adults and their families who have experienced or are experiencing 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. Children 1st offer relational based support - you will take a restorative, strengths based and trauma sensitive approach and work in partnership with individuals and families to help them achieve their desired outcomes.

Support for adults and their families:

Working within a strong knowledge and awareness of gender based violence; you will support adults who are no longer at high risk of abuse. You will offer support on a medium to long term basis to help them to maintain their safety, aid their recovery from the impact of domestic abuse on their lives and 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 throughout their recovery. Whilst this post is to support adults, Children 1st take a family minded approach and recognise that the needs of any children in the family are of paramount importance. It is expected that you will have the skills and experience to support families and protect children who are impacted by domestic violence, as well as adults in their own right.

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.

This is a fixed term, full time post of 35 hours a week (flexible working requests will be considered) until 30 June 2020.

For an informal chat please contact Silke Erkes or Sarah Axford 01750 22892 ettrick@children1st.org.uk

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Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,977 – £31,576 pro-rata
  • Selkirk
  • Closing 10th October 2019

We are looking for a new team member within our Scottish Borders Domestic Abuse Support & Recovery Service, which offers support to children, young people, families who have experienced or are experiencing 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. Children 1st offer relational based support - you will take a restorative, strengths based and trauma sensitive approach and work in partnership with individuals and families to help them achieve their desired outcomes.

Support for Children, Young People and their families:

Working with a strong knowledge of the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people, your support will range from short term safety planning interventions, to longer term recovery focussed work. You will support children and young people in their awareness of how domestic abuse has impacted on themselves and their family, provide strategies for coping, resilience and positive mental health. Whilst this post is predominantly to support children and young people, Children 1st take a systemic approach to support and it is expected that you will have the skills and experience to also support parents and families impacted by domestic abuse.

If you have experience, skills and knowledge of trauma recovery, the impact of domestic abuse 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.

This is a fixed term, part time post of 21 hours per week until 30 June 2020.

For an informal chat please contact Silke Erkes or Sarah Axford 01750 22892 ettrick@children1st.org.uk

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Project Worker (Dundee)

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Dundee
  • Closing 18th October 2019

We are looking for a Project Worker who is passionate about protecting children, with a strong value base and personal resilience. We seek a Project Worker who will put Children first but also be mindful and respectful of families.

At Children 1st we work with the whole family and we are looking for a Project Worker who is compassionate, skilled and experienced in the whole family systems approach.

You will have a sound knowledge of the impact of trauma and adversity on parenting and on children.

You will have a lead role within the team in the assessment of children and families and creating meaningful plans of work that promote children’s safety and wellbeing.

Your practice will be underpinned by children’s rights will offer practical and emotional supports to families, doing whatever it takes in all the complexity to engage with families to build on their strengths and capacity.

You will be skilled in building strong relationships with children, families and partners and a strong ambassador for Children 1st.

In turn you will join a relational, connected organisation that prioritises quality and supports its workforce to deliver this through strong relationships, as we realise this is what makes the biggest difference to children and families.

If you have suitable experience of working with children and their families and have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Teaching, 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 post of up to 35 hours per week (flexibility around hours), initially funded until 31 March 2020. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service.

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FGDM Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • East Lothian, Macmerry
  • Closing 25th October 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to join our established Children 1st Service in East 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 Decision Making 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 Decision Making coordinator, 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 then we would like to hear from you.

It would also be preferable if you are an experienced professional with a Social Work, Community work or other appropriate qualification.

This is a fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week until 01 October 2021. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service, evenings and weekends as required.

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Family Wellbeing Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,602 – £26,186
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 25th October 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new service, supporting families to prevent children being accommodated. This service will work alongside our Family Group Decision making team, empowering families to create their own solutions to their problems.

This service will support families to develop their strengths and draw on their wider family network to keep their children safe and at home.

You must have experience of working with children and families within the community. You also need an SVQ Level 3/ HNC or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 7.

This is a fixed term post of 35 hours per week until 01 October 2021. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the families (evenings and occasional weekends as required).

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Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,977 – £31,576 pro-rata
  • Dalkeith
  • Closing 25th October 2019

Our Midlothian service is looking to recruit an enthusiastic person to join our friendly team, delivering support across Midlothian, working from our base in Dalkeith. This is an exciting time to join our service, as we develop our systemic, therapeutic and peer support approach in enabling families in their recovery from the impact of problematic substance use.

Children 1st offer relational based support, taking a restorative, strengths based and trauma informed approach to enable individuals and families to achieve their goals. We are looking for someone who is knowledgeable and experienced in whole family systems approach, with a sound knowledge of the impact of substance misuse on parenting and children. You will have a lead role within the team in coordinating and undertaking assessment of families and creating outcome focused work plans, which will ensure the safety and wellbeing of children. You will have the opportunity to engage in therapeutic 1:1 support with children and their families as well as co-working with colleagues as required.

We can offer you quality support and supervision, workload management, access to a range of opportunities for professional development and the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of children and families.

If you are a professional with a social work, community work, counselling or other appropriate qualification we would like to hear from you.

This a part time, fixed term post of 21 hours per week until 30 September 2022. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the families (evenings and occasional weekends as required).

For an informal discussion, please contact Johnny Costello, Service Manager on 0131 654 9540, Midlothian@children1st.org.uk

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Top job! Director of Strategic Planning and Campaigns

  • Full time
  • £50,900 – £58,376
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st October 2019

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. We work to make sure children in Scotland live in safe, loving families and in strong communities. We help survivors of abuse, trauma and other adversity to recover and we work tirelessly to protect the rights of children in Scotland.

Our approach to all aspects of our work is to capture and understand the experience and voices of the children and families we support and ensure that they have opportunities to influence policy, practice and service design.

We now have an exciting new opportunity at a senior level to join our team. We are seeking to recruit a Director of Strategic Planning and Campaigns to lead the development and implementation of an integrated approach to our national campaigns and planning framework.

If you are passionate about Children’s rights and have the leadership and communication skills required we want to hear from you. You will work alongside colleagues across all parts of the organisation to deliver on our ambitious strategic priorities plan to reach and transform children’s lives and will provide leadership and direction to the organisation’s Policy and Communications teams, and over see the transformational development of the Charity’s Parentline service and other national initiatives as agreed.

You will be committed to working through positive relationships and have significant experience of successfully developing and implementing organisational strategy at a senior level.

You will also have a proven track record of working relationally and collaboratively to deliver strategies that support complex organisations to achieve a lasting difference for the people we support, maximum impact through clear public campaigns that build understanding and support for our work and deliver sustainable change in children’s policy and practice.

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Regional Admin Support Manager

  • Full time
  • £21,602 – £26,186
  • Permanent
  • Closing 25th October 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the support we offer to families and children in Glasgow and our West region Services. As part of a busy and friendly team, you will co-ordinate and lead on all areas of office management, under the direction of the responsible Assistant Director.

You will provide and coordinate comprehensive and confidential high quality secretarial and administrative support, contribute to the development of projects and related tasks across the region, which support the regionally based Assistant Directors in all aspects of their work locally and organisationally.

You should have substantial experience in a similar role at senior management level, with excellent interpersonal skills and enjoy working as part of a busy team in a progressive and dynamic environment. If in addition you are qualified to SVQ3 level in secretarial/admin/ business or related i.e. Advanced ECDL, HNC in business studies or have significant proven administrative experience, we would be keen to hear from you.

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

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Project Worker – Domestic Abuse (Adult)

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Selkirk
  • Closing 8th November 2019

We are looking for a new team member within our Scottish Borders Domestic Abuse Support & Recovery Service, which offers support to children, young people, adults and their families who have experienced or are experiencing 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. Children 1st offer relational based support - you will take a restorative, strengths based and trauma sensitive approach and work in partnership with individuals and families to help them achieve their desired outcomes.

Support for adults and their families:

Working within a strong knowledge and awareness of gender based violence; you will support adults who are no longer at high risk of abuse. You will offer support on a medium to long term basis to help them to maintain their safety, aid their recovery from the impact of domestic abuse on their lives and 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 throughout their recovery. Whilst this post is to support adults, Children 1st take a family minded approach and recognise that the needs of any children in the family are of paramount importance. It is expected that you will have the skills and experience to support families and protect children who are impacted by domestic violence, as well as adults in their own right.

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.

This is a fixed term, full time post of 35 hours a week to cover a period of maternity leave until 30 June 2020 (flexible working requests will be considered).

For an informal chat please contact Silke Erkes or Sarah Axford 01750 22892 ettrick@children1st.org.uk

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FGDM Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Bathgate
  • Closing 1st November 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to join our established Children 1st Service in West Lothian. As part of our Family Group Decision Making Team, you will be involved in empowering families to support children and young people currently accommodated to return to their community and enable families 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 that are able to get alongside families and their children at really difficult times to support them in creating positive plans that ensure the safe care of the children. We are looking for someone with experience in Family Group Conferencing, or who has relevant experience working collaboratively with families, alongside a range of professionals and with a sound understanding of child protection.

You should be an experienced professional with a Social Work, Community work or other appropriate qualification.

This is a fixed term, full time, 35 hour post, funded initially until 31 March 2021. 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
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 1st November 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team working alongside children, young people and their families in East Renfrewshire who are experiencing emotional distress to offer early help and build strong relationships.

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.

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.

This is a fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week until 31 May 2022. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service and families (regular evening and occasional weekend work as required).

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Family Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,602 – £26,186
  • Glasgow Supporting Families Team
  • Closing 1st November 2019

We have an exciting opportunity to positively impact on the lives of children, young people and their families by working alongside them, building strong relationships and empowering individuals to meet the various challenges they face.

Working as part of the Glasgow Supporting Families Team, you'll provide a range of emotional and practical supports to both children and parents, individually and by working with the family as a whole.

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.

This is a fixed term, full time post of 35 hours a week initially funded until 30 June 2020. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the families (evenings and weekends as required).

Closing date: 01 Nov 2019 at 5pm. It is anticipated that interviews will be held on either the 21 or 22 of November 2019.

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Project Worker – Mentor Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £26,977 – £31,576 pro-rata
  • Argyll and Bute
  • Closing 8th November 2019

Children 1st work to give every child in Scotland a safe and secure childhood. We achieve this by providing direct services to vulnerable children and their families across Scotland.

We are looking for a skilled, enthusiastic Project Worker to further develop our Intandem Mentoring service for children and young people who are Looked After at Home in the Helensburgh and Lomond, and Cowal and Bute Localities of Argyll and Bute. An office base will be provided by Children 1st in Glasgow; however candidates must be prepared to travel across the two localities and Glasgow.

If you have substantial experience of supporting volunteers, as well as an excellent understanding of the issues faced by vulnerable children and young people, and experience of providing trauma sensitive support, we would love to hear from you.

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Administrator

  • Part time
  • £17,579 – £19,759 pro-rata
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 8th November 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to underpin the support we offer to families and children in East Lothian. As part of a busy and friendly team, you’ll bring excellent administrative, IT and financial skills to enable delivery of core business support, reporting to the Service Manager.

If you are an experienced administrator with knowledge of Social Work, Community Work or a similar work environment we want to hear from you.

This is a permanent, part time post of 21 hours per week.

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Volunteering

Parent Mentor Volunteer

Befriending / Mentoring

5th November 2019

We are looking for Parent Mentor Volunteers, who have their own experience of substance misuse and recovery to join our team; providing support to increase confidence and be a “listening ear”, offering non judgemental support. Group based opportunities exist for volunteers to pa… Read more

Parent Mentor Volunteer

Befriending / Mentoring

30th October 2019

We are looking for Parent Mentor Volunteers, who have their own experience of substance misuse and recovery to join our team; providing support to help reduce isolation, increase parent / carers’ confidence and be the “listening ear” they need, offering non judgemental support. … Read more