Action for Children
Action for Children

Charity registered in Scotland SC038092

Action for Children helps some of the UK's most vulnerable children and young people. Our work is varied, the effects far reaching. 


Current vacancies

Employment Facilitator

  • Full time
  • £22,000
  • Glasgow, Lanarkshire
  • Closing 31st May 2022

We're thrilled that you're considering a career with Action for Children so here's what you need to know….

About Us

At Action for Children, we believe that every child should have a safe and happy childhood. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK. We work to ensure their voices are heard, and campaign to bring lasting change to their lives.

About the Role:

Our Employability services (G40 2UA) service is targeted at young people 16-24 yrs who have experienced a variety of barriers and we enable them to reach a positive and sustained employment destination. By using a range of engaging programmes and tools, you will work with a team to support and prepare young people with their first steps into the world of employment or further education.

This role will be working in our Youthbuild team which is a construction programme aimed at 16-24-year olds who may face a range of issues/barriers affecting their ability to maintain and sustain employment. Youthbuild provides participants with a comprehensive 4 week in-house training programme followed by a work placement and 6 months paid employment within the construction industry. Each young person is assigned a dedicated key worker to support them through the duration of the Youthbuild programme.

The successful applicant will directly support and deliver a range of both practical and vocational employability programmes which meets the needs of our young people for them to access, maintain and sustain employment. You will act as a key worker for a caseload of young people to provide the provision of a comprehensive in-house training programme and a 1:1 support as part of the aftercare service. The successful applicant will also support the service expansion by utilising face to face and online delivery to engage young people from all over Scotland. This reflects our organisational expertise as a leading young person's charity, aiming to address inequalities and improve the lives of Scotland's young people.

This is an excellent opportunity for motivated and inspiring individuals who are committed to developing the young workforce and ensuring a bright future for our young people.

As a Employment Facilitator, you'll be:

Providing a responsive, high quality and customer focused service to young people seeking to enter the labour market and our partners based on an assessment of need that is regularly and professionally reviewed and the development of aspirational action plans which are outcomes driven.

Applying Action for Children's and professional practice standards and ensuring their implementation as necessary and being proactive in their implementation.

Managing and co-ordinate a caseload of young people, providing a range of targeted interventions to assist their entry to the labour market through group, coordinated or individual support.

Leading the development and delivery of a range of group work modules that contribute to our overall employability programmes, promoting inclusion and allowing for individual learning styles.

Delivering of a range of group work modules that contribute to our overall employability programmes, promoting inclusion and allowing for individual learning styles.

What You'll Bring:

Our job description for the Employment Facilitator outlines the requirements of the role but the ‘must-haves' are:

An SVQ 3 in Social Care, Guidance or equivalent and / or experience of delivering Construction or Health and Safety qualifications.

Experience of working in group settings with young people facing multiple barriers.

Knowledge and understanding of young people facing unemployment.

A full driving licence and access to a suitable means of transport to enable the duties of the role to be effectively carried out.

Working here is so much more than a job. Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we'd love to hear from you.

We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. A diverse workforce enriches the lives of the children and young people we work with and we welcome applications from everyone. We value and celebrate our differences and as an inclusive workplace we want everyone to be themselves.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

We can't wait to hear from you – stay safe and happy.

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Top job! Practice Manager Counselling

  • Full time
  • £42,500
  • Glasgow, Lanarkshire
  • Closing 19th May 2021

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

Our Glasgow Secondary Schools Counselling Service is looking for a Practice Manager to oversee the operational delivery of our new, exciting high-quality, school based professional counselling service in Glasgow. The service will, through delivery of evidence based programmes and counselling provide effective intervention, management of cases and assessment of needs, ensure safe care and agreed positive outcomes with secondary school children aged 12-18yrs. Our service will cover all secondary schools in Glasgow City Council (30+).

The Practice Manager will oversee, deliver, and manage the service through a team of professional Counsellors and Support Workers providing professional practice and operational/management supervision utilising Action for Children's and other recognised professional standards and procedures to enable the achievement of positive outcomes for children, young people and their families. Ideally your background will include new service delivery at an operational level alongside experience of staff management.

You will make a difference by:

  • Taking responsibility for the delivery of a high-quality services, in accordance with service requirements applying relevant legislation, regulations and Action for Children policies and procedures.
  • Leading and managing a team (including case management supervision) of professional Counsellors and Support Workers also applying advice and guidance and utilising Action for Children's policies and procedures, to provide a responsive, high-quality, customer and outcome-focused service to children, young people, their families and partner agencies.
  • Take responsibility for work auditing, ensuring systems are in place and regularly applied to support service compliance, employee and contract development and the production of regular reports and service developments and improvements based on feedback.
  • Attend meetings with external agencies, representing Action for Children, demonstrating professionalism and our core values, in terms of approach, advice and positioning.

You will need:

  • A recognised qualification in a related field (e.g. Mental Health, Children and Young People, Education, Counselling) and registration with BACP or equivalent body.
  • Experience of working within a multi-agency social care, schools, early years or health environment and applying safeguarding procedures.
  • Experiencing of co-ordinating service delivery.
  • Experience of chairing/attending multi agency and strategic management meetings.
  • Proven ability to manage and supervise professional and support staff.
  • Proven experience of managing HR issues.
  • Demonstrable experience of leading a team to achieve the best outcomes for children, young people, parents, and carers.
  • Knowledge of the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences, attachment, child development and safeguarding.

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work on our careers site.

Rewards

We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits on our careers site.

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

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Employment Facilitator

  • Full time
  • £21,100
  • Glasgow City
  • Closing 24th May 2021

Our STAY mentoring programme provides a community based support function to young people at greatest risk of withdrawal from learning due to circumstances “outside the college campus”. (For example, accommodation/housing issues, childcare, debt support, family/relationship issues, offending behaviour/judicial system or mental health.

This programme is focused on working with colleges to improve retention rates for particular groups of young people, particularly those from Care experienced background or defined as having experienced ACEs. The rationale for the service, is the poor retention rates within Colleges for the identified group of young people compared to their peers.

The mentoring programme sits alongside the current provision and support provided by Student Services within the college structure. As a College Retention worker you will support young people in one of the following locations: - Glasgow Kelvin College Glasgow Clyde College & Glasgow City College.

Some engagement may be delivered remotely during the current COVID restrictions

You will make a difference by:

  • Supporting young people from Care Experienced backgrounds to assist them with a successful transition into further education or adapt to college life at enrolment stage by offering support within the college and within their local community, including access to out of hours support.
  • Supporting young people to prevent them from withdrawing from further education, due to family/personal/community based issues.
  • Linking with college staff to identify students with barriers to attending or progressing with their college studies or at risk of leaving college into a negative destination and becoming unemployed.
  • Offering individualised support for each care-experienced student identified in line with his or her unique needs, issues and circumstances.
  • Deliver sessions on local provision and job search including building confidence, establishing routine, developing CVs, improving interview skills and participating in work experience
  • Ensure all records and compliance paperwork is obtained, accurately completed and submitted

You will need:

  • An SVQ 3 in Social Care, Guidance or equivalent.
  • An assessor's qualification is desirable however not essential.
  • Experience of working in group settings with young people facing multiple barriers.
  • The ability to engage and have an understanding of young people from a wide range of backgrounds.
  • The use of a car and business insurance

For more information, please contact Sam Richardson on 07935545059 or email recruitmentservice@actionforchildren.org.uk

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Employment Facilitator

  • Full time
  • Circa £21,100
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th June 2021

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

The service provides support to young people aged 16-24, who have a range of barriers or needs to make positive choices for their future. By using a range of programmes and tools you will work with the team to support and prepare them with their first steps into the world of employment or further education.

The successful applicant will directly support and deliver a range of both practical and vocational employability programmes aimed at young people aged 16-24 to access, maintain and sustain employment through the provision of a comprehensive in-house training programme and work placement, supported through a key worker approach for up to 6 months from securing employment.

- You will need a full current driving licence and use of a car for travel between Colleges

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SVQ Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,700
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 9th June 2021

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

The role

Is to provide a service to Action for Children's employability cluster within Glasgow and Inverclyde who provide community based, training programmes and skills to support young people entering the employment market or a positive destination.

Delivery will include young people taking part in various assessments to demonstrate vocational competencies are met.

You will be required to work alongside Assessors to ensure they have the correct standard for delivery.

You will plan objectives with the Employability cluster Managers to ensure the right qualifications are readily available to meet the services requested.

You will be responsible for the overall coordination of the SVQ centre in line with SQA quality assurance and centre management, ensuring all qualifications are internally verified and registered timely.

Some engagement may be delivered remotely during the current COVID restrictions.

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Employment Facilitator

  • Full time
  • Circa £21,100
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 17th June 2021

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

The role

The service provides support to young people aged 16-24 to remove barriers and enable them to reach a positive and sustained destination. By using a range of engaging programmes and tools, you will work with a team to support and prepare young people with their first steps into the world of employment or further education.

The successful applicants will directly support and deliver a range of both practical and vocational employability programmes which meets the needs of our young people in order for them to access, maintain and sustain employment. You will act as a key worker for a caseload of young people to provide the provision of a comprehensive in-house training programme and a 1:1 support as part of the aftercare service. The successful candidates will also support the service expansion by utilising face to face and online delivery to engage young people from all over Scotland.

This is an excellent opportunity for motivated and inspiring individuals who are committed to developing the young workforce and ensuring a bright future for our young people.

You will make a difference by:

- Providing a responsive, high quality and customer focused service to young people seeking to enter the labour market and our partners based on an assessment of need that is regularly and professionally reviewed and the development of aspirational action plans which are outcomes driven.

- Applying Action for Children's and professional practice standards and ensuring their implementation as necessary and being proactive in their implementation.

- Managing and co-ordinate a caseload of young people, providing a range of targeted interventions to assist their entry to the labour market through group, coordinated or individual support.

- Leading the development and delivery of a range of group work modules that contribute to our overall employability programmes, promoting inclusion and allowing for individual learning styles.

- Delivering of a range of group work modules that contribute to our overall employability programmes, promoting inclusion and allowing for individual learning styles.

You will need:

- An SVQ 3 in Social Care, Guidance or equivalent.

- Experience of working in group settings with young people facing multiple barriers.

- Knowledge and understanding of young people facing unemployment.

- A full driving licence and access to a car to use for business

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.

Rewards

We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

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Young Persons Worker

  • Part time
  • Circa £18,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st June 2021

Giving children and young people the foundation's they need to thrive.

Are you passionate about inclusion and equality? Action for Children emotional wellbeing and inclusion project in conjunction with Young Start Community Fund & The Gannochy Trust creates an opportunity to engage with multi- cultural young people from diverse communities in Edinburgh, promoting social inclusion, learning of different cultures and historical events and engagement with sports, arts and music . The project offers a trusting support network that will be a safe place to discuss challenges where staff can enable young people to develop new skills and community connections. As a young persons worker you will be involved in engaging with young people individually and in groups working towards agreed service plans and outcomes.

You will make a difference by:

  • Delivering emotional wellbeing and inclusion programmes on a 1:1 basis or in a group setting, with appropriate direction and support.
  • Building self-esteem and confidence for young people.
  • Promoting positive identity aspects.
  • Supporting with 1-1 support sessions working with vulnerable young people from diverse backgrounds.

You will need:

  • S/NVQ Level 2 or equivalent experience of working with young people from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds
  • Experience of working with young people from diverse ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds and or individual experience in your own life.
  • Prior experience of working as part of a team or as an individual to deliver a frontline service.
  • Knowledge of preparing clear and concise file notes and inputting information into office systems.
  • Experience of preparing, organising, reviewing and delivering individual and or group work.

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.

Rewards

We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

For more information, please contact Sarah Manderfield by email sarah.manderfield@actionforchildren.org.uk

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice. Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce

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Young Persons Practitioner

  • Part time
  • Circa £22,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st June 2021

Giving children and young people the foundation's they need to thrive.

Are you passionate about inclusion and equality? Action for Children emotional wellbeing and inclusion project in conjunction with Young Start Community Fund & The Gannochy Trust creates an opportunity to engage with multi- cultural young people from diverse communities in Edinburgh, promoting social inclusion, learning of different cultures and historical events and engagement with sports, arts and music. The project offers a trusting support network that will be a safe place to discuss challenges where staff can enable young people to develop new skills and community connections. As a young persons practitioner you will be involved in engaging with young people individually and in groups developing agreed service plans working towards agreed outcomes.

You will have lived in experiences of diverse communities and will have exemplary multi-cultural diversity awareness

You will make a difference by:

  • Delivering support to build emotional wellbeing and inclusion through 1-1 and group sessions.
  • Building self-esteem and confidence.
  • Promoting positive identity aspects.
  • Taking a co-production approach to the development of supports and interventions.
  • Facilitating 1-1 support sessions working with vulnerable young people from multi-cultural background.

You will need:

  • HNC Social Care or SVQ children and young people or other relevant qualification and or significant experience of working with young people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience of working with young people from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds building relationships and offering support.
  • The ability to work within a multi-agency social care, early years or health environment and applying safeguarding procedures.
  • Experience of working with individuals who have experienced racial discrimination and or personal lived experience will be welcomed.
  • Reporting both verbally and in writing on the delivery of services to wide client group.
  • Proven ability to use Microsoft packages.

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.

Rewards

We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

For more information, please contact Sarah Manderfield by email sarah.manderfield@actionforchildren.org.uk

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice. Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce

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Senior Counsellor

  • Full time
  • £32,000
  • Glasgow, Lanarkshire
  • Closing 28th June 2021

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

The role

Our Glasgow Secondary Schools Counselling Service is looking for 3 Senior Counsellors to lead a small team of Counsellors and provide face to face counselling support in a new, exciting high-quality, school based professional counselling service in Glasgow. The service will, through delivery of evidence-based programmes and counselling provide effective assessment of needs, intervention and ensure safe care and agreed positive outcomes with secondary school children aged 12-18yrs. Our service will cover all secondary schools in Glasgow City Council (30+).

Reporting to our Practice Manager Counselling you will work as part of a wider team to deliver the provision of a schools-based counselling service and promote and improve the mental health, emotional resilience and wellbeing of children and young people in Secondary school who are negatively affected or are at risk of being affected by poor mental health.

You will make a difference by:

-Taking responsibility for the assistance in delivery of a high-quality counselling service, in accordance with service requirements

-Provide line management and co-ordinate a small team of Counsellors applying advice and guidance and utilising Action for Children's policies and procedures.

-Attend meetings with external agencies, representing Action for Children, demonstrating professionalism and our core values, in terms of approach, advice and positioning.

-Manage complex cases and assessments through high level of professionalism to children and families, using appropriate interventions that are outcome focused and evidence based to deliver to a service specification, also utilising relevant legislation, professional regulations and Action for Children policies and procedures.

-Lead and deliver a range of co-ordination activities, 1 day a week including training, supervision, participation events, recruitment, support groups etc and partner meetings.

You will need:

-A recognised qualification in Counselling and registration with BACP; BABCP or equivalent body.

-A minimum of 2 year's experience of counselling with young people.

-Experience of and knowledge of schools-based counselling delivery.

-Proven experience of establishing effective working relationships with relevant partners, agencies or other bodies.

-To demonstrate experience of leading a small team to ensure high standard delivery alongside direct counselling work, and the best outcomes for young people.

-Experience of working within a multi-agency social care, schools, early years or health environment and applying safeguarding procedures.

-The ability to undertake complex assessments of a service user needs using specific assessment tools.

-Competent usage of Microsoft Outlook packages i.e., Word, Excel.

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.

Rewards

We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

For more information, please contact Sarah Manderfield by email sarah.manderfield@actionforchildren.org.uk

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.

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Community Short Breaks Worker

  • Part time
  • Circa £18,950 pro-rata
  • Hamiltion, South Lanarkshire
  • Closing 28th June 2021

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

The role:

Silverton's Community Hub is an exciting new development building on the success of our residential service in Hamilton.

The aim of the Hub is to support families with a child with a disability to ensure the child feels involved in his community, enjoys the childhood experience and builds her confidence whilst developing the families resilience to deal with the day to day challenges of their care giving duties.

The role involves individualized support to a wide range of young people from the age of 7 to 19. The support is personalized to the specific needs, likes, character and personality of each individual child. This is directed through an extensive and well researched care plan which is strongly led by the child's voice.

More specifically your role will involve going out and about in the community with young people introducing them to mainstream activities and supporting the child to enjoy new experiences and to follow their own interests. This could include trips to parks, swimming, bowling, the cinema and cinema. It may involve shopping trips, outings on buses and trains, visits to cafes, clubs and museums.

On other occasions you would support young people from our Community Hub base. You would be involved in running a range of interesting activities to a small group of young people. This could be arts and crafts based or involve a more life skills approach. There will be a requirement to support our children to understand boundaries, relationships and to still have fun without imposing on others. Some of the children' behaviour will present, at times, as challenging and we will be looking for a support worker who is understanding, compassionate, patient and tolerant whilst also being a strong consistent adult role model, a counsellor, a teacher and a fun friend.

You will make a difference by:

  • Helping young people with a learning disability have a presence in the community.
  • Supporting young people with their needs during and providing emotional support personal care and maintaining a clean safe and nurturing environment.
  • Helping our young people learn and have fun in safe settings.
  • Providing a safe environment where they can enjoy time with their friends.
  • Working towards giving them a positive future.
  • Helping them in all aspects of their daily lives and supporting their health and happiness.

You will need:

  • Experience working within a care environment preferably working with children and young people with learning disabilities, their families and carers.
  • A HNC/ SVQ Social Care preferred ( candidates without this may have an opportunity to work towards.)
  • To register with the SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council) within 6 months of starting post.

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.

Rewards

We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

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News & Media Relations Officer

  • Full time
  • £31,200
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 28th June 2021

Spreading the word and making sure people know about our life-changing work.

The role

Based at our office in Glasgow, and working within the Fundraising, Communications and Policy team to research topics, deliver PR and media assets and activities across Scotland to highlight the work Action for Children does and issues relating to disadvantaged children, young people and families.

As a News and Media Relations Officer you'll liaise with our Leadership Team in Scotland as well as the UK-wide team to coordinate and our strategy and focus. Your role will include pitching and selling in stories, building solid relationships with journalists and making sure Action for Children's voice is heard. You'll also collaborate with our services and service users to highlight the issues they face.

You will make a difference by:

  • Creating relationships with news journalists, producers, social media to promote the strategy and services of Action for Children.
  • Working in the field with members of the media and service users and staff.
  • Raising the profile of Action for Children.
  • Working closely with campaigns and fundraising and the leadership team.
  • Taking your turn on the on-call rota for the wider Communications team.

You will need:

  • Experience of working in a charity or a press office is desirable.
  • Experience of working with children and families is desirable.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills.
  • The ability to collaborate with other teams and departments.
  • A strong News and PR sense.
  • Flexibility to support out of hours team as and when required.
  • The ability to work under pressure.

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.

Rewards

We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

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This vacancy has now closed

Young Persons Pratitioner

  • Part time
  • Circa £23,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd July 2021

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

The Role

Edinburgh EH1 Service work with young people and their families providing additional support and is commissioned by City of Edinburgh Council’s Edinburgh Young Peoples Service (Youth Justice Social Work Team) The post holder will be part of team of Practitioners and Service Co-ordinator providing intensive weekly 1:1 contact with young people aged 12-17yrs to avoid care placement breakdown, reduce escalation into the care system, and to address the risk and highlight consequences for a range of behaviours including offending, anti-social behaviour, substance misuse and promote personal safety. We are looking for a Young Person Practitioner to work 25 hours per week.

You will make a difference by:

  • By managing a caseload of service users, planning weekly contacts / 1-1 direct work in the community and attending professional meetings as required.
  • By working to support young people to engage with pro-social activities, support / specialist services which enables them to reach their full potential and which enables them to sustain their home or other care placement.
  • By building strong working relationships with multi-agency partners from the statutory and voluntary sectors to deliver the best outcomes for young people and their families.
  • By ensuring that the Service complies with all Action for Children and Edinburgh City Standards and Procedures and with regard to case file recording / paperwork, incident and accident reporting, safeguarding and health and safety Practitioners will use Action for Children E-Systems to identify needs, interventions and outcomes and with use Edinburgh SWIFT to record case notes etc.
  • By attending regular team meetings and participating in training and learning.

You will need:

  • SVQ 3 Health and Social Care or equivalent.
  • Relevant and recent practitioner experience working with young people and families and with a working knowledge of safeguarding practice and social care standards.
  • Sound understanding of issues affecting young people and families.
  • Experience of working with creative approaches and methods to engage with hard to reach young people and families.
  • Proven assessment skills and experience of working towards outcome focused care / service plans.
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal and written and IT.
  • Willingness to work flexibly with young people and families; which will include some evening and weekend working.
  • Car driver with access to a vehicle and business insurance

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.

Rewards

We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

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This vacancy has now closed

Employment Facilitator

  • Full time
  • Circa £21,100
  • Glasgow City
  • Closing 28th July 2021

Giving children and young people the foundations, they need to thrive.

The role

Our STAY mentoring programme provides a community-based support function to young people at greatest risk of withdrawal from learning due to circumstances “within and outside the college campus”. (For example, making applications for accommodation/housing issues, childcare, debt budgeting, family/relationship issues, offending behaviour/judicial system or mental health.

This programme is focused on working with colleges to improve retention rates for groups of young people, particularly those from Care experienced background or defined as having experienced ACEs. The rationale for the service, is the poor retention rates within Colleges for the identified group of young people compared to their peers.

The mentoring programme sits alongside the current provision and support provided by Student Services within the college structure. As a College Retention worker, you will support young people in one of the following locations: - Glasgow Kelvin College Glasgow Clyde College & Glasgow City College and West College Scotland. (You will need a full current driving licence and use of a car for travel between Colleges).

Some engagement may be delivered remotely during the current COVID restrictions.

You will make a difference by:

-Supporting young people from Care Experienced backgrounds to assist them with a successful transition into further education or adapt to college life at enrolment stage by offering support within the college and within their local community, including access to out of hours support.

-Supporting young people to prevent them from withdrawing from further education, due to family/personal/community-based issues.

-Linking with college staff to identify students with barriers to attending or progressing with their college studies or at risk of leaving college into a negative destination and becoming unemployed.

-Offering individualised support for each care-experienced student identified in line with his or her unique needs, issues, and circumstances.

-Deliver sessions on local provision and job search including building confidence, establishing routine, developing CVs, improving interview skills, and participating in work experience or progression routes to positive destinations.

-Ensure all records and compliance paperwork is obtained, accurately completed, and submitted timely.

You will need:

-An SVQ 3 in Social Care, Guidance or equivalent.

-An assessor's qualification is desirable however not essential.

-Experience of working in group settings with young people facing multiple barriers.

-The ability to engage and have an understanding of young people from a wide range of backgrounds.

-The use of a car and business insurance.

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Team Leader Residential

  • Full time
  • £26,500
  • Edinburgh, Lothian
  • Closing 23rd July 2021

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

The Role

Gilmerton Road Short Breaks is located in South Edinburgh. Gilmerton Road supports young people and their families from the Lothians age 5-18 with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour.

You will lead, inspire and motivate your team to deliver meaningful support that changes children's lives. Working with the Registered Manager you will be responsible for creating and maintaining the culture across the services that seeks to support staff to provide high quality care in our short breaks service.

Residential Team leader is a dual role that offering direct support to the young people while undertaking administrative and organisational tasks.

Working in residential care is both challenging and rewarding. Our aim is to give every young person we work with the support and guidance to reach their potential and support their aspirations for a positive future, and this is a vital part of our work.

This role will be working 37 hours a week on a 2 weekly shift pattern, offering every second weekend off. Shifts from 7am to 2.30pm and 2pm to 9.30pm.

You will make a difference by:

-Providing direct line management to a team of residential staff to deliver high standards of care.

-Support staff team development through training opportunities, staff supervision, and multidisciplinary working.

-Leading shifts and working with the Registered Manager to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and organisational policy and procedure.

-Work to achieve positive outcomes for individual children and young people and contributing to the achievement of an outstanding, good or equivalent rating in external inspection including deputising in the absence of the Registered Manager.

You will need:

-Previous experience of supervising staff

-Significant experience of working with children and young people with Learning Disabilities

-Confident in all aspects of MS Office

-Experience of coaching and supporting staff to reach a competent standard

-HNC Social care & SVQ Children and young people or equivalent

-SVQ4 in leadership and management or willing to work towards

-Ability to work under pressure while maintaining drive and enthusiasm

-To be able to effectively and safely deal with children and young people with challenging behaviour

-Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

-Good knowledge of Safeguarding, and keeping young people safe

-To be SSSC registered

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.

Rewards

We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

For more information, please contact Anne Marie Wilson or anne-marie.wilson@actionforchildren.org.uk

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Employment Facilitator

  • Full time
  • £21,100
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th August 2021

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

The role

The service provides support to young people aged 16-24, who have a range of barriers or needs to make positive choices for their future. By using a range of programmes and tools you will work with the team to support and prepare them with their first steps into the world of employment or further education.

The successful applicant will directly support and deliver a range of both practical and vocational employability programmes aimed at young people aged 16-24 to access, maintain and sustain employment through the provision of a comprehensive in-house training programme and work placement, supported through a key worker approach for up to 6 months from securing employment.

- You will need a full current driving licence and use of a car for travel between Colleges

You will make a difference by:

- Providing a responsive, high quality and customer focused service to young people seeking to enter the labour market and our partners based on an assessment of need that is regularly and professionally reviewed and the development of aspirational action plans which are outcomes driven.

- Applying Action for Children's and professional practice standards and ensuring their implementation as necessary and being proactive in their implementation.

- Managing and co-ordinating caseloads for young people, providing a range of targeted interventions to assist their entry to the labour market through group, coordinated or individual support.

- Delivering of a range of group work modules that contribute to our overall employability programmes, promoting inclusion and allowing for individual learning styles.

-Working as part of the team to review and evaluate service provision and programme delivery, ensuring continued improvements are applied and where necessary manage, guide or direct less experienced staff.

You will need:

- An SVQ 3 in Social Care, Guidance or equivalent.

- Experience of working in group settings with young people facing multiple barriers.

-Previous experience of working within recruitment or employment sector.

- Knowledge and understanding of young people facing unemployment.

- A full driving licence and access to a car to use for business.

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.

Rewards

We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

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Employment Facilitator - Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • £22,000
  • Edinburgh, Lothians
  • Closing 29th September 2021

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

A little about the role and service:

The STAY mentoring service provides community-based support and in-college support to young people at greatest risk of withdrawal from learning due to circumstances and challenges they face. For example, poverty, accommodation/housing issues, childcare, finances ,debt, family/relationship issues, justice system or mental health.

The programme is focused on working alongside colleges to improve retention rates for particular groups of young people, particularly those from Care experienced or those who face significant challenges to engaging in learning. The service aims to improve the poor retention rates within colleges for these young people and leaners.

Our mentoring service works alongside the current Student Services provision within the college structure, however, the role will provide additional support both inside the college support and outside the college campus.

As an Employment Facilitator, you will support young people in college. We have vacancies in Edinburgh and cover 4 college campuses. all based in Edinburgh.

Some engagement may be delivered remotely during the current COVID restrictions. The role is a blended approach split between homeworking, college based and within the community.

You will help our Young People by:

  • Supporting young people who face significant challenges engaging in learning to assist them with a successful transition into further education or adapt to college life at enrolment stage by offering support within the college and within their local community, including some out of hours support.
  • Supporting young people to prevent them from withdrawing from further education, due to family/personal/community-based issues.
  • Linking with college staff to identify students with barriers to attending or progressing with their college studies or at risk of leaving college into a negative destination and becoming unemployed.
  • Offering individualised support for each student identified in line with his or her unique needs, issues, and circumstances, this may include financial, housing, advocacy and wellbeing support.

What are we looking for from you:

  • To be committed, passionate and motivated. We are, and we want you to be too.
  • To be educated to SVQ 3/HNC level or have previous experience in a similar setting. We don't need you to have both but it's great if you do.
  • An understanding of the issues that young people face.
  • The ability to engage and understand young people from a wide range of backgrounds and the ability to work in partnership with other organisations.
  • A current driving license and access to a car to enable the duties of the role to be carried out effectively

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Learn more about our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work on our Action for Children website.

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, promoting diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people from all backgrounds.

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Employment Facilitator

  • Full time
  • £22,000
  • Glasgow, Lanarkshire (also positions available in Inverclyde)
  • Closing 29th September 2021

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

A little about the role and service:

The STAY mentoring service provides community-based support and in-college support to young people at greatest risk of withdrawal from learning due to circumstances and challenges they face. For example, poverty, accommodation/housing issues, childcare, finances ,debt, family/relationship issues, justice system or mental health.

The programme is focused on working alongside colleges to improve retention rates for particular groups of young people, particularly those from Care experienced or those who face significant challenges to engaging in learning. The service aims to improve the poor retention rates within colleges for these young people and leaners.

Our mentoring service works alongside the current Student Services provision within the college structure, however, the role will provide additional support both inside the college support and outside the college campus.

As an Employment Facilitator, you will support young people in college. We have vacancies in Glasgow, Inverclyde & Edinburgh. You will be based in one of the following locations: Glasgow Kelvin College, Glasgow Clyde College, Glasgow City College, West Scotland College (Inverclyde, Renfrewshire & Clydebank). Please state what area you are applying for in your supporting statement on our application form.

Some engagement may be delivered remotely during the current COVID restrictions. The role is a blended approach split between homeworking, college based and within the community.

You will help our Young People by:

  • Supporting young people who face significant challenges engaging in learning to assist them with a successful transition into further education or adapt to college life at enrolment stage by offering support within the college and within their local community, including some out of hours support.
  • Supporting young people to prevent them from withdrawing from further education, due to family/personal/community-based issues.
  • Linking with college staff to identify students with barriers to attending or progressing with their college studies or at risk of leaving college into a negative destination and becoming unemployed.
  • Offering individualised support for each student identified in line with his or her unique needs, issues, and circumstances, this may include financial, housing, advocacy and wellbeing support.

What are we looking for from you:

  • To be committed, passionate and motivated. We are, and we want you to be too.
  • To be educated to SVQ 3/HNC level or have previous experience in a similar setting. We don't need you to have both but it's great if you do.
  • An understanding of the issues that young people face.
  • The ability to engage and understand young people from a wide range of backgrounds and the ability to work in partnership with other organisations.
  • A current driving license and access to a car to enable the duties of the role to be carried out effectivel

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Learn more about our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work on our Action for Children website.

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, promoting diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people from all backgrounds.

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Programme Lead - Employability

  • Full time
  • £26,000
  • Glasgow, Lanarkshire
  • Closing 29th September 2021

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

A little about the role and service:

The STAY mentoring service provides community-based support and in-college support to young people at greatest risk of withdrawal from learning due to circumstances and challenges they face. For example, poverty, accommodation/housing issues, childcare, finances ,debt, family/relationship issues, justice system or mental health.

The programme is focused on working alongside colleges to improve retention rates for particular groups of young people, particularly those from Care experienced or those who face significant challenges to engaging in learning. The service aims to improve the poor retention rates within colleges for these young people and leaners.

Our mentoring service works alongside the current Student Services provision within the college structure, however, the role will provide additional support both inside the college support and outside the college campus.

As a Programme Lead Employability you will have direct supervision of 2 Employment Facilitators as well as carrying a small caseload directly.

Some engagement may be delivered remotely during the current COVID restrictions. The role is a blended approach split between homeworking, college based and within the community.

You will help our Young People by:

  • Managing and leading a small team of passionate, motivated and committed staff.
  • Leading the support delivered to young people who face significant challenges engaging in learning to assist them with a successful transition into further education or adapt to college life at enrolment stage by offering support within the college and within their local community, including some out of hours support.
  • Leading the support provided to young people to prevent them from withdrawing from further education, due to family/personal/community-based issues.
  • Being the lead link with a range of college staff to identify students and to track and monitor progress and develop new partnerships with other organisations and agencies.
  • By delivering a safe and positive work and service environment through compliance with all safeguarding, safer recruitment and health and safety policy and procedure.
  • By working closely with senior staff and managers to review and evaluate programme provision ensuring continuous improvements are made, driving innovation and business development.

What are we looking for from you:

  • To be committed, passionate and motivated.
  • To be educated to SVQ 3/HNC level or above or demonstrate 2 years' experience in a relevant discipline. We don't need you to have both but if you do, it would be great.
  • To demonstrate experience of leading a team.
  • An understanding of the current policy and legislation affecting young people.
  • To demonstrate strong partnership working with other organisations and agencies.
  • To be able to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service. We might need occasional flexibility from you.
  • To be familiar and confident with a range of IT applications.
  • A current driving license and access to a car to enable the duties of the role to be carried out effectively.

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Learn more about our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work on our Action for Children website.

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, promoting diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people from all backgrounds.

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Employment Facilitator

  • Full time
  • Circa £22,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th October 2021

Brilliant benefits

We offer 29 days holiday plus public/bank holidays, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, pension scheme where we contribute up to 7%, an employee discount portal and much more.

Are you empathetic focused and passionate about changing the lives of children and their families throughout Scotland for the better? Do you have experience of engaging with young people in your local community? We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Employment Facilitator to join our team based in Edinburgh. This is an exciting and rewarding role with the opportunity to make a huge personal impact.

You will be instrumental in maximising and coordinating opportunities within the local community to maximise employment prospects, providing a rewarding and meaningful experience and adding value to service provision.

The role

Our service provides support for young people aged 16-24 who are facing a range of challenges and barriers. We deliver a tailored service for individuals who are at risk of poverty, accommodation/housing issues, childcare, finances, debt, family/relationship issues, justice system and mental health.

The day-to-day job involves meeting young people at various locations across Edinburgh, delivering SQA & vocational training whilst supporting personal development and future employment opportunities.

The service provides support to young people aged 16-24, who have a range of barriers or needs to make positive choices for their future. By using a range of programmes and tools you will work with the team to support and prepare them with their first steps into the world of employment or further education.

The successful applicant will directly support and deliver a range of both practical and vocational employability programmes aimed at young people aged 16-24 to access, maintain and sustain employment through the provision of a comprehensive in-house training programme and work placement, supported through a key worker approach for up to 6 months from securing employment.

- A current driving license and access to a car to enable the duties of the role to be carried out effectively

You'll significantly improve young people's lives and make a difference by:

- Offering individualised support for each young person identified in line with his/her needs over various timescales whilst assisting with various learning difficulties, dyslexia/ADHD

- Motivating and encouraging young people, building on their existing skills to increase their confidence in areas such as independent travel, opening bank accounts, healthy living, CV and employability workshops.

- Building rapport with young people on a 1:1 basis or within a group setting delivering SQA & sector lead training .i.e. construction, hospitality & retail.

- Delivering complexed and specialist interventions with young people on a 1:1 basis, group or community setting.

- Identifying areas of support, setting achievable goals, promoting inclusion and allowing for individual learning styles to progress into sustainable employment.

- Managing caseloads of young people, providing a range of targeted interventions to assist their entry into training, further education & .employment

You will need:

- To be committed, passionate and motivated. We are, and we want you to be too.

- Desirable SVQ 3/HNC level or previous experience working and engaging with challenging young people/youth groups aged 16-24 preferably gained within a similar project or employability sector.

- The ability to engage and have an understanding of young people from a wide range of backgrounds.

- The ability to work in partnership with a wide range of organisations forming strong relationships with support services

- Strong communication skills with the ability to influence and motivate others.

- A current driving license and access to a car to enable the duties of the role to be carried out effectively.

- Have experience of facilitating group work and also one to one work

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Employment Facilitator

  • Full time
  • £22,000
  • Edinburgh, Lothians
  • Closing 28th October 2021

A little about the role and service:

The STAY mentoring service provides community-based support and in-college support to young people at greatest risk of withdrawal from learning due to circumstances and challenges they face. For example, poverty, accommodation/housing issues, childcare, finances ,debt, family/relationship issues, justice system or mental health.

The programme is focused on working alongside colleges to improve retention rates for particular groups of young people, particularly those from Care experienced or those who face significant challenges to engaging in learning. The service aims to improve the poor retention rates within colleges for these young people and leaners.

Our mentoring service works alongside the current Student Services provision within the college structure, however, the role will provide additional support both inside the college support and outside the college campus.

As an Employment Facilitator, you will support young people in college. We have vacancies in Edinburgh and cover 4 college campuses. all based in Edinburgh.

Some engagement may be delivered remotely during the current COVID restrictions. The role is a blended approach split between homeworking, college based and within the community.

You will help our Young People by:

-Supporting young people who face significant challenges engaging in learning to assist them with a successful transition into further education or adapt to college life at enrolment stage by offering support within the college and within their local community, including some out of hours support.

-Supporting young people to prevent them from withdrawing from further education, due to family/personal/community-based issues.

-Linking with college staff to identify students with barriers to attending or progressing with their college studies or at risk of leaving college into a negative destination and becoming unemployed.

-Offering individualised support for each student identified in line with his or her unique needs, issues, and circumstances, this may include financial, housing, advocacy and wellbeing support.

What are we looking for from you:

- To be committed, passionate and motivated. We are, and we want you to be too.

-To be educated to SVQ 3/HNC level or have previous experience in a similar setting. We don't need you to have both but it's great if you do.

-An understanding of the issues that young people face.

-The ability to engage and understand young people from a wide range of backgrounds and the ability to work in partnership with other organisations.

-A current driving license and access to a car to enable the duties of the role to be carried out effectively.

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Residential Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,600
  • Ormiston, East Lothian
  • Closing 12th November 2021

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

The role

Kamali House is located within a residential area of Ormiston, East Lothian and has been registered to provide long term care to a maximum of two young people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour who are unable to live with their own families.

As a Residential Worker you will primarily be based in our long term residential in Ormiston. You will provide care for our young people throughout the day by supporting with set routines, attend to personal care and administer medication following appropriate training. You will work with the team to develop and deliver young person-centred plans in relation to their needs through ought the day. You will be planning and supporting the young person in taking part in activities based at the service as well as out in the community such as trips to the beach, theme parks, community-based activities and groups and various other activities in order to develop their social and life skills.

We work directly with children and young people with complex learning disabilities and challenging behaviour. We work in partnership with CAMHS LD and our own Behaviour Consultant to develop and deliver person centres support plans that offer consistency and clear outcomes for all out young people.

We firmly believe that behaviour is communication and work to identify what the young people are trying to tell us through their behaviour and support them to communicate that in a positive way.

Working in residential care is both challenging and rewarding. Our aim is to give every young person we work with the support and guidance to reach their potential and support their aspirations for a positive future, and this is a vital part of our work.

We LOVE what we do. And why wouldn't we? In what other job do you get to go bowling, trips to the zoo and theme parks or even have a cheeky Nando's, all in a day's work?

This role will be working 37 hours a week on a 3 week rolling pattern of 1 weekend off in 3. Shifts are 7am- 2.30pm or 2pm – 9.30pm. We are open to discussions around shift flexibility, if required, at interview stage.

You will make a difference by:

-Getting involved in lots of fun activities! dressing up, arts & crafts, construction toys, Lego, baking and messy play.

-Helping young people in all aspects of their daily lives.

-Having good communication skills and the ability to engage well with both young people, colleagues and other professionals.

-Being a creative thinker and having a solution focused approach.

-Using your skills, knowledge and experience to meet the needs of young people.

You will need:

-A commitment to working on shift rota pattern, which includes midweek, weekends and bank holidays.

-A positive approach, providing a fun environment for all the children in our care.

-Ideally, a HNC and SVQ 3 in a social care discipline (or a qualification which would meet the registration requirements) or a commitment to working towards these.

-Experience of working with children and young people with disabilities.

-Safeguarding knowledge.

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Residential Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,600
  • Ormiston, East Lothian
  • Closing 17th December 2021

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

The role

Kamali House is located within a residential area of Ormiston, East Lothian and has been registered to provide long term care to a maximum of two young people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour who are unable to live with their own families.

As a Residential Worker you will primarily be based in our long term residential in Ormiston. You will provide care for our young people throughout the day by supporting with set routines, attend to personal care and administer medication following appropriate training. You will work with the team to develop and deliver young person-centred plans in relation to their needs through ought the day. You will be planning and supporting the young person in taking part in activities based at the service as well as out in the community such as trips to the beach, theme parks, community-based activities and groups and various other activities in order to develop their social and life skills.

We work directly with children and young people with complex learning disabilities and challenging behaviour. We work in partnership with CAMHS LD and our own Behaviour Consultant to develop and deliver person centres support plans that offer consistency and clear outcomes for all out young people.

We firmly believe that behaviour is communication and work to identify what the young people are trying to tell us through their behaviour and support them to communicate that in a positive way.

Working in residential care is both challenging and rewarding. Our aim is to give every young person we work with the support and guidance to reach their potential and support their aspirations for a positive future, and this is a vital part of our work.

We LOVE what we do. And why wouldn't we? In what other job do you get to go bowling, trips to the zoo and theme parks or even have a cheeky Nando's, all in a day's work?

This role will be working 37 hours a week on a 3 week rolling pattern of 1 weekend off in 3. Shifts are 7am- 2.30pm or 2pm – 9.30pm. We are open to discussions around shift flexibility, if required, at interview stage.

You will make a difference by:

-Getting involved in lots of fun activities! dressing up, arts & crafts, construction toys, Lego, baking and messy play.

-Helping young people in all aspects of their daily lives.

-Having good communication skills and the ability to engage well with both young people, colleagues and other professionals.

-Being a creative thinker and having a solution focused approach.

-Using your skills, knowledge and experience to meet the needs of young people.

You will need:

-A commitment to working on shift rota pattern, which includes midweek, weekends and bank holidays.

-A positive approach, providing a fun environment for all the children in our care.

-Ideally, a HNC and SVQ 3 in a social care discipline (or a qualification which would meet the registration requirements) or a commitment to working towards these.

-Experience of working with children and young people with disabilities.

-Safeguarding knowledge.

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Programme Lead Employability

  • Full time
  • £26,500
  • Glasgow, Lanarkshire
  • Closing 16th March 2022

We're thrilled that you're considering a career with Action for Children so here's what you need to know….

About Us

At Action for Children, we believe that every child should have a safe and happy childhood. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK. We work to ensure their voices are heard, and campaign to bring lasting change to their lives.

About the Role:

The service provides support to young people aged 16-24, who have a range of barriers or needs to make positive choices for their future. By using a range of programmes and tools you will work with the team to support and prepare them with their first steps into the world of employment or further education.

The successful applicant will be responsible for managing and leading a team to drive the delivery of programme(s) across geographical and service areas to achieve specifically defined, reach, outputs and outcomes.

As a Programme Lead, you'll be:

  • Participating in the design and planning, and lead on the implementation of programme/s, ensuring that they are compatible with the objectives of the funding agreement.
  • Taking responsibility for the delivery of high-quality programmes to designated service, based on the agreed model and required outcomes.
  • Providing direct and overall line management of staff, applying appropriate policies and procedures, also sharing knowledge and experience through coaching and mentoring techniques.
  • Nurturing, developing and promoting effective relationships and channels of communication with colleagues, community organisational partner agencies and other external agencies.
  • Leading on managing content for our social media channels and identifying new opportunities to promote the Employability services on these platforms.

What You'll Bring:

Our job description for the Programme Lead outlines the requirements of the role but the ‘must-haves' are:

  • A management qualification or substantial experience of line managing staff and/or a specific project/programme.
  • Experience designing creative programmes that engage disadvantaged families.
  • Experience working in a project management approach – planning and monitoring work programme in line with key milestones and targets.
  • The ability to engage colleagues, agencies, community groups and families to deliver positive outcomes.
  • Experience and the ability to understanding the barriers to families' engagement.
  • Strong IT skills.
  • To have a suitable means of transport to enable the duties of the role to be carried out effectively.

Working here is so much more than a job. Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we'd love to hear from you.

We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. A diverse workforce enriches the lives of the children and young people we work with and we welcome applications from everyone. We value and celebrate our differences and as an inclusive workplace we want everyone to be themselves.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of, and commitment to, safeguarding best-practice.

We can't wait to hear from you – stay safe and happy.

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Family Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £19,100 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 23rd March 2022

At Action for Children, we believe that every child should have a safe and happy childhood. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK. We work to ensure their voices are heard, and campaign to bring lasting change to their lives.

About the Role:

Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership have commissioned an exciting new service in the South of the City to work alongside families in a flexible and strengths based way to help them achieve positive outcomes. As part of a city-wide strategy, the service will promote the wellbeing of children and young people aged 0-12 years to support them to stay at home and thrive with their families within their local communities by offering the right support at the right time.

Our shared vision is to support children and young people to live with their parents and siblings, or where this is in the best interest of children, with their extended family, enabling them to grow up in their community with their friends, and attend their local school.

An assessment of need will be undertaken to identify needs, strengths and challenges that each family faces, the intensive interventions will involve advice, guidance, parenting support, 1:1 work with children and liaising with partner agencies.

The Family Support Workers will be part of a multi-disciplinary team with families to support and enable positive change and to improve outcomes. You'll join a team with an opportunity to work supporting and providing outcomes to families.

You will be required to have a flexible approach to working.

As a Family support Worker you'll be:

  • Achieving the highest standards of safeguarding, whether through direct care provision or support activities to the children and young people who come into contact with our services, or by appropriately reporting concerns about any child or young person.
  • Promoting our equality and diversity strategy locally, including linking with local equality and diversity frameworks to ensure best practice and to inform and develop appropriate action plans.
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues and families to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Listening to children, young people and families.
  • Working in an integrated way as part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team.

What You'll Bring:

Our job description for the Family Support Worker outlines the requirements of the role but the ‘must-haves' are:

  • SVQ 3 in social care or equivalent.
  • Working within a multi-agency social care, early years or health environment and applying safeguarding procedures
  • Experience of working alongside case holders to manage cases, in accordance with agreed procedures and completing assessments, planning and reviews to ensure positive outcomes
  • Experience of working with vulnerable families and a broad understanding of their barriers.
  • Understanding of safeguarding.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally, in writing and through presentations.
  • Driving licence and access to a suitable means of transport to enable to the duties of the role to be carried out effectively.

Working here is so much more than a job. Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we'd love to hear from you.

We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. A diverse workforce enriches the lives of the children and young people we work with and we welcome applications from everyone. We value and celebrate our differences and as an inclusive workplace we want everyone to be themselves.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

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Employment Facilitator

  • Full time
  • £22,000
  • Glasgow, Lanarkshire
  • Closing 17th March 2022

At Action for Children, we believe that every child should have a safe and happy childhood. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK. We work to ensure their voices are heard, and campaign to bring lasting change to their lives.

About the Role:

Our Employability Strategic service is targeted at young people 16-29yrs who have experienced a variety of barriers and we enable them to reach a positive and sustained employment destination. By using a range of engaging programmes and tools, you will work with a team to support and prepare young people with their first steps into the world of employment or further education.

The successful applicant will directly support and deliver a range of both practical and vocational employability programmes which meets the needs of our young people for them to access, maintain and sustain employment. You will act as a key worker for a caseload of young people to provide the provision of a comprehensive in-house training programme and a 1:1 support as part of the aftercare service. The successful applicant will also support the service expansion by utilising face to face and online delivery to engage young people from all over Scotland. This reflects our organisational expertise as a leading young person's charity, aiming to address inequalities and improve the lives of Scotland's young people.

This is an excellent opportunity for motivated and inspiring individuals who are committed to developing the young workforce and ensuring a bright future for our young people.

As a Employment Facilitator, you'll be:

  • Providing a responsive, high quality and customer focused service to young people seeking to enter the labour market and our partners based on an assessment of need that is regularly and professionally reviewed and the development of aspirational action plans which are outcomes driven.
  • Applying Action for Children's and professional practice standards and ensuring their implementation as necessary and being proactive in their implementation.
  • Managing and co-ordinate a caseload of young people, providing a range of targeted interventions to assist their entry to the labour market through group, coordinated or individual support.
  • Leading the development and delivery of a range of group work modules that contribute to our overall employability programmes, promoting inclusion and allowing for individual learning styles.
  • Delivering of a range of group work modules that contribute to our overall employability programmes, promoting inclusion and allowing for individual learning styles.

What You'll Bring:

Our job description for the Employment Facilitator outlines the requirements of the role but the ‘must-haves' are:

  • An SVQ 3 in Social Care, Guidance or equivalent.
  • Experience of working in group settings with young people facing multiple barriers.
  • Knowledge and understanding of young people facing unemployment.
  • A full driving licence and access to a suitable means of transport to enable the duties of the role to be effectively carried out.

Working here is so much more than a job. Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we'd love to hear from you.

We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. A diverse workforce enriches the lives of the children and young people we work with and we welcome applications from everyone. We value and celebrate our differences and as an inclusive workplace we want everyone to be themselves.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

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Family Support Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £22,850 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 23rd March 2022

At Action for Children, we believe that every child should have a safe and happy childhood. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK. We work to ensure their voices are heard, and campaign to bring lasting change to their lives.

About the Role:

Our North Glasgow Family Support Service will deliver a flexible, needs-led Family Support Service to empower families across North West Glasgow.

Our delivery methodology is based on collaboration, involvement and co-production with families, agencies, and communities to meet individual needs/outcomes, create capacity/resilience and keep families together (preventing breakdown). Families may present a range of complex issues and needs e.g., poor parenting capacity/skills, parental mental health, addiction, learning disability, poverty/disadvantage, intergenerational issues/cycle of Adverse Childhood Experiences.

We will achieve and retain a clear focus on the following key outcomes throughout the service to improve children's safety and welfare:

  • Reduced risk of harm e.g., domestic violence, substance misuse, crime
  • Improved pro-social behaviour
  • Improved parenting skills and capacity
  • Reduced risk of family/placement breakdown
  • Improved health and wellbeing
  • Improved family relationships and functioning
  • Improved ambition and achievement
  • Improved routines and boundaries to improve family life
  • Improved confidence, social inclusion and community involvement.

As a Family Support Practitioner, you'll be:

  • Being family and child / young person-centred.
  • Identifying the needs of families and working with them to improve health and wellbeing.
  • Using a holistic approach and working with the family as a whole.
  • Working collaboratively with closely with other key partner agencies.

What You'll Bring:

Our job description for the Family Support Practitioner outlines the requirements of the role but the ‘must-haves' are:

  • HNC in Social Care/SVQ Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Experience of working directly with children/young people and families, either individually or in a group setting.
  • Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to maintain written records to a high standard.
  • The ability to coordinate referral, assessment, and support planning.
  • Experience of delivering a parenting programme (desirable).
  • Driving licence and car (desirable).

Working here is so much more than a job. Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we'd love to hear from you.

We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. A diverse workforce enriches the lives of the children and young people we work with and we welcome applications from everyone. We value and celebrate our differences and as an inclusive workplace we want everyone to be themselves.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

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Counsellor

  • Full time
  • £25,500
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd March 2022

Perks:Annual leave of 29 days PLUS public holidays (Pro rata), flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, annual staff awards, 7% employer contribution pension scheme, employee discount portal with all your favourite brands, check out more on our careers portal.

You will have access to an external qualified clinical supervisor. Action for Children know that as part of your counselling registration requirements, supervision is essential and so valued! We commit to paying for your monthly supervision with a mix of 1:1 supervision and peer supervision. This is of course on top of your line management and access to a team of experienced counsellors and practitioners for support.

About Us

At Action for Children, we believe that every child should have a safe and happy childhood. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK. We work to ensure their voices are heard, and campaign to bring lasting change to their lives.

About the Role:

Our Glasgow Secondary Schools Counselling Service is expanding and we are now looking for additional Counsellor's to provide a high-quality, school based professional counselling service through effective intervention, management of cases and assessment of needs you will ensure safe care and agreed positive outcomes with Secondary school children aged 12-18yrs.

You will work as part of a wider team to deliver the provision of a schools based counselling service. You will promote and improve the mental health, emotional resilience and wellbeing of children and young people in Secondary schools who are negatively affected or are at risk of being affected by poor mental health. You will be able to effectively engage with young people to deliver counselling support, predominantly within a school setting but there may also be a requirement in a local community or home setting.

As a Counsellor, you'll be:

Providing a high-quality service to young people, that is outcomes-driven and based on an assessment of need.

  • Delivering complex and specialist interventions with young people on a 1:1 basis, group or community setting.
  • Implement lead case/care planning management, including undertaking assessing, reviewing and managing risks.
  • Attending and participating at relevant multi agency meetings, providing a lead role ensuring reflective and analytical practice review.

What You'll Bring:

Our job description outlines the requirements of the role but the ‘must-haves' are:

  • A recognised counselling qualification (e.g. diploma counselling, COSCA counselling modules), with relevant experience and be registered/ accredited with COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland) or BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) or equivalent.
  • Experience of working within a multi-agency social care, schools, early years or health environment and applying safeguarding procedures.
  • Experience of managing cases, in accordance with agreed procedures and completing assessments, planning and reviews to ensure positive outcomes.
  • Capacity to train in relevant – Evidence Based Programmes including the Blues programme or Decider.
  • Driving License and access to a suitable means of transport in order to carry out the duties of the role effectively is desired.

We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. A diverse workforce enriches the lives of the children and young people we work with and we welcome applications from everyone. We value and celebrate our differences and as an inclusive workplace we want everyone to be themselves.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

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Employment Facilitator

  • Full time
  • £22,000
  • Glasgow, Lanarkshire
  • Closing 31st March 2022

We're thrilled that you're considering a career with Action for Children so here's what you need to know….

About Us

At Action for Children, we believe that every child should have a safe and happy childhood. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK. We work to ensure their voices are heard, and campaign to bring lasting change to their lives.

About the Role:

The STAY mentoring service provides intensive support to young people enrolled at college who are at the greatest risk of withdrawal from learning due to circumstances and challenges who may face external situations that may impact on progression.

Our objectives are to assist young people with a successful transition into college, to adapt to college life at enrolment stage and support them throughout their time at college, both within the college environment and within their local community.

STAY project is focused on working alongside Glasgow Colleges (Glasgow Kelvin, Glasgow City, Glasgow Clyde and West College Scotland) to improve retention rates for groups of young people, particularly those in the age 16-26 category and who are vulnerable.

Our mentoring service works alongside the current Student Services provision within the college structure; however, the role will provide additional support both inside and outside the college campus.

As an Employment Facilitator, you will support:

  • Pre-entry, on course and pre-exit guidance to students at college.
  • Budgeting to develop student financial capability.
  • Enhance opportunities for student employability.
  • Delivery of tailored information workshops to both staff and students.
  • Arranging a programme of cross campus events in support of student development and progression.
  • Support vulnerable care experienced, young carers and estranged students to sustain their course through management of a caseload.

What you'll bring:

Our job description for the Employment Facilitator outlines the requirements of the role but the ‘must-haves' are:

  • To be committed, passionate and motivated. We are, and we want you to be too.
  • To be educated to SVQ 3/HNC level or can demonstrate experience in a similar setting. We do not need you to have both, but it is great if you do.
  • Knowledge of FE environment and in particular issues impacting on students.
  • The ability to engage and understand young people from a wide range of backgrounds and the ability to work in partnership with other organisations using a person-centred model.
  • Ability to deal confidently with situations requiring tact and discretion.
  • Ability to interact with people with wide a range of needs and abilities, which might often include challenging behaviour.
  • A current driving license and access to a car to enable the duties of the role to be carried out effectively.

Working with action for children is so much more than a job. Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we would love to hear from you.

We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. A diverse workforce enriches the lives of the children and young people we work with, and we welcome applications from everyone. We value and celebrate our differences and as an inclusive workplace we want everyone to be themselves.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

We can't wait to hear from you – stay safe and happy.

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Senior Trusts Officer

  • Full time
  • Circa £33,000
  • Home based (flexible) - Anywhere in the UK with occasional travel to Holburn*
  • Closing 19th April 2022

We're thrilled that you're considering a career with Action for Children. Spare us five minutes, and we'll tell you what you need to know…

What you'll be doing:

It's an exciting time to join the Philanthropy & Trusts team at Action for Children, and we are looking for collaborative, energised and forward-thinking individuals to join our ambitious team of fundraising professionals.

Action for Children aims to deliver substantial growth from our high value audiences over the next five years, with the Philanthropy and Trusts Team playing a vital role in achieving that ambition.

The two Senior Trusts Officers will be responsible for managing their own pipelines, with one overseeing Scotland Trust Fundraising, and the other focussing on UK-wide approaches. Both roles will work to secure multi-year donations from trusts, foundations, and statutory funders, to deliver a wide range of organisational priority projects and services.

You'll do this by:

  • Working collaboratively to deliver an annual 7-figure team target,with a focus on securing four to six figure donations from charitable trusts and foundations for services to be delivered.
  • Line managing staff utilising Action for Children policies and procedures to drive performance, including setting and monitoring individual and team objectives and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), taking ultimate responsibility for the delivery of income targets.
  • Initiating and developing multi-year partnerships between trusts and foundations and Action for Children to deliver challenging income targets.
  • Developing and implementing individual solicitation and stewardship plans for a portfolio of existing trusts and new prospects, to include charitable foundations, across the UK and internationally.
  • Developing and implementing a communication and stewardship programme.
  • Collaborating with fundraising colleagues to track and report on prospect management activities, maximising opportunities to enrich and develop supporter journeys.
  • Taking responsibility for ensuring that all fundraising partnerships with charitable trusts achieve their maximum potential, and that the charity delivers on its commitment to funders.

What we need from you:

  • Experience of trust fundraising with a strong track record of initiating new relationships and securing five and six figure gifts.
  • Excellent experience of man-management and getting the ‘best out of your team'.
  • Experience of managing relationships with Trusts and Foundations.
  • Substantial experience of devising and implementing successful fundraising programmes to deliver income growth.
  • The ability to manage a complex pool of prospects and donors, devising clear donor solicitation plans with the aim of securing long term financial philanthropic support.
  • Experience of creative proposal and report writing, with the ability to demonstrate clear outcomes and impact.
  • Experience of preparing budgets for potential funders and for grant reports, with working knowledge of charitable financial accounts.
  • A professional solutions-focused approach to making effective decisions, applying critical thinking to weigh up risks and challenges.
  • To have a flexible and calming approach to work and willingness to be accommodating over working hours when required.

Working here is so much more than a job. It's an investment of time to truly make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children, young people and families across the UK.

We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. Given this and our ongoing commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, we encourage applications from everyone. We value and celebrate the diversity of those that work with us and as an inclusive workplace we want all our current and future staff to feel able to be themselves in the workplace.

*Location:Home based - flexible - the Senior Trust Officers can be almost fully home-based anywhere in the UK. The successful candidate will need to commit to coming into the Holborn office two days per month, as this is where the Philanthropy & Trusts team are based.

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Youth Justice Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £35,700 – £37,500
  • Paisley, Renfrewshire
  • Closing 21st April 2022

We're thrilled that you're considering a career with Action for Children so here's what you need to know….

About Us

At Action for Children, we believe that every child should have a safe and happy childhood. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK. We work to ensure their voices are heard, and campaign to bring lasting change to their lives.

About the Role:

Due to an opening in our service, we are looking for a highly motivated, dynamic Youth Justice Coordinator who will support the day to day running of the Youth Justice Services in Central Scotland.

Action for Children Scotland Youth Justice lead provides operational expertise and direct management of Youth Justice services across Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, Glasgow, South Lanarkshire and Ayrshire. The successful candidate will support and manage team of staff across a range of Youth Justice services, supporting Children and Young people 8yrs – 26yrs. You will grow and nurture new business development of Youth Justice services, providing the benchmark for positive outcome and to deliver on business development growth objectives.

This will require a flexible and responsive approach and will involve occasional working out with usual office hours when required. We also provide a telephone on call service which you will be part of which would be approx. 2 weeks in 16.

As a Youth Justice Co-ordinator, you'll be:

  • Leading on the reporting and recording of information and reports, and lead on the implementation of services, ensuring that they are compatible with service objectives.
  • Responsible for Budgetary responsibilities.
  • Involved with partnerships, steering groups, and strategic groups to help shape service delivery.
  • Leading the delivery of high-quality service, based on the agreed model, and required outcomes.
  • Providing direct line management of staff and supervision of Team Managers, while applying appropriate policies and procedures, alongside showing a commitment to staff continued learning and development.
  • Working collaboratively to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Working in an integrated way as part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team.

Our job description for the Youth Justice Co-ordinator outlines the requirements of the role but the ‘must-haves' are:

  • Experience of line managing staff is essential.
  • SVQ4 or equivalent experience through significant delivery in youth/criminal justice settings.
  • Post qualification experience of working with Youth Justice Justice system achieving positive outcomes through direct contribution with support activities and intervention.
  • Outreach working experience.
  • Experience of working with vulnerable families and a broad understanding of their barriers.
  • Knowledge and experience of implementing methods of assessment and interventions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally, in writing and through presentations and reporting.
  • In depth experience and use of Microsoft office package.
  • Experience of working with and supporting Staff to work with complex child protection issues.
  • Driving licence and access to a car is desirable.

Working here is so much more than a job. Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we'd love to hear from you.

We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. A diverse workforce enriches the lives of the children and young people we work with and we welcome applications from everyone. We value and celebrate our differences and as an inclusive workplace we want everyone to be themselves.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

We can't wait to hear from you – stay safe and happy.

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Employment Facilitator

  • Full time
  • £22,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th April 2022

We're thrilled that you're considering a career with Action for Children so here's what you need to know….

About Us

At Action for Children, we believe that every child should have a safe and happy childhood. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK. We work to ensure their voices are heard, and campaign to bring lasting change to their lives.

About the Role:

Our Employability Strategic service is targeted at young people 16-29yrs who have experienced a variety of barriers and we enable them to reach a positive and sustained employment destination. By using a range of engaging programmes and tools, you will work with a team to support and prepare young people with their first steps into the world of employment or further education.

The successful applicant will directly support and deliver a range of both practical and vocational employability programmes which meets the needs of our young people for them to access, maintain and sustain employment. You will act as a key worker for a caseload of young people to provide the provision of a comprehensive in-house training programme and a 1:1 support as part of the aftercare service. The successful applicant will also support the service expansion by utilising face to face and online delivery to engage young people from all over Scotland. This reflects our organisational expertise as a leading young person's charity, aiming to address inequalities and improve the lives of Scotland's young people.

This is an excellent opportunity for motivated and inspiring individuals who are committed to developing the young workforce and ensuring a bright future for our young people.

As a Employment Facilitator, you'll be:

  • Providing a responsive, high quality and customer focused service to young people seeking to enter the labour market and our partners based on an assessment of need that is regularly and professionally reviewed and the development of aspirational action plans which are outcomes driven.
  • Applying Action for Children's and professional practice standards and ensuring their implementation as necessary and being proactive in their implementation.
  • Managing and co-ordinate a caseload of young people, providing a range of targeted interventions to assist their entry to the labour market through group, coordinated or individual support.
  • Leading the development and delivery of a range of group work modules that contribute to our overall employability programmes, promoting inclusion and allowing for individual learning styles.
  • Delivering of a range of group work modules that contribute to our overall employability programmes, promoting inclusion and allowing for individual learning styles.

What You'll Bring:

Our job description for the Employment Facilitator outlines the requirements of the role but the ‘must-haves' are:

  • An SVQ 3 in Social Care, Guidance or equivalent.
  • Experience of working in group settings with young people facing multiple barriers.
  • Knowledge and understanding of young people facing unemployment.
  • A full driving licence and access to a suitable means of transport to enable the duties of the role to be effectively carried out.

Working here is so much more than a job. Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we'd love to hear from you.

We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. A diverse workforce enriches the lives of the children and young people we work with and we welcome applications from everyone. We value and celebrate our differences and as an inclusive workplace we want everyone to be themselves.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

We can't wait to hear from you – stay safe and happy.

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Young Persons Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £22,950 pro-rata
  • Inverness, Inverness shire
  • Closing 27th April 2022

We're thrilled that you're considering a career with Action for Children so here's what you need to know….

About Us

At Action for Children, we believe that every child should have a safe and happy childhood. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK. We work to ensure their voices are heard, and campaign to bring lasting change to their lives.

About the Role:

Based in our Inverness office, our Moving On service, aims are to provide 1 to 1 support for young male individuals between the ages of 16-21, who are currently in custody or at risk of going into custody at HMYOI Polmont.

We work with young men to build their self-caring skills from day one, working on making long lasting resilience and self-confidence. The aim of our service is to reduce or stop the risk of repeat offending or offending at all, by supporting the client with their physical, mental & psychological wellbeing. We assess their abilities alongside their health and wellbeing, to allow the help to be provided.

We support all clients receiving safe accommodation, access to working benefits and access to work opportunities, which is where you come in.

The successful candidate will provide holistic and flexible care support to young male offenders. You will be working in the direct aim of reducing the risk of clients offending/re-offending, working in partnership with partner agencies & professionals, to help our Young People gain access to intervention services. 80% of the young men who access our service, don't return to prison.

We understand that there are a lot of jobs out there just now but if this role connects with you, and you really want to make a difference to the lives of young people, then we'd love to see your application. This role will be a mixture of working from our office (IV1) and working from home in the current covid climate, but this may change as restrictions ease in the future. The pattern of days for 22.2 hours (3 days) can be discussed at interview stage.

You will help our Young People by:

  • Tenacity to work towards the positive outcomes for the young men we support.
  • Awareness and capability to improve mental, psychological & physical wellbeing of the young men using the Moving On Service.
  • Form and maintain positive relationships.
  • Help Young People access training, employment, or education.
  • Helping Young People to keep accommodation and help the community.

Our job description for the Young Person Practitioner outlines the requirements of the role but the ‘must-haves' are:

  • An open-minded, non-judgemental personality as you will be working with people that are at a vulnerable point in their lives.
  • SVQ & SVQ3 in social care will put you at an advantage, but if you don't have this, you will have a
  • A driving licence & access to a vehicle with appropriate insurance.
  • Experience of working in the Criminal Justice System or Social Work.
  • Being a real team player, working towards common outcomes.
  • Experience of partnership working.
  • Experience of working with youth focused environment.
  • Flexibility to work across the week, including ad-hoc overnight stays.

Working here is so much more than a job. Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we'd love to hear from you.

We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. A diverse workforce enriches the lives of the children and young people we work with and we welcome applications from everyone. We value and celebrate our differences and as an inclusive workplace we want everyone to be themselves.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to understand and have a commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

We can't wait to hear from you – stay safe and happy.

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Young Persons Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £22,950
  • Inverness, Inverness shire
  • Closing 28th April 2022

We're thrilled that you're considering a career with Action for Children so here's what you need to know….

About Us

At Action for Children, we believe that every child should have a safe and happy childhood. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK. We work to ensure their voices are heard, and campaign to bring lasting change to their lives.

About the Role:

Based in our Inverness office, our Gael Og Probation service works in partnership with the Criminal Justice Social Work. Referred clients are subject to a range of statutory and non-statutory supervision, including, but not limited to: Community Payback Orders (either as part of a Supervision and/or a Programme requirement), diversion from prosecution and structured deferred sentence.

As a Young Person's Practitioner, you will deliver a range of structured and tailored programmes to male and female clients aged 16+. The programmes complement the work of the Criminal Justice Social Work Service, and the support clients receive in their local community. They are predominantly delivered on an individual one-to-one basis, however on occasion they can also be delivered in group settings.

The targeted work aims to reduce offending and enable clients to develop competence in problem solving, social skills, and their ability to take action to prevent relapse and promote a pro-social lifestyle

We understand that there are a lot of jobs out there just now but if this role connects with you, and you really want to make a difference to the lives of young people, then we'd love to see your application. This role will be a mixture of working from our office (IV1) and in the community and also working from home in the current covid climate, but this may change as restrictions ease in the future.

You will help our Young People by:

Delivering and evaluating group and individual work aimed at supporting the offender to develop their abilities through assessment, interventions, discussion, information and practical work on relationships.

Assessing the offenders needs and to promote their health and wellbeing by providing appropriate activities and experiences, using accredited models.

Preparing written reports on the offender for inter‑agency meetings, case conferences, and to contribute to reports as requested by the Case Manager.

Our job description for the Young Person Practitioner outlines the requirements of the role but the ‘must-haves' are:

An open-minded, non-judgemental personality as you will be working with people that are at a vulnerable point in their lives.

SVQ 3 or HNC in Social Care or willingness to work towards.

A UK driving licence and a willingness to travel due to the large rural catchment area.

A Flexible approach to working to support the delivery of the service.

Excellent IT skills including outlook word and excel.

The ability to build relationships and work as part of a multi- disciplinary team.

Experience in facilitating group work sessions desirable.

Driving License and use of a suitable vehicle to enable the duties of the role to be carried out effectively.

Working here is so much more than a job. Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we'd love to hear from you.

We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. A diverse workforce enriches the lives of the children and young people we work with and we welcome applications from everyone. We value and celebrate our differences and as an inclusive workplace we want everyone to be themselves.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to understand and have a commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

We can't wait to hear from you – stay safe and happy.

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Young Persons Practitioner

  • Part time
  • Circa £22,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh City
  • Closing 21st April 2022

We're thrilled that you're considering a career with Action for Children so here's what you need to know….

About Us

At Action for Children, we believe that every child should have a safe and happy childhood. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK. We work to ensure their voices are heard, and campaign to bring lasting change to their lives.

About the Role:

Funded by Young Start, a grants programme run by The National Lottery Community Fund and also by the Gannochy Trust

Are you passionate about inclusion and equality? Action for Children emotional wellbeing and inclusion project in conjunction with Young Start Community Fund & The Gannochy Trust creates an opportunity to engage with multi- cultural young people from diverse communities in Edinburgh, promoting social inclusion, learning of different cultures and historical events and engagement with sports, arts and music. The project offers a trusting support network that will be a safe place to discuss challenges where staff can enable young people to develop new skills and community connections. As a young persons practitioner you will be involved in engaging with young people individually and in groups developing agreed service plans working towards agreed outcomes. You will have lived in experiences of diverse communities and will have exemplary multi-cultural diversity awareness.

Our job description outlines the requirements of the role but the ‘must-haves' are:

  • HNC Social Care or SVQ children and young people or other relevant qualification and or significant experience of working with young people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience of working with young people from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds building relationships and offering support.
  • The ability to work within a multi-agency social care, early years or health environment and applying safeguarding procedures.
  • Experience of working with individuals who have experienced racial discrimination and or personal lived experience will be welcomed.
  • Reporting both verbally and in writing on the delivery of services to wide client group.
  • Proven ability to use Microsoft packages.

Working here is so much more than a job. Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we'd love to hear from you.

We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. A diverse workforce enriches the lives of the children and young people we work with and we welcome applications from everyone. We value and celebrate our differences and as an inclusive workplace we want everyone to be themselves.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

We can't wait to hear from you – stay safe and happy.

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