Caledonian Children’s Worker - Female Only*

  • Full time
  • £26,130
  • Falkirk covering Forth Valley: Falkirk, Stirling
  • Closing 8th August 2022

  • Advertised from 18th July 2022
  • Fixed term until 31/03/2023
  • JUL20223011


Sacro’s mission is to deliver life-changing services that empower people, give hope and protection, and help to build safe communities.

Sacro are working in partnership with Clackmannanshire & Stirling Council Justice and Childcare Social Work Services to deliver The Caledonian System, an integrated approach to address men’s domestic abuse and to improve the lives of women, children and men.

The Children’s Worker will focus on:

supporting, and advocating for, children affected by domestic abuse

understanding and alleviating the impact of domestic abuse on mothers and children

undertaking direct work with children, mothers and also fathers who are subject to a Caledonian requirement.

Applicants should have experience of working with children and families affected by domestic abuse, and possess a professional qualification in health, education, social work or social care.

Own car and driving licence essential.

The main role of the Caledonian children’s service worker is to ensure that the Caledonian System upholds the rights of the child, that the child’s needs are considered and that they live in safe and secure families. The role is a combination of consultancy, some direct work with children (as a guide, around 50% of their work time), direct work with men subject to a Caledonian requirement either Court mandated or through a statutory throughcare licence. The latter may take the form of direct work with men on a 1:1 basis, or by their direct involvement with the delivery of the Children and Fathering Group Work Module. The Caledonian Children’s Service Worker will have specialist knowledge in relation to child development, child’s play, and the impact of domestic abuse on children that is invaluable and can be distilled to the men through the Caledonian children’s service worker’s involvement.

The Caledonian Children’s Service Worker provides an advisory role to the Caledonian women’s service workers who meet directly with the woman and advise on parenting to reduce levels of risk to women and their children.

The Caledonian Children’s Service aspires to provide the service from a trauma-informed perspective taking the research findings and assimilating them into practice. This is a strengths-based framework that is responsive to the impact of trauma, emphasising physical, psychological, and emotional safety for both service providers and survivors; and creates opportunities for survivors to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.

We offer some great benefits, including family friendly policies, flexible and hybrid working and work-life balance. We also have generous annual leave entitlement, employee wellbeing scheme, cycle to work scheme, pension scheme and death in service, enhanced company sick pay. We will offer learning and development, progression and qualifications with the opportunity for growth and development. We welcome applications from individuals who share Sacro’s aims and values and want to engage with those we support to help them move on to a more secure, settled and fulfilling life and value diversity from all sections of the community.

Application notes

For more information and to apply please visit our website

Closing date: 23:59, Mon, 8th Aug 2022