Children 1st have a long history of working with children and families in the city. We have been building a new approach to help children affected by poor mental health and emotional distress. Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported.
The post holder will work alongside children and families Social Work Services, Education and other voluntary sector agencies in a partnership approach to support children, young people and their families to receive the intensive family support that they feel they need.
What kind of person will make a great Team Leader for Children 1st?
Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:
Why Children 1st?
Because we work to make children safer in their families and communities. Because we believe in providing support to whole families through strong trusting relationships. We don’t “do to” families, we respect that with the right support, families can usually resolve their own difficulties and overcome challenges.
We have local services in communities and national services that stretch across the whole of Scotland that make a lasting difference to children’s lives. Just as important as our community based supports is our work to amplify the voices of children, their parents and carers to ensure they have real influence and power to change how things are done.
We are relentlessly focussed on quality and we are constantly listening and looking to improve. You will find this role a challenge and you will be stretched. You will also find we are a kind and incredibly supportive organisation.
You will make sure that we are compassionate in our response and accountable to children, families and stakeholders.
You will be based in the Edinburgh Service. Your wellbeing is important to us, we will support you to work in a way that gets the job done but maintains a healthy work life balance.
Salary, Conditions, Pension
We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.
This Team Leader post is a permanent, full time position of 35 hours per week. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service, evenings and weekend work will be required.
Closing date: 16/05/2022 12:00
Interview date: It is anticipated that the interviews will take place week on Friday 27th May 2022
To find out more and to apply, please visit our website.