Children 1st
Children 1st

Charity registered in Scotland SC016092

Children 1st is Scotland's National Children's Charity. We help Scotland's families to put children first, with practical advice and with support in difficult times. And when the worst happens, we support survivors of abuse, neglect, and other traumatic events in childhood, to recover.

Current vacancies

Support Manager – Safeguarders Panel (3 Posts)

  • Full time
  • £30,708 – £36,121
  • North and West Regions, Base to be negotiated
  • Closing 24th February 2020

We are looking for relational, child-centred, and motivated individuals to be part of an effective team that supports and monitors Safeguarders, works with partner agencies and delivers all other operational tasks associated with Safeguarder appointments.

The Safeguarders Panel Team at Children 1st is now established as an integral feature of the Children’s Hearing landscape. We have recently been successful in winning the new contract for the Safeguarder’s Panel Team until at least June 2022 (potentially 2024). Children 1st is contracted by Scottish Government to assist Scottish Ministers with the management, operation and monitoring of the national Safeguarders Panel.

In the role of Support Manager, you will work directly with Safeguarders to support them to work to our Practice Standards, and contribute to the shared vision of best practice - an excellent, transparent, accountable and respectful service for children and young people.

You must have a working knowledge of the Children’s Hearing System, an understanding of child development and an ability to support people in a challenging role. You will:

· support and monitor a cohort of Safeguarders using our performance and support monitoring framework

· work with other team members to ensure the day to day operation of the service

· build relationships with partners in your region

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

This is a full time, 35-hour/week fixed term post, starting as soon as possible and funded initially until 30 June 2022.

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Project Worker (17.5 hours)

  • Part time
  • £26,977 – £31,576 pro-rata
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 28th February 2020

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

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

As a member of the Family Wellbeing Team, you’ll be based within East Renfrewshire schools providing a dedicated Family Wellbeing Service to children and their parents. As a positive link between the school and children and families in the community, children’s attainment and wellbeing will be at the heart of everything you do.

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

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

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

Further Information

This is a part time, fixed term post of 17.5 hours per week until 31 March 2021. Requires evening and occasional weekend work in order to be flexible and suit the needs of the service and the school.

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 28th February 2020

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

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

As a member of the Family Wellbeing Team, you’ll be based within East Renfrewshire schools providing a dedicated Family Wellbeing Service to children and their parents. As a positive link between the school and children and families in the community, children’s attainment and wellbeing will be at the heart of everything you do.

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

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

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

Further Information

This is a full time, fixed term post of 35 hours per week until 31 March 2021. Requires evening and occasional weekend work in order to be flexible and suit the needs of the service and the school.

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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Moray
  • Closing 24th January 2020

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our new Family Wellbeing Service working alongside children and their families in Moray (Elgin based) who are experiencing emotional distress, to offer early help and build strong relationships.

We are looking for a special Project Worker who is passionate about protecting children in the context of their families, with a strong value base and personal resilience.

At Children 1st we work with the whole family and we see our relationships as the key to our approach to improving wellbeing. For this we seek a Project Worker who is compassionate, highly skilled and experienced in working systemically and has the personal resilience for the role. We offer whole families space and time to tell their stories, make sense of their difficulties and help them to find their solutions. You will have a sound knowledge of the impact of trauma and adversity on parenting and on children and you will play a lead role within the team in planning the work with children and their families, creating meaningful plans that promote children’s safety and wellbeing.

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

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

This is a permanent, full time post of 35 hours per week, to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service.

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This vacancy has now closed

Executive Assistant to Director of Children and Family Services

  • Full time
  • £21,602 – £26,186
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th January 2020

Children 1st is Scotland’s National Children’s Charity. We help Scotland’s families to put children first, with practical advice and with support in difficult times. And when the worst happens, we support survivors of abuse, neglect, and other traumatic events in childhood, to recover.

Are you someone who thrives in a dynamic organisation? Who enjoys not having two days the same? Can you remain calm and collected whilst juggling multiple projects? Do you put people first whilst enjoying being task focused and using your tenacity to ensure you deliver what is expected? Do you love working as part of a team?

Strong administrative business support enables Children 1st to be as effective and efficient as possible in the delivery of our work to support Scotland’s most vulnerable children. Due to an internal promotion Children 1st is now looking to recruit to this key Executive Assistant post.

You’ll bring your excellent track record of leading on the delivery of comprehensive, high quality administrative and secretarial support. We will value your well developed planning and organisational skills, your ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines, your strong attention to detail and your ability to analyse and improve processes.

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This vacancy has now closed

Sessional Group Workers (x2)

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Dalkeith
  • Closing 3rd February 2020

This is an exciting opportunity to support our Midlothian service, with children, young people and their families in a group based environment. We are looking for enthusiastic, warm, creative and relational workers to complement our team of Peer Support Workers, Project Workers and Administrator to provide activities for children in the setting of the Woman’s Supper Club and also to help us launch our weekend family activity sessions for families impacted by parental substance use and ACES.

Experience of working with young people and their families is essential. You will be supporting young people from birth to 18 using a variety of approaches predominantly in a group work setting.

You will be expected to take a lead role in planning the activities, completing risk assessments and ensuring that resources are kept up to date and linking with the Midlothian team.

We are keen to recruit more than one person to provide flexibility in service delivery, and provide cover for sickness, holidays etc.

So, if you consider yourself to be compassionate, creative and committed, and have experience in activity based support for children and their families, we’d love to hear from you.

*Hours :

3 hours on Thursday evenings 4 – 6.30pm with 30 mins planning time out with the session.

4-8 hours on a weekend: this is to be confirmed dependent on activities undertaken.

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This vacancy has now closed

Peer Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £17,579 – £19,759 pro-rata
  • Dalkeith
  • Closing 3rd February 2020

This is an exciting opportunity to provide support to parents impacted by substance use and poor mental health and their families. You will be skilled in “getting alongside” parents with a compassionate approach, using your own lived experience of substance use or ACES to form trusting relationships, facilitating lasting, meaningful change.

The role will be varied, including 1:1 and group based supports which will see you supporting parents to engage in mutual aid meetings, attend health and wellbeing appointments, be more connected in recovery communities, feel more confident, with improved self-esteem and support more positive family relationships, amongst other tasks. You will work alongside our project workers and volunteers to deliver whole family support, focussed on helping families build stronger relationships

If you have compassion, are skilled at forming trusting relationships, dedication to making a meaningful difference, are non-judgemental and can evidence stability in your lived experience, we would be interested in hearing from you. You will be expected to have an understanding / experience of recovery orientated support and an awareness of the supports available in the Midlothian community

This is a fixed term, part time post of 28 hours per week until September 2022. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the families (evenings and occasional weekends as required).

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This vacancy has now closed

Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £30,708
  • Musselburgh
  • Closing 31st January 2020

This is an exciting opportunity to support the lead and development of a new service. This service is a pilot to build a multidisciplinary team around 3 primary schools in Musselburgh East. This projected named ‘Our families’ will provide intensive whole family support at early intervention stage.

As well as supporting families you will be building relationships with the 3 main primary schools in Musselburgh East and developing a small team who will be part of a package of support available to families. The Our Families team will provide intensive family support, employability support and money advice. We will be working with families to build their resilience by working in a therapeutic way, coordinating other relevant services around them and strengthening their links within the community.

You must have experience of working with children and families within the community. You also need a degree level qualification in areas such as Social Work, Community Education, Social Pedagogy, Psychology, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 10.

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

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This vacancy has now closed

Family Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £21,602 – £26,186 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 17th February 2020

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

As a member of the Glasgow Supporting Families Team, you’ll be linked to a local primary school (John Paul 2 Primary, Castlemilk), four days a week delivering an embedded family support service. We work alongside teachers to understand the issues affecting their pupils and what we can do to help raise children’s overall educational attainment, health and wellbeing. This post will have a specific emphasis on parental engagement and positive partnership working with parents to identify their needs and help them ensure their children get the best out of school.

This is a fixed term, part time post of 28 hours per week until 31 March 2021. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service and the school (evenings and occasional weekends as required)

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Volunteering

Family Support & Befriending Volunteer

Care / Support Worker

12th February 2020

Alongside paid staff colleagues volunteers will build relationships will families, children and young people to help them build resilience. Key Tasks It helps us to be most responsive when volunteers are trained in support children and families in a variety of ways, however w… Read more

Archive Research Volunteer

Administrative / Office Work,Library / Information Management,Research / Policy Work

6th February 2020

Do you have an interest in history and record preservation? Do you have excellent research skills and a methodical and logical approach to research? Would you like to gain hands on experience of working with archives? Children 1st has records dating back to 1884 and turning this… Read more

Family Wellbeing & Befriending Volunteer

Befriending / Mentoring

8th January 2020

To support the work of Children 1st staff in helping families become more resilient by building relationships with the family group and/or an individual family member to: * Help reduce isolation and promote a sense of belonging by encouraging families to engage with their wid… Read more

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