Aberlour, in partnership with Scottish Borders Council, have developed a service for families with children at ‘the edge of care’, families who are often feeling overwhelmed by the complex demands of parenting and struggling to support the needs of their children at home, at school and in the community. At what can be a highly charged and emotional time for families Sustain Borders offer a relationship based and strengths focused approach which helps build confidence and skills and supports connection to school and community.
Working collaboratively with local partners our aim is to help children and families stay together. Families experience a wide range of social and emotional challenges which can impact on health and wellbeing, our relationship-based approach is informed by an understanding of attachment and the impact of trauma. We offer whole family support and work individually and in groups with children, young people, parents and carers. Our approach helps families to seek solutions, build on strengths and learn new skills, whether that is learning to play together or supporting a young person to take their first steps back into school.
In our first 18 months, we have supported over 50 families throughout the Scottish Borders, with 80% of referred children and young people continuing to live at home and remain connected to their school and community. We feel our flexibility and the intensity of our Sustain support model is a key factor in this success. The service is available ‘as and when required’, including during evenings and weekends, providing families with the support they need when they need it.
“Sustain have helped young people to trust again and showed them that teachers and other professionals are trying to help.”
“Sustain will be the voice of the young person so they are prepared to have difficult conversations with parents, teachers or anyone else when they have to.”
Scottish Borders Council have confirmed a further 4 years’ funding for this service. We are looking to recruit a dynamic and creative individual to manage, lead and develop the service further. We are looking for a manager who has had experience of direct practice within this field of work, including child/adult protection. You will also have direct experience of leading, supporting and managing staff, inter-agency and partnership working and developing and managing a budget. You will work 37.5 hours per week, these hours will be worked flexibly in line with service need. This contract is offered on a fixed term basis until 31st March 2024.
Service Manager responsibilities include ensuring that your team delivers excellent services, evidencing the effectiveness of innovative practice and ensuring continual service improvement through effective quality assurance. You will be responsible for implementing and achieving a range of outcomes, including self-evaluation and monitoring frameworks and implementing Aberlour’s policies and procedures. You will have the ability to provide an effective role model to others, and use an asset based, person-centred approach to work with families. You will be responsible for managing the day to day operation of the service budget and line managing staff.
As part of a small team, you will ensure that the highest level of physical and emotional care is provided to our families. You will ensure that the teams understand and meet their obligations to protect and promote the welfare of service users and ensure the safeguarding role at all times.
You will have a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 9 or above, plus a management qualification at SCQF level 8 or above, or equivalent knowledge acquired by other means.
Our Options Borders service offers an exciting range of short break residential and non-residential services for children and young people living in the Scottish Borders who have a significant learning and/or physical disability. The support we offer includes residential short breaks, outreach within the local community and summer holiday activity clubs. This service not only provides families with a short break and time to ‘recharge’, but it brings together children with significant learning disabilities living within the Scottish Borders Council area. It offers them a programme of activities which are fun, stimulating and safe, creating an opportunity for them to make friends and pursue leisure activities out with the school and family environment.
What is Aberlour to us....... quite simply a lifeline. It is what keeps our family together and sane. I know my child is happy to be with Aberlour and he has fun. You guys have taken the time and care to get to know him and know what he wants and needs on his visits with you. This means we can relax knowing he is happy and safe no matter what challenges he presents you with. We are so grateful for the support you not only give our boy but provide to us as a family – Parent
As Service Manager you will lead, manage and develop services for children, young people and families in line with service objectives and Aberlour’s strategic planning framework. You will be responsible for the development and delivery of the service, working collaboratively with families, community partners and our Local Authority colleagues. You will have relevant experience of working with children and young people with a disability in a community or residential setting, and an understanding of the impact of disability on social inclusion are essential requirements.
You will have demonstrable experience of empowering, working and engaging with young people and their families in order to achieve positive outcomes. You will have previous managerial experience preferably within a residential child care setting, an ability to motivate, support and supervise others and you will possess effective planning and organisational skills.
As part of a small team, you will ensure that the highest level of physical and emotional care is provided to the children and young people. Applicants will have an understanding and commitment to children with a learning disability. You will ensure that all workers understand and meet their obligations to protect and promote the welfare of service users and ensure the safeguarding role at all times.
You will have a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 9 or above, plus a management qualification at SCQF level 8 or above, or equivalent knowledge acquired by other means. You are required to be registered with the SSSC and hold or be willing to work towards relevant professional qualifications to meet SSSC registration requirements.
Established in 1978, Who Cares? Scotland is a national voluntary organisation, working with Care Experienced children, young people and adults. Supporting Care Experienced people to have their voice heard, Who Cares? Scotland has a bold and ambitious vision for a lifetime of equality, respect and love for Care Experienced people.
Who Cares? Scotland is Scotland’s only membership organisation for Care Experienced people and the country’s largest advocacy organisation for Care Experienced people. They have a long and proud history of helping Care Experience young people have their say in legal processes and offer a wide range of groups and events for Care Experienced people to connect with each other. The organisation has had substantial success through its influencing and campaigning work, elevating voice at an individual, local and national level to create change. They are looking to identify a new Chief Executive who will build on their considerable achievements to make their vision a reality.
Reporting to the Board of Who Cares? Scotland, you will be responsible for the leadership and management of the operational and financial affairs of the charity including developing, promoting and facilitating strategies, objectives and policies. The new Chief Executive will also ensure Who Cares? Scotland continues to be an effective advocacy and campaigning organisation, developing its participation and connection work and empowering more Care Experienced people to have a voice.
An approachable, innovative, solutions focused and visionary leader, you will have a close connection with the Care Experienced community, whether through personal or family experience of the care system, caring for others or working to improve outcomes for Care Experienced people on an individual, local and national basis. Demonstrating a proven track record of strategic leadership coupled with experience of managing, motivating, and developing staff, the successful candidate will also have the ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders, creating alliances and encouraging increased collaboration.
You would be joining Who Cares? Scotland at a critical time following the report of the recent Independent Care Review and this role will provide you with the unique opportunity to influence a new vision for the delivery of care in Scotland which ensures that those who have experience of care influence that delivery at every step.
If you have the skills, energy and passion and the belief that a lifetime of equality, respect and love for Care Experienced people is not only desirable but deliverable, we would love to hear from you.
Are you interested in joining Scotland’s leading children’s charity to support our growth and development? If so, we are looking for an ambitious Data/MI Analyst who will lead the development of our data analysis and reporting. We are looking for someone with real passion for data and the ways it can be used to help our management team and services improve the lives of some of Scotland’s most vulnerable children and families.
This is an exciting position where you can make a real difference to the charity and people’s lives.
We are progressive in our approach to work and we encourage and support our staff to be innovative and proactive in improving what we do to get better outcomes for children.
We have an exciting few years ahead as we undertake our Transformation Programme which will improve both the way we work and how we deliver services.
Ensuring that we make best use of our data to help drive evidence-based decision making and monitor performance is going to be key to this transformation. The Data/MI Analyst will help turn data into information, information into insight and insight into business decisions. They will also ensure that the right people have the right information in the right format at the right time.
Aberlour is looking for a driven Data/MI Analyst who will be responsible for Aberlour’s data analysis and reporting function. It is likely that every day will be different, and you will get to interact with a lot of different people. However, a typical week for our Data/MI Analyst might include:
You must have:
BAVS is an independent voluntary organisation supporting the growth of community organisations and volunteers in Berwickshire and is a partner in Borders TSI. We are seeking a chief officer committed to working on a locality basis with a strong track record in community capacity building and leading an organisation. Bavs plays a key strategic role in local relationships and community planning working alongside communities, statutory partners and other agencies. Our purpose is to support Berwickshire’s communities to build their skills, confidence, knowledge and experience to take their ideas forward. As we prepare to celebrate our 50th year, we are looking for a chief officer to take us back to our roots as an organisation made and shaped by local community activists. We are seeing a chief executive with a track record making an impact for communities, with excellent communication, organisation and business skills.
We are seeking an outstanding leader to be the first Chief Executive for a unique and exciting role, working with our Trustees in helping to establish and build this brand new charity from the ground up.
This charity is principally a partner organisation and there will be an emphasis on fundraising which will be driven by the charity’s profile.
We already have the profile and funding in place to make an impact on the youth sector in Scotland and now we need a strong and well connected leader who can build partnerships, grow budgets effectively and maximise the potential impact that this charity has to offer the youth sector of Scotland.
Based from home (with travel to Glasgow and Liverpool) the perfect candidate will be extremely ambitious with a great vision, well connected across the third sector in Scotland.
This is largely a blank canvas to shape the future direction of the charity, we seek a creative and entrepreneurial approach to:
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Strategy Planning and Development
The description is the typical level of duties the post holder will be expected to perform. Other duties of a similar type and level may also be required.
The Person Specification is available for download bel
The Chief Officer holds overall responsibility for the running of the Bureau, including the management of our dedicated team (paid & volunteer), the management of all financial aspects of the Bureau including fundraising, and the premises and IT considerations. The Chief Officer reports directly into the Board of Trustees and the post holder will work closely with the Board to design and develop the strategy of the Bureau.
The role of Chief Officer is extremely varied and busy, and the ideal candidate will have experience of working within a fundraising environment and of managing all the financial aspects of an organisation. A minimum of 2 years’ experience in recruiting, managing, developing and motivating a team is also required.
The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a desire to work towards the success of a valuable and well-used resource. This is a genuinely rewarding role, working to support a local community, and the Chief Officer is integral to the provision of that service.
The key deliverables of this role are
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Stepping Stones North Edinburgh is looking for a motivated Business Administrator to join our the team. You would provide a wide range of administrative support to colleagues and the organisation. The successful candidate will have a sound foundation in basic financial administration and excellent organisational skills.
About Stepping Stones North Edinburgh
Stepping Stones North Edinburgh provides a range of services to families living within North Edinburgh, supporting parents and children to make positive choices, reduce isolation and build their confidence and skills.
You would be joining a great team within a supportive environment where flexible working is supported.
REACH Lanarkshire Autism was established in 2012 to bridge the gap in services throughout Lanarkshire.
As part of our ongoing commitment to create services for children and young people with Autism and their families, we are looking for a part time (job share) Neighbourhood Development/Activity Co-ordinator to work within the Whitlawburn and Springhall area of South Lanarkshire. Their role will be to engage with families and support them to access our services such as play therapy, peer support, sport and social activities. By having dedicated workers in the area, it will help to remove any barriers which families feel might prevent them from accessing additional support as well as raising additional awareness of the services that REACH provide in the local area.
Experience of Autism is desirable but not essential as it is your willingness and enthusiasm to support our families and enable them to access the necessary support that we are looking for.
This is a five-year project funded by the National Lottery Community Fund; the contract expires in February 2023. The deadline for completed application forms will be Monday 27th July 2020 with interviews taking place soon after. Only those shortlisted for interview will be notified. The successful applicant will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.
If you are interested in applying for the above post, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an Application Form. The Job Description/Person Specification can be downloaded from the advert.
We are currently seeking to appoint a nursery worker for our Child & Family Centre in Govan.
Glasgow City Mission’s Child & Family Centre provides a number of valuable services to the local community from nursery provision and parenting support classes, to counselling and confidence building activities. Working with over 100 children and their families, our aim is to break the poverty cycle and give children in Govan the best start in life. By investing in safe guarding and supporting families, we help children and parent alike grow to become confident and ‘life equipped’.
The nursery worker will work as part of a team and be jointly responsible for the provision of a safe and stimulating environment for children attending the Child & Family Centre nursery.
Applicants should be qualified to SVQ III or equivalent in childcare and should have experience of working with children in a nursery setting. Candidates should be in sympathy with the Christian aims and ethos of Glasgow City Mission.