This is an exciting opportunity to underpin the support we offer to families and children in East Lothian As part of a busy and friendly team, you’ll bring excellent administrative, IT and financial skills to enable delivery of core business support, reporting to the Service Manager.
If you are an experienced administrator with knowledge of Social Work, Community Work or a similar work environment we want to hear from you.
This is a permanent, part time post of 21 hours per week.
This is an exciting opportunity to join our established Children 1st Service in East Lothian. As part of our Family Group Decision Making Team you will be involved in empowering families to be able to create plans that support children at risk of accommodation.
Family Group Decision Making draws on the strengths of the wider family and friends in deciding how best to care for a child, giving families the opportunity to participate in the decision making processes and find their own solutions to difficulties.
We are looking from someone with the experience and skills to get alongside families and their children at really difficult times to support them in the positive creation of safe plans. If you are an experienced Family Decision Making coordinator, or have a range of experiences of working collaboratively with families, as part of a team and alongside a range of professionals, with a sound understanding of child protection then we would like to hear from you.
It would also be preferable if you are an experienced professional with a Social Work, Community work or other appropriate qualification.
This is a fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week until 01 October 2021. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service, evenings and weekends as required.
This is an exciting opportunity to carry out a leadership role, to support the Service Manager in the operational management and leadership of our Children 1st Services in West Lothian. This role will contribute to the achievement of positive outcomes for children, young people and families living across West Lothian.
The role will require the promotion of effective communication and involvement of children and families within assessment, care planning and decision making. The successful candidate will be required to work in close partnership with Social Work, Education and Health to lead in the development of the innovative trauma informed and restorative approaches to working with families.
The role will also involve supporting staff across the range of Services in West Lothian including Family Group Decision Making Service, Young People’s Service, Kinship Care Support and Supporting Families with Money Worries Service.
If you are an experienced professional with a Social Work, Community work or other appropriate qualification we want to hear from you.
This is a fixed term, full time, 35 hour post until August 2021. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service, evenings and weekends as required.
Upmo is a charity operating in Edinburgh, East Lothian and Midlothian, providing support and opportunity for adults with learning difficulties, autism, and additional support needs.
Every week, we encourage our students to build confidence, use imagination and develop life skills through music, drama, art and other expressive and physical activities.
We are currently recruiting for full time, part time and relief Project Workers to work across our services based in Edinburgh, East Lothian and Midlothian.
The role includes supporting students in workshops and working one to one with students, and facilitating workshops. The role also involves supporting people with personal care, as and when required.
Who Cares? Scotland is the country’s only national independent, representative membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our vision is of a Lifetime of Equality, Respect and Love for Care Experienced people.
The post holder will work directly with children and young people with experience of care primarily in an individual relationship-based advocacy role. This role requires you to listen to what they say and support them to ensure their rights are upheld and their voices are heard in the processes of making decisions about their lives. You will also facilitate a broad range of participatory and engagement opportunities and create the conditions for collective advocacy. This often brings young people together, allowing them to develop confidence, a sense of belonging and the opportunity to identify common issues. Working closely with partners and Orkney Islands Council services, you will help ensure Care Experienced voices are heard by Corporate Parents and communities, creating positive change.
You will be joining Who Cares? Scotland, UK Charity of the Year 2018, at an exciting time, when the voices of those who are in or have experienced care are growing in power, individually and collectively – bringing with them insight, challenge, hope and change. The post-holder will be part of a growing and dynamic team in the North.
The right candidate will have a relevant qualification, to a minimum HNC/SVQ 3 (SCQF level 7) in a discipline related to working with children and young people, or equivalent work experience. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. You will be able to form positive working relationships with children and young people, and maintain and develop links with professional partners. You will be committed to children’s rights, inclusive working, equal opportunities, and believe that young people can make transformative change happen in their lives if given the opportunity. A full driving licence is also required, due to the requirements of the post.
Could you lead our team to support love and friendship in the West of Scotland?
dates-n-mates is Scotland’s national dating and friendship agency run by and for people with learning disabilities. We are looking for the right person to lead our work across Glasgow and Renfrewshire. It’s a rewarding, ‘one of a kind’ job!
If you have great leadership, management and communication skills, please come help us transform the lives of local people with learning disabilities.
Eighteen And Under (18u) is a charity based in Dundee which provides confidential support and information to young survivors of any kind of abuse. This multi award winning charity is innovative in its approach and led by the needs and wishes of young people and research-based evidence of what really works for young survivors. In addition to providing support and information, 18u has also developed a research-based violence and abuse prevention programme for use with children, young people and vulnerable adults in schools, sheltered housing complexes and communities.
The core purpose of the role is to inspire young people. The worker will be expected to recruit, train and provide support to a minimum of 25 young people not in education, employment or training, and other disadvantaged young people, to assist them to increase their skills and experience. This is with the aim of improving their access to accredited training and learning, increasing their employability and employment options and increasing their leadership skills.
Would you find an opportunity to contribute to Changeworks’ vision of a world where everyone is able to live, work and enjoy life with a low carbon impact, an exciting challenge? Changeworks delivers the Home Energy Scotland service in the Highlands and Islands and south east Scotland under contracts managed by Energy Saving Trust.
We are looking for an Energy Advisor with the drive and enthusiasm to provide free and impartial energy advice to householders over the telephone and at events. You will also advise householders to help them make their homes warmer and save money on their fuel bills.
You will have experience working in a customer facing organisation. Your excellent communication skills will help you engage with householders and relay some technical information to a non-technical audience. You will have good IT skills and the ability to multitask.
You will need to be self-motivated to deliver results and enjoy working as part of a team that offers strong peer support.
You will gain an SQA qualification as part of this role.
Changeworks is a leading environmental charity and social enterprise in Scotland. We give people and organisations practical support to live and work more sustainably.
SAY Women is a charity based in Glasgow providing semi-supported accommodation and related support to young women who have experienced childhood sexual abuse / exploitation, rape / sexual assault and have experienced or are at risk of homelessness. We are seeking a Groupworker with at least two years' experience of providing groupwork and knowledge of the nature and impact of childhood sexual abuse. Experience / knowledge of homelessness, addictions and mental health issues is desirable.
The post is currently funded by the Scottish Government until end March 2020. We are expecting and working towards a successful application for the continuation of this fund.
A generous pension scheme and comprehensive staff support are offered.
The post is exempt under Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 so only female applicants may apply and are subject to PVG disclosure checks.
SAY Women strives to be an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from individuals who are disadvantaged and under – represented in the labour market.
We are recruiting a Progressions Coordinator for our Dundee team. You will be required to deliver group employability and personal development workshops and accredited qualifications at the Street League Academy. They will carry out 1-2-1 progression meetings with Street League participants and liaise with employers and colleges to broker opportunities and support young people into Education, Employment or Training.
Responsible for positive participant outcomes into Employment, Education and Training, the progressions team are an integral part of Street League operational delivery. Targeted on delivery and outcomes you will report to the Operations Manager.
Experience in delivering employability services, accredited qualifications and job brokering is essential. Considerations will be made for candidates with experience in delivering training or in careers guidance plus an appropriate assessor qualification would be desirable.
Street League will begin screening candidates prior to the closing date and an appointment could be made ahead of this date. Candidates are strongly advised to send their applications as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please see the full Job Description and Person Specification in the Job Pack below.