Vulnerable children in the UK need your help
Wherever you work in the Action for Children family, you'll be helping to change the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK.
Last year, we helped more than 670,000 children and families across the UK. From direct work in communities to national campaigning, we are focused on making sure every child has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive.
Why Action for Children?
Working here is more than a job. Everyone in the Action for Children family is passionate about protecting and supporting children. It's the sense of purpose that drives us every single day. Because we know that, when we work together, we can make a huge difference to bring lasting improvements to vulnerable children's lives.
A bit about the role
‘Meeting new people. Seeing new places. Doing new things.' That's what our short breaks services are all about! They are an opportunity for disabled children and young people to have fun, gain independence, learn and develop while families get to take a much needed break.
As one of our Residential Worker's, your role will involve providing encouragement and support to young people, aged 5 to 21, in order to help them reach their full potential and achieve their goals. You'll be responsible for assessing their needs, setting goals, and regularly reviewing and evaluating their progress. By creating a fun, safe, and stimulating environment, you'll contribute to their overall development and well-being.
You'll plan and take part in activities based at the service as well as out in the community such as trips to the local shops, parks, cinema, soft play, youth club, beach, swimming and various others. You'll also provide support with day to day routines, life skills, attend to personal care and administer medication following the appropriate training.
How you'll help to create brighter futures
Some key responsibilities of the Residential worker role are;
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Please note we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role.
Benefits:29 days annual leave PLUS bank holidays, Blue Light card, excellent training and developments opportunities, professional qualifications, excellent training and development opportunities, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, up to 7% employer contribution pension, discount portal with your favourite brands.
Ministry at the Margins is a key area of focus for SU Scotland. We are creating a culture amongst our staff and volunteer team consistent with God’s concern for the marginalised, seen throughout the entirety of Scripture.
This concern, we trust, develops a posture towards and alongside children and young people who experience marginalisation We have identified six areas in which young people can be marginalised:
· Additional Support Needs
· Relative poverty
· Affected by a family member’s imprisonment
· Refugee/asylum seekers
· Minority ethnic
Young people with ASNs access all our areas of ministry - schools, missions, holidays, school residentials, discipleship events, and yet we recognise that there is far more that could be done to see “every child and young person” engaged in SU Scotland ministry. This new full-time role aims to help us do just that connecting with staff and volunteers across the breadth of the organisation.
Who we are: Scripture Union Scotland's vision is to see every child and young person in Scotland exploring the Bible and responding to the significance of Jesus. We are a national charity, with around 100 staff and around 2,000 volunteers. Our activities take place in schools, outdoor activity centres, and churches.
We are seeking a full time Additional Support Needs Development Coordinator to join our Ministry at the Margins team, leading SU Scotland’s ministry in this area.
• Providing strategic leadership: developing and enabling good practice for ASNs in all ministry contexts across SU Scotland
• Ensure appropriate resources are developed for use within ASN contexts
• Organising and delivering specialised events that train, resource and inspire different stakeholders
• Engaging in ministry with children and young people with ASNs
• Raising further financial support for this post
Who we are looking for: The successful applicant will have a passion for, have been involved in and have clear understanding and experience of working with children and young people with a wide variety of Additional Support Needs. A strategic and creative thinker, resource developer and trainer, you will be able to communicate confidently, sensitively and diplomatically, inspiring others, both SU Scotland staff and volunteers.
For this post, it is important that you able to demonstrate a commitment to SU Scotland’s ethos, working principles and vision. It is also an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act - part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian.
SU Scotland want everyone to feel that they are welcome, valued, and respected. Having a diverse team allows for a range of perspectives and experience. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.
The appointment will be subject to a satisfactory PVG Scheme Disclosure.
Do you have experience of working with vulnerable children & young people? Are you passionate with the energy to provide high quality individual and group support for children who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse? Are you able to demonstrate a flexible, practical and positive approach to working with children and young people? Do you have an understanding and awareness of domestic abuse and a reflective, sensitive, non-judgmental approach? Can you work in a way that promotes equality and empowerment? If so we would like to hear from you.
We are looking for enthusiastic people who share our values (Kind, Passionate and Creative) to join our services accommodating and supporting people experiencing homelessness and empowering them to thrive.
The support we provide is always person-centred, trauma-informed and wellbeing focused. As a Support Worker, you’ll work as part of a team in providing safe, secure, supported accommodation for the people who use our services. You’ll do this by providing practical and emotional support and encouraging them to achieve their own personal outcomes in all aspects of their daily lives.
If successful, you will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of your start date. After registration, there is a requirement to be qualified and to maintain professional learning, which we will support you to achieve.
Blue Triangle recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.
Our services at Kilmarnock are supporting those aged 16-25. If you have any questions about the role, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Our East Ayrshire Recovery Service are looking for a Sessional Recovery Worker to join them in providing high quality recovery support to people in East Ayrshire. You will be working as part of an experienced and motivated team, supporting our work at the Rapid Access to Drug and Alcohol Recovery (RADAR) service offering assessment and access to drug and alcohol services across East Ayrshire.
If you are an enthusiastic and creative individual and are passionate about changing people’s lives for the better, we’d love to hear from you.
As a Recovery Worker supporting the RADAR service, you will be the first point of contact for people in their recovery journey, providing support and advice to people who are experiencing difficulties due to substance misuse and their families. You will work as part of our team and alongside other social care services to identify how we can help. We are determined and always professional in our approach to each and every case and we never judge, we're just here to help.
There will be assessments to carry out and records you need to keep and update, that's all part of our professional commitment and service to our clients and commissioners.
This role will be worked on a sessional basis, with average working hours of between 15-20 per week. Your working pattern will be agreed with your line manager but will include a minimum of two full week days.
If you think this could be the career for you, take the first step and apply now to join our amazing team.
The number of places we can offer and the geography this programme will be available in, is entirely dependent on funding.
Applications are being accepted Scotland wide, but are particularly welcome from people living in the following areas where the project has previously been or is currently being funded:
Argyll and Bute, Borders, Glasgow, East Ayrshire, Edinburgh, Highland, Inverclyde, Fife, & North Lanarkshire
Do you have lived/living experience of drug and / or alcohol problems?
Are you at the stage in your life where you are ready for employment in the drug and alcohol field?
At SDF, we support, train, and prepare people with personal lived and living experience of their own substance use, to enter the drug, alcohol, and wider social care workforce.
We do this by supporting you through an intensive programme of formal learning and paid work placements.
At SDF, we believe your experience of drug and / or alcohol problems is a strength and the perspective you will offer as a trainee will be valued.
We will provide:
· access to a programme of quality assured training from our specialist workforce development teams.
· a fully funded SVQ level 2 in Social Services and Healthcare with our SQA Learning Centre.
· intensive support, this extends to IT and includes a device to use, we will also provide access to a confidential Employee Assistance programme
We will also provide a salary: £12,192 over the 39 week duration of the course
As a Trainee with SDF, you will learn how to support people who are currently experiencing drug and alcohol problems. You will be supported to use your own experience alongside professional training during a nine-month paid work placement in one of our local partner agencies.
The qualification we will support you to achieve is the industry standard for working in the drug, alcohol and wider health and social care field, and will open up long term employment opportunities for you.
You will also connect with and become part of a tight-knit group of peers and future friends who will be on the programme with you. Alongside your Co-ordinator, they will support you every step of the way.
We offer a monthly salary and a fixed term contract of 30 hours per week for 39 weeks. You will be offered paid study time in these hours, to support you to complete your SVQ.
If you are interested in developing a career in the drug, alcohol, and wider social care field, you have personal lived or living experience of your own substance use, and you feel ready for employment, we would love to hear from you.
Please come along to one of our online information sessions which will be held on the following dates:
- 10th November 1-3pm (Online via Zoom)
- 14th November 10.30-12.30pm (Glasgow – venue TBC)
- 20th November 10.30-12.30pm (Edinburgh – venue TBC)
- 29th November 10.30-12.30 (Online via Zoom)
These sessions will allow you to get answers to any questions you may have around the programme and will be an opportunity for you to meet the Project Support Team prior to applying.
Please email Marieb@sdf.org.uk to register your interest in attending one of the sessions.
If you cannot attend the information sessions and want an informal chat about the project, please contact 0141 221 1175 and we will arrange for a member of our team to call you back.
Could you be Key?
Being a support worker is a role where you can make every day matter. It's a job with challenges that make your heart beat faster, where you can give something of yourself and empower amazing people on their journey through life.
At key we support disabled people of all ages to make every day matter.
We are passionate about being the very best employer we can be, ensuring our staff feel well supported and valued in their roles. As well as being part of a supportive, local team you will be eligible for:
• Hourly rate of £11.00* (Induction rate £10.90) - *pay award pending.
• Sleepover hourly rate of £10.90.
• Competitive annual leave and company sick pay.
• Enhanced pay for work on targeted Public Holidays.
• Paid Membership of Disclosure Scotland’s PVG Scheme.
• Full, in-depth training for your role.
• Fully funded SVQ qualification with support provided to achieve this.
• Employee Assistance Programme offering free confidential counselling, advice and support on a wide range of issues.
• A Workplace Pension.
• Free access to occupational health support.
• Credit Union Membership.
• Cycle to Work Scheme.
• Costco Membership.
• Blue Light Card/Blue Light Ticket registration which offer a range of discounts and savings.
• Concerts for Carers registration.
Join us and make every day matter! Support Workers and Relief Support Workers.
No experience necessary! Training and support will be given to help you achieve your full potential.
If you would like to get involved in support work but cannot commit to a contract due to other commitments, we also have opportunities for you to complement our existing workers by joining our relief register of bank support workers. This will mean you can work in a way that best suits you and fits with your life.