Barnardo's Scotland
Barnardo's Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC037605

At Barnardo's we believe in children. Our purpose is to transform the lives of the UK's most vulnerable children and our vision is to realise Thomas Barnardo's dream of a world where no child is turned away from the help that they need We are proud to hold the LGBT Youth Scotland Foundation level Charter Award as a mark of our inclusive practice.

Current vacancies

Team Manager (18146)

  • Full time
  • £35,360 – £47,320
  • Inverness (On site)
  • Closing 25th April 2024

Barnardo's Highland are developing a new partnership service with the Highland Council, supporting care experienced children and young people with additional needs.

This is a new service within Highland which will look at the individual needs of children and young people and develop bespoke residential care packages using a right based, trauma informed approach working with the whole family around the child.

The team working with the children will enrich their lives through care, support and activities which will be aimed at raising self-esteem, promoting a sense of mastery, and enabling the children to access experiences that are individually tailored to their interests and nurture their talents. The team will work with the wider partnership to ensure that Educational and Health needs are met.

We are looking to appoint a Team Manager to join this service and who has the below experience.

  • Excellent communication skills, verbally and written.
  • Experience in working with Children with additional and complex needs.
  • Experience working in a supervisory role.
  • Experience of Leading and Managing Care Services.
  • Ability to demonstrate a strong understanding of child protection, safeguarding and working with vulnerable children.
  • The post holder must have an excellent working knowledge of Children in Care and Care Experienced Young People.
  • Experience of chairing meetings, working in partnership with other agencies and staff supervision / coaching / mentoring is essential.
  • Use of IT is significant and candidates must be able to use and maintain client record systems.

Some of the Key Responsibilities include:

  • Providing a ‘duty' management role to the service, offering information, advice and support with operational day-to-day running of the service.
  • Ensuring consistent use of policies, procedures and processes.
  • Attending appropriately to the physical and emotional needs of children and young people, including health and safety aspects of equipment, environment and activities in consultation with Children's Services Manager.
  • To establish fair, respectful, trusting, supportive and constructive relationships with parents and children, communicating sensitively and effectively

The post holder must have the Qualifications relevant to meet the requirement of the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and hold the Registration for the Care Inspectorate, or be willing to work towards this.

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Relief Project Workers (12270)

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh (On site)
  • Closing 27th April 2024

Barnardo's Caern Disability Services consists of 3 unique Projects who deliver a variety of quality services for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We have done this for over forty years.

At the Caern Community Project, we support up to 50 children and young people across the Lothians aged 7-18 by offering outreach, holiday support, groups, youth clubs and training to children and their families.

We are looking for Relief Project Workers to join our small team to support young people in the community. Working primarily in the community, you will promote the happiness, safety and welfare of the young people. You will play an active role in supporting the children and young people and their families/carers to achieve positive outcomes, as identified in the Young People's Individual Support Plans.

You will work on a Rota of day shifts, including weekends, early mornings and evenings. We are also looking for staff to support young people in our holiday support hub. This will run from Monday 4th July until Thursday 11th August. We will be running Mondays to Thursdays, 8.30am-3.30pm

As these posts are As & When - you can commit to a flexible amount of hours and individual circumstances will be considered.

About You

We are looking for Relief Project Workers who have experience in working directly with children and young people.

Experience in supporting children and young people with learning disabilities and/or autism would be advantageous, or at the minimum an understanding of these factors and its impact on child development. Communication with the young people is paramount - the key is time tabling; structure; reliability and consistency. You will be faced with behaviours that challenge, including physical.

Experience of group work is desirable, with good planning skills.

You will need to communicate effectively with a range of people, including autistic children and young people, their families and other professionals. This also includes being able to work sensitively within families' homes.

You will have the confidence to lone work and can use your own initiative with support from team and managers.

As this post is in the community, a clean current drivers' license is essential, (although if you are applying for summer hub work this is negotiable).

For an informal chat about this role – please contact Lynne Melville (Team Manager) on 07789 941421

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

Our basis and values

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Supervising Social Worker

  • Full time
  • £35,360 – £42,269
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd March 2024

Barnardo's Scotland Fostering Edinburgh have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Supervising Social worker to join our busy team on a Full Time (37 hours) permanent basis.

Location: The successful candidate will work on a hybrid basis with their office base in Edinburgh, however some meetings and training occur Scotland Wide.

As a Supervising Social Worker, you will work within a team of supervising social workers, children's workers, therapists, education liaison worker, managers, and admin staff responsible for the recruitment and support of foster carers who provide care to looked after children and young people who are referred to the service from the Local Authority.

Some of the key responsibilities are:

  • Work alongside others in providing support and advice to carers being able to demonstrate initiative whilst also being part of a team
  • Ensure that Children & Young Peoples welfare remains paramount and central in all aspects of the service.
  • Ensure the voice of children/young people and carers/adopters are represented in the service through engaging in and where appropriate lead in the delivery of participation and consultation activities.
  • Deliver relevant training to Barnardo's cohort of foster carers and adopters to the relevant standards on both a group and individual basis and provide feedback to enable training materials to be updated to remain relevant and effective.
  • Be flexible to respond to the needs of young people, carers and colleagues.

Ideal Candidate's must haves:

  • Demonstrate both excellent written and verbal communication skills, with experience of Fostering assessments or similar.
  • Have a good understanding of the legislation and National Standards we work within.
  • Relevant Social Work Qualification such as DipSW, CSS, CQSW
  • Valid Social Work Registration with SSSC.
  • Demonstrable and applied knowledge of child protection procedures.
  • Previous post qualifying experience in childcare setting settings and/or pre- qualifying work experience in Family Placement
  • Hold a full UK driving licence with access to their own vehicle.

History of Service

Barnardo's has well over 100 years of experience delivering fostering and adoption services across the UK.

Our fostering service in Scotland has been operational for over 18 years and rated ‘Good' across most areas from Care Inspectorate. Our fostering Service is supported by Practice Managers, comprising of new and experienced team members. This team is supported by experienced administrative staff, and the work of the supervising social workers, childrens worker (PW2) and a Psychotherapist. The Edinburgh team is the only Scottish Service operating the Mockingbird model, supported by the fostering network.

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This vacancy has now closed

Residential Project Worker DAYS (Disability Short Breaks Service)

  • Part time
  • Circa £28,080 – £29,640 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th February 2024

WE ARE SEEKING TO RECRUIT AN ENTHUSIASTIC AND COMMITTED PROJECT WORKER TO JOIN OUR SHORT BREAKS SERVICE

Barnardo's Caern Disability Services consists of three unique Projects who deliver a variety of quality services for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We have done this for over forty years.

Our Caern Short Breaks service supports up to 5 children and young people at any one time aged 5-18 by offering short break respite packages to them and their families. All staff play an active role in supporting the children, young people and their families/carers to achieve positive outcomes, as identified in the Young People's Individual Support Plans.

ABOUT YOU

Ideally you will have experience in working directly with children and young people in a similar setting. Experience in supporting children and young people with a learning disability and/or Autism would be an advantage. Communication with the young people is paramount - the key is time tabling; structure; reliability and consistency. You will be faced with behaviours that challenge, including physical.

The staff team across Caern Services must be fully accepting of our children and be prepared to offer them a professional relationship based on acceptance and informed by our understanding of their individual needs, wishes and experiences. We are passionate about the children and young people that we care for, showing understanding, empathy and consistency in our approach.

You will hold (or be willing to work towards) a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example SVQ3 children and young people) plus an HNC in social services. These qualifications are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as part of your employment. There may be external grants available to partly fund this.

Please see the attached role profiles detailing further information and the requirements for this role. For an informal chat about this role – please call 0131 339 8840

Benefits

Workplace Offer: What it means for you

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

  • Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
  • Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
  • 20% discount at Barnardo's stores
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Access to Barnardo's Learning and Development offer

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Project Worker 2 (17352)

  • Full time
  • £28,080
  • Inverness
  • Closing 15th February 2024

Barnardo's Highland are developing a new partnership service with the Highland Council, supporting care experienced children and young people with complex and additional needs.

This is a new service within Highland which will look at the individual needs of children and young people and develop bespoke residential care packages using a right based, trauma informed approach working with the whole family around the child.

The team working with the children will enrich their lives through care, support and activities which will be aimed at raising self-esteem, promoting a sense of mastery, and enabling the children to access experiences that are individually tailored to their interests and nurture their talents. The team will work with the wider partnership to ensure that Educational and Health needs are met.

SVQ3 level qualification in Health and Social care or equivalent is essential.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

Our basis and values

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Supervising Social Worker (17984)

  • Part time
  • £35,360 – £47,320 pro-rata
  • Barnardo's Scotland Fostering Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th February 2024

Barnardo's Scotland Fostering Edinburgh have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Supervising Social worker to join our busy team on a Part Time (18.5 hours) permanent basis.

Location: The successful candidate will work on a hybrid basis with their office base in Edinburgh, however some meetings and training occur Scotland Wide.

As a Supervising Social Worker, you will work within a team of supervising social workers, children's workers, therapists, education liaison worker, managers, and admin staff responsible for the recruitment and support of foster carers who provide care to looked after children and young people who are referred to the service from the Local Authority.

Some of the key responsibilities are:

  • Work alongside others in providing support and advice to carers being able to demonstrate initiative whilst also being part of a team
  • Ensure that Children & Young Peoples welfare remains paramount and central in all aspects of the service.
  • Ensure the voice of children/young people and carers/adopters are represented in the service through engaging in and where appropriate lead in the delivery of participation and consultation activities.
  • Deliver relevant training to Barnardo's cohort of foster carers and adopters to the relevant standards on both a group and individual basis and provide feedback to enable training materials to be updated to remain relevant and effective.
  • Be flexible to respond to the needs of young people, carers and colleagues.

Ideal Candidate's must haves:

  • Demonstrate both excellent written and verbal communication skills, with experience of Fostering assessments or similar.
  • Have a good understanding of the legislation and National Standards we work within.
  • Relevant Social Work Qualification such as DipSW, CSS, CQSW
  • Valid Social Work Registration with SSSC.
  • Demonstrable and applied knowledge of child protection procedures.
  • Previous post qualifying experience in childcare setting settings and/or pre- qualifying work experience in Family Placement
  • Hold a full UK driving licence with access to their own vehicle.

History of Service

Barnardo's has well over 100 years of experience delivering fostering and adoption services across the UK.

Our fostering service in Scotland has been operational for over 18 years and rated ‘Good' across most areas from Care Inspectorate. Our fostering Service is supported by Practice Managers, comprising of new and experienced team members. This team is supported by experienced administrative staff, and the work of the supervising social workers, childrens worker (PW2) and a Psychotherapist. The Edinburgh team is the only Scottish Service operating the Mockingbird model, supported by the fostering network.

When completing your application please refer to your skills, knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document (if applicable) This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.

Please note due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date. We recommend that you apply for this role as soon as possible.

Pay & Reward Framework

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which was rolled out 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's as it will offer clear routes of progression for colleagues to progress through the pay band of their role.

Whilst the full pay band and salary range is advertised, our approach to starting salaries is to appoint between the minimum to mid-point of the pay band – this ensures that pay progression steps are available to reward our colleagues annually based on their contribution to excellence and alignment to our values and behaviours. More details on Barnardo's pay framework can be found upon application

Benefits

Workplace Offer: What it means for you

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

  • Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
  • Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
  • 20% discount at Barnardo's stores
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Access to Barnardo's Learning and Development offer

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Supervising Social Worker (17983)

  • Full time
  • £35,360 – £47,320
  • Barnardo's Scotland Fostering Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th February 2024

Barnardo's Scotland Fostering Edinburgh have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Supervising Social worker to join our busy team on a Full Time (37 hours) permanent basis.

Location: The successful candidate will work on a hybrid basis with their office base in Edinburgh, however some meetings and training occur Scotland Wide.

As a Supervising Social Worker, you will work within a team of supervising social workers, children's workers, therapists, education liaison worker, managers, and admin staff responsible for the recruitment and support of foster carers who provide care to looked after children and young people who are referred to the service from the Local Authority.

Some of the key responsibilities are:

  • Work alongside others in providing support and advice to carers being able to demonstrate initiative whilst also being part of a team
  • Ensure that Children & Young Peoples welfare remains paramount and central in all aspects of the service.
  • Ensure the voice of children/young people and carers/adopters are represented in the service through engaging in and where appropriate lead in the delivery of participation and consultation activities.
  • Deliver relevant training to Barnardo's cohort of foster carers and adopters to the relevant standards on both a group and individual basis and provide feedback to enable training materials to be updated to remain relevant and effective.
  • Be flexible to respond to the needs of young people, carers and colleagues.

Ideal Candidate's must haves:

  • Demonstrate both excellent written and verbal communication skills, with experience of Fostering assessments or similar.
  • Have a good understanding of the legislation and National Standards we work within.
  • Relevant Social Work Qualification such as DipSW, CSS, CQSW
  • Valid Social Work Registration with SSSC.
  • Demonstrable and applied knowledge of child protection procedures.
  • Previous post qualifying experience in childcare setting settings and/or pre- qualifying work experience in Family Placement
  • Hold a full UK driving licence with access to their own vehicle.

History of Service

Barnardo's has well over 100 years of experience delivering fostering and adoption services across the UK.

Our fostering service in Scotland has been operational for over 18 years and rated ‘Good' across most areas from Care Inspectorate. Our fostering Service is supported by Practice Managers, comprising of new and experienced team members. This team is supported by experienced administrative staff, and the work of the supervising social workers, childrens worker (PW2) and a Psychotherapist. The Edinburgh team is the only Scottish Service operating the Mockingbird model, supported by the fostering network.

When completing your application please refer to your skills, knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document (if applicable) This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.

Please note due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date. We recommend that you apply for this role as soon as possible.

Pay & Reward Framework

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which was rolled out 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's as it will offer clear routes of progression for colleagues to progress through the pay band of their role.

Whilst the full pay band and salary range is advertised, our approach to starting salaries is to appoint between the minimum to mid-point of the pay band – this ensures that pay progression steps are available to reward our colleagues annually based on their contribution to excellence and alignment to our values and behaviours. More details on Barnardo's pay framework can be found upon application.

Benefits

Workplace Offer: What it means for you

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

  • Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
  • Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
  • 20% discount at Barnardo's stores
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Access to Barnardo's Learning and Development offer

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

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This vacancy has now closed

Waking Night Residential Project Worker (Disability Service)

  • Part time
  • £28,080 pro-rata
  • Caern House, Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th February 2024

Barnardo's Caern Disability Services consists of 3 unique Projects who deliver a variety of quality services for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We have done this for over forty years.

At the Caern Short Breaks Service, we support up to 5 children and young people aged 5-18 by offering respite and short break packages to them and their families.

Working primarily in the residential setting you will promote the happiness, safety and welfare of the young people. You will play an active role in supporting the children and young people and their families/carers to achieve positive outcomes, as identified in the Young People's Individual Support Plans.

You will work on a rota of WAKING nights shifts (including weekends) normally worked over 10 hours.

About You

We are looking for Residential Project Workers who have experience in working directly with children and young people, ideally in a residential setting. Experience in supporting children and young people with a learning disability and/or Autism would be an advantage. Communication with the young people is paramount - the key is time tabling; structure; reliability and consistency. You will be faced with behaviours that challenge, including physical.

Ideally, you will hold (or be willing to work towards) a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example SVQ3 children and young people) plus an HNC in social services. These qualifications are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as part of your employment.

For an informal chat about this role – please contact Lindsay Paton (Team Manager) on 0131 339 8840

Pay & Reward Framework

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which was rolled out 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's as it will offer clear routes of progression for colleagues to progress through the pay band of their role.

Whilst the full pay band and salary range is advertised, our approach to starting salaries is to appoint between the minimum to mid-point of the pay band – this ensures that pay progression steps are available to reward our colleagues annually based on their contribution to excellence and alignment to our values and behaviours. More details on Barnardo's pay framework can be found upon application.

Benefits

Workplace Offer: What it means for you.

  • Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
  • Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
  • 20% discount at Barnardo's stores
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Access to Barnardo's Learning and Development offer

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Play Leader (17502)

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Barnardo's Child and Family Support Service Dundee
  • Closing 26th February 2024

Barnardo's Child & Family Support Service Dundee is looking for flexible and enthusiastic people to join our team providing as and when support in assistant project worker, play leader and personal assistant roles. These roles involve supporting children, young people and families in the Dundee locality who may have a disability, additional support need and/or impacted by adverse childhood experiences.

You will experience job satisfaction and play a significant part in making a difference in the lives of the children, young people and their families. You will support them to build self-esteem and provide opportunities for them to socialise with their peers and engage in their local communities. This support also provides much needed respite for parents/carers to have time away from their caring roles.

We use a whole family, relationship-based approach to build trust with the children/young people and their families to develop their resilience and wellbeing and to feel included and supported within their communities.

A flexible approach is essential to providing support when children/young people and families need it which includes:

  • Group work during school holiday periods and during term time.
  • After school, evening and weekend support
  • Weekly, twice weekly or fortnightly basis, dependent on the individual need of the child/young person.
  • Building confidence, providing opportunities to engage in the local community, being a listening ear, promoting positive family dynamics and promoting health and wellbeing.

Skills, qualities and experience

*Effective communication

Evidence a creative and fun approach

Solution-focused

Able to work autonomously and as part of a team.

Able to use initiative

Caring and patient

Willingness to learn

Reliability

A willingness to undertake personal care

Experience working with children/young people who have disabilities/additional support needs.

If this sounds like you then we would love to hear from you!

It is desirable that the successful candidate holds a full driving licence and has access to a car.

The successful applicant will require to be registered with SSSC.

Supervision of assistant as and when/volunteers will be required, as appropriate.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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Team Manager (18014)

  • Full time
  • £35,360 – £47,320
  • Barnardo's 16+ Glasgow Service
  • Closing 30th January 2024

Barnardo's 16+ Glasgow has been operational in Glasgow for more than 20 years and works in partnership with Glasgow City Council. The project provides a comprehensive residential and community based transitional support service to care experienced young people aged 16-25.

We are looking to recruit a Team Manager to join our existing team, Supporting young people in our residential and outreach service's. In joining us you will have the opportunity to make a significant difference to the lives of the young people we work with.

Ideally you will have experience of managing and leading a staff team and delivering excellence in an operational setting. If you want to make a difference, and be part of a team committed to fulfilling "the promise" to young care leavers we want to hear from you.

Pay & Reward Framework

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which was rolled out 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's as it will offer clear routes of progression for colleagues to progress through the pay band of their role.

Whilst the full pay band and salary range is advertised, our approach to starting salaries is to appoint between the minimum to mid-point of the pay band – this ensures that pay progression steps are available to reward our colleagues annually based on their contribution to excellence and alignment to our values and behaviours. More details on Barnardo's pay framework can be found upon application.

Benefits

Workplace Offer: What it means for you

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

  • Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
  • Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
  • 20% discount at Barnardo's stores
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Access to Barnardo's Learning and Development offer

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

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This vacancy has now closed

Team Manager Gap Homes (Stirling) (17911)

  • Full time
  • £34,353 – £42,120
  • GAP Homes Stirling
  • Closing 2nd February 2024

Gap Homes is an innovative UK-wide initiative improving outcomes for young people with complex needs. The quality and configuration of accommodation is critical to reduce incidents that may lead to crisis, and to prevent evictions and subsequent homelessness.

We are looking for a Team Managers to join our Gap Homes Stirling Service with the following experience

  • A relevant qualification in children's services – preferably SVQ 4 or above
  • Knowledge/skills and experience of working with children and young people with a range of complex needs and issues including substance use, mental health, offending behaviour, trauma, bereavement, CSE and other adversities.
  • Experience of working in partnership with a range of agencies including those working within housing support and 16+ services.
  • Experience of supervision of staff, volunteers or students.

Be part of something new- The Team Manager would be part of this new initiative, expanding housing options and housing support for young people. Based in Stirling with 24/7 supported tenancies and outreach to young people you should bring passion for investing your time and energy into supporting care leavers, enabling them to reach their potential and create positive futures.

Pay & Reward Framework

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which was rolled out 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's as it will offer clear routes of progression for colleagues to progress through the pay band of their role.

Whilst the full pay band and salary range is advertised, our approach to starting salaries is to appoint between the minimum to mid-point of the pay band – this ensures that pay progression steps are available to reward our colleagues annually based on their contribution to excellence and alignment to our values and behaviours. More details on Barnardo's pay framework can be found upon application.

Benefits

Workplace Offer: What it means for you

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

  • Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
  • Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
  • 20% discount at Barnardo's stores
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Access to Barnardo's Learning and Development offer

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through.

Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

Our basis and values

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Homes First Support Workers (15285)

  • Full time
  • £27,300 – £36,029
  • North Lanarkshire HSS
  • Closing 23rd January 2024

An exciting opportunity has arisen within North Lanarkshire to be part of a Consortium working in partnership with Simon Community and Blue Triangle to provide an outreach, intensive support service, in conjunction with North Lanarkshire Council.

The positions will be an intensive Floating Support Role, based within the North Lanarkshire area and supporting service users referred by North Lanarkshire Council, Homes First Team who may be in other temporary accommodation or in their own tenancy where this intense support may prevent them from losing this accommodation.

The service users will come from the harder to engage group and be case managed by North Lanarkshire Council Homes First Team, whilst intensely supported by BTHA, Simon Community and Barnardos.

You should be a highly motivated, enthusiastic, committed and experienced support worker, able to use their own initiative and with the skills to hit the ground running. This is a great opportunity to further develop your skills and experience.

These posts will be 37 hours per week and you must have the flexibility to work at times in the evenings and at weekends dependant on service user's needs and hold valid driving license with access to own transport

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.

In return, we will offer you excellent learning and development opportunities, competitive annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, access to employee assistance programmes such as counselling and life assurance.

Should you require any further information in relation to this new and exciting opportunity, please contact Linda.Mccann@barnardos.org.uk

Pay & Reward Framework

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which was rolled out 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's as it will offer clear routes of progression for colleagues to progress through the pay band of their role.

Whilst the full pay band and salary range is advertised, our approach to starting salaries is to appoint between the minimum to mid-point of the pay band – this ensures that pay progression steps are available to reward our colleagues annually based on their contribution to excellence and alignment to our values and behaviours. More details on Barnardo's pay framework can be found upon application.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

Our basis and values

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Team Manager - Additional and Community Services (17899)

  • Full time
  • £34,353 – £42,120
  • Barnardo's Fife Locality
  • Closing 9th January 2024

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated, passionate, and enthusiastic Team Manager who will manage Additional & Community Services within Fife Locality. Someone with a passion and understanding for embedding services within communities, an understanding of mental health and substance use supports, and the link between the two. Also, an ability to engage with a variety of people and stakeholders.

Barnardo's Fife Locality has been delivering services within Fife for 20+ years and is made up of 5 services.

The Team Manager would manage 3 services; the Mental Health and Wellbeing Service, Substance Use Education Service and Barnardo's Empowering Change (BEC) Service.

The 3 services work independently as well as co-work together to build capacity in communities and support young people and their families by tailoring input to best meet their needs. The 2 other services within the locality Stronger Families Service, delivering whole family support and the Rights and Advocacy Service which are both Fife wide services.

If you would wish to develop your leadership skills within the UK's largest children's charity and gain valuable experience within a range of children's services, then this role would be perfect for you.

Driving Licence - A full driving licence and access to a vehicle with business insurance is required for this role.

Please only apply if you meet the Essential Criteria:

Essential Criteria:

  • Experience of supervising and managing people.
  • Experience of working within Children and Family services.
  • Experience in collaborating with stakeholders, commissioners and partners.
  • Experience of co-production and consultation with children, young people and families.
  • Experience and understanding of safeguarding policies and practices.
  • And understanding of mental health and substance use and the links between the two

Pay & Reward Framework

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which was rolled out 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's as it will offer clear routes of progression for colleagues to progress through the pay band of their role.

Whilst the full pay band and salary range is advertised, our approach to starting salaries is to appoint between the minimum to mid-point of the pay band – this ensures that pay progression steps are available to reward our colleagues annually based on their contribution to excellence and alignment to our values and behaviours. More details on Barnardo's pay framework can be found upon application.

Team Manager - Additional and Community Services (17899)

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated, passionate, and enthusiastic Team Manager who will manage Additional & Community Services within Fife Locality. Someone with a passion and understanding for embedding services within communities, an understanding of mental health and substance use supports, and the link between the two. Also, an ability to engage with a variety of people and stakeholders.

Barnardo's Fife Locality has been delivering services within Fife for 20+ years and is made up of 5 services.

The Team Manager would manage 3 services; the Mental Health and Wellbeing Service, Substance Use Education Service and Barnardo's Empowering Change (BEC) Service.

The 3 services work independently as well as co-work together to build capacity in communities and support young people and their families by tailoring input to best meet their needs. The 2 other services within the locality Stronger Families Service, delivering whole family support and the Rights and Advocacy Service which are both Fife wide services.

If you would wish to develop your leadership skills within the UK's largest children's charity and gain valuable experience within a range of children's services, then this role would be perfect for you.

Driving Licence - A full driving licence and access to a vehicle with business insurance is required for this role.

Please only apply if you meet the Essential Criteria:

Essential Criteria:

Experience of supervising and managing people.

Experience of working within Children and Family services.

Experience in collaborating with stakeholders, commissioners and partners.

Experience of co-production and consultation with children, young people and families.

Experience and understanding of safeguarding policies and practices.

And understanding of mental health and substance use and the links between the two

Please see the attached Job and person specifications for further details.

Pay & Reward Framework

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which was rolled out 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's as it will offer clear routes of progression for colleagues to progress through the pay band of their role.

Whilst the full pay band and salary range is advertised, our approach to starting salaries is to appoint between the minimum to mid-point of the pay band – this ensures that pay progression steps are available to reward our colleagues annually based on their contribution to excellence and alignment to our values and behaviours. More details on Barnardo's pay framework can be found upon application.

Grade C - Children Services - Starting Point £34,353 - Top - £42,120 .

Benefits

Workplace Offer: What it means for you

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service

The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme

A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options

Service related sick pay from day 1

Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution

Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension

Cycle2work scheme

Interest free season ticket loans

Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal

20% discount at Barnardo's stores

Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc

Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support

Access to Barnardo's Learning and Development offer

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

Our basis and values

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This vacancy has now closed

Independent Advocacy Worker

  • Full time
  • £25,134
  • Hear 4 U North Ayrshire, Kilwinning
  • Closing 9th January 2024

We believe in children and our extensive range of projects and services across Scotland help to lift them out of all forms of poverty, abuse and discrimination. These services include Hear 4U an independent advocacy service for children and young people which works to ensure children's rights are promoted, protected and respected.

In this key role you will provide an independent advocacy service for children and young people from priority groups. Your role will be assisting children and young people to express their thoughts and views, ensuring that they can participate in the processes that affect their lives. You will also contribute to service development and evaluation. Experience of working directly with children, young people and families in a paid or voluntary setting will be essential, along with a sound understanding of child protection issues and a current driving license and access to a car for business purposes. Experience of advocating on behalf of children and/or young people is desirable.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Family Support Worker (Project Worker 1)

  • Full time
  • £23,400
  • Paisley
  • Closing 14th December 2023

Barnardos Threads Service is partnership with Renfrewshire Social Work is recruiting a Project Worker (PW1) for our Early Help Service.

This role has been created to provide an alternative to social work intervention for families who are experiencing difficulties which without support, might escalate to require statutory involvement.

Early Help Project Workers will take a strengths-based approach to their work with families, working in partnership to identify and develop strengths and protective factors. Practitioners will focus on achieving:

  • More positive family relationships
  • Improved family functioning
  • More effective parenting
  • Improved health and wellbeing for children, young people and parents/carers
  • Reduced social isolation and better connections within the local community
  • Better connecting families to other sources of community support.

The project worker will have a good knowledge and understanding of the wider supports available from voluntary and community-based organisations and will refer families to these supports where appropriate. This will maximise family engagement with long term community-based support available to them within their local area.

The role activities include assessing and planning, parenting and family support. Outcomes include Improved Family Wellbeing, Reduced Isolation and Community connectedness.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Housing Support Worker, Nightshift

  • Full time
  • £23,920
  • Barnardo's 16+ Glasgow Service
  • Closing 30th November 2023

Barnardo's 16+ Glasgow has been operational in Glasgow for more than 20 years and works in partnership with Glasgow City Council. The project provides a comprehensive residential and community based transitional support service to care experienced young people aged 16-25.

We are looking to recruit a permanent Nightshift worker to join our residential team. Supporting 3 young people in our residential service you will have the opportunity to make a significant difference to the lives of the young people supported by the service.

Ideally you will have experience of working with young people in a residential setting, or on an outreach basis, and will share our committed to valuing the unique worth of every young person being supported. If you want to make a difference, and be part of a team committed to fulfilling "the promise" to young care leavers we want to hear from you.

Please see attached role profiles for further information.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Team Manager

  • Full time
  • £34,353
  • Paisley
  • Closing 27th November 2023

Due to the recent growth of the Threads Service portfolio, we are looking for a driven and enthusiastic Team Manager to join the team. The Team Manager will support the CSM to lead and manage day-to-day operational service delivery to improve outcomes for families in the Renfrewshire area.

The Threads Service provides a wide range of family support services and evidence-based interventions to support children, young people, and families from 0-26 years.

The postholder will have line management responsibility of project workers, students, As & When workers, and volunteers, with day-to-day operational management and oversight for the undernoted service strands.

  • Housing & Homelessness, Advice & Support Service
  • Five To Thrive
  • Perinatal Infant Mental Health Programme
  • Parenting programmes
  • Pre-natal & New baby Groups

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Family Housing Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £27,300
  • North Lanarkshire HSS
  • Closing 23rd November 2023

Barnardo's have an exciting opportunity to recruit a children and families support worker into their Youth Housing Support Service.

North Lanarkshire Council in partnership with Barnardo's to provide intensive support to young people aged 16-24 years who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Applicants will have a “can do” attitude and approach and an ability to work on your own as well as part of a team. You must have experience in engaging and developing relationships with family members of all ages.

Essentially you will have experience of delivering housing and family support, knowledge and experience of the benefits system, ability to assess needs and sign post to relevant services as well as providing practical support.

You must be confident in assessments, recordings, monitoring and report writing.

Driving licence and access to a car is essential. Please see the attached role profiles detailing the further information and the requirements for this post.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

GAP Homes Project Worker (17118)

  • Full time
  • from £27,300
  • Barnardo's Threads, Paisley
  • Closing 23rd November 2023

Barnardo's Threads service has been supporting young people in the Renfrewshire area for over 20 years.

Barnardo's in partnership with Renfrewshire Council is recruiting a project worker (PW2) for our GAP Homes service.

GAP Homes will provide a coordinated and intensive package of support for identified young care leavers. These young people can present with multiple and/ or complex support needs. The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience of supporting young people through issues including trauma, loss, substance use or exploitation. You will liaise with multi agency partners to deliver outcome focussed support. The support is delivered over seven days therefore a flexible working approach is required.

You must be SSSC registration or ability to be registered, please see the attached role profile below detailing further information.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

Our basis and values

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Project Worker, Child Criminal Exploitation (17078)

  • Full time
  • Circa £27,300 – £37,960
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 23rd November 2023

Barnardo's Safer Choices is a specialist service targeted specifically at children and young people aged 18 years and under who are involved in or are at risk of involvement in child exploitation/extra familial harm.

The service makes contact with children and young people via a range of methods including street work, through outreach and group work in residential schools, children's houses and in mainstream schools as well as engaging in intensive 1:1 support.

The service also conducts return discussions with young people who have returned from being missing and the post holder for this role will take primary responsibility for facilitating these return discussions.

It is anticipated that the post holder will engage with children and young people in a variety of settings including, the family home, school, and where appropriate residential children's houses.

We are looking to recruit to this position and would welcome applicants who are available to consider both part time and full-time hours. This post is also open to a secondment opportunity - You must have your line managers agreement before applying.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

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Housing Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,400 – £25,134 pro-rata
  • North Lanarkshire HSS
  • Closing 23rd November 2023

We have an opportunity for a Project Worker to join our North Lanarkshire Youth Housing Support Service .

Essentially you will be self-motivated individual with a passion for working with young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

You must be able to assist young people through all steps of gaining and maintaining a tenancy. Key skills required are ability to assess, engage, and assist the team in achieving positive outcomes.

Ideally you will have some experience of working with vulnerable people and some knowledge of homelessness issues.

We are particularly keen to hear from candidates who meet the SSSC registration requirements for a registered housing support worker but will consider applicants who have relevant experience and who are willing to obtain the required qualification within an agreed time frame.

Access to a car and a clean driving licence is required for this post. Occasionally you may be required to work on evenings and weekends.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Waking Night Residential Project Worker (Disability Service)

  • Full time
  • £30,356
  • Caern House, Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th November 2023

Barnardo's Caern Disability Services consists of 3 unique Projects who deliver a variety of quality services for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We have done this for over forty years.

At the Caern Short Breaks Service, we support up to 5 children and young people aged 5-18 by offering respite and short break packages to them and their families.

Working primarily in the residential setting you will promote the happiness, safety and welfare of the young people. You will play an active role in supporting the children and young people and their families/carers to achieve positive outcomes, as identified in the Young People's Individual Support Plans.

You will work on a rota of WAKING nights shifts (including weekends) normally worked over 10 hours. Full time working is 40 hours and part-time hours may be considered.

About You

We are looking for Residential Project Workers who have experience in working directly with children and young people, ideally in a residential setting. Experience in supporting children and young people with a learning disability and/or Autism would be an advantage. Communication with the young people is paramount - the key is time tabling; structure; reliability and consistency. You will be faced with behaviours that challenge, including physical.

Ideally, you will hold (or be willing to work towards) a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example SVQ3 children and young people) plus an HNC in social services. These qualifications are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as part of your employment.

For an informal chat about this role – please contact Lindsay Paton (Team Manager) on 0131 339 8840

Benefits

Workplace Offer: What it means for you

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

  • Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
  • Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
  • 20% discount at Barnardo's stores
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Access to Barnardo's Learning and Development offer

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

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Project Worker 2 (15552)

  • Full time
  • £27,300
  • Inverness
  • Closing 9th November 2023

The Anchor Highland Cash Back Service(Funded by Scottish Government Cash Back for Communities Phase 6) .

This Service is a community based hub in Inverness, with a targeted, assertive outreach response team focusing on individuals subjected to exploitation aged primarily 13 to 18.

The Anchor Highland Cash Back will focus on three key areas of support:

  1. Street Work - The team engage with young people through street work, building trusting relationships by identifying needs and providing information and advice. The Anchor Hub building is accessible in evenings and weekends, offering a safe space where young people receive hot food and refreshments.
  2. Alternative Space - The Hub offers an alternative space for young people, to reduce the number of young people congregating in unsafe locations and who risk involvement in anti-social behaviours and becoming targets for criminal/sexual perpetrators. Anchor also provides telephone and text services.
  3. A trauma informed, rights based, relational approach - This activity underpins our work with young people. By listening to them, we promote their strengths and assets and what matters to them and ensure that young people's needs are identified, and they receive timely, responsive support to reduce the risk of problems escalating and the need for increasing statutory intervention.

The Anchor Highland is part of a wider Highland partnership and therefore the post holder will need to be innovative, an excellent communicator and have the ability to work effectively with partners to meet service outcomes.

The post holder will be required to work evenings and weekends as part of service delivery.

Benefits

  • Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
  • Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Access to Barnardo's Corporate University

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Project Worker 2 Rights and Advocacy Service (17416)

  • Full time
  • £27,300 – £36,029
  • Fife
  • Closing 6th November 2023

Barnardo's Children's Rights and Advocacy Service has been established in Fife for more than 20 years. The provision supports children and young people aged 0-18 years of age who are Looked After at Home or Away from Home, experience complex health/disability needs, or are detained under mental health legislation, through the provision of rights representation, advocacy, and rights advice & information.

An opportunity has arisen within this service for you to join an established and committed team to provide Rights representation for the children and young people of Fife as described above. You will have an opportunity to become part of and develop the service to ensure that Children's Rights are at the centre of decision making in Fife.

An experience of Rights and/or Advocacy work would be extremely desirable as would an ability to engage with children, young people and partner agencies. An understanding or knowledge of legislation surrounding UNCRC, the Promise and the Children's hearing system would be really helpful.

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Volunteer Co-ordinator (16733)

  • Part time
  • £24,960 – £28,080 pro-rata
  • Barnardo's Fife Locality
  • Closing 30th October 2023

We have a fantastic opportunity to work for the UK's largest children's charity

  • Do you have experience of managing and working with volunteers?
  • Do you have knowledge & experience of working within safeguarding procedures?
  • Do you want to work with supportive, committed and passionate services?

If you have answered YES to the above questions, you may just be the person we are looking for.

Barnardo's Fife Locality has a vacancy available for you.

You will be required to:

  • To take overall responsibility for the volunteering programmes.
  • To develop ongoing recruitment of volunteers to help expand the service.
  • Conduct interviews, training and inductions.
  • Provide ongoing supervision and support to volunteers.
  • To track volunteers: Monitoring & Evaluation, Hours, Exit interviews, Case Studies & Volunteer Profiles
  • Take part in wider volunteer events and networking opportunities both in and out of the organisation
  • Travel throughout the Locality to meet the requirements of the role.

The postholder will be required to be flexible to work across the locality, both for the benefit of volunteers and the families they support. For this reason, access to your own transport would be essential.

This is a maternity cover position (12 months, Oct 23-Oct 24). Whilst the regular work pattern for this post will be set hours within the hours of 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday, there will be a requirement for evening and weekend working. This position is for 30 hours per week.

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Project Worker 2 BEC Additional Service (17307)

  • Part time
  • £27,300 – £36,029 pro-rata
  • Barnardo's Fife Locality
  • Closing 22nd October 2023

Barnardo's Empowering Change (BEC) service works with children, young people and families across Fife to provide an additional level of support to those who have experienced impact from substance use within the family. The team also work alongside the Barnardo's Fife Mental Health and Wellbeing Service and the Substance Use Education Service and is in partnership with Clued Up to provide communities with the right support at the right time.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join an established team and be an integral part of growing the service, developing new ways of working with children, young people and families and developing new partnerships. Ideally you will have experience of working with children and families with complex needs, and a working knowledge of attachment theories in practice. Experience or a working knowledge of substance use and the impact on families would be desirable.

Your work base will be in Kirkcaldy but Barnardo's use a hybrid model of working split between office bases and home based working

Pay & Reward Framework

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which was rolled out 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's as it will offer clear routes of progression for colleagues to progress through the pay band of their role.

Whilst the full pay band and salary range is advertised, our approach to starting salaries is to appoint between the minimum to mid-point of the pay band – this ensures that pay progression steps are available to reward our colleagues annually based on their contribution to excellence and alignment to our values and behaviours. More details on Barnardo's pay framework can be found upon application.

Benefits

Workplace Offer: What it means for you

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

  • Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
  • Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
  • 20% discount at Barnardo's stores
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Access to Barnardo's Learning and Development offer

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

Our basis and values

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Project Worker 2 BEC intensive service (17255)

  • Full time
  • £27,300 – £36,029
  • Fife
  • Closing 15th October 2023

Barnardo's has had a presence in Fife for over 20 years. Work with children and families has been a consistent feature of our services in Fife. Our service that works with families impacted by substance use is now called Barnardo's Empowering Change (BEC) service and has been in existence for around 9 years. As a result the service is well respected and established in Fife.

The BEC service works in partnership with another local organisation, Clued Up to provide a whole family response to families who are impacted by substance use. The service has two aspects to the work and provides an intensive level of support to some families who are on the verge of family breakdown. The other aspect of the work offers support to families at an earlier stage of the process and aims to divert families impacted by substance use, away from more intensive levels of support. This post will sit within the intensive aspect of the service and will work alongside our Stronger Families service and team.

You will be required to assess, design and deliver direct services to families impacted by substance use and as such experience/or a working knowledge of this area of work would be extremely helpful. Experience of working with children and families and a working knowledge of attachment theories and Trauma Informed Practice would be extremely desirable as would a knowledge of The Promise.

Pay & Reward Framework

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which was rolled out 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's as it will offer clear routes of progression for colleagues to progress through the pay band of their role.

Whilst the full pay band and salary range is advertised, our approach to starting salaries is to appoint between the minimum to mid-point of the pay band – this ensures that pay progression steps are available to reward our colleagues annually based on their contribution to excellence and alignment to our values and behaviours. More details on Barnardo's pay framework can be found upon application.

Benefits

Workplace Offer: What it means for you

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
  • Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
  • 20% discount at Barnardo's stores
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Access to Barnardo's Learning and Development offer

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

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This vacancy has now closed

Project Worker 2 Stronger Families (17234)

  • Full time
  • Circa £27,300 – £36,025
  • Fife
  • Closing 15th October 2023

Barnardo's Stronger Families service are offer an exciting opportunity to join an established team who deliver Attachment and Trauma Informed Practice models of support to families with children aged 0-13 yrs of age in the Fife area. You will be required to deliver direct services to families who have complex needs and who are at risk of family breakdown. You will have experience of working with children and families and a working knowledge of attachment theories in practice.

Barnardo's has had a presence in Fife for over 20 years, Working with children and families has been a consistent feature of our services in Fife. Our Stronger Families service has been in existence in it's current guise for the past 7 years and was previously the Intensive Family Support Service. Families must be referred to this service by a social worker, live in the Fife area, have children aged between 0-13 yrs old and are typically on the verge of family breakdown.

You will be required to work intensively with the family and partner agencies to ensure that, where possible, relationships within the home improve and children can safely remain at home. Due to the intensive nature of the work, your caseload will be smaller to enable the number of hours required per week and the time to build positive working relationships.

You will be required to design and deliver direct services to families who have a range of complex needs. Experience of working with children and families and a working knowledge of attachment theories and Trauma Informed Practice would be extremely desirable as would a knowledge of The Promise and it's implications for service delivery. This is an exciting opportunity to join an established, dynamic and friendly, team where you will have the opportunity to expand and share your skills and experience within a supportive environment.

Pay & Reward Framework

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which was rolled out 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's as it will offer clear routes of progression for colleagues to progress through the pay band of their role.

Whilst the full pay band and salary range is advertised, our approach to starting salaries is to appoint between the minimum to mid-point of the pay band – this ensures that pay progression steps are available to reward our colleagues annually based on their contribution to excellence and alignment to our values and behaviours. More details on Barnardo's pay framework can be found upon application.

Benefits

Workplace Offer: What it means for you

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
  • Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
  • 20% discount at Barnardo's stores
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Access to Barnardo's Learning and Development offer

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

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Service Administrator

  • Full time
  • £23,227
  • Barnardo's Threads. Paisley
  • Closing 11th October 2023

Barnardos is working in partnership with Renfrewshire Council and wider third sector to improve outcomes for families in the Renfrewshire area.

Due to the recent growth of the Early Help - Social Work Front Door pilot that is currently being delivered across Paisley North and Paisley South Duty Social Work Teams, to Duty SW teams Renfrewshire wide we are now recruiting a Service Administrator. The extension of the service will build on the learning of the model used in the pilot and be responsive and adaptive in its delivery to meet the specific needs of Duty SW teams across Renfrewshire.

The Early Help - Social Work Front Door pilot is funded from Barnardo's and Renfrewshire Council Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategic Partnership funding, to provide an alternative to social work intervention for families who are experiencing difficulties which without support, might escalate to require statutory involvement. In doing so, the aim is, wherever possible, to prevent children and young people from becoming looked after.

The Service administrator role will be pivotal in developing systems and processes to support the expansion of the Early help Service and to produce monitoring & impact reports for the Childrens Service Manager and key commissioners. The Early Help administrator will also support the wider team members to ensure smooth running of the service day to day requirements as well as supporting other areas of the wider Threads Service Portfolio as directed by the Childrens Service Manager.

The successful applicant should be motivated, driven and can work on their own initiative and as part of a wider multidisciplinary team. Experience of working alongside colleagues from a multidisciplinary background would be desirable and experience of working in the public or third sector would be welcomed albeit not essential.

The successful candidate will require to work with a high degree of flexibility to meet the needs of the service.

Please note due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date. We recommend that you apply for this role as soon as possible.

All applicants for this role shall be required to undertake a finance test. Please note ; proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel, word and power point essential.

Pay & Reward Framework

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which was rolled out 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's as it will offer clear routes of progression for colleagues to progress through the pay band of their role.

Whilst the full pay band and salary range is advertised, our approach to starting salaries is to appoint between the minimum to mid-point of the pay band – this ensures that pay progression steps are available to reward our colleagues annually based on their contribution to excellence and alignment to our values and behaviours. More details on Barnardo's pay framework can be found upon application.

Benefits

Workplace Offer: What it means for you

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
  • Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
  • 20% discount at Barnardo's stores
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Access to Barnardo's Learning and Development offer

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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This vacancy has now closed

Project Worker, Child Criminal Exploitation

  • Full time
  • £27,300 – £37,960
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 21st September 2023

Barnardo's Safer Choices is a specialist service targeted specifically at children and young people aged 18 years and under who are involved in or are at risk of involvement in child exploitation/extra familial harm.

The service makes contact with children and young people via a range of methods including street work, through outreach and group work in residential schools, children's houses and in mainstream schools as well as engaging in intensive 1:1 support.

The service also conducts return discussions with young people who have returned from being missing and the post holder for this role will take primary responsibility for facilitating these return discussions.

It is anticipated that the post holder will engage with children and young people in a variety of settings including, the family home, school, and where appropriate residential children's houses.

We are looking to recruit to the following position and would welcome applicants who are available to consider both part time and full-time hours:

For the essential criteria relating to these roles, see the attached job and person profiles with the additional service information.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

Our basis and values

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

As & When Project Worker, Child Exploitation

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Safer Choices, Glasgow
  • Closing 28th September 2023

Barnardo's Safer Choices is a specialist service targeted specifically at children and young people aged 18 years and under who are involved in or are at risk of involvement in child exploitation/extra familial harm.

The service makes contact with children and young people via a range of methods including street work, through outreach and group work in residential schools, children's houses and in mainstream schools as well as engaging in intensive 1:1 support.

The service also conducts return discussions with young people who have returned from being missing and the post holder for this role will take primary responsibility for facilitating these return discussions.

It is anticipated that the post holder will engage with children and young people in a variety of settings including, the family home, school, and where appropriate residential children's houses.

We are specifically looking to recruit for out of hours outreach work up to 10pm.

For the essential criteria relating to these roles, see the attached job and person profiles with the additional service information.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

Our basis and values

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Family Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £27,300
  • Paisley
  • Closing 14th December 2023

Barnardos Threads Service is partnership with Renfrewshire Social Work is recruiting a Project Worker 2 for our Early Help Service.

This role has been created to provide an alternative to social work intervention for families who are experiencing difficulties which without support, might escalate to require statutory involvement.

Early Help Project Workers will take a strengths-based approach to their work with families, working in partnership to identify and develop strengths and protective factors. Practitioners will focus on achieving:

  • More positive family relationships
  • Improved family functioning
  • More effective parenting
  • Improved health and wellbeing for children, young people and parents/carers
  • Reduced social isolation and better connections within the local community
  • Better connecting families to other sources of community support.

The project worker will have a good knowledge and understanding of the wider supports available from voluntary and community-based organisations and will refer families to these supports where appropriate. This will maximise family engagement with long term community-based support available to them within their local area.

The role activities include assessing and planning, parenting and family support. Outcomes include Improved Family Wellbeing, Reduced Isolation and Community connectedness.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Project Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £27,300
  • Edinburgh Office & SE Scotland Locality
  • Closing 10th September 2023

Barnardo's Together for Positive Change (BTFPC) is recruiting

BTFPC was established in July 2020 as part of an intensive family support model which was piloted across Scotland to tackle intergenerational poverty. The focus was to identify and remove barriers to training and work and promote attainment in those families deemed at most risk. BTFPC is a collaborative partnership with Capital City Partnership and Midlothian with key stakeholders being the Early Intervention and Prevention service and Community Lifelong Learning.

The Project Worker 2 will working intensively with families to assess needs and risks, to design and deliver bespoke packages of support to address these complex needs and promote lasting change

BTFPC aims to address the identified needs of families with children under 16, who face multiple barriers/challenges to moving out of poverty and provide an offer of holistic whole family support

Where appropriate, we will encourage and support individual progression including through our partnership with Midlothian Council's Communities, Lifelong Learning and Employability teams

Support is designed with families to achieve agreed goals following assessment and is time limited to ensure support is effective and families are empowered to maintain changes when support ends. Interventions include parenting sessions, whole family sessions, 1:1 sessions and group work

Child and Family Workers will work in partnership with a range of other agencies to coordinate strategies to meet the needs of service users. Including, but not limited to: Schools; Children and Family Social Worker; Parental employability service; Community Lifelong learning; Homelink; Y2K; Housing; CAB. They will participate in formal multi-agency planning meetings and reflect the views and wishes of service users in all planning.

Applicants should have:

  • You will hold a relevant qualification- (Community Education Worker -Degree/Diploma, Social Worker -Degree/Dip Social Work or an equivalent qualification)– Plus post qualifying experience of working with young people and families in community and/or statutory settings
  • Ideally you will have relevant experience of working with children and young people in a similar role/context
  • Awareness of factors impacting on and issues facing vulnerable children and young people and families (e. g. disadvantage, poverty, disability).
  • Knowledge of child/young people development
  • Knowledge of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
  • Knowledge of legislation relevant to service aims

The Project Worker 2 will apply Safeguarding and Child Protection policies to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people at all times.

The posts are based in our offices at Oxgangs Road North but much of the direct work with service users will take place in homes, schools and other community settings. Some early morning or evening working may be required as we strive to provide a flexible service that meets the needs of our service users at a time and place that suits our service users.

If this role sounds like something you'd be interested in – please apply or alternatively, if you'd like to discuss this role further, please contact Alison Hanratty (Team Manager) - alison.hanratty@barnardos.org.uk or 07738 119091.

When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document. This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.

Pay & Reward Framework

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which was rolled out 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's as it will offer clear routes of progression for colleagues to progress through the pay band of their role.

Whilst the full pay band and salary range is advertised, our approach to starting salaries is to appoint between the minimum to mid-point of the pay band – this ensures that pay progression steps are available to reward our colleagues annually based on their contribution to excellence and alignment to our values and behaviours. More details on Barnardo's pay framework can be found upon application.

Benefits

Workplace Offer: What it means for you

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's.
  • Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contributionDeath in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
  • 20% discount at Barnardo's stores
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Access to Barnardo's Learning and Development offer

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

Our basis and values

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Finance Officer

  • Full time
  • Circa £21,000 – £26,426
  • Barnardo's Scotland Edinburgh Office & SE Scotland Locality
  • Closing 8th September 2023

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Finance Officer to join a busy finance team in the central belt of Scotland.

The applicant should have the following skills and experience:

  • Experience of working within a finance function.
  • Demonstrable experience of all aspects of sales ledger invoice processing and credit control
  • Demonstrable experience of operating a petty cash system.
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills, including with managers.
  • IT literate.
  • Dynamic, energetic and enthusiastic approach to work.
  • Ability to communicate face to face and over the phone with a variety of people both internal and external to the Organisation.

Pay & Reward Framework

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which was rolled out 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's as it will offer clear routes of progression for colleagues to progress through the pay band of their role.

Whilst the full pay band and salary range is advertised, our approach to starting salaries is to appoint between the minimum to mid-point of the pay band – this ensures that pay progression steps are available to reward our colleagues annually based on their contribution to excellence and alignment to our values and behaviours. More details on Barnardo's pay framework can be found upon application.

Benefits

Workplace Offer: What it means for you

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

  • Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
  • Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
  • 20% discount at Barnardo's stores
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Access to Barnardo's Learning and Development offer

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

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This vacancy has now closed

School Based Family Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £27,300 – £30,225 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 28th August 2023

We are recruiting for a new part-time School Development worker in Aultmore Primary School. The initial post is fixed term (term-time) until 23rd June 2024.

Aultmore Park Primary School is looking for someone who wants to make a difference to the children and families they work with – to help engage children, young people, and their families more actively in their educational journey. Through a combination of individual, group and other work with the wider school community of families. We are looking for someone who can work flexibly, hopefully, and strategically with us to make a real difference to the future of the children of Aultmore Park Primary School.

If you think this person could be you, please let us know all about you by applying - we can't wait to hear from you!

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Volunteer Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £24,960 – £28,080
  • Fife
  • Closing 20th August 2023

  • Do you want to work for the UK's largest children's charity?
  • Do you have experience of managing and working with volunteers?
  • Do you have knowledge & experience of working within safeguarding procedures?
  • Do you want to work with supportive, committed and passionate services?

If you have answered YES to the above questions, you may just be the person we are looking for.

Barnardo's Fife Locality has a vacancy available for you.

You will be required to:

  • To take overall responsibility for the volunteering programmes.
  • To develop ongoing recruitment of volunteers to help expand the service.
  • Conduct interviews, training and inductions.
  • Provide ongoing supervision and support to volunteers.
  • To track volunteers: Monitoring & Evaluation, Hours, Exit interviews, Case Studies & Volunteer Profiles
  • Take part in wider volunteer events and networking opportunities both in and out of the organisation
  • Travel throughout the Locality to meet the requirements of the role.

The postholder will be required to be flexible to work across the locality, both for the benefit of volunteers and the families they support. For this reason, access to your own transport would be essential.

This is a maternity cover position (12 months, Oct 23-Oct 24). Whilst the regular work pattern for this post will be set hours within the hours of 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday, there will be a requirement for evening and weekend working. This position is for 30 hours per week.

Pay & Reward Framework

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which was rolled out 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's as it will offer clear routes of progression for colleagues to progress through the pay band of their role.

Whilst the full pay band and salary range is advertised, our approach to starting salaries is to appoint between the minimum to mid-point of the pay band – this ensures that pay progression steps are available to reward our colleagues annually based on their contribution to excellence and alignment to our values and behaviours. More details on Barnardo's pay framework can be found upon application.

Benefits

Workplace Offer: What it means for you

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

  • Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
  • Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
  • 20% discount at Barnardo's stores
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Access to Barnardo's Learning and Development offer

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Children's Service Manager

  • Full time
  • from £41,600
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th August 2023

Are you committed to delivering good quality family support services that really make a difference to children, young people and families?

Are you an effective manager and leader who has the skills to work with partners on a journey of continuous improvement? If so, Barnardo's is looking for you to join our management team in the South East locality where we deliver a range of services supporting children, young people and families.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead, develop and manage three family support services and play a pivotal role in increasing our ambition ‘to achieve better outcomes for more children' while delivering on the Promise.

HMP Edinburgh Visitor Centre is a voluntary service in partnership with the Scottish Prison Service and provides a book in service to all visitors who attend HMP Edinburgh. Families attending the centre are provided with a range of emotional and practical supports.

Edinburgh Positive Wellbeing Service provides a range of supports to children and young people aged 5 to 24 who are affected by the imprisonment of a family member. The service aims to improve mental health and wellbeing and reduce the impact of distress and stigma.

Edinburgh Together is currently a referred intensive whole family support service targeting children and young people most at risk of experiences known to have a sustained impact on wellbeing.

We are looking for a highly motivated, well organised individual with extensive family support experience in a managerial role who has:

A relevant professional and managerial qualification and a minimum of two years managerial experience.

And who can:

  • Balance the conflicting demands of leading, developing and managing multiple services, including budgets and finance.
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge and experience of Family Support, Child Protection and Safeguarding.
  • Demonstrate effective leadership and ability to adapt, manage and lead through change.
  • Evidence effective partnership working and collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate their ability to set service and individual objectives with a focus on best practice and continual service improvement.

If you would like to discuss the post and services further, please contact Faith Watson, Assistant Director of Children's Service's South East Locality on faith.watson@barnardos.org.uk to arrange an informal chat.

Benefits

Workplace Offer: What it means for you

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

  • Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
  • Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
  • 20% discount at Barnardo's stores
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Access to Barnardo's Learning and Development offer

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

Our basis and values

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Waking Night Project Worker (Disability Service)

  • Full time
  • £28,080
  • Caern – Penicuik
  • Closing 20th August 2023

Barnardo's Caern Disability Services consists of three unique Projects who deliver a variety of quality services for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We have done this for over forty years.

Pentland Way Project is a residential service providing support for up to three young people. Working primarily in the residential setting you will promote the happiness, safety, and welfare of the young people. You will play an active role in supporting the young people and their families/carers to achieve positive outcomes, as identified in their Individual Support Plans (ISP's).

We are currently looking for Waking Night Residential Project Workers to support our Young People. We have a variety of vacancies available, from 12 hours to 37 hours per week. A typical full-time working week would consist of 3 shifts from approx. 7.50pm to 8.10am.

Ideally you will have experience in working directly with children and young people in a residential setting. Experience in supporting children and young people with a learning disability and/or Autism would be an advantage. Communication with the young people is paramount - the key is time tabling; structure; reliability and consistency. You will be faced with behaviours that challenge, including physical.

You will hold (or be willing to work towards) a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example SVQ3 Children and Young people) plus an HNC in social services. These qualifications are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as part of your employment.

Please see the attached role profile and particularly the additional information detailing the requirements and criteria for this role.

For an informal chat about this role – please contact Andrew Todd on 07759 118062.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

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Counsellor

  • Part time
  • £31,200 – £37,960 pro-rata
  • HMYOI Polmont
  • Closing 25th August 2023

Barnardo's believes in the potential of every young person, no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through.

Barnardo's Scotland has three established services working with young people and women in custody. Outside in Youth Work service, Parenting Matters and Here and Now our trauma, bereavement and loss service.

A vacancy has arisen within our Here and Now Service for a skilled and experienced Counsellor, with an accredited psychotherapeutic qualification and registration to a relevant body, who can demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality psychotherapeutic services to vulnerable young people and women on both a short and long term basis.

As such you will bring a range of experience including having delivered innovative Trauma/Bereavement focused interventions in 1:1 and group settings.

You will work flexibly and creatively, alongside Here and Now colleagues and in partnership with the SPS and other agencies to develop and deliver a service that reflects the needs of young people and women in custody.

Services

Here and Now offers a range of services including-

Assessment/Outcomes- Providing standardised assessments with demonstrable outcome measures.

Therapeutic Interventions – currently including counselling, art psychotherapy. The range of therapies offered within the team aims to meet the needs of each individual.

Psycho-educational group work – These are self-contained modular sessions which can be experienced cumulatively with a focus on stabilisation, safety and self-care/containment.

Candidates will have an accredited Psychotherapeutic qualification and be registered with a professional body

Please see the attached Job description & Addendum for further information related to this post.

Please note due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date. We recommend that you apply for this role as soon as possible.

Pay & Reward Framework

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which was rolled out 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's as it will offer clear routes of progression for colleagues to progress through the pay band of their role.

Whilst the full pay band and salary range is advertised, our approach to starting salaries is to appoint between the minimum to mid-point of the pay band – this ensures that pay progression steps are available to reward our colleagues annually based on their contribution to excellence and alignment to our values and behaviours. More details on Barnardo's pay framework can be found upon application.

Benefits

Workplace Offer: What it means for you

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

  • Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
  • Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
  • 20% discount at Barnardo's stores
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Access to Barnardo's Learning and Development offer

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

Our basis and values

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Family Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £27,300
  • South Ayrshire
  • Closing 31st July 2023

Barnardo's is working in partnership with South Ayrshire ADP, Statutory Services, ACA, Recovery Ayr and We are With You, to provide whole family holistic support to children young people and family members affected by substance use.

This new and ambitious project aims to provide a no ‘wrong door approach' to any child young person or family member wishing to access support in their own right .

The project will also deliver early intervention and prevention work within schools and community groups.

PW2

The successful candidate will be part of the innovative development and delivery of this exciting initiative and therefore is required to demonstrate a level of experience, skills, and knowledge as highlighted below to carry out key aspects of the role.

JOB AIMS

  • To work as part of a multidisciplinary team in South Ayrshire that includes a range of staff, peers, and volunteers from third sector and statutory services.
  • To provide holistic support to children, young people, family members and loved ones affected by substance use.
  • To provide support to young people with early and emerging substance use
  • To provide early and effective interventions and prevention work within schools and community groups
  • To work collaboratively with families to promote recovery and develop and nurture strengths to ensure both children and adults can overcome any difficulties that get in the way.
  • To work collaboratively with a wide range of statutory and third sector partners across the ADP, as well as with internal and external stakeholders, to achieve effective, safe and innovative service provision.

Responsibilities:

  • To support the development of the project
  • To provide direct work to children, young people and family members
  • To deliver group work and inputs to school pupils alongside other members of the team
  • To work collaboratively with partners identified within the project and the wider system to ensure project success and children young people and family's needs are met.
  • To provide holistic, intensive and flexible support, this will include evenings and weekends as required.
  • Proactively build and maintain professional relationships across the ADP ‘system'.
  • To continually learn from and disseminate good practice.
  • To promote people's rights in a positive and pro-active way, and to assist those working with children and young people to incorporate a children's rights perspective into their work and practices.
  • To promote Families as key members of our communities, and to work in an anti-discriminatory way.
  • To contribute to reports as required by the line manager.
  • To keep accurate and comprehensive records as required by service/agency policy and procedures.
  • To attend meetings as required by Barnardo's for the purposes of management, monitoring, evaluation, and development of participation work.
  • To undertake appropriate training to enable the post-holder to carry out the job more effectively and aid their own professional development.
  • To actively promote Barnardo's Scotland Equal Opportunities policy, work within the organisation's Basis & Values and ensure that diversity is recognised and promoted.
  • Working alongside Families to coordinate and deliver outcome focused support tailored to individual needs.
  • Delivering a variety of interventions in partnership with statutory and third sector colleagues to promote recovery and well-being.
  • Developing and delivering evidence informed practice
  • To undertake other tasks as required in line with the role.

Requirements:

Essentially the successful applicant should be motivated, driven and have the ability to work on their own initiative and as part of a wider multi-disciplinary team.

Experience of supporting Children, Young People and Families and relationship-based practice to work alongside those affected by multiple adversities is essential.

The successful candidate will require working with a high degree of flexibility to meet the needs of the service and as such the post holder will be required to work evenings and weekends to meet the needs of Families.

  • Relevant qualification such as: SVQ, HNC or equivalent
  • Experience of interagency work.
  • Experience of working with families affected by substance use would be desirable
  • A driving licence and access to a vehicle is an essential requirement for this post
  • We welcome applications from people with lived experience

Pay & Reward Framework

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which was rolled out 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's as it will offer clear routes of progression for colleagues to progress through the pay band of their role.

Whilst the full pay band and salary range is advertised, our approach to starting salaries is to appoint between the minimum to mid-point of the pay band – this ensures that pay progression steps are available to reward our colleagues annually based on their contribution to excellence and alignment to our values and behaviours. More details on Barnardo's pay framework can be found upon application.

Benefits

Workplace Offer: What it means for you

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

  • Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
  • Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
  • 20% discount at Barnardo's stores
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Access to Barnardo's Learning and Development offer

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our basis and values

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Family support worker

  • Full time
  • £31,200
  • South Ayrshire
  • Closing 31st July 2023

Barnardo's is working in partnership with South Ayrshire ADP, Statutory Services, ACA, Recovery Ayr and We are With You, to provide whole family holistic support to children young people and family members affected by substance use.

This new and ambitious project aims to provide a no ‘wrong door approach' to any child young person or family member wishing to access support in their own right.

The project will also deliver early intervention and prevention work within schools and community groups.

PW3

The successful candidate will be part of the innovative development and delivery of this exciting initiative and therefore is required to demonstrate a level of experience, skills, and knowledge as highlighted below to carry out key aspects of the role.

JOB AIMS

  • To work as part of a multidisciplinary team in South Ayrshire that includes a range of staff, peers, and volunteers from third sector and statutory services.
  • To provide holistic support to children, young people, family members and loved ones affected by substance use.
  • To provide support to young people with early and emerging substance use
  • To provide early and effective interventions and prevention work within schools and community groups
  • To work collaboratively with families to promote recovery and develop and nurture strengths to ensure both children and adults can overcome any difficulties that get in the way.
  • To work collaboratively with a wide range of statutory and third sector partners across the ADP, as well as with internal and external stakeholders, to achieve effective, safe and innovative service provision.

Responsibilities:

  • To support the development of the project
  • To provide direct work to children, young people and family members
  • Provide supervisory responsibility for PW2 staff within the project.
  • To coordinate and develop group work and inputs to schools and community groups.
  • To deliver group work and inputs to school pupils alongside other members of the team
  • To work collaboratively with partners identified within the project and the wider system to ensure project success and children young people and family's needs are met.
  • To provide holistic, intensive and flexible support, this will include evening and weekend as required.
  • Proactively build and maintain professional relationships across the ADP ‘system'.
  • To continually learn from and disseminate good practice.
  • To promote people's rights in a positive and pro-active way, and to assist those working with children and young people to incorporate a children's rights perspective into their work and practices.
  • To promote Families as key members of our communities, and to work in an anti-discriminatory way
  • To produce reports as required by the line manager
  • To keep accurate and comprehensive records as required by service/agency policy and procedures
  • To attend meetings as required by Barnardo's for the purposes of management, monitoring, evaluation, and development of participation work
  • To undertake appropriate training to enable the post-holder to carry out the job more effectively and aid their own professional development.
  • To actively promote Barnardo's Scotland Equal Opportunities policy, work within the organisation's Basis & Values and ensure that diversity is recognised and promoted
  • Working alongside Families to coordinate and deliver outcome focused support tailored to individual needs.
  • Delivering a variety of interventions in partnership with statutory and third sector colleagues to promote recovery and well-being.
  • Developing and delivering evidence informed practice
  • To undertake other tasks as required inline with the role.

Requirements:

Essentially the successful applicant should be motivated, driven and have the ability to work on their own initiative and as part of a wider multi-disciplinary team.

Experience of supporting Children, Young People and Families and relationship-based practice to work alongside those affected by multiple adversities is essential.

The successful candidate will require working with a high degree of flexibility to meet the needs of the service and as such the post holder will be required to work evenings and weekends to meet the needs of Families.

  • Relevant qualification such as: SVQ, HNC or equivalent
  • Experience of interagency work.
  • Experience of working with families affected by substance use would be desirable
  • A driving licence and access to a vehicle is an essential requirement for this post
  • We welcome applications from candidates with lived experience

Pay & Reward Framework

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which was rolled out 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's as it will offer clear routes of progression for colleagues to progress through the pay band of their role.

Whilst the full pay band and salary range is advertised, our approach to starting salaries is to appoint between the minimum to mid-point of the pay band – this ensures that pay progression steps are available to reward our colleagues annually based on their contribution to excellence and alignment to our values and behaviours. More details on Barnardo's pay framework can be found upon application.

Benefits

Workplace Offer: What it means for you

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

  • Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
  • Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
  • 20% discount at Barnardo's stores
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Access to Barnardo's Learning and Development offer

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our basis and values

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Housing Support Worker

  • Full time
  • Circa £23,400 – £25,134
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 31st July 2023

We have an opportunity for a Project Worker to join our North Lanarkshire Youth Housing Support Service.

Essentially you will be self-motivated individual with a passion for working with young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

You must be able to assist young people through all steps of gaining and maintaining a tenancy. Key skills required are ability to assess, engage, and assist the team in achieving positive outcomes.

Ideally you will have some experience of working with vulnerable people and some knowledge of homelessness issues.

We are particularly keen to hear from candidates who meet the SSSC registration requirements for a registered housing support worker but will consider applicants who have relevant experience and who are willing to obtain the required qualification within an agreed time frame.

Access to a car and a clean driving licence is required for this post.Occasionally you may be required to work on evenings and weekends.

Further information available on 01698 262443 option 4 please ask for Margo Murray.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our basis and values

Shortlist
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Homes First Support Workers

  • Full time
  • £27,300
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 3rd August 2023

An exciting opportunity has arisen within North Lanarkshire to be part of a Consortium working in partnership with Simon Community and Blue Triangle to provide an outreach, intensive support service, in conjunction with North Lanarkshire Council.

The positions will be an intensive Floating Support Role, based within the North Lanarkshire area and supporting service users referred by North Lanarkshire Council, Homes First Team who may be in other temporary accommodation or in their own tenancy where this intense support may prevent them from losing this accommodation.

The service users will come from the harder to engage group and be case managed by North Lanarkshire Council Homes First Team, whilst intensely supported by BTHA, Simon Community and Barnardos.

You should be a highly motivated, enthusiastic, committed and experienced support worker, able to use their own initiative and with the skills to hit the ground running. This is a great opportunity to further develop your skills and experience.

These posts will be 37 hours per week and you must have the flexibility to work at times in the evenings and at weekends dependant on service user's needs and hold valid driving license with access to own transport

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.

In return, we will offer you excellent learning and development opportunities, competitive annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, access to employee assistance programmes such as counselling and life assurance.

Should you require any further information in relation to this new and exciting opportunity, please contact Linda.Mccann@barnardos.org.uk

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our basis and values

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Project Worker 2 (16537)

  • Full time
  • £27,300
  • Barnardo's Scotland Edinburgh Office & SE Scotland Locality
  • Closing 31st July 2023

Barnardo's Together for Positive Change (BTFPC) is recruiting

Barnardo's Together for Positive Change (BTFPC) -

BTFPC was established in July 2020 as part of an intensive family support model which was piloted across Scotland to tackle intergenerational poverty. The focus was to identify and remove barriers to training and work and promote attainment in those families deemed at most risk. BTFPC is a collaborative partnership with Capital City Partnership and Midlothian with key stakeholders being the Early Intervention and Prevention service and Community Lifelong Learning.

  • The Project Worker 2 will working intensively with families to assess needs and risks, to design and deliver bespoke packages of support to address these complex needs and promote lasting change
  • BTFPC aims to address the identified needs of families with children under 16, who face multiple barriers/challenges to moving out of poverty and provide an offer of holistic whole family support
  • Where appropriate, we will encourage and support individual progression including through our partnership with Midlothian Council's Communities, Lifelong Learning and Employability teams
  • Support is designed with families to achieve agreed goals following assessment and is time limited to ensure support is effective and families are empowered to maintain changes when support ends. Interventions include parenting sessions, whole family sessions, 1:1 sessions and group work

Child and Family Workers will work in partnership with a range of other agencies to coordinate strategies to meet the needs of service users. Including, but not limited to: Schools; Children and Family Social Worker; Parental employability service; Community Lifelong learning; Homelink; Y2K; Housing; CAB. They will participate in formal multi-agency planning meetings and reflect the views and wishes of service users in all planning.

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This vacancy has now closed

Project Worker 2 (16534)

  • Full time
  • £27,300
  • Barnardo's Scotland Edinburgh Office & SE Scotland Locality
  • Closing 31st July 2023

Barnardo's Early Intervention Service (BEIS) is recruiting

Barnardo's Early Intervention Service aims to support children, families and communities to recognise and understand the signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE), ensuring early identification of children vulnerable to CSE, and the prevention of harm.

Interventions include long and short term 1:1 support session with young people, delivering group work around healthy relationships and exploitation

Providing consultancy to key stakeholders within children and young people's helping teams

Providing awareness training to professionals through a range of community events from briefing sessions to full training days supporting communities to better understand CSE and strategies to keep children and young people safe. This training is regularly reviewed and updated from a local perspective, whilst reflecting national strategies

The Project Worker 2 will work in partnership with a range of agencies to ensure that strategies are coordinated with a trauma informed, victim-centred approach. This multi-agency network includes, but is not limited to: Social work; Schools; Residential Care Providers; Health; Police; SCRA and other third sector parties.

Applicants should have:

  • You will hold a relevant qualification- (Community Education Worker -Degree/Diploma, Social Worker -Degree/Dip Social Work or an equivalent qualification)– Plus post qualifying experience of working with young people and families in community and/or statutory settings
  • Ideally you will have relevant experience of working with children and young people in a similar role/context.
  • Awareness of factors impacting on and issues facing vulnerable children and young people and families (e. g. disadvantage, poverty, disability).
  • Knowledge of child/young people development
  • Knowledge of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
  • Knowledge of legislation relevant to service aims

The Project Worker 2 will apply Safeguarding and Child Protection policies to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people at all times.

The posts are based in our offices at Oxgangs Road North but much of the direct work with service users will take place in homes, schools and other community settings. Some early morning or evening working may be required as we strive to provide a flexible service that meets the needs of our service users at a time and place that suits our service users.

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Team Manager

  • Full time
  • £34,353 – £36,807
  • Barnardo's Fife Locality
  • Closing 31st July 2023

Barnardo's is seeking a skilled, passionate, and motivated Team Manager to lead on Fife Children's Rights & Advocacy Services in Fife

We are looking for a Team Manager to join our Fife services. This is a great opportunity to manage and further develop well-established services.

The post would suit an individual who is knowledgeable about children's rights and ‘the Promise', is committed to amplifying the voices of children and young people, and is passionate about the development, employment, and representation of children's and young people's rights. The successful candidate will be a team player, who is solution focused, while demonstrating clear management and leadership skills.

If this describes you, please refer to the additional information sheet included in the application pack, for further detail about the Services we provide.

When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document. This should be done with an understanding of the context of the services described.

Pay & Reward Framework

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which was rolled out 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's as it will offer clear routes of progression for colleagues to progress through the pay band of their role.

Whilst the full pay band and salary range is advertised, our approach to starting salaries is to appoint between the minimum and third point of the pay band – this ensures that pay progression steps are available to reward our colleagues based on their contribution to excellence and alignment to our values and behaviours. More details on Barnardo's pay framework can be found upon application.

Benefits

Workplace Offer: What it means for you

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
  • Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal 20% discount at Barnardo's stores
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Access to Barnardo's Learning and Development offer

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

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Independent Advocacy Worker

  • Full time
  • £25,134
  • Hear 4 U North Ayrshire
  • Closing 24th July 2023

Independent Advocacy Worker (16386)

We believe in children and our extensive range of projects and services across Scotland help to lift them out of all forms of poverty, abuse and discrimination. These services include Hear 4U an independent advocacy service for children and young people which works to ensure children's rights are promoted, protected and respected.

Independent Advocacy Worker – Barnardo's Hear 4 U North Ayrshire (Office base in Kilwinning) Full time 37hrs

In this key role you will provide an independent advocacy service for children and young people from priority groups. Your role will be assisting children and young people to express their thoughts and views, ensuring that they can participate in the processes that affect their lives. You will also contribute to service development and evaluation. Experience of working directly with children, young people and families in a paid or voluntary setting will be essential, along with a sound understanding of child protection issues and a current driving license and access to a car for business purposes. Experience of advocating on behalf of children and/or young people is desirable.

Please see the attached Job Description with addendum for further details relating to this post.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

Our basis and values

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Independent Advocacy Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,134 pro-rata
  • Paisley
  • Closing 28th July 2023

We believe in children and our extensive range of projects and services across Scotland help to lift them out of all forms of poverty, abuse and discrimination. These services include Hear 4U an independent advocacy service for children and young people involved in the Children's Hearing System. Hear 4u works to ensure children's rights are promoted, protected and respected.

In this key role you will provide an independent advocacy service for children and young people from priority groups. Your role will be assisting children and young people to express their thoughts and views, ensuring that they can participate in the processes that affect their lives including the Children's Hearing System. You will also contribute to service development and evaluation. Experience of working directly with children, young people and families in a paid or voluntary setting will be essential, along with a sound understanding of child protection issues and a current driving license and access to a car for business purposes.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

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Independent Advocacy Worker

  • Full time
  • £25,134
  • Greenock
  • Closing 28th July 2023

We believe in children and our extensive range of projects and services across Scotland help to lift them out of all forms of poverty, abuse and discrimination. These services include Hear 4 U an independent advocacy service for children and young people which works to ensure children's rights are promoted, protected and respected.

In this key role you will provide an independent advocacy service for children and young people from priority groups. Your role will be assisting children and young people to express their thoughts and views, ensuring that they can participate in the processes that affect their lives. You will also contribute to service development and evaluation. Experience of working directly with children, young people and families in a paid or voluntary setting will be essential, along with a sound understanding of child protection issues and a current driving license and access to a car for business purposes.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is reflected in our values and our practice, and we have invested in this area of our work to ensure that we can deliver on our commitments to be an inclusive employer. EDI is a key enabler of our purpose as a charity and we want to ensure that the diversity of our teams is reflective of the communities we serve and that we continue to learn and develop our work with a focus on inclusion. We particularly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic Communities, candidates who are LGBT+ and Disabled candidates.

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Project Worker 1 Youth Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,400
  • Motherwell
  • Closing 20th June 2023

Barnardo's Lanarkshire Locality has a number of services which provides both generic and bespoke support to some of our most vulnerable children, young people, and families.

In partnership with Scottish Families affected by Drugs and Alcohol (Scottish Families), we will be delivering a new service across North Lanarkshire. Grow Your Own Routes' is funded by the cross-government Whole Family Wellbeing Fund, led by Scottish Families with the support of the Scottish Government's Drugs Policy Division. As part of its growth the service is being rolled out across several local authorities in Scotland. As a delivery partner for Scottish Families, Barnardo's will provide this service, within North Lanarkshire.

The service known as North Lanarkshire Routes, will provide bespoke support to children and young people aged 12 – 26 years who have been impacted by someone else's drugs and or alcohol use. The service will operate from our Motherwell office but will support children and young people across the locality.

The delivery approach focuses on providing a range of tailored interventions through practical support, youth work and evidence-based approaches including but not exclusive to Solihull, Lets introduce Anxiety Management (LIAM) and Mental/emotional health interventions.

We are advertising for a 37-hour Project worker 1 to join our team. If successful, your role will be to provide support through 1:1 and group activities to children and young people affected by drugs and alcohol.

We welcome applications for those interested in both part time and full time hours.

The role will involve evening and weekend work. This post covers a large geographical area and therefore a full driving licence with access to a car for the purposes of work is required.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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GAP Homes Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £27,300
  • Barnardo's Threads, Paisley
  • Closing 6th June 2023

Barnardo's Threads service has been supporting young people in the Renfrewshire area for over 20 years.

Barnardo's in partnership with Renfrewshire Council is recruiting a project worker (PW2) for our GAP Homes service.

GAP Homes will provide a coordinated and intensive package of support for identified young care leavers. These young people can present with multiple and/ or complex support needs. The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience of supporting young people through issues including trauma, loss, substance use or exploitation. You will liaise with multi agency partners to deliver outcome focussed support. The support is delivered over seven days therefore a flexible working approach is required.

You must be SSSC registration or ability to be registered, please see the attached role profile below detailing further information.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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Mental Health Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £27,300 – £29,250
  • Kirkcaldy, Fife
  • Closing 28th May 2023

In February 2021, Fife Council produced a service brief relating to Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Supports and Services for Fife. The service brief links closely to the Our Minds Matter framework in Fife and reports to a multi agency Senior Operating Group in Fife. The funding for this service brief was for an initial 6-8 month period and Barnardo's were successful in securing funding to cover Levenmouth and North East Fife areas of Fife. We secured further funding to expand the service to cover the North East Fife, Levenmouth, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath areas of Fife. This service will commenced in January 2022 and is funded for an initial period of two years.

This service delivers a variety of interventions which aim to support the emotional health needs of children, young people, and families. We offer a range of supports in the form of group programmes, support groups, workshops, one to one therapeutic support and training to other professionals. We offer support to children and young people 5-24 (26 if care experienced) and their families.

The aim of this service is to increase the capacity of existing services by providing early prevention and intervention through upskilling, supporting, and educating the community. Our hope is to enable young people to have positive mental health and wellbeing, thrive in their community and to be able to bounce back from life's challenges. Additionally, we aim to support parents to feel confident in responding to their children's mental health needs and increase their capacity to support them.

We are looking for workers who are passionate about working in this area of work and who are excited about joining a small but committed team to help grow the service and develop practice to meet the needs of the children, young people and families of Fife. To make this happen we are looking to recruit to the following post.

1 x Maternity Cover - Mental Health Practitioner (Full time) – You will carry a small caseload and be responsible for providing ongoing therapeutic support to children, young people and their families. Additionally, you will be responsible for the creation and delivery of workshops and groups in response to the local identified need and assessing, responding and signposting enquiries. The maternity cover is covering the North East Fife area of the service.

Please see the role profiles for further information and the requirements for this post.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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Counsellor (15732)

  • Part time
  • £31,200 pro-rata
  • SG Here and Now Service, HMYOI Polmont, Falkirk
  • Closing 2nd June 2023

Barnardo's believes in the potential of every young person, no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through.

Barnardo's Scotland has three established services working with young people and women in custody. Outside in Youth Work service, Parenting Matters and Here and Now our trauma, bereavement and loss service.

A vacancy has arisen within our Here and Now Service for a skilled and experienced Counsellor, with an accredited psychotherapeutic qualification and registration to a relevant body, who can demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality psychotherapeutic services to vulnerable young people and women on both a short and long term basis.

As such you will bring a range of experience including having delivered innovative Trauma/Bereavement focused interventions in 1:1 and group settings.

You will work flexibly and creatively, alongside Here and Now colleagues and in partnership with the SPS and other agencies to develop and deliver a service that reflects the needs of young people and women in custody.

Services

Here and Now offers a range of services including-

Assessment/Outcomes- Providing standardised assessments with demonstrable outcome measures.

Therapeutic Interventions – currently including counselling, art psychotherapy. The range of therapies offered within the team aims to meet the needs of each individual.

Psycho-educational group work – These are self-contained modular sessions which can be experienced cumulatively with a focus on stabilisation, safety and self-care/containment.

Candidates will have an accredited Psychotherapeutic qualification and be registered with a professional body

Please see the attached additional information and role profile below for further details.

Please note due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date. We recommend that you apply for this role as soon as possible.

Benefits

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
  • Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
  • 20% discount at Barnardo's stores
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Access to Barnardo's Learning and Development offer

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Residential Project Worker NIGHTS (Disability Short Breaks Service) (15919)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,859 – £27,546
  • Caern House, Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd June 2023

WE ARE SEEKING TO RECRUIT ENTHUSIASTIC AND COMMITTED PROJECT WORKERS TO JOIN OUR SHORT BREAKS SERVICE

We have a number of Full-Time Waking Night Shift positions available working on a rota basis, including weekends.

FULL TIME HOURS ARE 40 HOURS - PART-TIME HOURS MAY BE CONSIDERED

ABOUT CAERN

Barnardo's Caern Disability Services consists of three unique Projects who deliver a variety of quality services for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We have done this for over forty years.

Our Caern Short Breaks service supports up to 5 children and young people at any one time aged 5-18 by offering short break respite packages to them and their families. All staff play an active role in supporting the children, young people and their families/carers to achieve positive outcomes, as identified in the Young People's Individual Support Plans.

ABOUT YOU

Ideally you will have experience in working directly with children and young people in a similar setting. Experience in supporting children and young people with a learning disability and/or Autism would be an advantage. Communication with the young people is paramount - the key is time tabling; structure; reliability and consistency. You will be faced with behaviours that challenge, including physical.

The staff team across Caern Services must be fully accepting of our children and be prepared to offer them a professional relationship based on acceptance and informed by our understanding of their individual needs, wishes and experiences. We are passionate about the children and young people that we care for, showing understanding, empathy and consistency in our approach.

You will hold (or be willing to work towards) a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example SVQ3 children and young people) plus an HNC in social services. These qualifications are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as part of your employment. There may be external grants available to partly fund this.

Please see the attached role profiles detailing further information and the requirements for this role. For an informal chat about this role – please call 0131 339 8840

Benefits

Workplace Offer: What it means for you

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

  • Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
  • Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • nterest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
  • 20% discount at Barnardo's stores
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Access to Barnardo's Learning and Development offer

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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Residential Project Worker DAYS (Disability Short Breaks Service) (15899)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £28,080 – £29,640
  • Caern House, Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd June 2023

ABOUT CAERN

Barnardo's Caern Disability Services consists of three unique Projects who deliver a variety of quality services for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We have done this for over forty years.

Our Caern Short Breaks service supports up to 5 children and young people at any one time aged 5-18 by offering short break respite packages to them and their families. All staff play an active role in supporting the children, young people and their families/carers to achieve positive outcomes, as identified in the Young People's Individual Support Plans.

ABOUT YOU

Ideally you will have experience in working directly with children and young people in a similar setting. Experience in supporting children and young people with a learning disability and/or Autism would be an advantage. Communication with the young people is paramount - the key is time tabling; structure; reliability and consistency. You will be faced with behaviours that challenge, including physical.

The staff team across Caern Services must be fully accepting of our children and be prepared to offer them a professional relationship based on acceptance and informed by our understanding of their individual needs, wishes and experiences. We are passionate about the children and young people that we care for, showing understanding, empathy and consistency in our approach.

You will hold (or be willing to work towards) a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example SVQ3 children and young people) plus an HNC in social services. These qualifications are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as part of your employment. There may be external grants available to partly fund this.

Please see the attached role profiles detailing further information and the requirements for this role. For an informal chat about this role – please call 0131 339 8840

Benefits

Workplace Offer: What it means for you

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

  • Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
  • Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
  • 20% discount at Barnardo's stores
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and supportAccess to Barnardo's Learning and Development offer

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

Shortlist
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Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £27,300 – £29,250
  • Fife - Rights & Advocacy
  • Closing 19th May 2023

Barnardo's Children's Rights and Advocacy Service has been established in Fife for more than 20 years. The provision supports children and young people aged 5-18 years of age who are Looked After at Home/Away from Home, experience complex health/disability needs, or are detained under mental health legislation, through the provision of rights representation, advocacy, and rights advice & information.

An opportunity has arisen within this service for you to join an established and committed team to provide Rights representation for the children and young people of Fife as described above. There are two posts available and you will have an opportunity to become part of and develop the service to ensure that Children's Rights are at the centre of decision making in Fife.

An experience of Rights and/or Advocacy work would be extremely desirable as would a ability to engage with children, young people and partner agencies. An understanding or knowledge of legislation surrounding UNCRC, the Promise and the Children's hearing system would be really helpful.

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Personal Assistant to The Director of Barnardo's Scotland (15435)

  • Full time
  • Circa £24,960 – £28,080
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd April 2023

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Personal Assistant to the Director of Barnardo's Scotland. This role is permanent, full time with hybrid working between home and an office base in Edinburgh.

As the Personal Assistant, you will effectively manage the time and workload of the Director by supporting them with a wide range of administrative tasks. You will do this by proactively identifying and undertaking tasks and undertaking ad-hoc project work.

The ideal candidate will have exceptional organisational skills, the ability to produce agendas and minutes for key meetings and be able to communicate comfortably across multiple levels of the organisation. Project, time management and conference organisation skills would also be an advantage. This role will require you to be conscientious, self-motivated and pro-active whilst working with multiple stakeholders across the charity and externally.

If you feel like you have the skills that we are looking for, and you would like to work for a leading children's charity, please click on the ‘apply now' button below, and we will look forward to reviewing your application.

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which should be in place by 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's.

Please note due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date. We recommend that you apply for this role as soon as possible

WORKPLACE OFFER: WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

Benefits

  • Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
  • Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Access to Barnardo's Corporate University

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Project Worker - Short Breaks Disability Service (Nights)

  • Full time
  • Circa £26,727 – £36,859
  • Caern House
  • Closing 29th March 2023

WE ARE SEEKING TO RECRUIT ENTHUSIASTIC AND COMMITTED PROJECT WORKERS TO JOIN OUR SHORT BREAKS SERVICE

We are looking for someone to join our WAKING NIGHT staff team, working on a rota basis including weekends. Our full-time hours are 40 hours per week, working on a rota of 10 hour night shifts.

ABOUT CAERN

Barnardo's Caern Disability Services consists of three unique Projects who deliver a variety of quality services for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We have done this for over forty years.

Our Caern Short Breaks service supports up to 6 children and young people at any one time aged 5-18 by offering and short break packages to them and their families. All staff play an active role in supporting the children, young people and their families/carers to achieve positive outcomes, as identified in the Young People's Individual Support Plans.

ABOUT YOU

Ideally you will have experience in working directly with children and young people in a short breaks or residential setting. Experience in supporting children and young people with a learning disability and/or Autism would be an advantage.

Communication with the young people is paramount - the key is time tabling; structure; reliability and consistency. You will be faced with behaviours that challenge, including physical.

The staff team across Caern Services must be fully accepting of our children and be prepared to offer them a professional relationship based on acceptance and informed by our understanding of their individual needs, wishes and experiences. We are passionate about the children and young people that we care for, showing understanding, empathy and consistency in our approach.

You will hold (or be willing to work towards) a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example SVQ3 children and young people) plus an HNC in social services. These qualifications are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as part of your employment. There may be external grants available to partly fund this.

For an informal chat about this role – please call 0131 339 8840

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which should be in place by 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's.

Please note due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date. We recommend that you apply for this role as soon as possible.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Residential Project Worker (Disability Service)

  • Full time or Part time
  • Circa £24,723 – £34,095
  • Caern – Penicuik
  • Closing 9th March 2023

WE ARE SEEKING TO RECRUIT ENTHUSIASTIC AND COMMITTED RESIDENTIAL PROJECT WORKERS TO JOIN OUR PENTLAND WAY RESIDENTIAL SERVICE

We have a number of DAY and NIGHT shift positions available within this Service, working on a rota basis including weekends. Full-time hours are 37 per week, part-time hours may be considered and shift are typically 12 hours.

ABOUT CAERN

Barnardo's Caern Disability Services consists of three unique Projects who deliver a variety of quality services for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We have done this for over forty years.

Our Pentland Way service is a residential setting providing support to three older young people. Using a person-centred approach, we aspire to create an environment in which the young people are happy, nurtured and safe. We aim to enhance their lives by supporting them to develop independence in both the domestic environment and the community.

ABOUT YOU

Ideally you will have experience in working directly with children and young people in a residential setting. Experience in supporting children and young people with a learning disability and/or Autism would be an advantage. Communication with the young people is paramount - the key is time tabling; structure; reliability and consistency. You will be faced with behaviours that challenge, including physical.

The staff team across Caern Services must be fully accepting of our children and be prepared to offer them a professional relationship based on acceptance and informed by our understanding of their individual needs, wishes and experiences. We are passionate about the children and young people that we care for, showing understanding, empathy and consistency in our approach.

You will hold (or be willing to work towards) a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example SVQ3 children and young people) plus an HNC in social services. These qualifications are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as part of your employment. There may be external grants available to partly fund this.

For an informal chat about this role – please call 01968 664792

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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Top job! Project Worker - Disability Short Breaks Service (Days) (14703)

  • Full time
  • Circa £24,723 – £34,095
  • Caern House, Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th March 2023

WE ARE SEEKING TO RECRUIT ENTHUSIASTIC AND COMMITTED PROJECT WORKERS TO JOIN OUR SHORT BREAKS SERVICE

We have a number of positions available working DAYS on a rota basis, including weekends.

FULL TIME HOURS ARE 37 - PART-TIME HOURS MAY BE CONSIDERED

ABOUT CAERN

Barnardo's Caern Disability Services consists of three unique Projects who deliver a variety of quality services for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We have done this for over forty years.

Our Caern Short Breaks service supports up to 6 children and young people at any one time aged 5-18 by offering short break respite packages to them and their families. All staff play an active role in supporting the children, young people and their families/carers to achieve positive outcomes, as identified in the Young People's Individual Support Plans.

ABOUT YOU

Ideally you will have experience in working directly with children and young people in a similar setting. Experience in supporting children and young people with a learning disability and/or Autism would be an advantage. Communication with the young people is paramount - the key is time tabling; structure; reliability and consistency. You will be faced with behaviours that challenge, including physical.

The staff team across Caern Services must be fully accepting of our children and be prepared to offer them a professional relationship based on acceptance and informed by our understanding of their individual needs, wishes and experiences. We are passionate about the children and young people that we care for, showing understanding, empathy and consistency in our approach.

You will hold (or be willing to work towards) a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example SVQ3 children and young people) plus an HNC in social services. These qualifications are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as part of your employment. There may be external grants available to partly fund this.

For an informal chat about this role – please call 0131 339 8840

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which should be in place by 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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Project Worker (Caern Community Disability Service) (15116)

  • Full time or Part time
  • Circa £19,192 – £26,496
  • Caern House, Gogarbank, Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th March 2023

Barnardo's Caern Disability Services consists of three unique Projects who deliver a variety of quality services for Autistic and Neorudiverse children and young people, often with learning disabilities and/or physical disabilities.

At the Caern Community Project, we support up to 50 children and young people across the Lothians aged 7-18 by offering outreach, groups, youth clubs and training to children and their families.

We are looking for two Project Workers (37 hours or 22 hours) to join our small team to support young people in the community. Working primarily in the community, you will promote the happiness, safety and welfare of the young people. You will play an active role in supporting them and their families/carers to achieve positive outcomes, as identified in the Young People's Individual Support Plans.

You will work on a Rota of day shifts, including weekends, early mornings and evenings.

About You

We are looking for a Project Worker who has experience in working directly with children and young people. Experience in supporting Neurodiverse children and young people would be advantageous, or at the minimum an understanding of these factors and its impact on child development.

Experience of group work is desirable, with good planning skills.

You will need to communicate effectively with a range of people, including neurodiverse children and young people, their families and other professionals. This also includes being able to work sensitively within family homes.

You will have the confidence to lone work and can use your own initiative with support from team and managers.

You will have experience in or an understanding of supporting Neurodiverse children and young people. Communication with the young people is paramount - the key is time tabling; structure; reliability and consistency. You will be faced with behaviors that challenge, including physical.

As this post is in the community, a clean current drivers' license is essential.

Ideally, you will hold (or be willing to work towards) a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example SVQ3 children and young people) plus an HNC in social services. These qualifications are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as part of your employment. There may be external grants available to partly fund this.

For an informal chat about this role – please contact Lynne Melville (Team Manager) on 07789 941421

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which should be in place by 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's.

Please note due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date. We recommend that you apply for this role as soon as possible.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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Project Worker

  • Part time
  • Circa £19,192 – £26,234 pro-rata
  • PACe East Dunbartonshire, Lennoxtown
  • Closing 17th February 2023

Barnardo's PACe works with children and young people aged 5-18 years, who are experiencing significant difficulties at home or in school and are at risk of being looked after and accommodated. You'll be involved in the development of programmes that will effectively engage children and young people, helping them to develop the resilience they need to remain and thrive within their communities.

We are looking to recruit a part-time position for our PACe service to support with some of the practical and activity-based tasks that are integral and complement our intensive family support work.

As a Project Worker with the PACe service, you will be involved in supporting the staff group to effectively engage children and young people and work with their parents/carers so as to enable them to develop the resilience they need to remain and thrive within their communities.

For an informal chat about this post, please contact Sarah Gallacher, Team Manager on 01360 600 650.

Please note application packs are NOT available on this number, please click "apply" on the website.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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Family Group Decision Making Coordinator

  • Full time or Part time
  • Circa £24,723 – £34,095
  • PACe East Dunbartonshire, Lennoxtown
  • Closing 17th February 2023

Barnardo's Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) is an independently coordinated process which empowers family members to shape plans for children that recognises the strengths within the family. The family are empowered to find their own solutions and to develop a Family Plan to address the difficulties they face to support and protect the child(ren) of the family.

We are looking to recruit a full-time (open to part-time) position for our FGDM service to empower families to find their own solutions.

As a Project Worker with the FGDM service you will support the family to find their own solutions by coordinating a Family Meeting that aims to provide a supportive space where families and agencies can work together to support the wellbeing of children and young people.

For an informal chat about this post, please contact Sarah Gallacher, Team Manager on 01360 600 650.

Please note application packs are NOT available on this number, please click "apply" on the website.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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Team Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,316 – £40,072
  • Barnardo's Fife Locality
  • Closing 3rd February 2023

Barnardo's has been established in Fife for over 20 years and currently has 6 services based in the Kirkcaldy office. All 6 services cover the whole of Fife in delivery of services to children, young people and families. An opportunity has arisen within our Locality for a Team Manager to line manage two of these services. These are the Stronger Families and Barnardo's Empowering Change (BEC) service. Both services offer an intensive level of support to families who are at risk of breakdown and the BEC service works in partnership with Clued Up to support families who are impacted by substance use.

This in an exciting opportunity to join an established group of services and a newly formed leadership team within Fife. You will be expected to line manage and develop these two services and contribute to the development of leadership group across the locality. You will have management and supervisory experience, understand the concepts of the Promise, The Scottish Government's Whole Family Approach Framework, Trauma Informed Practice and Attachment Theory.

Although we have an office in Kirkcaldy, Barnardo's is currently hybrid working where staff can be flexible in their working environment and arrangements.

If you would like more information then please call the Children's Services Manager (Murdo Mathers) on 01592 651482 or 07596 890305 for an informal chat.

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which should be in place by 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's.

Please note due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date. We recommend that you apply for this role as soon as possible.

WORKPLACE OFFER: WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

Benefits

  • Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
  • 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
  • The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
  • A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
  • Service related sick pay from day 1
  • Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
  • Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Access to Barnardo's Corporate University

*T&C's apply based on contract

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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Promise Implementation Team Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,314 – £40,071
  • Barnardo's Highland Service
  • Closing 27th January 2023

Barnardos Scotland have a fantastic opportunity to support and contribute to implementation of The Promise at a local level in Highland. The post holder will take a significant role in developing promise delivery momentum; leading and supporting cross-sector strategic partnership activity in Highland.

The post holder will be innovative, an excellent communicator, able to contribute to strategic development activity across organisations within Highland. They will be confident and experienced in working with senior partners across sectors and across disciplines. They will also link and work closely with the Barnardos North East Area and Barnardos National (Scottish) Promise lead.

The post holder will also work closely with local services in supporting the development of the Promise within Services.

The promise sets out an ambition underpinned by a set of principles and a sense of direction. However, it does not determine a destination as that can only be determined in conjunction with Children, Young People and Families and the communities where they live. The post holder will therefore be confident in engaging and working with children and families, be committed to the principles of codesign, and they will be comfortable in operating in a situation where the destination is uncertain.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

As & When Project Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Ayrshire Hub
  • Closing 27th January 2023

Barnardo's South Ayrshire Services delivers a range of family support services to children, young people and families in North, South and East Ayrshire. We deliver a flexible range of early intervention-based services aimed at building resilience and promoting positive outcomes for children.

We are seeking to expand our team of Project 1 “As and When Required” staff and we are inviting applications from individuals interested in supporting us with our work.

This is an opportunity to work with children, young people and families who are experiencing adversity in a number of areas including poverty, homelessness and parenting support.

The post holder will have experience of direct work with children and young people in either a community or residential setting, but this does not have to have been gained in a formal employment setting.

Essentially you will

  • Work with children, young people and their families, on a one to one or group basis, using a variety of interventions, to identify needs and to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Work in partnership with parents/carers to empower them and to enable them to achieve better outcomes for their children.
  • Work co-operatively with children's services, health agencies and other community based services, to provide the most effective service for children young people and families.
  • Contribute to Service development.
  • Apply safeguarding and child protection procedures.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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Project Worker - Short Breaks Disability Service (Nights) (14706)

  • Full time
  • £26,727 – £36,859
  • Caern House, Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th January 2023

WE ARE SEEKING TO RECRUIT ENTHUSIASTIC AND COMMITTED PROJECT WORKERS TO JOIN OUR SHORT BREAKS SERVICE

We are looking for someone to join our WAKING NIGHT staff team, working on a rota basis including weekends. Our full-time hours are 40 hours per week, working on a rota of 10 hour night shifts.

ABOUT CAERN

Barnardo's Caern Disability Services consists of three unique Projects who deliver a variety of quality services for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We have done this for over forty years.

Our Caern Short Breaks service supports up to 6 children and young people at any one time aged 5-18 by offering and short break packages to them and their families. All staff play an active role in supporting the children, young people and their families/carers to achieve positive outcomes, as identified in the Young People's Individual Support Plans.

ABOUT YOU

Ideally you will have experience in working directly with children and young people in a short breaks or residential setting. Experience in supporting children and young

people with a learning disability and/or Autism would be an advantage.

Communication with the young people is paramount - the key is time tabling; structure; reliability and consistency. You will be faced with behaviours that challenge, including physical.

The staff team across Caern Services must be fully accepting of our children and be prepared to offer them a professional relationship based on acceptance and informed by our understanding of their individual needs, wishes and experiences. We are passionate about the children and young people that we care for, showing understanding, empathy and consistency in our approach.

You will hold (or be willing to work towards) a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example SVQ3 children and young people) plus an HNC in social services. These qualifications are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as part of your employment. There may be external grants available to partly fund this.

For an informal chat about this role – please call 0131 339 8840

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which should be in place by 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's.

Please note due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date. We recommend that you apply for this role as soon as possible.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

Shortlist
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Project Worker 2 (PW2)

  • Full time
  • £24,722
  • Lanarkshire Attachment & Nurture Service (LANS)
  • Closing 14th January 2023

Funded through the Pupil Equity Fund (PEF), Barnardo's Lanarkshire Attachment and Nurture Service provides specialist supports to children, young people and families (CYP), who are living with adverse circumstances which are impacting on their health, wellbeing and attainment. We are currently recruiting for two 37 hour Project worker 2 posts to join our team. These posts are fixed term until 31 August 2023. There is the potential for the posts to become permanent.

Based within the Motherwell office, successful candidates will work within a specialist team, providing community and school based support across Lanarkshire.

Applicants should have the following:

  • Experience of working alongside children, young people and families with a range of complex issues including child protection.
  • Experience of partnership working with a range of agencies.
  • Hold a full driving licence and have access to a car for work purposes
  • Be able to work flexibly including evenings and weekends when required
  • carry out duties as per job profile.
  • We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking to work full and part time.

If you feel this is the role for you, please apply or if you'd like to discuss this role further please contact Karen Motherwell , Children's Service Manager at karen.motherwell@barnardos.org.uk or

Gail Burnside – Team Manager at gail.burnside@barnardos.org.uk or call us on 01698262443 option 1

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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Family Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,722
  • Barnardo's Threads, Paisley
  • Closing 14th January 2023

Barnardos Threads Service is partnership with Renfrewshire Social Work is recruiting a Project Worker 2 for our Early Help Service.

This role has been created to provide an alternative to social work intervention for families who are experiencing difficulties which without support, might escalate to require statutory involvement.

Early Help Project Workers will take a strengths-based approach to their work with families, working in partnership to identify and develop strengths and protective factors. Practitioners will focus on achieving:

  • More positive family relationships
  • Improved family functioning
  • More effective parenting
  • Improved health and wellbeing for children, young people and parents/carers
  • Reduced social isolation and better connections within the local community
  • Better connecting families to other sources of community support.

The project worker will have a good knowledge and understanding of the wider supports available from voluntary and community-based organisations and will refer families to these supports where appropriate. This will maximise family engagement with long term community-based support available to them within their local area.

The role activities include assessing and planning, parenting and family support. Outcomes include Improved Family Wellbeing, Reduced Isolation and Community connectedness.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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Policy & Public Affairs Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,316 – £37,427
  • Hybrid working, Barnardo's hub/office or home address
  • Closing 7th January 2023

We are seeking a Policy & Public Affairs Officer (Scotland). This is a new role, and the postholder will work closely with the Senior Policy and Public Affairs Lead for Scotland to support the development and implementation of Barnardo's Scotland's influencing plan with a view to raising the profile and influence of Barnardo's amongst policy stakeholders and decision-makers to create positive change in children's policy.

The role offers the opportunity to be involved in many aspects of policy and public affairs influencing including: conducting research, producing reports, monitoring policy developments, liaising with policy stakeholders, supporting reactive policy work, and event management to publicise our work. The postholder will work to put the voices of children, young people, families, and our services are at the heart of Barnardo's influencing.

This role will be home based but will require travel to Edinburgh and/or other parts of Scotland for in-person meetings as required.

When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document (if applicable). This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which should be in place by 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's.

WORKPLACE OFFER: WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

Flexibility

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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Residential Project Worker (Disability Service)

  • Full time
  • £24,723 – £34,095
  • Caern – Penicuik
  • Closing 11th December 2022

WE ARE SEEKING TO RECRUIT ENTHUSIASTIC AND COMMITTED RESIDENTIAL PROJECT WORKERS TO JOIN OUR PENTLAND WAY RESIDENTIAL SERVICE

We have a number of DAY and NIGHT shift positions available within this Service, working on a rota basis including weekends. Full-time hours are 37 per week, part-time hours may be considered and shift are typically 12 hours.

ABOUT CAERN

Barnardo's Caern Disability Services consists of three unique Projects who deliver a variety of quality services for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We have done this for over forty years.

Our Pentland Way service is a residential setting providing support to three older young people. Using a person-centred approach, we aspire to create an environment in which the young people are happy, nurtured and safe. We aim to enhance their lives by supporting them to develop independence in both the domestic environment and the community.

ABOUT YOU

Ideally you will have experience in working directly with children and young people in a residential setting. Experience in supporting children and young people with a learning disability and/or Autism would be an advantage. Communication with the young people is paramount - the key is time tabling; structure; reliability and consistency. You will be faced with behaviours that challenge, including physical.

The staff team across Caern Services must be fully accepting of our children and be prepared to offer them a professional relationship based on acceptance and informed by our understanding of their individual needs, wishes and experiences. We are passionate about the children and young people that we care for, showing understanding, empathy and consistency in our approach.

You will hold (or be willing to work towards) a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example SVQ3 children and young people) plus an HNC in social services. These qualifications are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as part of your employment. There may be external grants available to partly fund this.

For an informal chat about this role – please call 01968 664792

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Project Worker (13412)

  • Full time
  • £24,723 – £34,095
  • HMYOI Polmont
  • Closing 25th November 2022

Barnardo's believes in the potential of every young person, no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through.

Barnardo's Scotland has three established services working with young people and women in custody. Outside in Youth Work service, Parenting Matters and Hear and Now our trauma, bereavement and loss service.

Vacancies have arisen for skilled and experienced Project Worker 2's who are able to demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality services to vulnerable young people.

As such you will bring a range of experience including delivering innovative Youth Work programmes within HMP/YOI Polmont.

You will work flexibly and creatively, alongside Barnardo's colleagues, and in partnership with the SPS and other agencies to develop and deliver a service that reflects the needs of young people and women in custody.

The Services

Outside In delivers Youth Work services to HMP/ YOI Polmont using specific and proven approaches which take account the needs of young people in custody and focus on the individual young person in addressing those needs. You will plan and deliver learning opportunities that will support personal development, life skills and help young people believe they have control of their lives both within and out with the establishment. . We are looking for individuals who are creative, with a strength-based, trauma informed, and solution focussed approach

Candidates will have a professional Youth Work qualification recognised by the CLD Standards Council or equivalent with a proven track record of working with young people.

This post will be subject to a PVG check through Disclosure Scotland.

Flexibility

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Family Support Worker (Project Worker 1) (14049)

  • Full time
  • from £19,192
  • Barnardo's Threads, Paisley
  • Closing 4th November 2022

Barnardos Threads Service is partnership with Renfrewshire Social Work is recruiting a Project Worker (PW1) for our Early Help Service.

This role has been created to provide an alternative to social work intervention for families who are experiencing difficulties which without support, might escalate to require statutory involvement.

Early Help Project Workers will take a strengths-based approach to their work with families, working in partnership to identify and develop strengths and protective factors. Practitioners will focus on achieving:

  • More positive family relationships
  • Improved family functioning
  • More effective parenting
  • Improved health and wellbeing for children, young people and parents/carers
  • Reduced social isolation and better connections within the local community
  • Better connecting families to other sources of community support.

The project worker will have a good knowledge and understanding of the wider supports available from voluntary and community-based organisations and will refer families to these supports where appropriate. This will maximise family engagement with long term community-based support available to them within their local area.

The role activities include assessing and planning, parenting and family support. Outcomes include Improved Family Wellbeing, Reduced Isolation and Community connectedness.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Residential Project Worker (Waking Nights) (14109)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £24,723 – £34,095
  • Caern – Penicuik
  • Closing 6th November 2022

Barnardo's Caern Disability Services consists of three unique Projects who deliver a variety of quality services for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We have done this for over forty years.

Pentland Way Project is a residential service providing support for up to three young people. Working primarily in the residential setting you will promote the happiness, safety and welfare of the young people. You will play an active role in supporting the young people and their families/carers to achieve positive outcomes, as identified in their Individual Support Plans (ISP's).

We are currently looking for Waking Night Residential Project Workers to support our Young People. You will work on a rota of 12 hour shifts including weekends. We have a variety of shifts available, from 12 hours to 37 hours per week.

Ideally you will have experience in working directly with children and young people in a residential setting. Experience in supporting children and young people with a learning disability and/or Autism would be an advantage. Communication with the young people is paramount - the key is time tabling; structure; reliability and consistency. You will be faced with behaviours that challenge, including physical.

You will hold (or be willing to work towards) a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example SVQ3 Children and Young people) plus an HNC in social services. These qualifications are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as part of your employment. There may be external grants available to partly fund this.

Please see the attached Job profile for further information. Starting salary will be based on experience and qualifications.

For an informal chat about this role – please contact Andrew Todd or Robyn Igoe on 01968 664 792

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Assistant Director - Children's Services

  • Full time
  • £45,252 – £59,303
  • Glasgow Office
  • Closing 23rd October 2022

If you are an inspirational and aspirational leader in Children's Services with a drive to deliver on The Promise to Scotland's children, young people and their families then this opportunity may be for you.

The successful person will be responsible for a varied portfolio of work in Children's Services operations across Glasgow / West of Scotland. The role requires the resilience and professional assurance to be able to work remotely and act as the senior relationship manager for the locality seeking opportunities to build new relationships and deepen existing ones with local authorities and other commissioning bodies to meet our ambition for growth.

This is a key and influential role, working as part of the Scotland Children's Services senior management team. Please see the generic Assistant Director Children's Services job description, person profile and additional information including essential criteria for this role.

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

Shortlist
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Integrated Family Support Hub (IFSH) Development Manager

  • Full time
  • Circa £26,966 – £40,072
  • Hybrid
  • Closing 4th October 2022

Barnardo's Scotland have a fantastic opportunity for an innovative and creative leader to take a significant role in the development of the Dundee Cross-Sector Alliance, a strategic partnership that is collectively committed to the delivery of the aspirations and principles of ‘the Promise' and associated National Whole Family Support Principles in Dundee.

The Integrated Family Support Hub (IFSH) Development Manager role represents an exciting opportunity to lead an ambitious development activity that will sit at the heart of the Alliance (strategic partnership) Delivery Plan.

The post holder will be creative, ambitious on behalf of children and families, adept in building positive relationships across organisations and with children and families, and who displays a range of wider leadership qualities.

The successful individual will be hosted (employed) by Barnardo's on behalf of the Dundee Alliance and they will report directly to the Alliance Group in respect of their activity.

Barnardo's offers a hybrid working model covered under our `Work from Anywhere' Framework, therefore vacancies advertised with this as an opportunity are open for applicants to either work from home or any location within the UK, including Barnardo's Hub/Office that is a reasonable distance from your home address.

Flexibility

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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This vacancy has now closed

Project Worker 2

  • Full time
  • Circa £24,723 – £34,095
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th October 2022

Barnardo's is the UK's largest children's charity. Each year we help over 50,000 children, young people and their families.

About the service:

Barnardo's 16 + (Edinburgh) has 30 years' experience of delivering quality through care and after care support services to young people in collaboration with the Local authority.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly motivated and experienced team of professionals.

About you:

Ideally you will have experience in working directly with children and young people in a similar setting.

You will hold a relevant qualification- (Community Education Worker -Degree/Diploma, Social Worker -Degree/Dip Social Work or an equivalent qualification) is essential – Plus post qualifying experience of working with young people and the ability to build strong working relationships with partner agencies.

If you feel you have the drive, experience & skills required to support these young people make positive transitions and achieve their potential.

We would really like to hear from you.

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Project Worker - Caern Disability Services

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,217
  • Caern House, Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th September 2022

WE ARE SEEKING TO RECRUIT ENTHUSIASTIC AND COMMITTED PROJECT WORKERS TO JOIN BOTH OUR SHORT BREAKS AND RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

We have a number of positions available across both these Services working DAYS, on a rota basis including weekends.

FULL TIME & PART TIME POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE.

ABOUT CAERN

Barnardo's Caern Disability Services consists of three unique Projects who deliver a variety of quality services for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We have done this for over forty years.

Our Caern Short Breaks service supports up to 6 children and young people at any one time aged 5-18 by offering short break respite packages to them and their families. All staff play an active role in supporting the children, young people and their families/carers to achieve positive outcomes, as identified in the Young People's Individual Support Plans.

Our Pentland Way service is a residential setting providing support to three older young people. Using a person-centred approach, we aspire to create an environment in which the young people are happy, nurtured and safe. We aim to enhance their lives by supporting them to develop independence in both the domestic environment and the community.

ABOUT YOU

Ideally you will have experience in working directly with children and young people in a similar setting. Experience in supporting children and young people with a learning disability and/or Autism would be an advantage. Communication with the young people is paramount - the key is time tabling; structure; reliability and consistency. You will be faced with behaviours that challenge, including physical.

The staff team across Caern Services must be fully accepting of our children and be prepared to offer them a professional relationship based on acceptance and informed by our understanding of their individual needs, wishes and experiences. We are passionate about the children and young people that we care for, showing understanding, empathy and consistency in our approach.

You will hold (or be willing to work towards) a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example SVQ3 children and young people) plus an HNC in social services. These qualifications are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as part of your employment. There may be external grants available to partly fund this.

For an informal chat about this role – please call 0131 339 8840

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

GAP Homes Project Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,723
  • Barnardo's Threads, Paisley
  • Closing 30th September 2022

Barnardo's Threads service has been supporting young people in the Renfrewshire area for over 20 years.

Barnardo's in partnership with Renfrewshire Council is recruiting 2 project workers (PW2) for our GAP Homes service.

GAP Homes will provide a coordinated and intensive package of support for identified young care leavers. These young people can present with multiple and/ or complex support needs. The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience of supporting young people through issues including trauma, loss, substance use or exploitation. You will liaise with multi agency partners to deliver outcome focussed support. The support is delivered over seven days therefore a flexible working approach is required.

You must be SSSC registration or ability to be registered, please see the attached role profile below detailing further information.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Project Worker (13377)

  • Part time
  • £24,722 pro-rata
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 7th September 2022

NLYHS is looking for someone who wants to make a difference to homeless children and families they work with – to help engage children, young people, and their families more actively in their educational journey. Through a combination of individual work, family work and work with the wider school community of families and housing departments, we are looking for someone who can work flexibly, hopefully, and strategically with us to make a real difference to the future of homeless children throughout North Lanarkshire.

The successful candidate will work on an outreach basis for most of the week (Monday – Friday) – with some early evening work as required by the post. Support will take place throughout the year - in both term time and school holiday periods.

Regular supervision with Barnardo's Line Manager will take place as will regular planning and review sessions with the Head Teacher and Senior Management Team of the school and Housing staff to ensure that the work is directly connected to improving the educational experience and attainment of the homeless children and young people.

Candidates should have experience of direct work with children – both individually and in groups, families, communities, partner agencies, and ideally, some experience of working within or alongside an educational setting.

Applicants would require a relevant qualification in education, health, social work or social care and an understanding of children's development in relation to attachment theory would be desirable.

Flexibility

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Promise Implementation Team Manager (12837)

  • Full time
  • £28,314 – £40,017
  • Inverness
  • Closing 4th September 2022

Barnardos Scotland have a fantastic opportunity to support and contribute to implementation of The Promise at a local level in Highland. The post holder will take a significant role in developing promise delivery momentum; leading and supporting cross-sector strategic partnership activity in Highland.

The post holder will be innovative, an excellent communicator, able to contribute to strategic development activity across organisations within Highland. They will be confident and experienced in working with senior partners across sectors and across disciplines. They will also link and work closely with the Barnardos North East Area and Barnardos National (Scottish) Promise lead.

The post holder will also work closely with local services in supporting the development of the Promise within Services.

The promise sets out an ambition underpinned by a set of principles and a sense of direction. However, it does not determine a destination as that can only be determined in conjunction with Children, Young People and Families and the communities where they live. The post holder will therefore be confident in engaging and working with children and families, be committed to the principles of codesign, and they will be comfortable in operating in a situation where the destination is uncertain.

Barnardo's offers a hybrid working model covered under our `Work from Anywhere' Framework, therefore vacancies advertised with this as an opportunity are open for applicants to either work from home or any location within the UK, including Barnardo's Hub/Office that is a reasonable distance from your home address.

Flexibility

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Family Support Worker (12593)

  • Full time
  • Circa £24,722 – £26,700
  • Inverclyde
  • Closing 5th September 2022

The West Locality has vacancies for the post of Project Worker 2 within Nurture Services in Inverclyde.

We are looking for a family support worker with a high level of skills, knowledge and experience in providing holistic family support to join our team; the successful candidate would contribute to the delivery of a service in partnership with education as part of The Scottish Raising Attainment Challenge in Inverclyde

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Children Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £33,591 – £48,499
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th September 2022

As Children's Services Manager for Caern Services you will be critical to the delivery of our services. You should be warm, outgoing, authentic, inspiring and passionate about the work you and your services do to support and amplify the voices of the most vulnerable children, young people and families in our society.

The Children's Services Manager in Caern holds a pivotal and multi-faceted role in Barnardo's. Not only will you be an innovator and talent spotter who listens to service users and staff, using their feedback to continually refine and develop the support children and young people receive; you will also influence and operate as a critical friend to other agencies, in order to maintain and develop Barnardo's reputation as an advocate for Children, Young People and Families.

Staff and volunteers will look to you to lead and inspire them to be at their best by keeping a focus on their wellbeing, support and development and by providing dedicated time to talk.

If this describes you, we currently have a permanent vacancy for a Children's Services Manager in our Caern Services. Please refer to the additional information sheet included in the application pack for further detail about the Service.

Please Note: Interviews will be held on 3 August 2022. We would request that you hold this date until you hear from us further.

We will also hold a waiting list of suitable candidates to be considered in the event that other similar vacancies arise in the next 12 months.

Barnardo's offers a hybrid working model covered under our `Work from Anywhere' Framework, therefore vacancies advertised with this as an opportunity are open for applicants to either work from home or any location within the UK, including Barnardo's Hub/Office that is a reasonable distance from your home address.

Flexibility

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Project Worker (13414)

  • Part time
  • Circa £24,723 – £25,959 pro-rata
  • HMYOI Polmont
  • Closing 16th September 2022

Barnardo's believes in the potential of every young person, no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through.

Barnardo's Scotland has three established services working with young people and women in custody. Outside in Youth Work service, Parenting Matters and Hear and Now our trauma, bereavement and loss service.

Vacancies have arisen for skilled and experienced Project Worker 2's who are able to demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality services to vulnerable young people.

As such you will bring a range of experience including delivering innovative Youth Work programmes within HMP/YOI Polmont.

You will work flexibly and creatively, alongside Barnardo's colleagues, and in partnership with the SPS and other agencies to develop and deliver a service that reflects the needs of young people and women in custody.

The Services

Outside In delivers Youth Work services to HMP/ YOI Polmont using specific and proven approaches which take account the needs of young people in custody and focus on the individual young person in addressing those needs. You will plan and deliver learning opportunities that will support personal development, life skills and help young people believe they have control of their lives both within and out with the establishment. . We are looking for individuals who are creative, with a strength-based, trauma informed, and solution focussed approach.

Candidates will have a professional Youth Work qualification recognised by the CLD Standards Council or equivalent with a proven track record of working with young people.

This post will be subject to a PVG check through Disclosure Scotland.

Flexibility

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Project Worker (13407)

  • Part time
  • £29,205 pro-rata
  • Outside In, Polmont
  • Closing 23rd September 2022

Barnardo's believes in the potential of every young person, no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through.

Barnardo's Scotland has three established services working with young people and women in custody. Outside in Youth Work service, Parenting Matters and Here and Now our trauma, bereavement and loss service.

A vacancy has arisen within our Here and Now Service for a skilled and experienced Counsellor, with an accredited psychotherapeutic qualification and registration to a relevant body, who can demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality psychotherapeutic services to vulnerable young people and women.

As such you will bring a range of experience including having delivered innovative Trauma/Bereavement focused interventions in 1:1 and group settings.

You will work flexibly and creatively, alongside Here and Now colleagues and in partnership with the SPS and other agencies to develop and deliver a service that reflects the needs of young people and women in custody.

Services

Here and Now offers a range of services including-

Assessment/Outcomes- Providing standardised assessments with demonstrable outcome measures.

Therapeutic Interventions – currently including counselling, art psychotherapy. The range of therapies offered within the team aims to meet the needs of each individual.

Psycho-educational group work – These are self-contained modular sessions which can be experienced cumulatively with a focus on stabilisation, safety and self-care/containment.

Candidates will have an accredited Psychotherapeutic qualification and be registered with a professional body. Please see the attached role profiles detailing further information in the links below.

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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CSE Advisor - Project Worker 3

  • Full time
  • Circa £29,205 – £35,727
  • Inverness DHQ Police Station
  • Closing 25th August 2022

CSE Advisor - Project Worker 3 (11894) RISE in Highland is a partnership between Barnardo's Scotland, Highland Child Protection Committee, Highland Council, Police Scotland, and other local stakeholders.

This wider service has been operational since 2016. However the service in Inverness is separately funded and represents an evolution of similar posts elsewhere in that it will be locally (Highland) supported, locally managed and overseen and supported by a local senior stakeholder group.

The aim is to develop and deliver a local (Highland) Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) support network that will draw on the skills, knowledge and intelligence of key agencies and provide a coordinated response to CSE. The post will also benefit from a broader CSE Advisor network which currently involves similar posts co-located within 4 of Police Scotland's 14 Divisions.

We have an exciting opportunity for a full time CSE Advisor, who has the ability to work remotely across a large geographic area. The post will be locally managed and locally supported by a senior Stakeholder Group.

This post is based within Inverness Police Headquarters - goo.gl/maps/hYQ7uXRUsmMV7eJa7

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

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Project Worker 3

  • Full time
  • Circa £29,205 – £35,727
  • Edinburgh - East of Scotland
  • Closing 5th August 2022

RISE is a partnership between Barnardo's Scotland and Police Scotland to develop and deliver a Scottish Child Exploitation (CE) Advisor network that will draw on the skills, knowledge and intelligence of key agencies and provide a coordinated response to CE.

Our CE Advisor network will work alongside Police Officers in the National Child Abuse Investigation Units as well as within Police Divisions.

We are looking to recruit a CE Advisors covering the East of Scotland. Post holders will be co-located within Police Scotland's National Child Abuse Investigation Units and will be required to engage across a number of the 14 Divisions within Scotland. Advisors will be based within a police station and will need to have the ability to work remotely from their direct line manager as well as assist in coordinating activity and learning across the posts.

The role which is essentially an enabling / capacity building role may also involve initial consultation with young people and their families/carers, with a view to referral to services, where appropriate. In this way we aim to achieve a proactive response that adequately supports victims of CE and assists in disrupting perpetrators and perpetrator networks.

The successful candidate must hold a relevant qualification in Social/Youth Justice Care

Both posts will be subject to a PVG check through Disclosure Scotland as well as an enhanced vetting check via Police Scotland.

Ideally you will have a full drivers licence with access to a car.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Project Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £24,722 – £26,700
  • Perth & Kinross
  • Closing 8th August 2022

We are looking for someone to join our Perth services which covers the Perth & Kinross area. We work in partnership with Perth & Kinross Social Work Department and Tayside Council on Alcohol. The post would suit a person who has a genuine interest and experience of working with children and families providing support in a variety of settings including family homes, schools, and community locations.

Within our Space4U service, support includes working with children who have an additional support need/disability and their families. The service also supports children who have been impacted by parental substance use, parental mental health, or domestic abuse.

Within our Hopscotch Service, Barnardo's will work to support children and families who have been or are being affected by parental/carer substance use. We work with young people aged 5-18 years.

Our aim is to support children and families using a whole family approach, focusing on strengths, building on assets and interests to support them to achieve best possible outcomes and to feel included and supported within their communities. We use a relationship-based approach to build trust with the children and their families to develop their capacity and resilience. The service operates as part of a multi-agency approach, working with partner agencies and professional stakeholders, including working as part of a team alongside Tayside Council on Alcohol (partner), building on a collaborative and co-produced approach to finding solutions.

Applicants should be committed, enthusiastic, motivated and have excellent communication skills and able to work in a collaborative manner, evidencing a respectful and inclusive approach. You will be creative, innovative, adaptable and dynamic and able to deliver a person-centred and robust service to children and families. The use of a warm, nurturing and empathetic approach is essential. Applicants should be able to evidence professional curiosity. You will have direct practice experience working with children and families and evidence an awareness of child/adult protection issues. Applicants who have some experience of working with children with additional support needs/disability is preferable.

A flexible approach is essential to providing support when families need it which will include early morning, evenings and weekends.

The positions include effective time management balancing direct support to children and families' needs with the administrative requirements of the posts.

The post is both driving licence essential and the use of a car due to location.

Barnardo's offers superb learning and development opportunities alongside high quality supervision and support.

Flexibility

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Project Worker 1

  • Full time
  • £19,192
  • Dundee
  • Closing 12th August 2022

Barnardo's Dundee is seeking a passionate and motivated applicant for a full time Project Worker 1 position in our Child and Family Support Service.

We are looking for a person to join our Dundee team who has a genuine interest in working with children and families providing support in a variety of settings including the family homes, schools and community locations and provide support either individually or with groups of children, young people and parents/carers. The service support includes working with children who have a disability and their families.

Our aim is to support children and families using a whole family approach, focusing on strengths, building on assets and interests to support them to achieve best possible outcomes and to feel included and supported within their communities. We use a relationship based approach to build trust with the children and their families to develop their capacity and resilience. The service operates as part of a multi-agency approach, working with partner agencies and professional stakeholders, building on a collaborative and co-produced approach to finding solutions.

Applicants should be committed, enthusiastic, motivated and have excellent communication skills and able to work in a collaborative manner, evidencing a respectful and inclusive approach. You will be creative, innovative, adaptable and dynamic and able to deliver a person-centred and robust service to children and families. The use of a warm, nurturing and empathetic approach is essential. Applicants should be able to evidence professional curiosity. You will have direct practice experience working with children and families and evidence an awareness of child/adult protection issues. Applicants who have experience of working with children with a disability is preferable but not essential.

A flexible approach is essential to providing support when families need it which will include early morning, evenings and weekends.

The role includes effective time management balancing direct support to children and families' needs with the administrative requirements of the post.

The post is driving licence essential and the use of a car.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Family Support Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,722
  • Barnardo's Threads, Paisley
  • Closing 31st July 2022

Barnardo's Threads Service is recruiting 2 Family Support Workers (PW2) to support young people and families throughout the Renfrewshire area.

Barnardo's Threads Service works in partnership with Renfrewshire Council, Social Work, Health, and other targeted and universal services to coordinate and deliver intensive package of support to identified young people and families presenting with multiple and/ or complex support needs.

The service provides practical and emotional support to young people aged 16-28. This includes housing and homelessness support, support with benefits and budgeting and parenting support.

Our parenting support is delivered on a 121 and group work basis with a focus on preparing for and improving parenting and understanding the importance of attachment and brain development using a Five to Thrive approach.

Please see the attached role profile below detailing further information and the essential criteria for this role.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

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Project Worker - Grade 2

  • Part time
  • £23,545 – £25,428 pro-rata
  • North lanarkshire
  • Closing 21st July 2022

Barnardo's Safer Choices is a specialist service targeted specifically at children and young people aged 18 years and under who are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing sexual and criminal exploitation.

The service makes contact with children and young people via street work, through group work in residential schools/children's houses and in mainstream schools as well as engaging in intensive 1:1 support.

We have developed a partnership with North Lanarkshire Council and Police Scotland to support and facilitate return discussions with children and young people upon their return from a missing episode and we are looking to specifically recruit to this partnership service.

Flexibility

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Teacher/Programme Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £28,631 – £30,921 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 21st July 2022

Barnardo's is seeking a qualified teacher to lead on the implementation of the PATHS Programme for Schools (UK Version) for schools in the Glasgow/Ayrshire area.

PATHS is a whole school, social emotional learning programme for pre-schools and primary schools. As Programme Co-ordinator this exciting role will involve providing training and coaching support to settings delivering the programme.

You will be part of a UK wide team and full training and support will be provided to equip you to excel in this role.

Qualification Required:

  • Recognised professional teaching qualification and registered with the relevant professional body
  • Registration is required only for those applicants currently working in a teaching position

Barnardo's Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. Applicants must be willing to undergo relevant pre-employment checks, including references being taken up prior to interview and for the successful candidate, an PVG check and Keeping Children Safe in Education Statutory Guidance.

As part of your application, you will need to provide full details of your employment since leaving secondary education, starting with your current or most recent employment first and then by working backwards, including reasons for leaving. Please also include any periods of voluntary work and/or training, providing reasons for any periods not in employment, education or training.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Residential Project Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,217
  • Caern House, Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st July 2022

WE ARE SEEKING TO RECRUIT ENTHUSIASTIC AND COMMITTED RESIDENTIAL PROJECT WORKERS TO JOIN BOTH OUR SHORT BREAKS AND RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

We have a number of positions available across these Services for both DAY and WAKING NIGHT staff, working on a rota basis including weekends. Full-time and part-time positions are available.

ABOUT CAERN

Barnardo's Caern Disability Services consists of three unique Projects who deliver a variety of quality services for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We have done this for over forty years.

Our Caern Short Breaks service supports up to 6 children and young people at any one time aged 5-18 by offering and short break packages to them and their families. All staff play an active role in supporting the children, young people and their families/carers to achieve positive outcomes, as identified in the Young People's Individual Support Plans.

Our Pentland Way service is a residential setting providing support to three older young people. Using a person-centred approach, we aspire to create an environment in which the young people are happy, nurtured and safe. We aim to enhance their lives by supporting them to develop independence in both the domestic environment and the community.

ABOUT YOU

Ideally you will have experience in working directly with children and young people in a residential setting. Experience in supporting children and young people with a learning disability and/or Autism would be an advantage. Communication with the young people is paramount - the key is time tabling; structure; reliability and consistency. You will be faced with behaviours that challenge, including physical.

The staff team across Caern Services must be fully accepting of our children and be prepared to offer them a professional relationship based on acceptance and informed by our understanding of their individual needs, wishes and experiences. We are passionate about the children and young people that we care for, showing understanding, empathy and consistency in our approach.

You will hold (or be willing to work towards) a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example SVQ3 children and young people) plus an HNC in social services. These qualifications are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as part of your employment. There may be external grants available to partly fund this.

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Project Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £23,545 – £25,428
  • Forth Valley
  • Closing 6th July 2022

We are delighted to advertise for an enthusiastic, committed and reliable person to join our dynamic team across Forth Valley. In partnership with Clackmannanshire and Stirling Council adopting a trauma informed lens we deliver a range of Services to young people aged 8-26 which includes, those in conflict with the law, Adult Justice, Substance service, young people displaying harmful sexual behaviours and those at risk of CSE.

As a Project Worker (Grade 2) you will case manage a range of cases utilising your interpersonal skills to engage young people and their families to deliver targeted interventions informed by research and assessments.

You will be joining a motivated and supportive team that has passion, commitment and integrity, providing effective interventions that produce positive outcomes for all our children, young people and their families. Barnardo's is a learning organisation that strives for continuous improvement in practice and service delivery. Through our achievements, we aim high to ensure we provide and deliver on outstanding outcomes for our young people and families.

You will receive access to training and a focus on professional development supported by highly skilled managers.

You will need to have a full driving licence and access to a car. Additionally you must be able to work flexibly including occasional evening and weekend work.

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

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Top job! Business Development Manager (Scotland and Northern Ireland)

  • Part time
  • £35,608 – £48,499 pro-rata
  • Home based
  • Closing 28th June 2022

This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving national charity, as part of a high-performing, ambitious Business Development team. You will use a wide range of commercial and interpersonal skills to develop the way our services support children, young people and families.

The core area of your work will be working with teams of Barnardo's colleagues to produce compelling proposals to commissioners and partners. As such, you'll be able to demonstrate:

  • Strong organisational skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • The ability to elicit and articulate great ideas
  • Strong written and spoken communication

You will be a skilled writer, communicating ideas effectively on paper with an ability to analyse large volumes of information to develop clear and compelling responses to tenders. It is critical that you can build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to support the development of proposals and service design.

You will manage all aspects of proposals and tenders, leading the development and delivery of bids, working to deadlines, ensuring that we present strong business cases and bids that underpin successful outcomes. In addition, there will be the opportunity to help us develop new services and innovations in priority growth areas, monitor market intelligence, assess commercial and contract risks and work alongside operational colleagues in Children's Services in Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Your project management skills may have been developed in any sector, and may need further development, but your commitment to the work we do will be demonstrated by your enthusiasm and ability to learn. In Business Development we are a supportive team, with stimulating and challenging work and extensive opportunities to learn and to help Barnardo's transform the lives of the UK's most vulnerable children.

When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document (if applicable). This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.

This is a part-time role, 20 hours per week; the working pattern will be agreed with the successful candidate.

Barnardo's offers a hybrid working model covered under our `Work from Anywhere' Framework. The needs of this particular post will require some travel to a base in one of the following three locations: Belfast, Glasgow or Edinburgh. Must be able to go to the office approximately one day a week, and be willing to travel occasionally across the nations as the business requires.

Flexibility

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Project Worker 2 - Home School Partnership

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,545 – £25,428
  • Falkirk Pathways
  • Closing 19th June 2022

Do you have expertise in working with children, young people and families who are experiencing significant challenges at home and/or in school? Are you keen to work enthusiastically, creatively, and flexibly to support families? We would like to hear from you.

Barnardo's Falkirk Home School Partnership Service works in a range of primary and secondary schools within Falkirk Council. The aim of the service is to provide early help and support to address disadvantage and adversity that prevents children/young people from having equal opportunities to achieve their full potential in education.

We are looking for people with:

A relevant qualification and experience of working within youth work, childcare, education, health, social work/social care. Ideally, experience of individual and group work in communities, with partner agencies, within or alongside an educational setting.

Our service operates flexibly to respond to the needs of our families and we are particularly interested in hearing from candidates who might be interested in working full-time or part-time. We would also be prepared to consider flexible working arrangements.

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As & When Residential Project Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Caern House, Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th June 2022

Barnardo's Caern Disability Services consists of three unique Projects who deliver a variety of quality services for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We have done this for over forty years.

We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic and committed As & When Residential Workers for our Caern Short Breaks and Pentland Way services.

We have a variety of posts available across both Projects for DAYS and WAKING NIGHTS. Hours and days can be tailored to suit your flexible needs as an As & When worker.

Our Caern Short Breaks service supports up to 6 children and young people at any one time aged 5-18 by offering and short break packages to them and their families. All staff play an active role in supporting the children, young people and their families/carers to achieve positive outcomes, as identified in the Young People's Individual Support Plans.

Our Pentland Way service is a residential setting providing support to three older young people. Using a person-centred approach, we aspire to create an environment in which the young people are happy, nurtured and safe. We aim to enhance their lives by supporting them to develop independence in both the domestic environment and the community.

We offer an hourly rate of £11.00 per hour for As & When staff (Salary FTE £21,172)

ABOUT YOU

Ideally you will have experience in working directly with children and young people in a residential setting. Experience in supporting children and young people with a learning disability and/or Autism would be an advantage. Communication with the young people is paramount - the key is time tabling; structure; reliability and consistency. You will be faced with behaviours that challenge, including physical.

The staff team across Caern Services must be fully accepting of our children and be prepared to offer them a professional relationship based on acceptance and informed by our understanding of their individual needs, wishes and experiences. We are passionate about the children and young people that we care for, showing understanding, empathy and consistency in our approach.

You will hold (or be willing to work towards) a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example SVQ3 children and young people) plus an HNC in social services. These qualifications are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as part of your employment. There may be external grants available to partly fund this.

For an informal chat about this role – please call 0131 339 8840

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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As & When Project Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Caern House, Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st May 2022

As & When Project Worker

Barnardo's Caern Disability Services consists of 3 unique Projects who deliver a variety of quality services for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We have done this for over forty years.

At the Caern Community Project, we support up to 50 children and young people across the Lothians aged 7-18 by offering outreach, holiday support, groups, youth clubs and training to children and their families.

We are looking for As & When Project Workers to join our small team to support young people in the community. Working primarily in the community, you will promote the happiness, safety and welfare of the young people. You will play an active role in supporting the children and young people and their families/carers to achieve positive outcomes, as identified in the Young People's Individual Support Plans.

You will work on a Rota of day shifts, including weekends, early mornings and evenings. We are also looking for staff to support young people in our holiday support hub. This will run from Monday 4th July until Thursday 11th August. We will be running Mondays to Thursdays, 8.30am-3.30pm

As these posts are As & When - you can commit to a flexible amount of hours and individual circumstances will be considered.

About You

We are looking for As & When Project Workers who have experience in working directly with children and young people.

Experience in supporting children and young people with learning disabilities and/or autism would be advantageous, or at the minimum an understanding of these factors and its impact on child development. Communication with the young people is paramount - the key is time tabling; structure; reliability and consistency. You will be faced with behaviours that challenge, including physical.

Experience of group work is desirable, with good planning skills.

You will need to communicate effectively with a range of people, including autistic children and young people, their families and other professionals. This also includes being able to work sensitively within families' homes.

You will have the confidence to lone work and can use your own initiative with support from team and managers.

As this post is in the community, a clean current drivers' license is essential, (although if you are applying for summer hub work this is negotiable).

For an informal chat about this role – please contact Lynne Melville (Team Manager) on 07789 941421

Flexibility

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Housing Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £19,768 – £30,046
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 30th May 2022

Barnardo's 16+ Glasgow has been operational in Glasgow for more than 20 years and works in partnership with Glasgow City Council, and a number of Local Housing Associations. The project provides a comprehensive residential and community based transitional support service to care experienced young people aged 16-25.

We are looking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our team. As a Housing Support Worker you will have the opportunity to make a significant difference to the lives of the young people supported by the service.

Ideally you will have experience of working with young people in a residential setting, or on an outreach basis, and will share our committed to valuing the unique worth of every young person being supported. If you want to make a difference, and be part of a team committed to fulfilling "the promise" to young care leavers we want to hear from you.

Please see attached role profiles for further information.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Project Worker 3 / Senior Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £27,814
  • Caern – Penicuik
  • Closing 20th May 2022

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed Senior Practitioner (Project Worker 3) to join our Pentland Way residential Service.

Working on a dayshift rota basis, you will typically work 12 hour shifts with a full-time post being 37 hours. Weekend working is included.

Barnardo's Caern Disability Services consists of three unique Projects who deliver a variety of quality services for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We have done this for over 40 years.

Our Pentland Way Service is a residential service providing support to three older young people. Using a person-centred approach, we aspire to create an environment in which the young people are happy, nurtured and safe. We aim to enhance their lives by supporting them to develop independence in both the domestic environment and the community.

About you

Ideally you will have experience in working directly with children and young people in a residential setting. Experience in supporting children and young people with a learning disability and/or Autism would be an advantage.

You will work directly with the children and young people on shift, as part of the staff team on rota. In addition to this your main role will include

  • Responsibility for the day to day running of the house
  • Leading the staff on shift including rota management, leading practice and ensure staff are working to high levels of performance in the best interests of the C&YP in our care.
  • Supervise staff including Residential Project Workers and As & When staff
  • Support the Team Manager and Children's Service Manager with the ongoing development of the Service

The staff team across Caern Services must be fully accepting of our children and be prepared to offer them a professional relationship based on acceptance and informed by our understanding of their individual needs, wishes and experiences. We are passionate about the children and young people that we care for, showing understanding, empathy and consistency in our approach.

You will hold or be willing to work towards recognised SSSC qualification/s relevant to this role (Residential Worker with Supervisory Responsibilities). There may be external grants available to partly fund this.

For an informal chat about this role – please call 0131 339 8840

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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Project Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £24,722 – £26,700
  • TCA - Family Support Service Perth & Kinross
  • Closing 15th May 2022

Barnardo's Perth & Kinross Service is seeking a passionate and motivated person for a Project Worker 2 post in our Perth Service

We are looking for a person to join our Perth service which covers the Perth & Kinross area. The service works in partnership with Perth & Kinross Social Work Department and Tayside Council on Alcohol. The post would suit a person who has a genuine interest and experience of working with children and families providing support in a variety of settings including family homes, schools and community locations. The service support includes working with children who have an additional support needs/disability and their families. The service supports children who have been impacted upon by parental substance use, parental mental health or domestic abuse.

Our aim is to support children and families using a whole family approach, focusing on strengths, building on assets and interests to support them to achieve best possible outcomes and to feel included and supported within their communities. We use a relationship based approach to build trust with the children and their families to develop their capacity and resilience. The service operates as part of a multi-agency approach, working with partner agencies and professional stakeholders, including working as part of a team alongside Tayside Council on Alcohol (partner), building on a collaborative and co-produced approach to finding solutions.

Applicants should be committed, enthusiastic, motivated and have excellent communication skills and able to work in a collaborative manner, evidencing a respectful and inclusive approach. You will be creative, innovative, adaptable and dynamic and able to deliver a person-centred and robust service to children and families. The use of a warm, nurturing and empathetic approach is essential. Applicants should be able to evidence professional curiosity. You will have direct practice experience working with children and families and evidence an awareness of child/adult protection issues. Applicants who have some experience of working with children with additional support needs/disability is preferable.

A flexible approach is essential to providing support when families need it which will include early morning, evenings and weekends.

The positions include effective time management balancing direct support to children and families' needs with the administrative requirements of the posts.

The post is both driving licence essential and the use of a car due to location.

Barnardo's offers superb learning and development opportunities alongside high quality supervision and support.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

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Residential Project Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,217
  • Caern House, Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th May 2022

WE ARE SEEKING TO RECRUIT ENTHUSIASTIC AND COMMITTED RESIDENTIAL PROJECT WORKERS TO JOIN BOTH OUR SHORT BREAKS AND RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

We have a number of positions available across these Services for both DAY and WAKING NIGHT staff, working on a rota basis including weekends. Full-time and part-time positions are available.

ABOUT CAERN

Barnardo's Caern Disability Services consists of three unique Projects who deliver a variety of quality services for young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We have done this for over forty years.

Our Caern Short Breaks service supports up to 6 children and young people at any one time aged 5-18 by offering and short break packages to them and their families. All staff play an active role in supporting the children, young people and their families/carers to achieve positive outcomes, as identified in the Young People's Individual Support Plans.

Our Pentland Way service is a residential setting providing support to three older young people. Using a person-centred approach, we aspire to create an environment in which the young people are happy, nurtured and safe. We aim to enhance their lives by supporting them to develop independence in both the domestic environment and the community.

ABOUT YOU

Ideally you will have experience in working directly with children and young people in a residential setting. Experience in supporting children and young people with a learning disability and/or Autism would be an advantage. Communication with the young people is paramount - the key is time tabling; structure; reliability and consistency. You will be faced with behaviours that challenge, including physical.

The staff team across Caern Services must be fully accepting of our children and be prepared to offer them a professional relationship based on acceptance and informed by our understanding of their individual needs, wishes and experiences. We are passionate about the children and young people that we care for, showing understanding, empathy and consistency in our approach.

You will hold (or be willing to work towards) a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example SVQ3 children and young people) plus an HNC in social services. These qualifications are required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as part of your employment. There may be external grants available to partly fund this.

For an informal chat about this role – please call 0131 339 8840

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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