Geeza Break
Geeza Break

Charity registered in Scotland SC019637

Our main task is to achieve improved health and well-being of individuals, families and their children. In order to achieve this, as a voluntary organisation, we provide family support and flexible respite services to parents with children aged 0-16 years, predominantly within the East/North East in Glasgow. The service is intended to be a short term flexible support to families experiencing addiction, stress, crisis or isolation. These services set out to achieve a set of aims for both the family and children.

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Top job! Chief Executive Officer

  • Full time
  • £45,000 – £50,000
  • Glasgow (On site)
  • Closing 12th April 2024

Geeza Break is a successful voluntary organisation whose main aim is to achieve improved health and well-being of individuals, families and their children by providing family support and flexible respite services to parents with children aged 0-16 years, predominantly within the East/North East in Glasgow. We are run by a voluntary Management Board.

The services we offer are intended to be short-term flexible support to families experiencing addiction, stress, crisis or isolation. These services set out to achieve a set of aims for both the family and children.

Due to the retirement of the current post holder, the opportunity has arisen for our voluntary Board of Directors to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who shares our ethos and will above all be committed to Geeza Break’s values and achieving our aims.

Our CEO supports and provides strategic and operational leadership to our staff management team and will have overall responsibility for managing and developing Geeza Break, in response to the wishes of our voluntary Board of Directors. We would welcome applications from candidates who believe they have the necessary skills and experience to take on this challenging but very rewarding role and who believe they can fit well into our existing culture.

A care or charity background is not necessary to be successful in our CEO’s role but the selected candidate must have excellent strategic and operational leadership skills gained in a comparable organisation.

The post holder will ensure that Geeza Break meets and maintains the highest standards of governance. Our CEO is also the dedicated Child Protection and Safeguarding Officer with ultimate responsibility for safeguarding.

The key competencies our CEO needs to have are:

Minimum of at least 5 years’ senior management experience is essential including working and having responsibility for developing, influencing, and managing organisational policy decisions within a comparable organisation.

Experience of working effectively with and reporting to a voluntary Board of Directors. You should also be able to demonstrate your ability to produce, interpret and present relevant statistical information.

Experience of working directly with the community and involvement in community projects, of a substantial permanent nature as well as of implementing organisational change programmes/projects and in making improvements to enhance performance.

Educated to SVQ level 4 in management or equivalent and be a skilled leader with financial, budgetary development and management experience, including dealing with HR.

An ability to work on your own initiative, problem solve and plan your time effectively to meet deadlines. You will need excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain positive relationships at all levels of the organisation.

Experience in negotiating with funding and regulatory bodies and public speaking would be considered desirable.

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Family Support Worker / Respite Sitter

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 3rd February 2023

GEEZA BREAK is a voluntary organisation based in the North East of Glasgow providing Respite Sitting and Family Support services to vulnerable children and families for over 30 years.

We are currently recruiting the following.

Family Support Worker / Respite Sitter

2 x 20-hour Contracts

Hourly rate: £12.54

Hours of work are variable for daytime/evening/weekends – degree of flexibility essential.

You will provide a high quality interactive educational fun respite service either within the family home or within local community to children aged 0-16 years, usually lasting 4 hours.

The Family Support service will be person-led, focusing on individual parent/carer’s needs as well as those of the family unit. Families will be empowered to feel confident and have improved self-esteem, leading to better life choices.

In addition, you will participate in review meetings with families and work closely with the Senior Family Support Worker in order to provide quality childcare to meet individual family needs. Successful applicants will be members of / or willing to join the PVG Scheme (Protecting Vulnerable Groups). Disclosure cost will be met by Geeza Break.

SVQ Level 3 in Child Care (or working towards) or equivalent is essential.

Must be a Non-Smoker.

Full Driving Licence and access to a vehicle essential.

There will be a six-month probationary period for the above post.

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Sessional Short Term Respite Carer

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 14th October 2022

Summary

To provide day-to-day care and overnight Respite Care to children from age 0-16 year of age. Respite Care will be of a very high standard as we work with very vulnerable children referred to Geeza Break for Respite Care Services either as planned Respite or Emergency Respite based on the child’s /children’s needs

Purpose

Respite carers look after other people's children in the Carer’s own home from aged 0 to 16 years in a planned way or in an emergency situation, this can include caring for the children either on a daily basis or overnight. This includes closely working with social workers, parents and other professionals who are involved in the children’s lives.

Initially children can find respite unsettling and confusing you'll need to help the child/children settle in by listening and talking with them and offering a safe environment and help them understand why they are living away from their birth parents.

Some but not all children, because of their experiences before coming into respite care, can behave in challenging ways. Either by demanding large amounts of attention, being aggressive, or being withdrawn and uncommunicative. Patience and understanding are essential in these situations, and you will need to work harder for children to achieve their full potential in these situations.

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Respite Sitter

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 14th October 2022

To be accountable to the Chief Executive Officer and line managed by The Senior Family Support Worker. To provide high quality flexible Respite Sitter service day time /evenings or weekends, within the families’ own home or in the community.

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Project Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £26,000 – £29,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 14th October 2022

You will co-ordinate and develop the Making Connections for Families in Need project as part of a team providing specialised support to children and families.

Responsibilities

Your overall responsibilities will be to:-

· Co-ordinate the project (as well as other projects) in accordance to the Project Plan

· Co-ordinate all aspects of the administration function of the Project

· Assure quality of service delivery that will meet the Project goals and objectives

· Identify risks and issues and help with resolutions

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