Vulnerable children in the UK need your help
Wherever you work in the Action for Children family, you'll be helping to change the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK.
Last year, we helped more than 670,000 children and families across the UK. From direct work in communities to national campaigning, we are focused on making sure every child has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive.
Why Action for Children?
Working here is more than a job. Everyone in the Action for Children family is passionate about protecting and supporting children. It's the sense of purpose that drives us every single day. Because we know that, when we work together, we can make a huge difference to bring lasting improvements to vulnerable children's lives.
A bit about the role
Bilston Residential Service is dedicated to providing a nurturing environment for a young girl with a learning disability and ASD. Our newly renovated house is designed to support her in having a fulfilling and active life, both within her home and in the wider community. We understand and appreciate her unique personality and strive to create a space where she can thrive and be supported with her individual needs.
Our young person loves the outdoors and especially enjoys local walks in the woods, regardless of the weather! In the house a range of activities will be planned to provide engagement, physical activity and to meet sensory needs. She loves regular visits from her mother and father that may include going for walks and eating out.
Our staff are expected to be creative and innovative in their approach to supporting our young people in making positive choices and achieving their personal goals. We value patience and resilience, especially when dealing with challenging behaviours, and strive to create a nurturing environment that promotes independence and fosters positive experiences and skill developments.
At Bilston, we believe allowing staff to choose between single or double shifts allows more flexibility and a better work/life balance. A suggested shift pattern of working 2 long days one week and 3 long days the next week provides a good work-life balance while on FT contracts. This, alongside the opportunity to support a wonderful YP with lots of potential makes Bilson a very desirable place to work.
How you'll help to create brighter futures
Some key responsibilities for the role are;
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Benefits:29 days annual leave PLUS bank holidays, Blue Light card, excellent training and developments opportunities, professional qualifications, excellent training and development opportunities, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, up to 7% employer contribution pension, discount portal with your favourite brands.
The Haven is looking for compassionate and empathic Wellbeing Practitioners, with qualifications and experience in complementary therapies, who have an understanding of the physical, emotional and practical challenges encountered by patients, their families and carers affected by a life limiting illness and bereavement.
The Haven Wellbeing Practitioner post offers the potential for highly motivated individuals with qualifications and experience in complementary therapies (eg massage, reflexology, aromatherapy) to join our Multidisciplinary Team to work on the next phase of the development and delivery of services at The Haven’s Clydesdale based centre in Forth. Aligning with the Haven’s 5 sustainability approaches; Involvement, Innovation, Impact, Improvement, Income; this role offers individuals who demonstrate competence, innovation and leadership in the delivery of high quality wellbeing interventions, appropriate to the needs of existing and new clients, a unique opportunity in an established and successful organisation.
As a member of The Haven multi-disciplinary team you will develop and deliver a range of timely, flexible, high quality, strengths based, outcomes focused, one to one and group work wellbeing interventions to Haven clients who are affected by a range of life limiting illness, including family members and carers. Sessions will be delivered in line with the Haven W.I.N (What’s Important Now?) model/approach. Taking an asset based approach you will provide a range of complementary therapy based self-management techniques and interventions within one to one and group sessions. In addition, you will contribute to the development of signposting information and pathways, ensuring clients are also linked into wider supports with their community. Working closely with service delivery colleagues you will contribute to the longer term sustainability and ongoing development of Haven services for clients and be involved in quality and audit initiatives, including contributions to pre and post project consultations, evaluation reports and the preparation of case studies. In line with The Haven’s learning culture you will take part in key internal and external share and learn events and participate in ongoing learning and development opportunities
Smart Play Network is a dynamic, forward thinking play organisation and charity supporting and delivering a range of play services in Scotland.
Are you highly organised with great attention to detail? Are you passionate about being part of an organisation that makes a positive impact on children and families? Then this may be the job for you.
We are looking for a Finance Officer to work 14 hrs per week to support the organisation through managing, recording and processing of its financial activities. The successful candidate will shadow the outgoing Finance Officer for a number of months as well as over the next financial year end.
Our team in Renfrewshire are recruiting for a Community Links Worker, to join them in providing high quality care to a diverse client group. As a Community Links Worker, you will be at the forefront of helping people in Renfrewshire to improve their health and wellbeing. If you are an enthusiastic and creative individual and are passionate about changing people’s lives for the better, we’d love to hear from you.
Our Community Link Workers are uniquely placed third sector workers operating within GP Practices in areas of high deprivation, where people are experiencing health inequalities. We work with the entire patient population aged 18 and above. Through 1:1 support appointments and small group work we help people change their lives for the better. It is all about getting the right support to people at the right time. This role is for you if you really care, are very proactive, are great at making community connections and love working with people to find solutions.
Whilst we are not medical staff, we bring a unique skill set and a third sector perspective that complements the work of the multidisciplinary team in the GP Practice. We support people to tackle their health and wellbeing problems and connect with community support services. Common reasons for referral to our service include low level mental health difficulties, problems with housing, poverty, relationships and bereavement.
This is an integral role for With You - as a frontline worker, you will deliver continuity of care through effective partnership working, delivery of interventions and key work responsibilities. We are determined and always professional in our approach to each and every case and we never judge, we're just here to help.
This position is based in Paisley but travel will be required throughout Renfrewshire. Working hours for this position will be Monday - Friday, 30 - 37.5 hours per week.
This a fixed term opportunity until 30/06/2024.
Fife Women’s Aid are looking to recruit two full-time support workers to join our Women’s Support Team.
Candidates should have good communication skills and a passion for supporting recovery from domestic abuse.
The successful applicants will have at least SVQ Level III or equivalent level of qualification in health and social care or other relevant subject, or a willingness to work towards a qualification.
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a high degree of motivation and have the ability to work on their own as well as part of a team. An ability to cover on-call is an advantage (additional payments are made for this role).
Please join us for an online session to find out more about FWA women’s services. This will be at 6.30pm on Wednesday 3rd January 2024. Please confirm your attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you details of the zoom meeting. We hope to see you there.
If you would like further information about the post, please contact Gill Birtley, team senior at email@example.com to arrange a call.
Fife Women’s Aid is a feminist organisation and strives to be a supportive and empowering employer offering competitive terms and conditions.
Membership of Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme is a requirement for this post.
This is a really exciting time to join Children’s Hospices Across Scotland – better known as CHAS. We have two fantastic fundraising events coming up – Capital Sci-Fi Con and The Hairy Highland Coo Trail,
Capital Sci-Fi Con is a not-for-profit film and tv convention held annually to raise funds for CHAS, with over £370,000 raised so far.
The Hairy Highland Coo Trail is our first sculpture trail. A herd of highland coo sculptures painted by local artists will be placed around Perth and Kinross for people to visit in Summer 2024. They will then be auctioned for CHAS to raise funds.
An opportunity has arisen for a Marketing and Sponsorship Assistant to join the amazing team to help deliver these events!
In order to help CHAS achieve our goal of reaching every family in Scotland that needs us, you will have:
Working with CHAS provides a unique opportunity to support children and families to make the most of their precious time together; as a team, we make extraordinary things happen every day.
Our ambition is to reach every family in Scotland who is living with the heart-breaking prognosis that their child is dying, and offer them our care and support to empower them to make the most of the short time they have together. As a Sponsorship and Marketing Assistant, you will be instrumental in achieving this vision
Some of the benefits you can expect to receive from working with CHAS:
Please find a full list of benefits attached.
Liber8 are looking to appoint people to our new service, Rehabilitation to Reintegration (R2R) This is a new service for people’s journey post discharge from residential rehabilitation (RR), returning to South Lanarkshire.
The service would operate on two strands: practical and emotional support and personal development planning. R2R will help individuals leaving residential rehabilitation navigate the landscape they’re returning to. Support workers will work with the person to establish and access recovery opportunities and activities within the Beacons and also link them with wider services where necessary, including mutual aid, housing, benefits, and other wraparound networks.
The post is aimed at mentoring and supporting people at this critical transitioning stage of their lives. The postholder will help the person to build recovery capital, increase confidence while encouraging them to achieve their full potential: together setting realistic goals to assist in their own individual recovery journey.
Ideally, the successful candidate will have some or all of the following: an SVQ Level 3 qualification in Social Services and Health Care (or an equivalent qualification) and experience of holding a responsible position in this field of work or similar. Training in the Mentoring approach will be provided through the Scottish Mentoring Network
Liber8 has operated in Lanarkshire for 19 years; our mission is to improve the health, wellbeing and the quality of people's lives, with a particular regard to reducing the negative impact of alcohol and substance misuse on the individual, families and communities.
Our guiding principles, that we believe are essential, are based on the enduring fundamentals of service provision and the ethos held within Liber8, which are, open access available to everyone; choice for people using our services; the improvement of the health and wellbeing for all and quality assurance - to provide the best quality service.
Funeral Link (SC048691) is a charity providing confidential and independent advice promoting informed choice and seeking to reduce funeral poverty in Dundee. Funeral Link is looking for an experienced and professional finance assistant keen to make a difference in the lives of bereaved individuals and families. Working as part of a small team, this role will ensure the effective financial management of the charity. There will also be some administrative responsibilities to help evaluate the effectiveness of the charity as well as monthly and annual reporting on finance.
Are you passionate about fundraising to help young people? Are you full of energy and always up for a challenge? Do you get a buzz out of working with loads of different people? We think you’d love it here!
We’re looking for an enthusiastic, Grants and Trusts Fundraiser who can help us generate funding for our programme of youth work supporting young people right across Scotland - as well as our three outdoor activity centres. If you’re someone who can think creatively to help us tell our story and evidence our impact to both existing and prospective supporters, we want to hear from you.
Scouting makes a big difference to young people, helping them develop stronger skills for life, like communication, confidence and resilience. We currently work with over 11,000 dedicated adult volunteers to bring these skills for life to more than 30,000 young people aged 4-25.
The key aim of this role is to secure external funding aligning with Scouts Scotland’s strategic objectives to grow our reach, be more inclusive and youth-shaped and drive community impact on the ground.
In support of these aims, the post-holder will:
As part of a small but passionate team, you’ll work closely with the Head of Communications and Fundraising, the Marketing and Digital Communications Officer and External Engagement Lead to identify the key messaging, stories and supporting content to create compelling applications.
Full job description can be downloaded below.
The purpose of the job is to support people with complex needs to maintain their tenancies through the provision of opportunities to enhance their independent living skills. You will offer specialist support, working closely with Housing Officers as well as the wider Mental Health & Wellbeing Services team.
You will be responsible for supporting tenants by providing high quality one to one support creating a plan with achievable goals for each client. The level and content of the support you will provide will be tailored to meet the needs of each individual, both in terms of frequency and content.
LinkLiving aims to provide ongoing learning and capacity building opportunities to enable more vulnerable people to actively participate in our service. This role will support that aim by ensuring that opportunities are provided to tenants, equipping them with the skills to make a valuable contribution to the service and their wider community. The Housing Project Worker will provide support and offer guidance to tenants, develop relationships with other agencies and services and actively promote LinkLiving’s services.
A full job description is attached below.