Fantastic opportunities to come and join the Children 1st team in Scottish Borders
The Children 1st Scottish Borders Family Wellbeing and Trauma Recovery Service is highly respected, offering long established support children and their families as well as continuing to innovate and evolve to ensure that support meets the changing needs of our community. Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported. We are looking for two new team members which will support our Brothers and Sisters project and Family Group Decision Making. If you share this determination, we would love to hear from you.
Our Brothers and Sisters project wishes to restore and maintain loving and safe brother and sister relationships for looked after and care experienced children and young people and influence professional cultural change across services. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in the delivery and development of the service, ensuring high quality relationships with children and families and working alongside our partners to evidence impact.
The Project Worker roles will work with families in a whole family system approach, they are independent and work with families to find their own strength and solutions to their problems and keep children, young people, safe and nurtured within their families. The successful candidate will be required to work in close partnership with Social Work colleagues, guiding and supporting restorative approaches to working with families. You do not require previous experience in the delivery of Family Group Decision Making but you must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles and values of the approach. You must also show a commitment to complete accredited training, which will be provided.
What kind of people are we looking for?
What kind of team member will you be?
Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:
Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.
Your base will be shared between our office in Selkirk and home working as well as venues within the local community. You will work on an outreach basis to connect with children and families in communities across Scottish Borders and Scottish Borders children who live outwith the authority.
These are permanent, full-time posts of 35 hours per week.
We welcome and encourage applications from potential colleagues from all backgrounds, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, belief, disability who share our values.
Garvald West Linton is an established charitable organisation based in the Borders providing residential care, creative work opportunities and further education for thirty-five adults with learning disabilities. Garvald also offers day placements for adults with learning disabilities who live locally.
The aim of Garvald West Linton is to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the individuals we support.
The role of Development Manager
We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and driven individual to join us as a Development Manager. This role will be offered on a permanent basis. The Development Manager will work closely with the CEO and Managers to support the delivery of our exciting and diverse development programme and maximise fundraising results. The successful candidate will be passionate about delivering excellent results for our organisation to aid us in achieving our goals and targets. You will join us on a full-time basis (potentially some room for negotiation) and you will receive a salary of up to £35,000 per annum. The role allows for a hybrid-working model, where your time will be split between working remotely and working on-site. We would be happy to discuss any flexible working requirements at interview.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
Survivors Unite is a Scottish Borders charity that works to support adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and facilitate their recovery.
Our Board of Trustees meets every two months, with a mix of face-to-face meetings in Selkirk and virtual meetings.
We are looking to attract additional Trustees who have an interest in this area of work and have experience to contribute to the Board of Trustees
The main duties of a Trustee with Survivors Unite are to participate in Board meetings and subgroup work, to act as an advocate for the organisation, and be responsible for governance and strategy.
Further information and an application form are attached.
Information for Applicants
The development of the organization came about when people with experience of CSA came together for peer support and recognised the need for innovative compassionate and peer-led approaches to reach others across our local, rural area.
Survivors Unite became an independent charity in 2018 and is currently funded by
the Scottish Government, the Robertson Trust, the National Lottery Community Fund and Foundation Scotland. This enables us to work with survivors in all stages of recovery and offer 1:1 peer support; counselling / therapy; and a facilitated peer support group, with ambitions to develop other services as resources allow. For more information on what we do, visit: survivorsunite.org.uk/home
We encourage applications from survivors and those who have been supported by our services, but only from those who have been out of our services for more than one year.
We provide induction for Trustees who can also access training and resources to develop their understanding of abuse and trauma as required.
Do you have lived/living experience of drug and/or alcohol problems?
Are you at the stage in your life where you are ready for employment in the drug and alcohol field?
At SDF, we support, train, and prepare people with personal lived and living experience of their own substance use, to enter the drug, alcohol, and wider social care workforce.
We do this by supporting you through an intensive programme of formal learning and paid work placements.
At SDF, we believe your experience of drug and / or alcohol problems is a strength and the perspective you will offer as a trainee will be valued.
We will provide:
· access to a programme of quality assured training from our specialist workforce development teams.
· a fully funded SVQ level 2 in Social Services and Healthcare with our SQA Learning Centre.
· intensive support, this extends to IT and includes a device to use, we will also provide access to a confidential Employee Assistance programme
We will also provide a salary - £11,115 over the 39-week duration of the course
(£9.50 per hour - which is equivalent £14,820 per annum for a 30hr week)
As a Trainee with SDF, you will learn how to support people who are currently experiencing drug and alcohol problems. You will be supported to use your own experience alongside professional training during a nine-month paid work placement in one of our local partner agencies.
The qualification we will support you to achieve is the industry standard for working in the drug, alcohol and wider health and social care field, and will open up long term employment opportunities for you.
You will also connect with and become part of a tight-knit group of peers and future friends who will be on the programme with you. Alongside your Co-ordinator, they will support you every step of the way.
We offer a monthly salary and a fixed term contract of 30 hours per week for 39 weeks. You will be offered paid study time in these hours, to support you to complete your SVQ.
If you are interested in developing a career in the drug, alcohol, and wider social care field, you have personal lived or living experience of your own substance use, and you feel ready for employment, we would love to hear from you.
Please come along to one of our online information sessions which will be held via Zoom on the following dates:
29th November 10am to 12pm or 1pm to 3pm
20th December 10am to 12pm or 1pm to 3pm
We will also have an in-person information session, on 17th January at 10am which will be held in our Glasgow Office.
These sessions will allow you to get answers to any questions you may have around the programme and will be an opportunity for you to meet the Project Support Team prior to applying.
Call or email and we will send you the link to join the session.
If you cannot attend the information sessions and want an informal chat about the project, please contact 0141 221 1175 and we will arrange for a member of our team to call you back.
The Bridge is a membership-based community development organisation and a partner in the Borders Third Sector Interface (TSI). We support Borders communities and Third Sector organisations by providing capacity building support and practical help on a range of issues; we also represent the interests of the Third Sector within the community planning partnership and provide information/communication links between partners in both the statutory and Third Sector. We operate from premises in Galashiels, Jedburgh, and Peebles to cover the Scottish Borders, in association with our partners in the TSI.
The role of the Community Development Worker (CDW) is to deliver a capacity-building development support service to new and existing Third Sector organisations.
The Supported Housing Worker role requires assisting in the management of the development thus ensuring the tenants are able to enjoy an acceptable standard of living in an environment which is clean, safe and friendly. You will be responsible for overseeing the wellbeing of the tenants and for assisting them in maintaining their independence.
As Housing Care Worker your role will involve working with our tenants to ensure they receive the support and personal care identified in their care plans. You will directly support tenants in their homes by providing individual advice, practical housing support assistance and personal care.
Both roles are to ensure that we are able to offer the best service to our tenants and make it possible for our tenants to continue enjoying as much independent living as they’re able.
As well as a competitive annual salary, our valued team also benefits from:
We also have opportunities with our Trust Staff Agency - for employees who want to work across different locations, in various roles, with highly flexible hours to suit family commitments - it's a great opportunity with the same training and development that our other roles benefit from.
Previous experience working in social care or the housing sector would be an advantage but this is not always necessary. Our ideal candidate is someone with enthusiasm, a caring nature and willingness to learn as full training, support and ongoing development will be provided.