Salary: £23,500 per annum
Location: Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Contract Type: Fixed Term Full Time
Closing Date: 6 March 2023
Benefits: 29 days annual leave PLUS bank holidays, Blue Light Card, 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.
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
Action for Children Fostering Scotland Service is a specialist fostering service that offers attachment-based therapeutic care to children and young people who cannot be looked after at home. We offer the highest standard of care, providing carers with excellent training, supervision and support to achieve the best outcomes for the young people we look after. We have had an excellent Fostering Inspection and continue to ensure excellent quality of care to support young people.
We listen to young people every step of the way.
Our Service is growing, and we need a Transition Worker to join us. You'll be working directly with young people as part of our Fostering Scotland team based in Glasgow.
The contract initially runs for 1 year – with the potential of extension. It will enable you to grow your experience and build your network with a wide range of organisations across the region and gain invaluable experience within a great Charity.
How you'll help to create brighter futures
As a Transition Worker you'll be part of a team that values all of our relationships and where relational practice is at the heart of all that we do!
Some key responsibilities of the role will be;
Let's talk about you
Good to know
There are five sections to complete: Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration.
We know talent when we see it. But sometimes we find the right person but not for the right job. We'd love to keep your details for when the right job comes up. Let us know if you'd rather we didn't.
Contact: If, for any reason, you need support with your application, please contact Laura McCarthy at Laura.McCarthy2@actionforchildren.org.uk. We'll be happy to give you any support you require.
Diversity, equality and inclusion
At Action for Children, we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic and disabled candidates as they are under-represented within Action for Children. We want to take deliberate and purposeful action to ensure equal opportunity to all groups in society and for Action for Children.
Male staff are under-represented within our Children Service roles. We would like to encourage more male applicants for our Children Service roles.
Don't meet every single requirement?
Studies show that women and Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic people are less likely to apply for a job unless they meet every qualification. So, if you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with the job description, we'd love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role, or another role within the Action for Children family.
Full details and application documents here
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