Service Coordinator (11094)

Salary:  £25,500 per annum, pro rata

Location: Glasgow, South Lanarkshire

Contract/Hours: Fixed Term contract for 14 months / Part Time – 18.5 hours per week - this will likely consist of 1 day of delivery and 1 and a half days of coordination. 

Interviews are provisionally scheduled to take place on Wednesday 13th December 

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.

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

1 in 10 children in every classroom suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder. The Blues is an evidenced based CBT influenced programme to support the reduction of depression in young people using an early intervention model.

You'll work as part of a wider team to deliver the provision of the Blues programme. You'll promote and improve the mental health, emotional resilience and wellbeing of children and young people in secondary schools who are negatively affected or are at risk of being affected by poor mental health.  You'll be able to effectively engage with young people to deliver group work support, predominantly within a school setting but there may also be a requirement in a local community. 

As a Service Coordinator, you'll take lead in the co-ordination of group work across the high schools in Glasgow. This will involve interactions with key stakeholders in Glasgow schools as well as the wider Action for children team. Your role will also involve the supporting and development of members of the Blues team.

How you'll help to create brighter futures

Some key responsibilities for the role are;

  • Provide a high quality service to children, young people and their families, based on an assessment of need and is outcomes driven.
  • Deliver a complex and specialist interventions with children, young people or families in a group setting.
  • Provide lead case/care planning management, including undertaking assessing, reviewing and managing risks
  • Attend and participate at relevant multi agency meetings, providing a lead role ensuring reflective and analytical practice review
  • Take responsibility for day to day resource planning to ensure high quality services are delivered.
  • Establish and developing effective relationships and channels of communication with children, young people, families, colleagues, community organisations, partner agencies and other external agencies.

Let's talk about you

  • SVQ4/HNC or equivalent in youth work, working with families, childcare or another relevant field.  
  • Experience of managing and leading a team. 
  • Advanced experience of chairing, supporting and contributing to service planning meetings.
  • Experience of the development and practice of community working, including influencing involvement .
  • Ability to lead and develop service implementation plan . 
  • Experience of supporting the collation and producing of reports, capturing and progressing the relevant information for a desired outcome.     
  • Travel in the community for this role is essential so use of your own transport is desirable. 

Good to know

Please note we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role.

Application Process: There are five sections to complete: Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration.

Talent Pool: 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.

Don't meet every single requirement?

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.

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  • Salary:
    £25,500 per annum
  • Directorate:
    Children's Services Scotland
  • Contract Type:
    Fixed Term Part-Time
  • Closing Date:
    5 December 2023
  • Number of Roles:
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