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Action for Children

Children and Families Practitioner

Job Type

Permanent

Region

Scotland

Salary

Location

£23,500

Posted Date

24 June 2024

Livingston

Closing Date

2 July 2024

Our Edinburgh and Lothian Therapeutic clubs delivers a stimulating and safe weekly, term-time Therapeutic Activity Programme for disabled children/young people.

Needs-led therapeutic activities will reflect children's age, abilities, and preferences. Children/young people will have fun, socialise, and enjoy positive experiences whilst their families have a break from caring responsibilities. A combination of building and community-based activities will promote inclusion and broaden children's experiences.

As a Children & Families Practitioner you'll be supporting vulnerable children/young people and families. This includes inclusive services for disabled children and families, helping to improve outcomes and quality of life. We are experts in supporting children/young people with complex needs and challenging behaviour. Our disability services include residential care homes, bespoke residential placements, short breaks, community-based outreach, and specialist fostering placements.

You will make a difference by:

- Championing community support and services for Edinburgh and Lothian Therapeutic Clubs.
- Taking a lead role of the delivery of Step by Step and other identified support.
- Coordinating the Team Around the Family meetings and support families who are on Rights for Children.
- Using a multi-agency approach and consulting with other professional bodies.

What we require from you:

- Driver's Licence and access to own car is Essential.
- Experience of child development is essential.
- Experience of supporting safeguarding concerns and a multi-agency response to these.
- Experience of delivering group and 121 interventions.
- Good understanding of safeguarding.
- Ability to communicate effectively with young people, children, and their families.
- Diversity, equality, and inclusion at Action for Children, we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace.
- Strong IT skills.

For any enquiries about the role contact: David Simpson, Recruitment Partner by email – david.simpson@actionforchildren.org.uk

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.

Want to know more about Action for Children?

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Closing Date: Tuesday 2nd July 2024

Interviews will be undertaken on 8th July and 9th July 2024.

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