FGDM Coordinator

East Lothian

Children 1st work to give every child in Scotland a safe and secure childhood.  We achieve this by providing direct services to vulnerable children and their families across Scotland.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our established Children 1st Service in East Lothian. As part of our Family Group Decision Making Team you will be involved in empowering families to be able to create plans that support children at risk of accommodation.

Family Group Decision Making draws on the strengths of the wider family and friends in deciding how best to care for a child, giving families the opportunity to participate in the decision making processes and find their own solutions to difficulties.

We are looking from someone with the experience and skills to get alongside families and their children at really difficult times to support them in the positive creation of safe plans. If you are an experienced Family Decision Making coordinator, or have a range of experiences of working collaboratively with families, as part of a team and alongside a range of professionals, with a sound understanding of child protection then we want to hear from you.

It would also be preferable if you are an experienced professional with a Social Work, Community work or other appropriate qualification.

Further Information

This is a fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week until 01 October 2021. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service, evenings and weekends as required.

Job title: FGDM Coordinator

Reference number: CFS19/49

Location: East Lothian

Closing date: 20/09/2018 12:00

Interview date: It is anticipated that the interviews will take place at the beginning of October 2019, exact date to be confirmed.

Salary: Starting at £26,977 with progression to £31,576, pro rata for part time

To apply, please download and complete the attached 3 forms below (A, B and C) and email completed forms to: hr@children1st.org.uk

Alternately, if you are unable to email us, postal applications may be sent to Human Resources, Children 1st, 83 Whitehouse Loan, Edinburgh, EH9 1AT.

Please also refer to the ‘Job Description and Person Specification’ and ‘Terms and Conditions’ for further information as per relevant documents attached below.

Your interest and application to work at Children 1st is appreciated.

For further information or enquiries, please email: hr@children1st.org.uk