Service Coordinator

Guidant Global
13 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Service Co-ordinator

Location: Clackmannanshire

Contract: Perm, 37 Hours

Salary: £32,900

Interviews will be held on 10th Oct 2019

How we work

Action for Children does what's right, does what's needed and does what works for children in the UK. Every year, our team changes the lives of 390,000 children, young people and families.

An excellent opportunity has arisen for Service Coordinator with the Clacks Family Support Service. The successful applicant will be responsible for managing a team who provide an effective, efficient service covering our Out of Hours team along with our Clacks Family support team:9 staff across both teams.

By working with families, children, young people with an early intervention mindset, you will help prevent issues escalating and becoming critical to a point where a young person may be subject to being accommodated or become involved children hearing system. You will be part of the innovation force, developing a new and exciting initiative to make the difference in shaping the service in response to the emerging needs of those accessing the service.

Although the role will be based in Clackmannanshire, the role will require some travel throughout the cluster within the Central Belt, always with advanced notice. The role is primarily Mon - Fri 9-5pm with occasional weekend and evening work where the need requires.

How you'll make a difference:

Our main aim is to deliver a strong community-based intervention service which,

To increase resilience of vulnerable children, young people and families.
To reduce the risk factors for vulnerable children, young people and in turn, the need for statutory involvement.
Provide positive pro social modelling for children and young people, supporting them to access a range of activities and community supports.
Provide support to families by offering time out for children and young people at points of tension
To prevent or reduce high cost residential placements
To develop 'best practice' and share learning with the Council
You will be accountable for data gathering, analysis and reporting to key partners
You will be responsible for regular performance management of your staff team

What you'll need:

A proven track record of working directly with families with complex needs, in the community
A strong understanding of the issues and challenges facing families.
Be able to lead staff teams to work flexibly in order to support families at critical times
Understanding of child development and the impact of trauma
Strength based approach to supporting families
A good knowledge of agencies and networks in the Clackmannanshire area
A proven track record of managing staff in the context of supporting and developing people
A proven ability to work with improving outcomes .
Experience of reporting on performance to funders and partners.
Visibly encouraging leader
Experience of managing rotas
Experience of working effectively in partnership with key partners and stakeholders
A strong work ethic and ability to work in a fast paced and challenging environment
A social work qualification or an equivalent is required for this role How we reward you:

When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts:

By paying you a competitive salary and a generous paid holiday allowance- minimum 29 days plus public/bank holidays with the opportunity to buy/sell up to 5 days leave
By supporting you and welcoming new additions to your family - flexible maternity, paternity and adoption packages
By giving you a pension - we have a contribution scheme that matches a maximum of 7% employee and 7% employer contributions which includes a death in service benefit.
By providing excellent learning and development opportunities and all the support you need to thrive.
By giving you access to discounts at hundreds of retailers This is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to vulnerable children's lives and to build a fulfilling and meaningful long-term career with a leading UK children's charity.

Action for Children is committed to safer recruitment practices, designed to protect the welfare of the children and young people using our services.

Apply Now ! Please call Josh Boland on (phone number removed) or email on

Guidant is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy

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