Children’s Services Worker (*Female Only) - Caledonian Children’s Service

Sacro in partnership with the Forth Valley Accredited Programmes Team deliver a Domestic Abuse Group (The Caledonian System) for men convicted of domestic abuse related offences with associated support services for their families. The aim of Caledonian is to give men the opportunity to change and to promote the safety and well-being of their partners/ex-partners and children.

The post-holder would be required to support children whose fathers/stepfathers are being assessed for, or are attending, the group, with a view to providing information, support and advocacy.

Applicants are required to have a working knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse, the impact on Children and will involve delivering a service tailored to the needs of families surviving domestic abuse.

The ability to work on one’s own initiative and to work in partnership is desirable. Strong communication and organisational skills are required as well as risk assessment and management skills.

Applicants should be educated to at least a Higher National Certificate level or hold a SVQ 3 in a relevant subject, such as Social Care.

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the post holder will initially work from home. Once restrictions are lifted and it is deemed safe to work in the community, the post holder will be based in Brockville (Falkirk Social Work office) and work across the Forth Valley area with statutory and non-statutory agencies and partners. They will also receive specialist training and ongoing supervision for this role. The post requires hours to be worked flexibly and will include some evening work.

*Applications are invited from women only, as the post is exempt under the Equality Act (2010)

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) will be a requirement for this post.

For further information on the post please contact Sue Waddington on

Sacro defined pension scheme
31 days annual leave plus 6 days fixed public holidays

Unique Reference Code
SCP 27 – 30, currently £25,364 - £28,077 per annum
Closing Date
12 noon, Tuesday 3 November 2020
Interview Date
Wednesday 11 November 2020
Fixed Term until 30 June 2021
Hours Per Week
37.5 Hours per week
Responsible To
Service Manager/Service Delivery Manager
Supervisory Responsibility‎
The post holder may have minor supervisory responsibility