This is an exciting opportunity to carry out an important role within an innovative partnership between Children 1st and East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership.
The East Renfrewshire Family Wellbeing Service offers support to help improve the emotional wellbeing of children and young people aged 8-18, and their families.
We are currently looking for a new colleague to join the team. In the Project Worker role you will connect with children and their families who are looking for help and support; offering them space and time to begin to share their story and thinking with them about what they might need to help things feel better.
We offer a range of different supports for children and families, including individual and family support; facilitated and peer led group supports and befriending relationships. This is an exciting yet demanding role which will require you to get alongside children and their families where, when and how best suits them. We want to be able to offer children and families the right support at the right time.
What kind of people are we looking for?
What kind of Children 1st team member will you be?
Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:
If you have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Teaching or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 9 or higher then we want to hear from you. In particular, we are seeking to further enhance our diversity from the perspective of ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender and disability.
You will be based in our Giffnock office, with some flexibility to work at home when this suits the needs of families and/or the service.
Salary, Conditions, Pension
We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays, pro rata), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.
This is fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week, funded until 31 August 2023. Hours to be worked flexibly across the week to meet the needs of families and the service. However, Wednesdays are our ‘core day’ when essential service activities take place such as team meetings.
Closing date: 4 December 2022. It is anticipated that interviews will take place on 15 December 2022.
To apply, please visit children1st.org.uk/who-we-are/about-children-1st/jobs/project-worker-east-renfrewshire-ft
The selection process will include seeking PVG Scheme/Disclosure information.
Children 1st is the working name of the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Registered Charity No: SC 016092
Equal opportunities matter to Children 1st