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Project Worker Kinship Support

  • Part time
  • £27,477 – £32,076 pro-rata
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 23rd April 2021

  • Advertised from 7th April 2021
  • 28 hours a week
  • CFS21/19


We are recruiting a Kinship Support Project Worker who will become part of a small team offering support to Kinship carers across East Lothian. Kinship carers have a unique role in caring for their children. In this role you will provide emotional and practice support, advocacy and financial advice and signposting, one to one work with children and young people who are supported by our carers.

We are looking for someone who shares out core values (see website) and a passion for advocating the rights of families. In this role you will also developing supporting Kinship peer support groups as part of a small team, and link in with wider Kinship support services and resources.

This is a new role and we welcome someone who has the drive and vision to develop and shape a new small service. If you would like to discuss this further, please refer to our website for contact details.

If you are an experienced professional with a Social Work, Community work, Counselling or other appropriate qualification we want to hear from you.

This is a part time, fixed term role of 28 hours per week until 01 April 2022. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service.

Application notes

Closing date: Friday 23 April 2021 at noon. It is anticipated interviews will be held on Tuesday 04 May 2021.

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Children 1st has a long tradition of valuing and involving sessional and volunteer workers. To find out more about volunteering with us, please visit our website.

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