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Project Worker – Family Wellbeing (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £27,477 – £32,076
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 14th May 2021

  • Advertised from 23rd April 2021
  • 35 hours per week to cover a period of maternity leave, initially until 31 May 2022.
  • CFS21/22


This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team getting alongside children, young people and their families in East Renfrewshire who are experiencing emotional distress, to offer early help and build strong relationships.

As a member of the East Renfrewshire Family Wellbeing Service team you will offer children and families the space and time to tell their stories and with them agree how we can best help. As a team of staff and volunteers with a broad range of skills, knowledge and experience we are able to offer families support which best meet their needs including intensive whole family support; group/peer support and befriending/mentoring support.

Working at Children 1st you will embrace our relational and restorative approach to practice to help families make sense of their difficulties and help life feel better. Working closely with children, families, colleagues and partners in the local community – relationships will be at the heart of everything you do.

If you have experience of working with children and their families and 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.

This is a fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week to cover a period of maternity leave, initially until 31 May 2022. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service and the families, regular evening and occasional weekend work will be required.

Application notes

Closing date: Friday 14 May 2021 at 5pm. It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Tuesday 25 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