This is an exciting opportunity to support our Midlothian service, with children, young people and their families in a group based environment. We are looking for enthusiastic, warm, creative and relational workers to complement our team of Peer Support Workers, Project Workers and Administrator to provide activities for children in the setting of the Woman’s Supper Club and also to help us launch our weekend family activity sessions for families impacted by parental substance use and ACES.
Experience of working with young people and their families is essential. You will be supporting young people from birth to 18 using a variety of approaches predominantly in a group work setting.
You will be expected to take a lead role in planning the activities, completing risk assessments and ensuring that resources are kept up to date and linking with the Midlothian team.
We are keen to recruit more than one person to provide flexibility in service delivery, and provide cover for sickness, holidays etc.
So, if you consider yourself to be compassionate, creative and committed, and have experience in activity based support for children and their families, we’d love to hear from you.
3 hours on Thursday evenings 4 – 6.30pm with 30 mins planning time out with the session.
4-8 hours on a weekend: this is to be confirmed dependent on activities undertaken.
This is an exciting opportunity to provide support to parents impacted by substance use and poor mental health and their families. You will be skilled in “getting alongside” parents with a compassionate approach, using your own lived experience of substance use or ACES to form trusting relationships, facilitating lasting, meaningful change.
The role will be varied, including 1:1 and group based supports which will see you supporting parents to engage in mutual aid meetings, attend health and wellbeing appointments, be more connected in recovery communities, feel more confident, with improved self-esteem and support more positive family relationships, amongst other tasks. You will work alongside our project workers and volunteers to deliver whole family support, focussed on helping families build stronger relationships
If you have compassion, are skilled at forming trusting relationships, dedication to making a meaningful difference, are non-judgemental and can evidence stability in your lived experience, we would be interested in hearing from you. You will be expected to have an understanding / experience of recovery orientated support and an awareness of the supports available in the Midlothian community
This is a fixed term, part time post of 28 hours per week until September 2022. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the families (evenings and occasional weekends as required).