We are looking for a new leader to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to provide strategic and operational leadership for Children 1st.
We are seeking a leader who is passionate about doing the right thing for children with an in-depth understanding and experience of operational management of services in the field of child wellbeing and child protection. You will be driven by a strong value base that puts children at the centre and have personal resilience for the challenges ahead. With a proven track record as a leader you will bring, service development experience and an ability to operate at a strategic level while ensuring quality service delivery at an operational level.
The post holder will drive the development and reach of our trauma sensitive supports for children, young people and families in the Moray area. Building on our existing presence in this local authority and seeking new partnerships, the post holder will ensure that Children 1st play a key strategic role in the planning and design of service delivery ensuring a high quality and creative range of supports to achieve real change for children. The successful candidate will work alongside our senior leaders to identify new opportunities, partnerships and innovations in line with key strategic priorities and to make a lasting difference for the children and families we support.
Join the Children 1st team and make a lasting difference to the children and families across Moray (Elgin based).
We are looking for a special Project Worker who is passionate about protecting children, with a strong value base and personal resilience. We seek a Project Worker who will put Children first but also be mindful and respectful of families.
At Children 1st we work with the whole family and we seek Project Workers who are compassionate, skilled and experienced in the whole family systems approach, with a sound knowledge of the impact of trauma and adversity on parenting and on children. You will have a lead role within the team in the assessment of children and families and creating meaningful plans of work that promote children’s safety and wellbeing. Your practice will be underpinned by children’s rights will offer practical and emotional supports to families, doing whatever it takes in all the complexity to engage with families to build on their strengths and capacity. You will be skilled in building strong relationships with children, families and partners and a strong ambassador for Children 1st.
In turn you will join a relational, connected organisation that prioritises quality and supports its workforce to deliver this through strong relationships, as we realise this is what makes the biggest difference to children and families.
If you have suitable experience of working with children and their families and have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Teaching, 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 permanent, full time post of 35 hours per week, to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service.