Charity registered in Scotland SC022467
With Kids is an early intervention charity working in Glasgow, Edinburgh and West Lothian. We provide individual, social and practical support to vulnerable children and their families.
With Kids provides an early intervention therapeutic service working with vulnerable children and families across the central belt of Scotland. This includes individual therapeutic support for children, helping them build the personal skills and resilience to cope, alongside practical and emotional support to their parents/carers with a view to building networks of support.
We employ Play, Art and Speech and Language Therapists and Community and Family Support Workers. Much of our work is based in schools/nurseries or around a particular community, and we predominantly work in Edinburgh, West Lothian and Glasgow in some of the highest areas of deprivation.
This particular role is part of the Community Mental Health Partnership which has been formed to provide essential support to improve the mental health and wellbeing of 5-24 year old children and young people (26yrs old if they’re care experienced). The South West Edinburgh partnership is made up of four organisations – Space & Broomhouse Hub, Big Hearts Community Trust, SAMH and With Kids.
The role will entail the supporting children who are experiencing emotional distress, and providing one to one intensive parent support. As well as offering these supports to children & parents, building and maintaining relationships with school staff, social work and other agencies is a crucial part of this role.
The post-holder must be suitably qualified and have the ability to provide advice to parents, carers, as well as to provide advice and support to colleagues.
This position is fixed term until 10th of October 2024.
With Kids is an early intervention children’s mental health charity working in Glasgow, Edinburgh and West Lothian. We provide individual, emotional, social and practical support to vulnerable children and their families and deliver Play Therapy throughout the communities we serve.
We are seeking to appoint a Community and Family Support Worker, starting as soon as possible.
This post has been funded by The Henry Smith Charity and will be carried out in partnership with a number of local primary schools and 3rd sector partners.
The post-holder will work predominantly with families from the Wester Hailes area, leading the development of community and family support networks for parents/carers and children, including the recruitment and support of volunteers. The post-holder will support a caseload of parents/carers who are identified as requiring specific 1:1 support, as well as run a range and variety of parent and family groups and help engage and develop a supportive network of families in this community.
Previous experience of community work and excellent communication skills are essential.
This position is fixed term until end April 2024, relating to current funding, but every effort will be made to secure extended or alternative funding at that time.
This post is being re-advertised, and previous applicants will not be considered.