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Project Workers

  • Full time
  • £20,320
  • James Shields Project, Glasgow
  • Closing 17th December 2021

  • Advertised from 16th November 2021
  • This is a permanent, full time vacancy


Care to join us? Then come reach your full potential at Quarriers.

Do you have a passion for people and care about helping others live fulfilling lives?

We are looking for caring individuals who share Quarriers values.

Quarriers have Investors in People Platinum accreditation.

We also pay sleepover hours at £9.50 per hour.

The James Shield Project provides an accommodation based housing support for young people and comprises 5 two bedroom flats each with a shared kitchen, living room and bathroom. The service is staffed by Project Workers 24 hours per day with a sleepover in operation.

Many of our young people are experiencing complex trauma, as well as secondary issues such as, self-harming behaviours, a history of alcohol and/or substance misuse, involvement in the criminal justice system, mental health difficulties, anger management issues and lack of family or social networks. They also present with low self-esteem, poor social skills, challenging behaviour and a lack of trust in others, this is consequential of their adverse childhood experiences, as well as the compounded rejection and instability they have experienced in their lives.

We are looking for 2 Project Workers and 2 dedicated Project Workers - Nights to provide practical and emotional support that involves building positive relationships with the young people. This is a fundamental part of our support, along with promoting positive role modelling.

We have an experienced and knowledgeable staff team who will provide mentor support as well as an open door policy to the management team. We offer excellent training for all staff both classroom based and learning. We have an 8 week rolling rota for Project Workers and a 2 week rolling rota for Nightshift Project Workers.

James Shields Project is a great place to start if you are planning a career move, as we have staff from various backgrounds and young people with a range of support needs that would give any candidate excellent experience. At a recent service evaluation young people said “It’s my second home, its comfortable, I feel safe and reassured" another said "The staff are nice, they help you along the way"

If you have any questions about the role or application process, please contact Eileen Winters, Project Manager on 0141 429 2663 during office hours.

So if you think you have the skills to support a young person but don't have the experience, don't be put off as we will give you all the training you require in a friendly and nurturing environment. Full details of this role can be viewed on the attached Job Role Profile.

Please note that IT skills are required for all Quarriers vacancies.

Where applicable, successful candidates will be required to register with the SSSC within 6 months of start date.

At Quarriers our staff are our most important asset therefore we offer extensive training and impressive learning and development opportunities. We are a SVQ accredited centre. You could be part of an organisation that not only offers excellent careers but makes a real difference to thousands of People’s lives.

About Us

Quarriers is one of Scotland’s leading social care charities. We provide practical care and support for vulnerable children, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity to bring about positive changes in people’s lives.

Application notes

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