This is an exciting opportunity to carry out an important role within an innovative partnership between Children 1st
and East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership.
The East Renfrewshire Family Wellbeing Service offers support to help improve the emotional wellbeing of children and
young people aged 8-18, and their families.
We are currently looking for a new colleague to join the team. In the Project Worker role you will connect with
children and their families who are looking for help and support; offering them space and time to begin to share
their story and thinking with them about what they might need to help things feel better.
We offer a range of different supports for children and families, including individual and family support;
facilitated and peer led group supports and befriending relationships. This is an exciting yet demanding role
which will require you to get alongside children and their families where, when and how best suits them. We want
to be able to offer children and families the right support at the right time.
What kind of people are we looking for?
- Experience of keeping children safe in their own families
- Extensive experience of working alongside and
together with children and families impacted by trauma and adversity, with a lens on the promotion of long-term
- Experience of providing support to children and families, with confidence, in a trauma
sensitive and systemic way
- Experience and understanding of relational and restorative approaches to
- Curious, responsive, flexible and courageous in your relationships with children and families,
and colleagues in other services
- Fiercely passionate about Children’s Human Rights
- Shares our
belief that it’s a privilege to get alongside children and families to help life feel better for
- Confident and competent communicators who can work autonomously in a fast paced, demanding
What kind of Children 1st team member will you be?
Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:
- Resilient, skilled and knowledgeable, who wants to transform children’s lives
- Determined to support
children to stay safely with their own family
- Big hearted and courageous
- Able to build strong
relationships and to manage difficult conversations
- Calm and clear minded during times of challenge or
- Kind and compassionate
If you 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. In particular, we are seeking to further enhance our diversity
from the perspective of ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender and disability.
You will be based in our Giffnock office, with some flexibility to work at home when this suits the needs of families
and/or the service.
Salary, Conditions, Pension
We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays,
pro rata), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.
This is a fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week to cover a period of maternity leave until 31 January 2024.
Hours to be worked flexibly across the week to meet the needs of families and the service. However, Wednesdays
are our ‘core day’ when essential service activities take place such as team meetings.