Children's Services Practitioner (Social Worker)

  • Full time
  • £31,266 – £35,529
  • Ardlaw Street - Glasgow
  • Closing 30th May 2023

  • Advertised from 16th May 2023


Every childhood is worth fighting for. This is our belief. It drives us. And it's the reason our Children's Services team push themselves to transform the lives of children and families – in person, in service centres nationwide, and through the knowledge they share. Join us as our Children's Service Practitioner – Social Worker and make a contribution that means everything.

Together for Childhood is a place based approach to prevention of child abuse and neglect. In partnership with local people, groups and agencies, we will bring people together to develop and test new approaches. Principles at the heart of the project include co-creation through relationships with children and families, local partners and community members; continuous learning and the use of evidence; building on strengths; inclusivity and accessibility; and creating sustainable change through local ownership and capacity.

This is an innovative and ambitious project to bring about change for children across a whole community. A particular focus on early childhood development, and the experience of children growing up in families facing adversity are key elements work.

Are you are a qualified Social Worker who wants to use their skills and knowledge to influence others in a local community to do all they can to prevent abuse and neglect? Could you work as part of our team to find innovative and evidence led practice to build capacity in local people to change the lives of children and support communities that enable children to thrive? We are looking for a Social Worker who wants to work constructively and creatively with a real passion for enhancing the life chances of children and young people & who has the ability to plan and deliver appropriate programmes of work with individuals, families and groups; and, who has:

  • The ability to identify risk
  • experience of child protection intervention
  • up to date knowledge of legislation, research and best practice
  • the ability to evaluate the effectiveness of their own practice.

Join us and you'll become part of a team that cares about the work they do and the people they work with. You'll discover opportunities to grow, along with challenges and a shared purpose that'll bring the best out in you. And you'll get to find your own way to make a difference that means more, and that impacts millions of young lives.

Application notes

Closing Date: 30 May 2023

Interviews for this role will be held in Glasgow (Govan) Together for Childhood, Ardlaw Street, Govan, G51 3RR on Tuesday 18th April 2023.

To find out more about the role and to apply, please visit our website.

As an organisation, we are committed to creating and fostering a culture that promotes safeguarding and the welfare of all children and adults at risk. Our safer recruitment practices support this by ensuring that there is a consistent and thorough process of obtaining, collating, analysing and evaluating information from and about candidates to ensure that all persons appointed are suitable to work with our children and adults.