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Project Worker 2

  • Full time
  • £24,722 – £26,700
  • TCA - Family Support Service Perth & Kinross
  • Closing 15th May 2022

  • Advertised from 29th April 2022
  • Hours:37.00 Permanent.


Barnardo's Perth & Kinross Service is seeking a passionate and motivated person for a Project Worker 2 post in our Perth Service

We are looking for a person to join our Perth service which covers the Perth & Kinross area. The service works in partnership with Perth & Kinross Social Work Department and Tayside Council on Alcohol. The post would suit a person who has a genuine interest and experience of working with children and families providing support in a variety of settings including family homes, schools and community locations. The service support includes working with children who have an additional support needs/disability and their families. The service supports children who have been impacted upon by parental substance use, parental mental health or domestic abuse.

Our aim is to support children and families using a whole family approach, focusing on strengths, building on assets and interests to support them to achieve best possible outcomes and to feel included and supported within their communities. We use a relationship based approach to build trust with the children and their families to develop their capacity and resilience. The service operates as part of a multi-agency approach, working with partner agencies and professional stakeholders, including working as part of a team alongside Tayside Council on Alcohol (partner), building on a collaborative and co-produced approach to finding solutions.

Applicants should be committed, enthusiastic, motivated and have excellent communication skills and able to work in a collaborative manner, evidencing a respectful and inclusive approach. You will be creative, innovative, adaptable and dynamic and able to deliver a person-centred and robust service to children and families. The use of a warm, nurturing and empathetic approach is essential. Applicants should be able to evidence professional curiosity. You will have direct practice experience working with children and families and evidence an awareness of child/adult protection issues. Applicants who have some experience of working with children with additional support needs/disability is preferable.

A flexible approach is essential to providing support when families need it which will include early morning, evenings and weekends.

The positions include effective time management balancing direct support to children and families' needs with the administrative requirements of the posts.

The post is both driving licence essential and the use of a car due to location.

Barnardo's offers superb learning and development opportunities alongside high quality supervision and support.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

Application notes

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Closing Date:15 May 2022

Interview Date:tbc