Barnardo's Dundee is seeking a passionate and motivated applicant for a full time Project Worker 1 position in our Child and Family Support Service.
We are looking for a person to join our Dundee team who has a genuine interest in working with children and families providing support in a variety of settings including the family homes, schools and community locations and provide support either individually or with groups of children, young people and parents/carers. The service support includes working with children who have a disability and their families.
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, 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 experience of working with children with a disability is preferable but not essential.
A flexible approach is essential to providing support when families need it which will include early morning, evenings and weekends.
The role includes effective time management balancing direct support to children and families' needs with the administrative requirements of the post.
The post is driving licence essential and the use of a car.
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.
At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.
Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.
To find out more and apply please visit our website
Closing Date:12 August 2022