Lifelong Links Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £27,477 – £32,076
  • West Lothian - Bathgate
  • Closing 19th August 2022

  • Advertised from 29th July 2022
  • Reference number: CFS22-51


West Lothian Wellbeing Hub works in partnership with the local authority and other Voluntary Organisations to provide support to children and their families in Family Group Decision Making, Lifelong Links, Kinship Care and Mental Health Wellbeing for young people.

We have a creative new partnership with West Lothian HSCP, West Lothian College and Action for Children and would like to recruit a professionally qualified Project Worker. Children 1st have been funded to provide a Lifelong Links (LLL) Co-ordinator to students of West Lothian College, who have been separated from their family and community and would benefit from reconnecting. Our LLL co-ordinator will use the Family Group Decision Making model to help a young person find the people who care about them, who they can turn to for practical and emotional support and then co-ordinate family meetings that will help the young person sustain these connections.

Our young people and our team would like to work alongside you:

  • If you understand the impact on a child or young person of being separated from their family
  • If you understand the disruption and trauma this can cause
  • If you have the sensitivity, confidence, motivation and experience to listen and hear what can make a difference
  • If you are brave enough to help a young person make this difference
  • If you are collaborative, constructive, and supportive of your professional colleagues
  • If you have experience of working with young people and their families who have had a disrupted family life
  • If you have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Community Learning and Development, Teaching or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area at SCQF level 9 or higher

Application notes

To find out more and apply, please visit our website.

Closing date for applications:19th August 2022

Interviews: 24th/25th August 2022