Bairns Hoose Child and Family Recovery Worker

  • Full time
  • £36,621
  • Hybrid with access to a Children 1st base in East Renfrewshire/Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd August 2022

  • Advertised from 1st August 2022
  • 35 hours per week with a commitment to flexible working patterns.
  • CFS22/54


Be part of the change you want to see for child victims and witnesses in Scotland

In partnership, Children 1st are developing Scotland’s first Bairns Hoose based on the European Barnahus model. Barnahus is a child-friendly, multidisciplinary, and interagency model of justice, care and recovery for children who are victims and witnesses of all forms of violence. A place where all Police, Social Work, Health and Court services are based under one roof. Children receive a coordinated trauma responsive plan to support their journey through the care, protection, and justice system. The aim of the model is to; prevent re-traumatisation caused by delayed and disjointed investigation and court proceedings, to keep children safe, allow them access to fair justice and to help them recover from the trauma of their ordeal. Barnahus aims to place the best interests of the child at the centre of all the systems that are there to protect them and to offer the child and their family or caregivers all the support they need.

What kind of person will make a great Bairns Hoose Child and Family Recovery Worker for Children 1st?

is fiercely passionate about children’s rights

thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families

is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind

is committed to being part of transformational change alongside children and their families

What kind of Child and Family Recovery Worker 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
  • can connect well with young people and their families, help them to feel safe and build a relationship based on trust
  • understands trauma and knows that with the right support children and young people can recover from complex trauma – there is always a way
  • is able to build strong relationships and manage tricky conversations
  • is able to work collaboratively with partners
  • has a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure
  • is able to make decisions
  • can inspire colleagues and teams to be even better
  • is an amazing ambassador for children and Children 1st

Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.


You will be working in a Hybrid way - combining home based working and working from one of our Children 1st services in North Strathclyde/Glasgow while you help to design and open our first Bairns Hoose in East Renfrewshire. The role will involve travelling across the North Strathclyde area (East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire) to meet with young people and families in their homes, schools and local community.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Further information

This post is a permanent, full time role of 35 hours per week with a commitment to flexible working patterns.

Application notes

To find out more and apply please visit our website

Closing date: 22/08/2022 12:00

Interview date: Monday 29th August and Thursday 1st September 2022.