This is an exciting and innovative service delivered on behalf of Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership across the localities of North East, North West and South. Children 1st will be working within the South of the city and closely collaborating with our partners, Quarriers in the North East and North West of Glasgow.
While providing a safeguarding and monitoring role on behalf of Social Work services, this post provides an opportunity to deliver a high quality service to both children and adults who have experienced significant trauma and disruption in their lives and to provide support which emotionally and practically sustains kinship placements. While working individually with children and young people within Kinship placements, we also provide both emotional and practical support to Kinship Carers, shaping the service to suit the needs of each individual family.
We are looking to recruit a professionally qualified Project Worker who can evidence experience of working alongside children, young people and/or families in a variety of settings. They will have the confidence, experience and motivation to successfully engage with a wide range of families as well as liaise directly with social work partners and other relevant agencies.
The pace is busy and challenging, with a real opportunity to make a difference and develop skills and knowledge in this important area of work. Due to the large number of carers the Kinship Care Service supports, excellent organisational skills are essential.
If you have experience of working with young people and their families and have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Teaching or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 9 or higher then… we want to hear from you.
This is a fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week, funded until 28 September 2021. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service and as much of the work with children, young people and kinship carers will occur after school, there will be a requirement to be able to work flexibly in the evenings and weekends.
Closing date: Friday 03 July at 5pm. It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Wednesday 15 July 2020 using Microsoft Teams (details will be sent to shortlisted candidates prior to interview).
For further information and to apply, please visit https://www.children1st.org.uk/who-we-are/about-children-1st/jobs/project-worker-kinship-care/
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The selection process will include seeking PVG Scheme/Disclosure information.
Children 1st is the working name of the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Registered Charity No: SC 016092
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