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Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,977 – £31,576 pro-rata
  • Midlothian
  • Closing 3rd August 2020

  • Advertised from 16th July 2020
  • Hours: 17.5hrs per week – funded until 31 May 2021. Salary: Starting at £26,977 with progression to £31,576 pro rata for part time.
  • Reference: CFS20-52


Our Midlothian service is looking to recruit an enthusiastic person to join our friendly team, delivering support across Midlothian, working from our base in Dalkeith. This is an exciting time to join our service, as we develop our systemic, therapeutic and peer support capacity in enabling families in their recovery from the impact of problematic substance use, social isolation and poor mental health.

Children 1st offer relational based support, taking a restorative, strengths based and trauma informed approach to enable individuals and families to achieve their goals. We are looking for someone who is knowledgeable and experienced in whole family systems approach, with a sound knowledge of the impact of substance misuse on parenting and children. You will have a lead role within the team in coordinating and undertaking assessment of families and in creating outcome focused support plans, which ensure the safety and wellbeing of children. You will have the opportunity to engage in therapeutic 1:1 support with children and their families as well as co- work with colleagues as required. You will be experienced in working collaboratively with families, as part of a team and alongside a range of professionals.

We can offer you quality support and supervision; workload management; access to a range of opportunities for professional development; and an opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of children and families. You will be expected to respond to the needs of families by working flexible hours, including some weekend support.

If you are an experienced professional with a Social Work, Community work, Counselling or other appropriate qualification, we would like to hear from you.

Application notes

Closing Date: Monday 3rd August, interviews likely to take place week commencing 10th August 2020

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The selection process will include seeking PVG Scheme information.

Children 1st is the working name of the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Registered Charity No: SC 016092

Equal opportunities matter to Children 1st