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Project Worker 2

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,545 – £25,728
  • Attainment Service in Ayrshire
  • Closing 14th June 2021

  • Advertised from 31st May 2021
  • 37.00 (Part time will also be considered) Permanent
  • 8772


Barnardo's Ayrshire Attainment Services has developed with the introduction of the Scottish Attainment Challenge (SAC) and Pupil Equity Funding (PEF), since 2017. Staff in the Ayrshire Attainment Service work within Primary Schools and Secondary Schools in Ayrshire. We provide holistic family support in partnership with Education to deliver the aims of the Scottish Raising Attainment Challenge.

An opportunity has arisen for a Project Worker to join our team in the Ayrshire Hub.

Initial Specific Responsibilities

Most work will be undertaken within school through individual and group work. Specific pieces of families work will be undertaken within the family home, for workers to build essential links between school and home. The aim of the work is to provide some or all of the following activities to:

  • Promote the children/young people's emotional and social wellbeing at school and contribute to them having a positive experience of education, with the aim to raise their attainmen
  • Support parents/carers to understand the children/young people's developmental needs
  • Help parents/carers to build structure, routine and stability that enables them to be ready for education
  • Use a relationship based approach, to build parenting skills and confidence by promoting positive family relationships and interactions
  • Candidates should have experience of direct work with children, young people and families using relationship based practice and an understanding of how this promotes growth and development at all levels of the child/young person's system.
  • You should also have the ability to listen and communicate effectively with children, young people, parents and partner agencies in order to assess wellbeing needs and develop a package of family support.
  • A relevant qualification and/or extensive experience working in youth work, childcare, education, health, social work/social care is essential.

This post is for 37 hours, however we are also interested in applications for a part time /job share role . Please indicate on your application if you prefer full time or part time hours.

Please see the attached role profile and additional information sheet for further information .

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.

Application notes

For further information and to apply please visit our website

Closing Date:14 June 2021

Interview Date:18 June 2021