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Children’s Worker (Sunflower Gardens)

  • Part time
  • £23,210 – £25,713 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th March 2020

  • Advertised from 13th March 2020
  • Part time, 18.5 or 26 hours per week. Temporary fixed term until March 2021.


Are you looking for a rewarding career that gives you flexibility and a real sense of a job well done?

Working within a supportive team providing support across the city for families affected by drug and alcohol use could be for you.

At Sunflower Gardens we recognise that every child and young person is different and our multi-disciplinary team offers a range of services through a family outreach service, individual counselling and art therapy and Group work for children affected by parental alcohol use.

You will need to be qualified to Degree level in Social Work, Health, Education, Art/Play Therapy or equivalent or to diploma level in Counselling. You will also need a full driving licence and access to a vehicle in order to provide one to one support in the outreach service. In return, you can look forward to ongoing training and development - not only so you can do a great job, but to help you build your career with us too.

This work can be challenging as well as fulfilling. As an organisation your wellbeing is important to us. We have benefits package which includes a generous pension.

What’s more, you will be part of one of Scotland’s largest voluntary social work organisations. At CrossReach, we offer quality care and counselling to a wide range of people in need. But the real story of CrossReach is the work that our staff do: reaching out and making a real difference to the lives of others. If you’d like to join them, we look forward to hearing from you.

This is a temporary post up to 31 March 2021.

The hours of work for this post is either for 18.50 hours (2.5 days) per week or 26.00 hours (3.5 days) per week. This is dependent on funding and will be discussed further at interview. Days of the week to be worked are flexible but will include a Wednesday.

As we do our work in Christ’s name you must be respectful of our Christian Ethos and be able to work within it. This post is subject to PVG Membership.

Application notes

For more information and to apply please visit or call 0131 220 2488.

Closing date: 29th March 2020.

CrossReach is the operating name for The Church of Scotland Social Care Council.