Project Worker - Midlothian
This is an exciting opportunity to join our team in Midlothian.
The Midlothian Family Wellbeing Hub offers support to help improve the emotional wellbeing of children and their families across Midlothian impacted by parental substance use.
We are currently looking for a new colleague to join the team. In the Project Worker role you will connect with children and their families who are looking for help and support; offering them space and time to begin to share their story and thinking with them about what they might need to help things feel better.
We offer a range of different supports for children and families, including individual and family support; peer led groups and connection through community partners. This is an exciting yet demanding role which will require you to get alongside children and their families where, when and how best suits them. We want to be able to offer children and families the right support at the right time.
What kind of people are we looking for?
- Experience of keeping children safe in their own families
- Extensive experience of working alongside and together with children and families impacted by trauma and adversity, with a lens on the promotion of long-term recovery
- Experience of providing support to children and families, with confidence, in a trauma sensitive and systemic way
- Experience and understanding of relational and restorative approaches to practice
- Curious, responsive, flexible and courageous in your relationships with children and families, and colleagues in other services
- Fiercely passionate about Children’s Human Rights
- Shares our belief that it’s a privilege to get alongside children and families to help life feel better for them
- Confident and competent communicators who can work autonomously in a fast paced, demanding role
What kind of Children 1st team member 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
- Determined to support children to stay safely with their own family
- Big hearted and courageous
- Able to build strong relationships and to manage difficult conversations
- Calm and clear minded during times of challenge or distress
- Kind and compassionate
If you have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Health, 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. In particular, we are seeking to further enhance our diversity from the perspective of ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender and disability.
This a permanent, full time post of 35 hours to be worked flexibly across the week to meet the needs of families and the service. However, Thursdays are our ‘core day’ when essential service activities take place such as team meetings.
You will be based in our Dalkeith office, with some flexibility to work at home when this suits the needs of families and/or the service.
Salary, Conditions, Pension
We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 7 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.
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At Children 1st we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team that represents all communities across Scotland and creating a culture where we are all genuinely able to be ourselves and participate and thrive without prejudice or barriers. We aim to proactively develop anti-racist and inclusive approaches throughout our work, and we welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, marginalised groups, and individuals with multiple experiences of marginalisation, who reflect our values.