Family Wellbeing Project Worker
Aberdeen

After successful recruitment campaigns we are looking for an additional Family Wellbeing Project Worker to join our new team!

Children 1st are developing a new and exciting way of supporting families in Aberdeen. We have a long history of working with children and families in the city. After a pause in 2018 we reviewed our purpose and role alongside children, families and partners. We have been building a new approach to help children affected by poor mental health and emotional distress. Children 1st along with partners share a determination to act upon the recommendations from The Independent Care Review and deliver The Promise to children and young people. We are also determined that the full incorporation of the UNCRC means that children will have their rights respected in all areas of their lives and will have a real say in the way they are supported. This new Children 1st service will sit at the heart of three local community hubs, providing early support to children and their families at the point when they need this to prevent more intensive supports being necessary.

What kind of person will make a great Family Wellbeing Project Worker for Children 1st?

  • has experience of keeping children safe in their own families
  • is fiercely passionate about children’s rights
  • thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families and,
  • is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind

What kind of Family Wellbeing Project Worker 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 the tricky conversations
  • is compassionate and understanding of trauma
  • a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure
  • inspiring colleagues and teams to be even better
  • an amazing ambassador for children and Children 1st

Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.

Base

You will be based in one of the local community hubs and will travel to connect with other parts of the organisation once Scottish Guidelines permit this and it is safe for you and colleagues.

Salary, Conditions, Pension

We will offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement (40 days inclusive of 9 public holidays), flexible working opportunities and a contributory pension scheme.

Further Information

This a fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week (we will consider applicants who can work 25 -35 hours per week).  Hours to be worked flexibly to meet the needs of the service.

Funded initially until 31 October 2022.

Job title: Family Wellbeing Project Worker - Aberdeen

Reference number: CFS21/70

Location: Aberdeen

Closing date: 24/09/2021 12:00

Interview date: It is anticipated that the interviews will take place week virtually or face to face on 04 and 05 October 2021

Salary: £27,477 - £32,076

To apply, please download and complete the attached 3 forms below (A, B and C) and email completed forms to: hr@children1st.org.uk

Alternately, if you are unable to email us, postal applications may be sent to Human Resources, Children 1st, 83 Whitehouse Loan, Edinburgh, EH9 1AT.

Please also refer to the ‘Job Description and Person Specification’ and ‘Terms and Conditions’ for further information as per relevant documents attached below.

For further information or enquiries, please email: hr@children1st.org.uk

We welcome and encourage applications from potential people of all backgrounds, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, belief, disability, who reflect our values.