Project Worker


Children 1st work to give every child in Scotland a safe and secure childhood.  We achieve this by providing direct services to vulnerable children and their families across Scotland. 

We are looking for a special Project Worker who is passionate about protecting children, with a strong value base and personal resilience. We seek a Project Worker who will put Children first but also be mindful and respectful of families.

At Children 1st we work with the whole family and we are looking for a Project Worker who is compassionate, skilled and experienced in the whole family systems approach, with a sound knowledge of the impact of trauma and adversity on parenting and on children. You will have a lead role within the team in the assessment of children and families and creating meaningful plans of work that promote children’s safety and wellbeing.   Your practice will be underpinned by children’s rights and will offer practical and emotional support to families, doing whatever it takes in all the complexity to engage with families to build on their strengths and capacity. You will be skilled in building strong relationships with children, families and partners and be a strong ambassador for Children 1st.

In turn you will join a relational, connected organisation that prioritises quality and supports its workforce to deliver this through strong relationships, as we realise this is what makes the biggest difference to children and families.

If you have suitable experience of working with children and their families and have a professional qualification in a relevant area such as Social Work, Teaching, 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.

Further Information

This is a fixed term, part time post of 24 hours per week, initially funded until 31 March 2020. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service.

Job title: Project Worker

Job Subtitle: Dundee

Reference number: CFS19/53

Location: Dundee

Closing date: 20/09/2019 12:00

Interview date: It is anticipated that the interviews will take place week commencing 30 September 2019

Salary: Starting at £26,977 with progression to £31,576, pro rata for part time

To apply, please download and complete the attached 3 forms below (A, B and C) and email completed forms to:

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.

Your interest and application to work at Children 1st is appreciated.

For further information or enquiries, please email: