Project Worker
East Renfrewshire Family Wellbeing Service

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.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team getting alongside children, young people and their families in East Renfrewshire who are experiencing emotional distress, to offer early help and build strong relationships.

As a member of the East Renfrewshire Family Wellbeing Service team you will offer children and families the space and time to tell their stories and with them agree how we can best help.  As a team of staff and volunteers with a broad range of skills, knowledge and experience we are able to offer families support which best meet their needs including intensive whole family support; group/peer support and befriending/mentoring support.

Working at Children 1st you will embrace our relational and restorative approach in order to help families make sense of their difficulties and help life feel better.  Working closely with families, colleagues and partners in the local community – relationships will be at the heart of everything you do.

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

Further Information

This is a fixed term, full time post of 35 hours per week, funded until 31 May 2022. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service and the families.  Regular evening and occasional weekend work will be required.

Job title: Project Worker

Job Subtitle: Fixed term, 35 hrs per week

Reference number: CFS21/02

Location: East Renfrewshire

Closing date: 01/02/2021 12:00

Interview date: It is anticipated that the interviews will take place on Tuesday 09 February 2021

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: