Temporary Project Worker - Children & Families
- 252 Keppochhill Road, G21 1HG
- £26,632 per year
- Contract Type:
- Position Type:
- Full Time
- 35 hours per week
- Work From Home:
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Quarriers’ Families Matter Kinship Care Service is commissioned by the Health and Social Care Partnership in Glasgow to deliver a safeguarding and support service to over 300 children and young people in the North East and North West of the city, working in partnership with Children 1st in the South. Our well-established service model involves the third sector providing a safeguarding and support role to children, young people, and their families on behalf of social work, by undertaking regular home visits and identifying any additional supports required. We work closely with children, young people, and families to ensure the support provided is right for them taking a relational and strengths-based approach.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified Project Worker to join our team 35 hours per week. The post is currently temporary until 30th November 2023, with the possibility of further funding beyond this date.
The successful candidate will be able to flexibly organise their workload utilising Quarriers agile working policies, alternating primarily between Glasgow Regional office, and working from home, however as our service is flexible to meet the needs of families, there will be a requirement to visit children and young people after school and into early evening. Access to your own transport is essential for this role as our service operates across Glasgow and the surrounding areas.
The safety of children and young people, and promoting their wellbeing is central to our work. They may have been affected by trauma and their kinship families may be dealing with complex situations. It is therefore essential that the successful candidate can demonstrate an understanding of the impact of trauma and child development, and of the GIRFEC national practice model as well as career experience of working with children and families.
In this fast-paced but highly rewarding role, you will join a small but dedicated team of experienced colleagues who are passionate about delivering and developing the service to ensure it meets the needs of the children, young people and families we support. As a key member of the team, you will have the opportunity to co-produce and facilitate group work with children and young people, including our Kinship peer support and peer mentoring groups. We also offer school holiday activity programs, Christmas outings and music therapy sessions which we deliver in partnership with Nordoff Robbins music charity.
Quarriers Families Matter Kinship Care Service is committed to implementing the principles of The Promise within our work with children, young people, and their families.
Candidates should be qualified to SCQF Level 9, or working towards this, and have a sound knowledge of national child protection frameworks and procedures.
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The successful candidate must have a full current drivers licence and access to own transport.
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