Project Worker 2

Barnardo's Scotland
£23,196 - £30,147 per year
30 Nov 2016
12 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

The West Locality has vacancies for the post of Project Worker 2 within Nurture Services in Inverclyde.


We have a range of services on-site and an outreach basis for families to help them to give their children the best start in life. The portfolio of services includes: early years- pre & post natal support, holistic family support work in schools, nurture groups, support for children affected by parental substance misuse, children in Kinship Care and a volunteer befriending service.


We are looking for family support workers with a high level of skills, knowledge and experience to join our team; this requires highly motivated practitioners that would contribute to the development of a service in partnership with education. The aim of this partnership is to address disadvantage and adversity that prevents children from having equal opportunities to achieve their potential.


Candidates should have experience of direct work with children and families using relationship based practice and an understanding of how this promotes growth and development at all levels of the child's system. You should also have the ability to listen and communicate effectively with children, parents and partner agencies in order to assess wellbeing needs and develop a package family support. You are required to have a relevant qualification in: education, health, social work/social care.  Please see the attached person and profile for the essential criteria relating to this post.


Work with families will be undertaken on an individual basis, in groups and within school.  The aim of the work is to provide some or all of the following activities to:


  • Support parents/carers to understand the children's developmental needs

  • Help parents/carers to build structure, routine and stability

  • Use a relationship based approach, to build parenting skills and promote positive family relationships.

  • Support children and their families to access activities that will promote health and well-being.

  • Encourage parents/carers to engage in their child's learning

  • Work in partnership with schools to imbed a nurturing approach that closes the attainment gap for children who have experienced adversity.

  •  Increase the income and resources of children and their families.


If you would like to apply for this job, please download an application pack from our website  quoting reference: SC1961116


Interviews will be held on Friday 16th December 2016.


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