Project Worker 2 (18879)


Project Worker 2 (18879)


Barnardo's, Dundee

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 2 weeks ago, 29 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 990a8ff279824ad0a9d069dac8bd68b0

Full Job Description

We are looking for people to join our Dundee team who have a genuine interest in working with children and families providing support in a variety of settings including the family homes, schools and community locations and provide support either individually or with groups of children, young people and parents/carers. The service support includes working with children who have additional support needs/ disability and their families.

Our aim is to support children and families using a whole family approach, focusing on strengths, building on assets and interests to support them to achieve best possible outcomes and to feel included and supported within their communities. We use a relationship based approach to build trust with the children and their families to develop their capacity and resilience. The service operates as part of a multi-agency approach, working with partner agencies and professional stakeholders, including working as part of a team that may comprise of staff drawn from across different (partner) organisations, building on a collaborative and co-produced approach to finding solutions.,

  • Leading on, and as appropriate participation, in the organisation and co-ordination of support services including activity groups, enabling activities, short breaks (including residentials) for CYP/families who have a disability/additional support need. Connecting with partner agencies/organisations to support events/activities within the community.

  • Engaging with CYP and families to inform the further development and co-design of supports and related activities.

  • The role includes supervision of as and when and project worker staff, including volunteers, and delegation of tasks as appropriate. Identifying and co-ordinating any training needs for as and when and volunteers. Support wider workforce development planning.

    Applicants should be committed, enthusiastic, motivated and have excellent communication skills and able to work in a collaborative manner, evidencing a respectful and inclusive approach. You will be creative, innovative, adaptable and dynamic and able to deliver a person-centred and robust service to children and families. The use of a warm, nurturing and empathetic approach is essential. Applicants should be able to evidence working knowledge of Children's Rights. Have direct practice experience working with children and families and evidence an awareness of child/adult protection issues. Applicants who have experience of working with children with a disability is preferable but not essential.

  • The position includes effective time management balancing direct support to children and families' needs with the administrative requirements of the post.

  • The post is driving licence essential and the use of a car .

  • A flexible approach is essential to providing support when families need it which will include early morning, evenings and weekends.

    At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

  • About Barnardo's

    At Barnardo's we believe in children - no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

    Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.