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Project Worker - Domestic Abuse Community Support

  • Part time
  • £26,977 – £31,576 pro-rata
  • Selkirk Scottish Borders
  • Closing 2nd November 2018

  • Advertised from 19th October 2018
  • Hours: 28 – funded until 31.03.2020


We are recruiting for a Project Worker within our Scottish Borders Domestic Abuse Recovery and Support Services, which offer support to children, young people, families and adults who have experienced domestic abuse. This presents an exciting opportunity to join our busy, friendly team, delivering support across the Scottish Borders, working from our base in Selkirk. Children1st offer relational based support, taking a restorative, strengths based and trauma informed approach to enable individuals and families to achieve the outcomes they are looking for.

Support for Adults:

Working within a strong knowledge and awareness of gender based violence, you will support adults who are no longer at high risk on a medium to long term basis. Your support will help them to maintain their safety, aid their recovery from the impact of domestic abuse on their lives and to achieve an improved sense of self worth and emotional wellbeing. In partnership with other agencies you will ensure that adults and their families are supported by a range of services in their recovery.

Project Worker: It is expected that you will have the skills and experience to support both adults and children within your caseload. If you have experience, skills and knowledge of trauma recovery, the impact of domestic abuse within the understanding of gender based violence and experience of assessments, including risk assessment within domestic abuse we would like to hear from you. You should have a relevant higher qualification such as at SVQ level 4 or above, SCQF level 9 or above, degree or post-graduate level.

Application notes

For an informal discussion, please contact Sarah Axford Services Manager, OR Silke Erkes, Team Leader. Tel: 01750-22892 E-mail:

For further information and to apply, please visit

Closing date: Monday 05 November 2018. It is anticipated that interviews will be held Friday 16 November 2018.

Children 1st has a long tradition of valuing and involving sessional and volunteer workers. To find out more about volunteering with us, please visit our website.

The selection process will include seeking PVG Scheme/Disclosure information.

Children 1st is the working name of the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Registered Charity No: SC016092

Equal opportunities matter to Children 1st