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Project Worker - Domestic Abuse Community Support

  • Full time
  • £26,977 – £31,576
  • Selkirk
  • Closing 7th January 2019

  • Advertised from 7th December 2018
  • CFS18/82


We are looking for a new team member within our Scottish Borders Domestic Abuse Support Service, which offers 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. Children 1st offer relational based support - you will take a restorative, strengths based and trauma sensitive approach and work in partnership with individuals and families to help them achieve their desired outcomes.

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 of abuse. You will offer support on a medium to long term basis to help them to maintain their safety, aid their recovery from the impact of domestic abuse on their lives and 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. Whilst this post is to support adults, Children 1st take a family minded approach and recognise that the needs of any children in the family are of paramount importance. It is expected that you will have the skills and experience to support families and protect children who are impacted by domestic violence, as well as adults in their own right.

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.

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

Application notes

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Closing date: Monday 07 January 2019. It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Thursday 17 January 2019.

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: SC 016092

Equal opportunities matter to Children 1st