Children & Families Support Worker
Fixed contract up to 12 months
£25K - £29K pro rata DOE
19th September 2022 - Submissions close at 10am
Cybersafe Scotland is a not-for-profit organization, based in Aberdeen, working to protect children online. We are looking to recruit a Children and Families Support Worker, to work across 2 Local Outcome Improvement Plan areas in Aberdeen. We are looking for a practitioner who is enthusiastic, self-motivated, organised, creative, and passionate about making a difference to children's safety in the digital space.
You will work on "Respected and Safe Online" - our project providing support for schools, children, and families - delivering our work for Aberdeen City Council through the Delivering Equally Safe Fund. The project is focused on preventing online abuse and harassment against women and girls and keeping all children and young people safe online - through universal support and targeted early intervention work with children and their families.
The Children and Families' Support Worker role is to contribute to the delivery of work in a variety of settings, including delivering sessions in class, one-to-one and small group sessions with parents and children and young people, and in collaboration with schools and other agencies. You will initiate and develop relationships with children and families. You will develop resources to equip children and families with skills for the digital spaces they occupy and make use of. The service model has a strong focus on providing support and advice which is specific and tailored to each individual school community. You will be comfortable evidencing learning outcomes. You must have the ability to work to tight deadlines, be able to organise and prioritise your own work, and to multitask.
The project also supports young people who have experienced difficulties online, through their communities and home life, to ensure awareness around digital safety is increased and risks of harm are reduced. We are looking for a practitioner who understands and has experience in family support work and who can support children who may have had very negative experiences online by identifying and supporting associated behaviours.
At all times the work will aim to increase participation in online safety in schools. Participation here means working with young people and families to facilitate their own learning, feel confident in having a voice, and influence decisions that affect them and their peers.
You will report to the Project Manager of Respected and Safe Online and will work closely with other CSS staff and volunteers.
Good IT, organisation, and communication skills are essential as you will need to record data, meet targets, deliver presentations and contribute to reports.
You will be required to travel across the city.
You will have a nationally recognised SCQF Level 7 qualification or above and/or equivalent experience.
This position is part-time, please note the salary quoted is full-time equivalent. You may be asked to lead some evening sessions with parents in lieu of other hours. There is the potential to work longer hours during term time and fewer hours during the school holidays. We are also happy to talk about flexible working hours and to consider applicants who can work fewer hours through the possibility of a job share.
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Appointments are subject to Cybersafe Scotland receiving a satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.