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BANCHORY TERNAN EAST CHURCH
Title of Post: Children and Family Worker
Main Purpose of post: To work with the Minister to continue developing the existing children and family work in the congregation and Banchory community. To encourage further active engagement between church and community.
Mission statement: To know Christ and make Christ known
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES •To share with the Minister and Kirk Session the responsibility for the spiritual nurture and growth of the church family. • Take an active role in the already established children’s work in Kids’ kirk, church family and community. • Develop the volunteer base of the church members and others to support the work. • Assist the congregation to find and implement ways of welcoming and serving parents with pre-school children.
SCHOOL CHAPLAINCY • Assist the Minister develop our good working relationship with the three primary schools in the parish. • Work in collaboration with the school chaplaincy team. • Explore opportunities for future joint school-church initiatives.
CHURCH WITH THE COMMUNITY • The Children and Family Worker will be expected to participate regularly in Sunday worship and the life of the church. • Take a leading active role in the already established ‘Messy Church’, holiday clubs and to seek to develop other opportunities to interact with children and families. • Work collaboratively with the leaders of the Banchory Joint Youth Project. • Raise awareness of general issues affecting local families to inform congregational prayer and action. • To work collaboratively with other denominations. • Undertake such other duties as may be required from time to time by the Parish Minister.
Children and Family Worker Essential Desirable Skills, abilities and knowledge Experience in children and families work Understanding of the issues that affect children, youths and families and the ability to relate to them Ability to engage with people who have little or no church connection Demonstrable ability to encourage good practice in working with and motivating volunteers A commitment to partnership working, maintaining and developing links with other churches and organisations locally Experience in working in a school environment, contributing to a school chaplaincy team with experience in planning and delivering suitable material Experience in planning and delivering events/ activities for children, young people and families
Holder of a valid full driving licence
Committed Christian with a live Church connection which is a Genuine Occupational
Requirement in terms of the Equality Act 2010 Openness to and able to evidence different ways of working and trying new initiatives Ability to work unsupervised with readiness to use own initiative Proven ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and contribute to effective team working Excellent planning skills with the ability to prioritise work and workload
Qualified to degree level or similar or accredited training in children’s / youth / family work or can demonstrate significant, relevant and recent experience in this area of work. On-going commitment to continuing professional development including willingness to work towards qualification and accredited training
Children and Family Worker
Terms and Conditions:
Terms and Conditions:
• This is a part time post (50%). Salary is on a scale of £24,266 - £27,432 pro rata per annum.
• This is a part time post and normal hours of work will be 18.75 hours per week. The nature of the work calls for a degree of flexibility, thus hours of work, which are agreed with the parish Minister, may vary from day to day.
• This is a fixed term post for 2 years from appointment. Subject to funding, the post may be extended.
• The post is based at Banchory Ternan East Church.
• Travel expenses by public transport or by use of own car (if appropriate) are payable at rates agreed by the Kirk Session.
• Membership of Disclosure Scotland PVG Scheme will be required.
Further information, an application form and a copy of our complete vision statement for Children’s work can be obtained from Rev Dr Alan Murray by phoning 01330 822481 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date 12 noon on 8 May 2018
Saturday 12th May
10.00am - 12.00 noon
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