Children and Young People’s Therapeutic Support Worker

Shetland Women's Aid

Address121A St Olaf Street, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0ES
Salary£26,046 to £28,305 pro rata
Closing Date5pm, Wednesday 25 November 2020


We are looking for two, kind, caring and friendly females to work as part of our dedicated domestic abuse service. These roles will involve delivering specialist therapeutic-emotional and practical support to children and young people who have or are experiencing domestic abuse or other gender-based violence in Shetland.

The successful candidates will:

  • Hold an SVQ level 3 or equivalent qualification in a relevant field i.e. community justice, social services, health & social care.
  • Understand the issues around domestic abuse and other gender-based violence.
  • Be prepared to undertake training to meet current service requirements.
  • Understand impacts from domestic abuse and adverse childhood experiences on Children and Young People.
  • Work in in a trauma informed way within a person-centered ethos.

The posts are part-time, and the successful candidates will be required to work 20hrs per week in a flexible manner that allows for seamless service provision and meets the needs of a small voluntary organisation. The salary for this post is £26,046 to £28,305 pro rata; this includes a Distant Islands Allowance.

These posts are funded by The Scottish Government.

Women only need apply under schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010.


To receive details of the posts and how to apply please telephone 01595 692070 between 9am and 12 noon Monday to Friday or e-mail

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 25th November at 5pm.