Founded in Dumfries-shire in 2004 by Julie Joseph OBE, Common Thread provides therapeutic support in remote residential settings across Scotland for some of the country’s most vulnerable children and young people who have been affected by trauma, abuse and neglect. Common Thread is founded on the belief that young people who have been disadvantaged by their life experiences deserve a place to put down roots. It allows them the space to grow, learn, develop and make positive memories. Their values based approach ensures they put young people first in all that they do.
Common Thread’s approach to supporting young people is tailor-made to that individual and based upon their experiences. By focusing on mutually agreed outcomes with children and young people they work towards goals that support a positive experience allowing them to move forwards at their own pace. People and teamwork are at the heart of the organisation. While the work is challenging, every day is different. Common Thread’s value led culture is a truly rewarding place to work and provides a unique opportunity for its staff to positively influence those they support and see them thrive.
In addition to supporting children and young people in a residential setting, Common Thread operates two specialist schools in Dumfries and Kilmarnock. The schools give a supportive, safe, nurturing and inclusive environment for learners who have become detached from mainstream education.
Common Thread are always interested to hear from people who share their values, can be reflective, are resilient and above all would like to make a positive difference to a child’s life. Experience of residential childcare isn’t always essential. If you are looking for a new challenge or perhaps your currently role has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic then they would love to hear from you and perhaps you can go on a journey together. Further details of their vacancies can be found on their website, Linkedin or on Indeed.