COVEY Befriending
COVEY Befriending

Charity registered in Scotland SC020754

COVEY has been supporting vulnerable young people in South Lanarkshire for 22 years through volunteer befriending


Current vacancies

Family Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £19,500 – £20,500 pro-rata
  • Lanarkshire
  • Closing 13th October 2020

Are you passionate about giving support to vulnerable parents?

COVEY are looking for an experienced and passionate Family Support Workers to join our growing Parent Support team with the following:

• A thorough understanding of the complexities of working with families and the barriers and issues which they may face within their lives;

• Highly motivated and able to maintain a case load;

• The attention to detail necessary to ensure excellent case recording and reporting;

• Strong administration, planning and organisational skills;

• Excellent at communicating, and

• An understanding of the need for accountability and team working.

You will be contributing to our Parent Support Projects which include one-to-one work and facilitating our parent support groups. The focus of these projects is on person-centred relationships which involves mentoring and befriending to ensure positive longer term outcomes for parent/carers who have children aged 8-15.

We are seeking compassionate, professional, proactive and caring individuals who will fully embrace the COVEY values of Respect, Openness, Commitment, Innovation and Passion.

These posts may involve out of hours, evening and possible weekend working. Essential – Car driver with access to a car / PVG check.

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Befriending Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £23,000 – £25,000
  • South Lanarkshire wide / Offices based in Hamilton and Lanark
  • Closing 15th October 2020

Are you looking for a new challenge? Are you passionate about giving support to vulnerable children and young people?

COVEY are seeking a passionate, professional, proactive and caring individual who will fully embrace the COVEY values of Respect, Openness, Commitment, Innovation and Passion.

We are looking for an experienced Coordinator to join our growing Young Person’s team with the following essential elements:

· A thorough understanding of the complexities of working with vulnerable young people and the issues which they may face;

· Experience of working with young people in a range of settings;

· The ability to assess the needs of the young people and facilitate and support each befriending relationship;

· An understanding of volunteer management with experience in that field preferable;

· Competent in all aspects of recruiting, training and supporting volunteers in their role;

· Highly motivated and able to maintain a case load;

· A working knowledge of risk assessment and monitoring and evaluation;

· The attention to detail necessary to ensure excellent case recording and reporting;

· Strong administration, planning and organisational skills;

· Excellent at communicating, and

· An understanding of the need for accountability and team working.

This post may involve out of hours, evening and occasional weekend work. Essential – Car driver with access to a car / PVG check.

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Family Support Community Coordinator (Parent/Carers)

  • Full time
  • £22,500 – £25,000
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 6th October 2020

COVEY’s Family Support team are looking for an exceptional individual who will coordinate and deliver holistic person-centred support to families who are referred from Education and are involved with our Parent Partnership Project with Airdrie Citizen’s Advice.

We are seeking a passionate, professional, proactive and caring individual who will fully embrace the COVEY values of Respect, Openness, Commitment, Innovation and Passion.

This partnership project is delivered in North Lanarkshire as part of the Scottish Government’s Social Innovation Partnership and this exciting role is the opportunity to test and prove a new model that looks to strengthen links between school, home and the community. Family support mentors work with families around self-esteem, self-sufficiency and goal setting. By operating within school structures, the model is able to act as a bridge between school, other services and the family to ensure a holistic support is put in place.

The project involves close partnership and collaborative working with a Family Support Worker, a Coordinator working with the young people and an Advice Worker from Airdrie Citizen’s Advice.

The post holder should be a passionate and highly motivated coordinator who will take on the full responsibility for developing and delivering their area of the project as well as being able to work together for the success of the project as a whole.

Are you an authentic individual who has the ability to make this new role an effective springboard for COVEY? Character is our primary requirement as we believe that through this your competence will be effectively applied. So, to align with our core values of Passion, Innovation, Commitment, Openness and Respect, we seek someone with the drive and vision to develop and shape this new project; to think ahead and bring creative solutions where needed.

Also key is that you possess the competence to effectively provide support to parents, working with families to identify their strengths and what support will be needed to build on these, thus impacting positively on the lives of the whole family.

To this end it is essential that you have experience of supporting vulnerable families, managing staff and recruiting and matching volunteers as this post will involve both the management of a part-time family support worker and the recruiting and training of volunteer family supporters where necessary. You will ideally be educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline, understanding the complexities of the issue that families face. You will be able to develop relevant materials and systems. You will have at least three years experience with vulnerable children, young people and families, having knowledge of the core principles of family support.

Your ability to motivate others and build relational rapport, as well as being able to forge links between other agencies, is very important and you will possess an understanding of wider current policy drivers in Scotland.

With excellent verbal and written communication skills you will be passionate about the benefit of person-centred holistic support. Highly motivated and able to work under pressure, working to targets and maintaining a case load you will also have the ability to observe the attention to detail necessary to ensure excellent case recording, evaluation and reporting. A working knowledge of risk assessment and monitoring and evaluation is essential. Experience of identifying and managing risks and concerns relating to Child and Adult protection is also vital.

You will be confident in taking the initiative, have problem solving skills and bring a ‘can do’ attitude to the role. Your character will however come first – as good people can make good organisations great – and here we need a passionate, professional and proactive individual, able to lead by example, through creating mutual trust and vision within their team.

This post is 35hrs per week and will involve out of hours and possible weekend working. Essential – Car driver with access to a car / PVG check

Shortlist

Family Support Community Coordinator (Young People)

  • Full time
  • £22,500 – £25,000
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 8th October 2020

COVEY’s Family Support team are looking for an exceptional individual who will work directly with the young people in families who are referred from Education and are involved with our Parent Partnership Project with Airdrie Citizen’s Advice.

We are seeking a passionate, professional, proactive and caring individual who will fully embrace the COVEY values of Respect, Openness, Commitment, Innovation and Passion.

This partnership project is delivered in North Lanarkshire as part of the Scottish Government’s Social Innovation Partnership and this exciting new role is the opportunity to test and prove a new model that looks to strengthen links between school, home and the community. Befrienders and family support mentors work with families around self-esteem, self-sufficiency and goal setting. By operating within school structures, the model is able to act as a bridge between school, other services and the family to ensure a holistic support is put in place.

The post holder should be a passionate and highly motivated coordinator who will take on the full responsibility for delivering their area of the project as well as being able to work together for the success of the project as a whole.

Character is our primary requirement as we believe that through this your competence will be effectively applied. We seek someone with the drive, passion and vision to develop and shape the project further; to think ahead and bring creative solutions where needed, being able to work in partnership within the team in COVEY.

Being able to forge close links with key agencies, in particular education, you will be required to have at least three years’ experience working with vulnerable children, young people and families.

Ideally you will be educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline and your ability to motivate others will be a key skill. Also you will have knowledge of the core principles of youth work and the wider policy drivers relating to poverty and isolation.

You will be passionate about the benefit of mentoring support; have the ability to think ahead, see the bigger picture and find solutions to the challenges of working with families and young people who face a range of very complex issues. With excellent communication skills you will have the ability to quickly build rapport with vulnerable young people and their families.

Highly motivated and able to work under pressure, working to targets and able to deliver on the desired outcomes. While maintaining a full case load, you will have the ability to observe the attention to detail necessary to ensure excellent case recording and evaluation. A working knowledge of monitoring and evaluation is essential. Experience of identifying and managing risks and concerns relating to Child and Adult protection is also vital.

You will be confident in taking the initiative, have problem solving skills and bring a ‘can do’ attitude to the role. Your character will however come first – as good people can make good organisations great – and here we need a passionate, professional and proactive individual, able to lead by example, through creating mutual trust with their colleagues and volunteers as well as with young people and their families.

This post is 35hrs per week and will involve out of hours and possible weekend working. Essential – Car driver with access to a car / PVG check.

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Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Family Support Worker x 2

  • Full time or Part time
  • £19,500 – £20,500
  • Hamilton
  • Closing 25th February 2020

Are you looking for a new challenge in the new year? Are you passionate about giving support to vulnerable parents?

COVEY are looking for two experienced Family Support Workers to join our growing Parent Support team with the following:

· A thorough understanding of the complexities of working with families and the barriers and issues which they may face within their lives;

· Highly motivated and able to maintain a case load;

· The attention to detail necessary to ensure excellent case recording and reporting;

· Strong administration, planning and organisational skills;

· Excellent at communicating, and

· An understanding of the need for accountability and team working.

You will be contributing to our Parent Support Projects which include one-to-one work and coordinating our parent support groups. The focus of these projects is on person centred relationships which involves mentoring and befriending to ensure positive longer term outcomes for parent/carers who have children aged 8-14.

We are seeking passionate, professional, proactive and caring individuals who will fully embrace the COVEY values of Respect, Openness, Commitment, Innovation and Passion.

These posts may involve out of hours, evening and possible weekend working. Essential – Car driver with access to a car / PVG check.

Shortlist