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Family Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,602 – £26,186
  • Midlothian
  • Closing 22nd October 2018

  • Advertised from 5th October 2018
  • CFS18/72


Our Midlothian service is looking to recruit an enthusiastic person to join our busy, friendly team, delivering support across Midlothian, working from our base in Dalkeith. You will join an established team of Family Support Workers, Project Worker and a Parental Peer Support Worker, to offer a range of supports to children, young people, and their families, with specific remit to support Young Carers and children affected by parental alcohol and substance use by working directly with their whole family.

Children1st offer relational based support, taking a restorative, strengths based and trauma informed approach to enable individuals and families to achieve their outcomes. We are looking for someone who is knowledgeable and experienced in taking a whole family approach to support, with a sound knowledge of the impact of substance use on parenting and children, and the impact of being a young carer. You will have the opportunity to work independently with children and their families as well as co- work with colleagues as required. You will be experienced in working collaboratively with families, as part of a team and alongside a range of professionals.

We can offer you quality support and supervision; workload management; access to a range of opportunities for professional development; and an opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of children and families. The team will at times support families who may require support in the early mornings and evenings, and this would be planned in advance.

If you are compassionate, motivated to make a difference and have skills and knowledge of supporting children and their families, we want to hear from you.

For an informal discussion, please contact Johnny Costello Services Manager, Tel: 0131 6549540 E-mail:

Application notes

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Closing date: Monday 22 October 2018. It is anticipated that interviews will be held Wednesday 31 October2018.

Children 1st has a long tradition of valuing and involving sessional and volunteer workers. To find out more about volunteering with us, please visit our website.

The selection process will include seeking PVG Scheme/Disclosure information.

Children 1st is the working name of the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Registered Charity No: SC 016092

Equal opportunities matter to Children 1st