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Family Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,602 – £26,186
  • Glasgow Supporting Families – Kinship Care Service
  • Closing 2nd November 2018


  • Advertised from 19th October 2018
  • 35 per week – funded until Sept 2021
  • CFS18/74

Role

This is an exciting and innovative new service which has been commissioned by Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership across the localities of North East, North West and South. Children 1st will be working within the South of the city and closely collaborating with our partners, Quarriers in the North East and North West of Glasgow.

We are looking to recruit a Family Support Worker to work alongside a professionally qualified Project Worker to support Kinship placements with the knowledge and experience of supporting children, young people and/or families. The role of the Family Support Worker will be to assist in the provision of a case management role on behalf of Social Work services. We aim to work therapeutically with children, young people and families, which will incorporate life story work, shaping the service to suit the needs of kinship families.

The pace of work will be busy and challenging, with a real opportunity to make a difference and develop your skills.

This post is 35 hours per week - which is worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service and as much of the work with children, young people and kinship carers will occur after school, there will be a requirement to be able to work in the evenings and some weekends.

If you have experience of working with children and their families and have an SVQ Level 3/ HNC or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, accredited counselling qualification, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 7 then… we want to hear from you.

Application notes

For further information and to apply, please visit children1st.org.uk/who-we-are/about-children-1st/jobs/family-support-worker-kinship-care

Closing date: 02 November at 12 noon. Interviews will be held on Monday 19th November 2018.

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: SC016092

Equal opportunities matter to Children 1st