Our service aims to take a whole family approach to achieving the sustainable reintegration of prisoners and their families. Posts will be dual located within Dumfries Prison and the service base in Stranraer. COVID-19 precautions are currently in place when working with families. The service is targeted at short-term prisoners whose liberation/family address is located within Dumfries & Galloway area and who require additional support after suffering from substance misuse. The post holders will also support prisoners returning from Barlinnie or Kilmarnock prisons to the area. This part of the work may involve travel once a week or fortnightly.
The post is for 30 hours per week with the potential to be worked flexibly over 4 or 5 days per week, evening/weekend work may be required dependant on the service need. An allowance is incorporated in the salary to support this requirement. As this is a pilot service the post is offered on a fixed term basis until 30 June 2022.
You will have experience of direct work with vulnerable families, undertaking assessments to identify needs, providing direct support within family homes and in the community and experience of inter-agency working. Knowledge of, or experience working with, the Scottish Prison Service or in criminal justice would be an advantage. You will have a sound knowledge of child development and be able to work with parents either individually or in groups to develop their parenting skills & confidence.
Our service supports families in the Dumfries and Galloway area who are struggling to cope. The families we work with may have a wide range of issues, which include drug and alcohol use within the family. As a Child and Family worker you would work directly with the whole family in various settings, such as their own homes, our dedicated base and other community locations. COVID-19 precautions are currently in place within the service.
You would become the trusted person that they could talk to about what they are going through at home whilst undertaking assessments to identify what support we can provide. You would work with the children and the family offering practical help in the community, family home, liaising with partner agencies, schools and nurseries. You would participate and lead our homework and other group work sessions, and attend meetings, children hearings and meetings in school when necessary. You would help establish routines and build life skills with families. In addition to this we offer regular group sessions which help build parenting skills and their confidence.
We are looking for someone to join our friendly and supportive team. You should have a sound knowledge of child development and be able to work with parents either individually or in groups to develop their parenting skills & confidence.
We are looking for a Child and Family Worker to work 30 hours per week with the potential to be worked flexibly (evening/weekend work may be required dependant on the service need). An allowance is incorporated in the salary to support this requirement.
This post is offered on a fixed term basis until 31st March 2023.
Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway works with third sector partners and public agencies to support voluntary organisations and our local communities. The Engagement Officer (Funding) is vital in providing information and expertise about funding opportunities to the team and the wider third sector. We are looking to recruit an excellent communicator who has a methodical and organised approach to gathering, collecting, managing and disseminating large amounts of information.