We are looking for a highly motivated and supportive Family Support Worker for the Early Years Scotland Family Visitor Centre at HMP Low Moss. Families who are affected by imprisonment face emotional, financial and practical difficulties as a result of their family member’s imprisonment and they can find it difficult to access the information and support they need to overcome these difficulties. The EYS Family Visitor Centre improves the visits experience for families and friends.
Provides independent and impartial advice, information and support to prisoners’ families, which meets their needs. This in turn creates less stress, builds confidence and improve emotional, financial and practical support for families.
The service aims to achieve positive outcomes for imprisoned family members, children and families by fulfilling three core functions:
The Family Support Worker will connect positively with visitors offering information and advice and one to one support and collaborate effectively with community-based services to develop the service. They will work alongside the Centre Co-ordinator and an Early Years Practitioner in order to provide a support and positive environment.
Post Details (all pay and allowances are pro-rata and subject to continued funding)
29.5 hours per week over 52 weeks per annum (to include weekends and evenings) as follows:
(These hours are subject to change depending on changes to prison visits in the future).
Applicants must have relevant professional qualification (e.g., health or social care or other) with relevant experience for the role. PVG Scheme membership will also be required.