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.
We will consider both full time (35 hours per week) and part time (to be agreed) applications. Some evening and weekend work will be required. Working from our Hamilton Centre, Airdrie Centre and a co-located base within social work localities, the post holder/s will work on an outreach basis in venues across Lanarkshire. Applicants should indicate on their application if they are interested in full or part time hours.
Lanarkshire Carers Centre Salary Points 23 to 29 (£22,184 rising to circa £27,802.14 pro rata for part time positons).
It is Lanarkshire Carers Centre policy that all applicants will start at the first incremental point of this scale and this is not negotiable. Workplace Pension Scheme is available.
About the Role:
The post holder will be responsible to a member of the management team within the organisation and will work closely with staff, volunteers, carers and partner organisations to develop, plan and deliver comprehensive information, advice and support services for carers in Lanarkshire. We seek to recruit enthusiastic, motivated people with an awareness of the impact of the caring role within the family and the issues faced by unpaid carers. An understanding of a personal outcome based approach along with knowledge of carers’ rights, policy and strategy is required. A good understanding of health and social care and experience of working across statutory and voluntary sectors is advantageous.