Charity registered in Scotland SC019637
You will co-ordinate and develop the Making Connections for Families in Need project as part of a team providing specialised support to children and families.
Your overall responsibilities will be to:-
· Co-ordinate the project (as well as other projects) in accordance to the Project Plan
· Co-ordinate all aspects of the administration function of the Project
· Assure quality of service delivery that will meet the Project goals and objectives
· Identify risks and issues and help with resolutions
To be accountable to the Chief Executive Officer and line managed by The Senior Family Support Worker. To provide high quality flexible Respite Sitter service day time /evenings or weekends, within the families’ own home or in the community.
To provide day-to-day care and overnight Respite Care to children from age 0-16 year of age. Respite Care will be of a very high standard as we work with very vulnerable children referred to Geeza Break for Respite Care Services either as planned Respite or Emergency Respite based on the child’s /children’s needs
Respite carers look after other people's children in the Carer’s own home from aged 0 to 16 years in a planned way or in an emergency situation, this can include caring for the children either on a daily basis or overnight. This includes closely working with social workers, parents and other professionals who are involved in the children’s lives.
Initially children can find respite unsettling and confusing you'll need to help the child/children settle in by listening and talking with them and offering a safe environment and help them understand why they are living away from their birth parents.
Some but not all children, because of their experiences before coming into respite care, can behave in challenging ways. Either by demanding large amounts of attention, being aggressive, or being withdrawn and uncommunicative. Patience and understanding are essential in these situations, and you will need to work harder for children to achieve their full potential in these situations.
GEEZA BREAK is a voluntary organisation based in the North East of Glasgow providing Respite Sitting and Family Support services to vulnerable children and families for over 30 years.
We are currently recruiting the following.
Family Support Worker / Respite Sitter
2 x 20-hour Contracts
Hourly rate: £12.54
Hours of work are variable for daytime/evening/weekends – degree of flexibility essential.
You will provide a high quality interactive educational fun respite service either within the family home or within local community to children aged 0-16 years, usually lasting 4 hours.
The Family Support service will be person-led, focusing on individual parent/carer’s needs as well as those of the family unit. Families will be empowered to feel confident and have improved self-esteem, leading to better life choices.
In addition, you will participate in review meetings with families and work closely with the Senior Family Support Worker in order to provide quality childcare to meet individual family needs. Successful applicants will be members of / or willing to join the PVG Scheme (Protecting Vulnerable Groups). Disclosure cost will be met by Geeza Break.
SVQ Level 3 in Child Care (or working towards) or equivalent is essential.
Must be a Non-Smoker.
Full Driving Licence and access to a vehicle essential.
There will be a six-month probationary period for the above post.