Govan Home and Education Link Project
Govan Home and Education Link Project

Charity registered in Scotland SC034834

Govan Home and Education Link Project (Govan HELP) is a family education support project based in Govan, Glasgow. The Project aims to increase educational attainment by providing opportunities for parents to be involved in their child's education, and offers support where there are barriers to learning.

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Family Worker (Pirie Park Primary School)

  • Part time
  • £26,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st May 2021

Govan HELP is a small, locally based, family education support charity, established in 1996, that aims to improve the educational attainment, life chances and opportunities for vulnerable children and families living within the Govan area. We offer a range of integrated, early intervention services to support both children and their wider families who are experiencing multiple disadvantages, these include: Family Support, Children’s Therapeutic Services (Play Therapy), Children’s Befriending, Adult Learning, Volunteering, Adult Counselling and our recently established food project, The Govan Pantry, which has evolved from our food bank project.

Govan HELP is the only project of its kind in the south of Glasgow, linking to the cluster of primary schools and nurseries in the local area including: Riverside Primary, St Saviour’s Primary, Pirie Park Primary, Ibrox Primary and St Constantine’s’ Primary as well as the two local nurseries, Broomloan and Govan Family Learning Centre and Govan High School. The area suffers from higher-than-average rates of poverty and deprivation and our services support families to deal with a wide range of issues including poverty, abuse, domestic violence, drug and alcohol misuse, mental or physical illness, bereavement, asylum, housing and financial issues. We aim to support families before their difficulties escalate and reach crisis and to prevent the need for statutory social work intervention.

Working closely in partnership with Pirie Park Primary School we are delighted to have been awarded funding from their Pupil Equity Fund to support this post for one year on a fixed term basis. The postholder will work directly with the school and wider Govan HELP team to provide support to children and families who are attending Pirie Park Primary School. We are looking for dynamic and passionate applicants that have prior experience of delivering similar services to support vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.

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Volunteer Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st May 2021

Govan HELP is a small, locally based, family education support charity, established in 1996, that aims to improve the educational attainment, life chances and opportunities for vulnerable children and families living within the Govan area. We offer a range of integrated, early intervention services to support both children and their wider families who are experiencing multiple disadvantages, these include: Family Support, Children’s Therapeutic Services (Play Therapy), Children’s Befriending, Adult Learning, Volunteering, Adult Counselling and our recently established food project, The Govan Pantry, which has evolved from our food bank project.

Govan HELP is the only project of its kind in the south of Glasgow, linking to the cluster of primary schools and nurseries in the local area including: Riverside Primary, St Saviour’s Primary, Pirie Park Primary, Ibrox Primary and St Constantine’s’ Primary as well as the two local nurseries, Broomloan and Govan Family Learning Centre and Govan High School. The area suffers from higher-than-average rates of poverty and deprivation and our services support families to deal with a wide range of issues including poverty, abuse, domestic violence, drug and alcohol misuse, mental or physical illness, bereavement, asylum, housing and financial issues. We aim to support families before their difficulties escalate and reach crisis and to prevent the need for statutory social work intervention.

Our Training and Volunteering project aims to improve the confidence, skills and experience of local parents to help them to gain employability skills and improve their circumstances. We have a well-established programme of Schools Volunteers, who support learning in the classrooms in five local primary schools and a recently developed training programme for volunteering within The Govan Pantry which we also operate.

We are looking for dynamic and passionate applicants that have prior experience of delivering similar services to support vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.

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Early Years Family Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 26th July 2021

Govan HELP is a small, locally based, family education support charity, established in 1996, that aims to improve the educational attainment, life chances and opportunities for vulnerable children and families living within the Govan area.

We offer a range of integrated, early intervention services to support both children and their wider families who are experiencing multiple disadvantages, these include: Family Support, Children’s Therapeutic Services (Play Therapy), Children’s Befriending, Adult Learning, Volunteering, Adult Counselling and our recently established food project, The Govan Pantry, which has evolved from our food bank project.

Govan HELP is the only project of its kind in the south of Glasgow, linking to the cluster of primary schools and nurseries in the local area including: Riverside Primary, St Saviour’s Primary, Pirie Park Primary, Ibrox Primary and St Constantine’s’ Primary as well as the two local nurseries, Broomloan and Govan Family Learning Centre and Govan High School. The area suffers from higher-than-average rates of poverty and deprivation and our services support families to deal with a wide range of issues including poverty, abuse, domestic violence, drug and alcohol misuse, mental or physical illness, bereavement, asylum, housing and financial issues. We aim to support families before their difficulties escalate and reach crisis and to prevent the need for statutory social work intervention.

We are delighted to have been successful in securing a funding award from Cattanach Charitable Trust, over two years, to allow us to continue to expand our Family Support Project. We are seeking to recruit a Family Worker with an Early Years focus to join our team on a part time basis to continue our work supporting Early Years children and families in the Govan area.

We are looking for dynamic and passionate applicants that have prior experience of delivering similar services to support vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. We are currently growing our Family Support team and there may be opportunities to increase the hours to full time if further funding is secured.

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