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Family Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £22,500 – £24,000
  • Hamilton
  • Closing 18th June 2019

  • Advertised from 24th May 2019
  • One year contract


Are you the authentic and passionate person we are looking for to take on this challenging role? You will be joining our Family Support team to give one-to-one support to parents and carers and will also be responsible for ensuring that outcomes are met.

Character is our key requirement, as we believe that through this your competence will be effectively applied. So, aligning with our core values of Passion, Innovation, Commitment, Openness and Respect, we seek someone with the drive and enthusiasm to develop within this role and bring creative solutions where needed.

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 family support, mentoring and befriending through supporting the parent/carers, to ensure positive longer term outcomes for young people aged 8-14, with COVEY responsible for working with their parent/carers.

You should be a highly organised person who will have experience in directly supporting vulnerable parents/carers, to ensure good outcomes are met for both them and their children. A flexible, innovative approach is necessary. Also key is that you possess the competence and commitment to working with families to identify their goals and give the support needed in order to achieve these.

It is essential that you have a sound knowledge of the core principles of supporting very vulnerable families and have experience working in this field. As a competent Family Support Worker you will have a thorough understanding of the complexities of working with families and the barriers and issues which they may face within their lives. A relevant qualification is desirable.

With excellent verbal and written communication skills you will be passionate about the benefit of befriending/mentoring support and volunteering. Highly motivated and able to maintain a case load, you will also have the ability to observe the attention to detail necessary to ensure excellent case recording, evaluation and reporting. You will be strong in administration, planning and organisational skills, be excellent at communication and understand the need for accountability and team working.

You will be confident in taking the initiative, have problem solving skills and bring a ‘can do’ attitude to the role. Your character will come first – as good people can make good organisations great – and here we need a passionate, professional, proactive and caring individual, able to lead by example, through creating mutual trust and shared vision within the team. Your ability to motivate others and build relational rapport, as well as being able to forge links between other agencies, is important.

This post may involve out of hours, evening and possible weekend working. Essential – Car driver with access to a car / PVG check.

Application notes

Further information and a job description can be gained by calling Debbie Gavan - Team Leader (Family Support) – 01698 894013/ 07726180630 or Rhoda Reid – Chief Executive 01698 894013/07726178285.

Please note CVs will not be considered, therefore a creative letter of application should be submitted detailing your skills, knowledge and experience, giving us a sense of who you are as a person to:

Debbie Gavan – Team Leader (Family Support), COVEY BEFRIENDING, Regent House, 9 High Patrick Street, Hamilton, ML3 7JA/

Closing date: Tuesday 18 June 2019 @ 12 noon

Interview day: Tuesday 26 June 2019 0930 hrs to 1600 hrs

(Please be prepared to attend for the full day)

Community Volunteers Enabling You - Charity No: SC020754