Family Support Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,545
  • Glasgow Office
  • Closing 25th January 2019


  • Advertised from 7th January 2019
  • 37 hours, permanent.

Role

Glasgow Together, Glasgow

We are looking for driven and creative Community Family Support Development Workers – 5 posts plus a Community Family Support and Volunteer Coordinator. to become part of an innovative third sector consortium workforce in delivering a new service called ‘Glasgow Together'.

This innovative early intervention service, funded to March 2022 by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, will see our newly formed third sector consortium (comprising Barnardo's, Quarriers, Home-Start Glasgow North, Glasgow East Women's Aid*, Rosemount Lifelong Learning, and GeezaBreak co-located with the North East Glasgow Duty Social Work Team. Successful applicants will be employed by one of the above organisations and are asked to indicate, on their application form, their preference for which organisation they are applying to and would be employed by if successful. You can indicate more than one organisation.

*Glasgow East Women's Aid is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1

The role of the ‘Glasgow Together' Community Family Support Workers will be to work alongside Statutory Social Work colleagues providing quality intervention through advice, support and services to children, young people and their families in accordance with the aims and objectives of the ‘Glasgow Together' service. Families referred to social work, but not meeting the threshold for statutory intervention, will receive faster and earlier access to support via the ‘Glasgow Together' service. The aim of this will be to prevent a crisis cycle developing and reduce the need for statutory involvement and intervention, or further engagement, from social work at a later stage.

Applicants require to evidence previous experience in assessing needs and achieving positive outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and their families. They should also be able to evidence an ability to work collaboratively with partner organisations and statutory agencies to ensure a multi-agency approach to effective outcomes for service users

It is an essential requirement for these posts that successful candidates be qualified to HNC in Social Services/SVQ level 3.

An information event will be held on 17 January 2019 from 12noon-7pm a St Benedicts, Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse, Glasgow

Application notes

For further information and to apply visit our website

Closing Date:25 January 2019

Interview Date:12, 13 & 14/02/19