Family Worker

  • Part time
  • £22,962 – £25,253 pro-rata
  • Drumchapel
  • Closing 21st October 2019


  • Advertised from 7th October 2019
  • Fixed term contract to 30th June 2020 (thereafter subject to funding with the hope this post will be extended)

Role

To develop, promote and facilitate a support programme including workshops, parent & child sessions and one-to-one support for expectant parents and parents from early pregnancy to 1 year post birth, using a community asset based approach.

Duties and Responsibilities of Post:-

  • Promote the perinatal support programme to local agencies and families
  • Maintain a strong presence at the NHS weekly antenatal clinic to engage with families
  • Develop and facilitate weekly issue-based workshops and activities with families
  • Develop and facilitate cookery sessions, family lunches, relaxation sessions and other activities
  • Facilitate one-to-one support sessions with families
  • Encourage peer support for families
  • Develop and facilitate post-birth support groups including parent & child sessions
  • Support parents and expectant parents to be peer educators
  • Facilitate visits to families within their own home as appropriate
  • Carry out 1:1 needs assessments with expectant parents and families with children under 1 year old
  • Encourage and promote health improvement
  • Promote all 3D activities and opportunities to families
  • Work with and empower individuals to identify their own needs, aspirations and goals, and encourage their participation within their community
  • Make referrals to partner organisations on behalf of families as appropriate
  • Work alongside the Volunteer Development Co-ordinator where volunteers are involved and carry out planning sessions and de-briefs with volunteers as appropriate
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, partnerships, networks, groups and service providers
  • Ensure Child Protection procedures are followed at all times
  • Ensure that all relevant Health and Safety measures, Data Protection, Equal Opportunities objectives, and anti discriminatory practices are implemented and adhered to
  • On occasions, participate in events, activities and training outwith standard working hours
  • Liaise with line manager regarding funding applications concerning perinatal work where appropriate
  • Represent the Project in the community, city wide and nationally; including conferences, meetings and from time to time, giving presentations about the work
  • Participate in general office duties, staff meetings, events and activities
  • Consult and co-operate with the line manager and directors, providing regular reports both written and verbal
  • Undertake relevant training/development opportunities
  • Reflect on and develop own practice in consultation with Line Manager
  • Effectively manage the use of resources
  • Keep appropriate records and complete appropriate paperwork
  • Any other reasonable duties as may be appropriate or as directed by the line manager

Application notes

Closing date for applications is Monday 21st October at 9am.

Applications should be submitted electronically to info@3ddrumchapel.org.uk or can be posted to 3D Drumchapel, c/o Drumchapel Community Centre, 320 Kinfauns Drive, Drumchapel, Glasgow, G15 7HA

If you are successful with your application, you will be invited for interview.

If you would like more information about the post beyond what is included in this pack, please contact myself at nadiabrown@3ddrumchapel.org.uk or phone 01419445740 / 07483121263.


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