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Family Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,036 – £26,810
  • Glasgow - Hybrid working arrangements currently in place
  • Closing 6th April 2022


  • Advertised from 24th March 2022
  • Salary dependant on relevant experience. 35 hours

Role

Home-Start Glasgow North and North Lanarkshire is a vibrant community charity making a big impact on families in the local area. Our trained volunteers and staff help families with young children through challenging times. In Scotland, over 1500 volunteers support over 3500 families and nearly 6500 children each year through compassionate, confidential help to parents when they need us most.

The parents we support are often overwhelmed and may be experiencing challenges in their everyday lives such as with loneliness and isolation, poor mental health, illness, disability, multiple birth, poverty, domestic abuse, separation, or trauma. We provide both 1:1 (in person and online if preferred) support to families in their home and community, and groups if more suitable.

We are now looking to welcome a new Family Support Worker to our North Glasgow Team who are based in our Maryhill office. (Currently home-working due to COVID-19/hybrid working arrangement being considered). The successful candidate will provide tailored support to families in their own homes, as well as supporting volunteers to work alongside families.

The role is initially funded for one year.

Key responsibilities -

  • An understanding of the needs of children and families
  • Relevant experience of working alongside families with young children and babies experiencing challenges/trauma
  • Experience of working in partnership with both statutory services and third sector
  • Good working knowledge of child protection and child development
  • Supporting volunteers
  • Experience of delivering training
  • Good IT skills
  • The ability to supervise and support a caseload of families and volunteers
  • Driving licence and own car required.

This role is subject to PVG checks.

Application notes

For further information on this exciting role, download an application pack from our website homestartglasgownorth.org.uk, or email info@homestartglasgownorth.org.uk

Closing date Wednesday 6th April 2022 at 5pm

Home-Start Glasgow North is committed to equal opportunities.

Charity No. SCO 32736 Company No. SC280855

This role is part funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and Community Solutions.


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