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Family Support Assistant – Forth Valley

  • Full time
  • £22,940
  • FORTH VALLEY (Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire)
  • Closing 25th September 2022


  • Advertised from 9th September 2022
  • 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE) 2 year post
  • Plus 4% employer pension contribution

Role

Due to the internal promotion of the current post-holder, we are seeking a Family Support Assistant to join our team. This post will support the delivery of the Forth Valley Family Support Service. This includes delivering community-based services that specifically address the needs of families affected by alcohol and drugs.

The post-holder will be responsible for delivering a range of family support services which address the specific needs of families and support groups, including evidence-based interventions, with the assistance and support of the Family Support Development Officer – Forth Valley. This includes facilitating family support groups and working with individuals on a one-to-one basis; providing advocacy to support groups and individual family members, and actively promoting family recovery and family inclusive practice.

The post has a Forth Valley wide remit and will involve significant travel throughout the region and some to our offices in Glasgow. It is expected that the post holder will be required to work some evenings and occasional weekends. Due to the nature of this post, access to a car is essential. This post will be part of Scottish Families’ staff team and be supervised by the Family Support Development Officer – Forth Valley.

We are seeking applicants who are educated to HNC level, vocational qualification (level 3) or relevant professional qualification; have experience of direct client work, group work, direct work with families and understanding of the voluntary sector; with knowledge of issues affecting families affected by substance use. Candidates should be able to effectively and sensitively advocate for others, with strong organisational, interpersonal and communication skills.

Application notes

Please see sfad.org.uk/about-us/work-with-us for more information and application details.

Closing date: 11.59pm, Sunday 25 September 2022