Youth and Family Support Worker – West Dunbartonshire

  • Full time
  • £22,889
  • West Dunbartonshire
  • Closing 11th December 2022

  • Advertised from 25th November 2022
  • 37 hours per week, including weekends and evenings


If you would like more information regarding this role, please contact our HR department on 0141 212 8800.

We have a fantastic opportunity for motivated, positive, resilient individuals who really believe in young people, are flexible regarding hours of work and can help us to deliver includem’s innovative approach. Includem are committed to developing employees and will help you to achieve the relevant qualifications required to carry out the role. These qualifications will be fully funded by includem. Ideally the successful candidate should have a full driver’s license and access to a car.

What does the role involve?

We are recruiting for a Youth & Family Support Worker to work within the local community to provide 1 to 1 relationship based support to young people and their families/carers.

The successful candidate will be required to:-

  • Build effective relationships with young people and their families and engage them in 1 to 1 support within their local community
  • Identify and record individual support needs and work collaboratively with young people and their families to develop and deliver a sustainable individual support plan based upon presenting and underlying behaviours
  • Use appropriate tools in order to help young people and families understand the impact of their behaviour within the wider community
  • Work in partnership with existing community resources, organisations and supports to sustain positive change with families
  • Develop and deliver groupwork activities

All posts require individuals to:

  • Work flexibly to meet the needs of the young people and families
  • Develop safe, professional and committed relationships with young people and families
  • Use their communication skills effectively to influence, record and evidence positive change and provide personalised, risk enabled, professional support
  • Be able to drive and have access to a car for work purposes
  • Become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme (paid for by includem)
  • To be registered or be willing to become registered with the Scottish Social Services Council and hold or be willing to work toward HNC Social Care and SVQ 3 in Social Care or equivalent (qualifications are fully funded by includem)

We value our staff and employee benefits include:

  • A full and robust training and induction programme
  • Holiday entitlement of 28 days rising to 31 with length of service and 9 public holidays
  • Enhanced Employer Pension Contribution
  • Free Confidential Employee Counselling Service
  • Access to Mental Health First Aiders across the organisation
  • Free Vehicle Breakdown Cover
  • Company Mobile Phone and Laptop
  • Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations Credit Union
  • Flexible and agile working
  • Family friendly policies

If you would like more information regarding this role, please contact us on 07718125204 to arrange an informal chat with one of our managers.

Please note a full driver’s license and road worthy vehicle are required for this role.

Application notes

To find out more visit Youth and Family Support Worker - West Dunbartonshire - Includem or download an application pack below.

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The closing date for applications is Sunday 11th December 2022