Aberlour Family Support Centre - Langlees works in partnership with the local community by providing a range of services to promote, positively support, and strengthen the capacity of children and families to reach their full potential.
Our service supports families in the Falkirk area who may have a wide range of issues, which could include concerns for child development, social isolation, and childhood trauma. The service works directly with the whole family in various settings, such as their own homes and our community-based family support centre which is registered with the Care Inspectorate. As a Child & Family Worker you will be responsible for a caseload of a maximum of 8 key worker children and up to 3 individual family support cases. You will also be supported to deliver parenting support group sessions in partnership with colleagues for at least one 6-week block period per year while working a 37.5 hour week on a term time basis.
We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our highly motivated and skilled team to provide a personalised service for our children and families. You will have the necessary skills and experience to enhance the development of 2 year old’s in an early years, community-based setting. Experience of working alongside Health, Education and Social Work colleagues to improve life chances for children and families will be beneficial to this position.
This post is offered on a fixed term basis until June 2021. The hours will be worked Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm.
A working knowledge and understanding of the key stages of a child’s development, including early brain development and being a 2 year old, the impact of family circumstances on children’s well-being and child protection issues is required. You will be familiar and confident with following and implementing the Pre-Birth to Three curriculum framework and Realising the Ambition Guidance. Experience of embedding Care Inspectorate Best Practice guidance and Five to Thrive approach would be advantageous. Competency in IT skills is required as you are responsible for updating Aberlour’s database system for key working group records.
“The help & support the centre has given to me and my son over the past year has been amazing. Knowing someone is thinking of me and visiting to give practical support has been great. My son has learnt how to interact with other children and his speech has improved. Staff know what he needs and update his plan often.” - Parent
You will maintain an appropriate professional registration with the Scottish Social Services Council. Family Support Centre - Langlees is registered as Day Care of Children and you will have the necessary Early Years qualifications requirements for this category which are SVQ level 7 or HNC.
What we will offer you:
Applications to be returned by: noon on 17th July 2020
Interviews are scheduled to be held on 29th July 2020
Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.
A Scottish Guarantee Co No: SC312912 Scottish Charity No. SC007991