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Child and Family Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,769
  • Outreach Dundee
  • Closing 27th July 2020


  • Advertised from 10th July 2020

Role

Aberlour Family Outreach Dundee provides support to families who are struggling to cope as a result of drug and alcohol use within the family. We give children a trusted person they can talk to, while supporting parents to create a safe environment for their children through addressing their dependency and improving parenting confidence.

“The Aberlour Family Outreach Dundee worker visited me regularly and she was really friendly. She encouraged me to ask for help when I needed it. She introduced me to other people and got me involved in other services that could help me" – Parent

Do you want to help make a difference to the lives of the families we work with?

We are looking to recruit a full time Child and Family Worker. This contract is currently offered on a fixed term basis until 31 March 2021. We are looking for an energetic, creative and compassionate individual to join our friendly, supportive team. We value skills such as providing children and young people with a wide range of fun activities and experiences to enrich their lives as well as supporting families to actively participate in shaping and defining the support we offer.

You will hold, or be willing to work towards, a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example, SVQ3 Care plus an HNC) together with relevant experience of working with children or young people. You must also be able to demonstrate awareness of the key elements of working with people affected by substance use as well as an understanding of, and commitment to, young people’s rights.

As an Aberlour employee, you will:

• receive a supported induction

• be part of a highly motivated and skilled team

• receive continual personalised support

• have access to a well-developed training programme, including Person Centred Planning

and Graphic Facilitation

• have access to the Aberlour Rewards retail discount scheme

Application notes

If you feel this is the right challenge for you please go to our website aberlour.org.uk/workwithus where you can apply on-line. If you have any queries please e-mail: jobs@aberlour.org.uk. Applications are welcome from minority groups.

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.

Interviews are planned to take place week commencing 10 August 2020.

Applications to be returned by: noon on Monday 27 July 2020.

A Scottish Guarantee Co No: SC312912 Scottish Charity No. SC007991