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Child and Family Worker (Glasgow Family Support Service)

  • Full time
  • £22,857
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd October 2020

  • Advertised from 7th October 2020
  • inclusive of a 5% unsocial hours allowance


The Bridges Partnership is jointly provided by Aberlour Glasgow Family Support Service and Shelter Scotland to provide support to mothers and their children living in the North West and South of Glasgow areas who are or have been affected by domestic abuse.

We are looking for a Child and Family Worker to join our team, working 37.5 hours per week. As this post includes an unsocial hour’s allowance, you are required to be flexible with your approach and available to work weekends, evenings and public holiday to meet the needs of the families you would support. This post is offered on a fixed term basis until 31st March 2021, although it is anticipated that we will get further funding.

As a Child and Family Worker within our Bridges Partnership project you will;

  • Undertake risk assessment and work to develop safety plans
  • Advocate in statutory meetings, court settings and with other agencies on behalf of women and children who have or are experiencing domestic abuse.
  • Using the safe and together model, you will develop reports to be used in courts in relation to civil and criminal proceedings.
  • Work in partnership with the parents, either on a 1:1 basis or in groups to enhance their parenting skills and build their confidence
  • Work with children and parents in a therapeutic and trauma-based approach to help them reach their full potential.
  • Provide housing information and assistance
  • Inform women and children of their rights
  • Signposting and helping each mother to access additional services as needed.

You will have relevant experience and a sound knowledge of domestic abuse and the impact on the children and adult survivor and relevant theory in attachment and parenting. You should be able to demonstrate an understanding and commitment to women and children’s rights. You will hold a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above. It is desired that you are IDDA trained or are willing to work towards this.

Application notes

If you feel that you have the relevant skills, knowledge and experience for this post please go to our website where you can apply on-line. If you have any queries please e-mail: 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.

Applications to be returned by: noon on 22nd October 2020

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