Child and Family Worker

  • Part time
  • £22,857 pro-rata
  • Stranraer
  • Closing 27th January 2021

  • Advertised from 13th January 2021
  • (inclusive of 5% allowance) pro rata – equivalent to £18,285 per annum for the hours of this post.


Our service supports families in the Dumfries and Galloway area who are struggling to cope. The families we work with may have a wide range of issues, which include drug and alcohol use within the family. As a Child and Family worker you would work directly with the whole family in various settings, such as their own homes, our dedicated base and other community locations. COVID-19 precautions are currently in place within the service.

You would become the trusted person that they could talk to about what they are going through at home whilst undertaking assessments to identify what support we can provide. You would work with the children and the family offering practical help in the community, family home, liaising with partner agencies, schools and nurseries. You would participate and lead our homework and other group work sessions, and attend meetings, children hearings and meetings in school when necessary. You would help establish routines and build life skills with families. In addition to this we offer regular group sessions which help build parenting skills and their confidence.

We are looking for someone to join our friendly and supportive team. You should have a sound knowledge of child development and be able to work with parents either individually or in groups to develop their parenting skills & confidence.

We are looking for a Child and Family Worker to work 30 hours per week with the potential to be worked flexibly (evening/weekend work may be required dependant on the service need). An allowance is incorporated in the salary to support this requirement.

This post is offered on a fixed term basis until 31st March 2023.

Application notes

If you feel this is the right post for you 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: Wednesday 27 January 2021

Interviews are planned for Thursday 4 February 2021