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Family Support Workers (Part time x 2)

  • Part time
  • £17,309 pro-rata
  • Bishopton
  • Closing 10th May 2021

  • Advertised from 23rd April 2021
  • Type: Fixed Term for 12 months Hours of work: 18.5 hours per week Pattern of work: Within Monday to Friday with a degree of flexibility & some weekend working may be required.


Are you passionate about helping vulnerable young people thrive and flourish?

Do you have the skills to engage with young people and support them to reach their maximum potential?

Our purpose is to provide a positive, life-changing experience for young people through individual care, education and skills development focused on promoting young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing and longer-term positive outcomes.

GSC supports vulnerable children, young people and young adults. The GSC campus just outside Bishopton offers young people a safe, nurturing and caring environment set in fabulous grounds with a garden wildlife trail and outdoor sports facility. On-campus there are three secure care houses, a close support house & two semi-independent living cottages.

GSC offers employees a great benefits package and you will be joining an enthusiastic and dedicated team.

“We observed staff demonstrating warmth, empathy and compassion for young people through good humoured exchanges and sensitive, caring responses. Through nurturing these trusting relationships with young people, very good outcomes were being realised with young people making positive choices.” – Care Inspection Report 2020

The Family Support Worker will be responsible for the delivery of support services for families/carers and young people living at and making the transition from the Good Shepherd Centre. The role will include the provision of family support, outreach activities and delivery of intervention support which is tailored to the specific needs of families.

This post is funded by The Promise Partnership which was an investment from Scottish Government intended to deliver change in line with Scotland’s commitment to creating capacity in the ‘care system‘ to #KeepThePromise and provide holistic family support. The GSC has made a commitment to Grow Our Supports, Partnerships and Family spaces to nurture relationships and keep young people and families connected.

This is an exciting time to join Team GSC as the charity seeks to build on its strong reputation for relational based practice and helping young people to build hope, skills and plans for their future. At GSC we are on a journey with new and ambitious strategic goals for the growth and development of our young people and our services.

The successful candidates will have experience of supporting vulnerable young people, are committed to Children’s Rights and have an SVQ Level 3/ HNC or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 7, we would love to hear from you.

There is also a requirement to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within the first six months of employment. This is a legal requirement within the Care sector for individuals to be registered under the relevant category within the six-month timescale of the commencement of employment.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; are adaptable, reliable, then working as part of our dedicated and experienced team may be a good move for you.

If you are looking for a new and exciting role in the third sector and would welcome the opportunity to help young people achieve their potential, then please contact us today.

We are developing an innovative selection process to have a focus on values and engagement with young people.

“We heard of numerous opportunities for staff to take part in various projects and groups aiming to effect positive changes.” Care Inspection report, June 2020 (February 2020 Inspection)

Application notes

Please note, as per our company policy, we are strictly unable to accept CV’s.

To apply, please complete our standard application form and submit to by the closing date.

For more information on any of these roles, please contact Emma Sinclair, HR Officer on 01505-864500.

Closing Date for Applications: Noon on Monday 10th May 2021

Interview Dates: Tuesday 25th May & Wednesday 26th May 2021

All posts are exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all convictions whether spent or unspent must be declared. A satisfactory Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check and health screening will be undertaken prior to confirmation of employment.