Family Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £20,875 pro-rata
  • Early Years Scotland (EYS) Family Visitor Centre at HMP Low Moss, East Dunbartonshire
  • Closing 30th July 2021


  • Advertised from 1st July 2021
  • £17,296 (£11.47 per hour) - 29 hours per week

Role

We are looking for a highly motivated and supportive Family Support Worker for the Early Years Scotland Family Visitor Centre at HMP Low Moss. Families who are affected by imprisonment face emotional, financial and practical difficulties as a result of their family member’s imprisonment and they can find it difficult to access the information and support they need to overcome these difficulties. The EYS Family Visitor Centre improves the visits experience for families and friends. Provides independent and impartial advice, information and support to prisoners’ families, which meets their needs. This in turn creates less stress, builds confidence and improve emotional, financial and practical support for families.

The service aims to achieve positive outcomes for imprisoned family members, children and families by fulfilling three core functions:

  • improving the experience of visiting a family member or loved one in prison
  • allowing families to access independent and impartial advice, information and support which meets their needs
  • championing families’ needs towards the prison system

The Family Support Worker will connect positively with visitors offering information and advice and one to one support and collaborate effectively with community-based services to develop the service. They will work alongside the Centre Co-ordinator and an Early Years Practitioner in order to provide a support and positive environment.

Post Details:

29 hours per week over 52 weeks per annum (to include Sundays and evenings) as follows:

  • Sunday 13.00pm - 5pm
  • Monday 09.30am - 5pm
  • Tuesday 09.30am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 12.00pm - 5pm
  • Thursday 09.30am - 5pm

These hours are subject to change depending on changes to prison visits in the future.

  • £17,296 pro-rata per annum (£20,875 FTE); £11.47 per hour (Point 19 on scale 19-22)
  • 20 days Annual Leave in the first year rising to 30 days thereafter
  • 12 public holidays per annum
  • PVG Scheme membership will be required

Salary, allowances and entitlements are pro-rata to hours worked.

This post is funded by the Scottish Government until 31 March 2022; and by Children in Need until end of August 2021 when the number of hours per week may be adjusted (subject to continued funding)

Application notes

Closing date for applications: 9am on Friday 30 July 2021

Full post details and application pack are available on the Early Years Scotland website at earlyyearsscotland.org/about-us/job-vacancies .

Please do not send CVs as only completed Early Years Scotland application forms will be considered.

Applications to recruitment@earlyyearsscotland.org

Early Years Scotland is an Equal Opportunities Employer