Reports to:Glasgow Project Manager
Department: OPFS Glasgow Service
One Parent Families Scotland
One Parent Families Scotland is the leading charity working with single parent families in Scotland. Building on over
seventy years of advocacy and service-delivery expertise, OPFS provides expert information, advice, and support
for one parent families, along with training activities, employability programmes and flexible childcare. OPFS
campaigns with parents to make their voices heard to change the systems, policies and attitudes that
disadvantage single parent families. Our vision is of a Scotland in which single parents and their children are
valued and treated equally and fairly.
The Family Support Worker will be responsible to the Project Manager and will assist and support the development and
delivery of the Family Support service through effective engagement in direct work with single parent families.
The role will include the provision of family support activities, delivery of parenting and wellbeing training
and supporting families to manage their family finances.
Specific Responsibilities Include:
- Family Support: Deliver a range of 1:1 interventions virtual and face to face for single parent families to
improve family wellbeing, and support positive family relationships reducing isolation, increase resilience and
improve outcomes for families
- Group work and training: Design, develop and deliver a range of Peer
support, Parenting and Wellbeing Programmes for single parents.
- Partnership Working: Develop and
maintain contacts with agencies and contribute to partnership working to create new opportunities for single
- Advice and Information: Provide practical advice and guidance to single parents who are
in need of additional support and signpost to internal and external agencies where appropriate
Keeping and Evaluation: Document comprehensive contacts with parents & and develop monitoring / evaluation
frameworks to evaluate the effectiveness of the service ensuring aims and outcomes are being
- Reporting, targets, and outcomes: Ensure project outcomes and targets are met in -line with
funding application and submit comprehensive reports to the Project Manager on all areas of work you are
Corporate Responsibilities Include:
- A commitment to the work of OPFS and our vision and mission
- Able to work confidentially in a digital
environment, including standard Microsoft office software packages and cloud-based CRM databases
- To take
a flexible approach to work and duties within your range of responsibility and carrying out other duties as
directed by Managers.
- To actively contribute to organisational cohesion, encouraging cross-team working,
and a positive problem-solving approach.
- To work in line with OPFS's values and Code of
- To take personal responsibility and ensure compliance with corporate policies including
safeguarding, confidentiality, health and safety and data protection
- To champion and promote equal
opportunities and diversity both in your area of work and the wider organisation.
- To ensure single
parent voices and experience informs the design and development of your work where appropriate
- Qualifications: Qualified to HNC level or equivalent relevant experience.
- Single Parents: Awareness of
barriers face by single parents and ways of addressing these.
- Group Work and Training: Experience of
organising and delivering a wide range of group work and training programmes including Parenting and
- IT: Competent in word processing, spreadsheets, use of databases, email and online platforms
including zoom and MS teams
- Initiative: Ability to work independently to an agreed plan of
- Communication Skills: A good standard of written and oral communication and able to compile
comprehensive reports for funders.
- Organisational Skills: strong organisational skills & team
- Driving License: A clean driving licence and access to a vehicle
- Services for families: Knowledge or experience of services for single parents and their
- Personal Qualities: friendly & personable manner, flexible approach to
- Knowledge: Clear understanding of the needs of single parent families and the issues they
Terms & Conditions
- Period of appointment: The post is funded is funded until March 2022 (with the possibility of extension
(dependant on funding.
- Confirmation of appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a 3-month
probationary period, references, and receipt of a satisfactory disclosure check.
- Salary: Points 13 -17
£22542 - £27552
- Hours of work: 35 hours per week and flexible to meet the needs of the
- Holidays: Holiday entitlement of 5.6 weeks per annum This will include an additional 5 days per
year after 5 years’ service. (This will be pro-rated from your start date in the fifth year of
- Pension: You will be auto enrolled from your start date. OPFS pays 3% of your salary and you
pay a minimum of 7%.
- Training and support and supervision: You will receive induction training and
frequent support in the first three months. Thereafter you will receive monthly individual support and
supervision and annual appraisals. Regular team meetings will be held, and staff have access to internal and
- Equal Opportunities and Family Friendly Employment: OPFS aims to be an equal
opportunity and family friendly employer. OPFS has Investors In People status.
The job description is a broad picture of the post at the time of preparation. It is not an exhaustive list of all
possible duties, and it is recognised that jobs change and evolve over time.
Closing date: 18th June, 5pm
To find out more and to apply, please visit our website https://opfs.org.uk/get-involved/work-with-us/