Govan HELP is a small, locally based, family education support charity, established in 1996, that aims to improve the educational attainment, life chances and opportunities for vulnerable children and families living within the Govan area.
We offer a range of integrated, early intervention services to support both children and their wider families who are experiencing multiple disadvantages, these include: Family Support, Children’s Therapeutic Services (Play Therapy), Children’s Befriending, Adult Learning, Volunteering, Adult Counselling and our recently established food project, The Govan Pantry, which has evolved from our food bank project.
Govan HELP is the only project of its kind in the south of Glasgow, linking to the cluster of primary schools and nurseries in the local area including: Riverside Primary, St Saviour’s Primary, Pirie Park Primary, Ibrox Primary and St Constantine’s’ Primary as well as the two local nurseries, Broomloan and Govan Family Learning Centre and Govan High School. The area suffers from higher-than-average rates of poverty and deprivation and our services support families to deal with a wide range of issues including poverty, abuse, domestic violence, drug and alcohol misuse, mental or physical illness, bereavement, asylum, housing and financial issues. We aim to support families before their difficulties escalate and reach crisis and to prevent the need for statutory social work intervention.
We are delighted to have been successful in securing a funding award from Cattanach Charitable Trust, over two years, to allow us to continue to expand our Family Support Project. We are seeking to recruit a Family Worker with an Early Years focus to join our team on a part time basis to continue our work supporting Early Years children and families in the Govan area.
We are looking for dynamic and passionate applicants that have prior experience of delivering similar services to support vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. We are currently growing our Family Support team and there may be opportunities to increase the hours to full time if further funding is secured.
If you are interested in the role, believe your skills and experience are a match and would like more information on how to apply, please you’re your CV with a covering letter that outlines how your skills and experience are a fit for the role and send to our Business Support Co-ordinator, Kirsteen Mowat on Kirsteen@govanhelp.org.
Closing Date for Applications is 5pm Monday 26th July 2021
Interviews provisionally week beginning 2nd August 2021
This post is fixed term for two years funded by Cattanach Charitable Trust.