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Child and Family Worker

  • Full time
  • £22,191
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Closing 11th February 2020

  • Advertised from 28th January 2020
  • (inclusive of a 5% unsocial hours allowance)


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 could 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.

You would become the trusted person that they could talk 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. Participate and lead our homework and other group work sessions. Attending meetings, children hearings, meetings 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.

The post is offered on a fixed term basis until 31st March 2021 and you will be working 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.

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: 11th February 2020

Interviews are planned for 18th and 19th February 2020

A Scottish Guarantee Co No: SC312912 Scottish Charity No. SC007991