Children and Families Practitioner (5936)

Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Circa £21,100
Hours 37hrs, Full Time Fixed Term for 1 year (with possible extension)

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

The role

Our Pupil Equity Fund service in the north-west of Glasgow seeks to work collaboratively with primary & secondary schools and other agencies to design and deliver impactful services, activities and support to meet the needs of individual pupils and families within schools, at home, and the local community. To achieve this, we will work with schools and other agencies to understand their priorities and needs within their school, home and local community and put in place the right interventions that will make a real difference. This is a vital part of our work.

Action for Children have worked collaboratively with St Mary's Primary School (G20) in Glasgow to recruit a Children & Family Support Practitioner who will become part of the AFC and school team.  The Scottish government has funded this initiative to deliver impactful support to children and families within the school, at home and in the wider community that will improve engagement and ultimately improve educational attainment for pupils.  

Key to our approach is the establishment of effective partnership working with school staff, pupils, families, and relevant agencies to agree and implement interventions that will help achieve agreed outcomes for all concerned.  This will require a flexible and responsive approach and will involve working out with usual office hours when required.  

You will make a difference by:

- Agreeing and implementing a plan of support for each child/family.  

- Provision of individual support to children to help them engage better with school and other agencies to support improved educational engagement and attainment.  

- Provision of family support to parents/carers around agreed priority areas e.g. boundaries, routines, support to make and attend appointments, practical support i.e. housing, finances etc.

- Provision of accredited parenting programs within the family home.  

-Provision of school-based group work programs and 1:1 sessions focusing on emotional wellbeing, confidence & self-esteem, friendships, transition etc.

You will need:

- HNC in Social Care/SVQ level 3 or equivalent.  

- Experience of working directly with children/young people and families, either individually or in a group setting.  

- Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills.  

- The ability to maintain written records to a high standard.   

- The ability to coordinate referral, assessment and support planning.  

- Experience of delivering a parenting programme (desirable) . 

- Access to a suitable method of transport to enable the duties of the role to be carried out (desirable)


The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.


We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

For any questions about this role, please contact Lynsey.Munro@actionforchildren.org.uk

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.

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Pupil Equity Fund
61 Smeaton Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G20 9JS
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    Fixed Term Full Time
  • Closing Date:
    6 October 2021
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