Family Support Practitioner (5629)

Glasgow City Wide. 
Circa £22,850 per annum 
37hrs, Full Time / Part Time or Job Share considered. 

Benefits – Holiday allowance minimum 29 days plus public/bank holidays, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, pension scheme where we contribute up to 7%, an employee discount portal and much more! 

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

A little about the role and service:

Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership have commissioned an exciting new service in the Glasgow to work alongside families in a flexible and strengths based way to help them achieve positive outcomes. As part of a city-wide strategy, the service will promote the wellbeing of children and young people aged 0-12 years to support them to stay at home and thrive with their families within their local communities by offering the right support at the right time.

Our shared vision is to support children and young people to live with their parents and siblings, or where this is in the best interest of children, with their extended family, enabling them to grow up in their community with their friends, and attend their local school.

An assessment of need will be undertaken to identify needs, strengths and challenges that each family faces, the intensive interventions will involve advice, guidance, parenting support, 1:1 work with children and liaising with partner agencies. The post holder will carry out assessments, intensive planned support and reviews and support families to overcome barriers.  Working as part of a team, you will attend meetings and work alongside partner agencies, advocating on behalf of children and families.

The Family Support Practitioner will be part of a multi-disciplinary team with families to support and enable positive change and to improve outcomes. You'll join a team with an opportunity to work supporting and providing outcomes to families.

You will be required to have a flexible approach to working.

You will help our Children and Young People by:  

-Effectively assessing the needs of families and responding to them.

-Working collaboratively with families to achieve positive outcomes.

-Listening to children, young people and families.

-Working in an integrated way as part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team.

What are we looking for from you:

-SVQ 3 in social care or equivalent.

-Post qualification experience of working with children, young people and families and achieving positive outcomes through direct contribution with support activities and intervention.

-Outreach working experience.

-Experience of working with vulnerable families and a broad understanding of their barriers.

-Knowledge and experience of implementing methods of assessment and interventions.

-Understanding of safeguarding.

-Ability to communicate effectively verbally, in writing and through presentations.

-Experience of developing multidisciplinary support plans.

-Driving licence and access to a suitable means of transport to carry out the duties of the role effectively. 


 How do you apply:

Please click on the ‘Apply Now' button.

We shall ask you for a supporting statement telling us why you are right for this role so please have something handy to upload section will help you submit the application.  

If you require support in applying or have any questions, then don't hesitate to contact Lynsey Munro in our Recruitment team on Lynsey.Munro@actionforchildren.org.uk   


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. Learn more about our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work on our Action for Children website.   

 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 600,000 children and families across the 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, promoting diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people from all backgrounds.


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    Permanent Full Time
  • Closing Date:
    4 November 2021
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