Family Support Worker (5645)

Glasgow, Lanarkshire 
Circa £19,000 per annum
Permanent Full Time 37 hours per week

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 identified a gap in service provision for a small number of young people on the edge of care, aged twelve years and over, requiring intensive, flexible support, including evenings and at weekends.

As part of a city-wide service across Glasgow, the Glasgow Intensive Family Support Service, will promote the wellbeing of children and young people and to support them to stay at home and thrive with their families within their local communities.

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 Family Support Workers  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:  

-Achieving the highest standards of safeguarding, whether through direct care provision or support activities to the children and young people who come into contact with our services, or by appropriately reporting concerns about any child or young person.

-Promote our equality and diversity strategy locally, including linking with local equality and diversity frameworks to ensure best practice and to inform and develop appropriate action plans.

-Working collaboratively with colleagues and 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.

-Working within a multi-agency social care, early years or health environment and applying safeguarding procedures

-Experience of  working alongside case holders to manage cases, in accordance with agreed procedures and completing assessments, planning and reviews to ensure positive outcomes

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

-Understanding of safeguarding.

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

-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.



Close map
Glasgow Intensive Family Support Service
61 Smeaton Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G20 9JS
  • Circa:
  • Department/Division:
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Full Time
  • Closing Date:
    13 October 2021
  • Number of Roles:
Share this page
Share with linkedin
Share with facebook
Share with twitter
Share with email
Vacancy Alerts
Create an alert subscription based on this vacancy

Latest jobs