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Westwood Business Centre, 69 Aberdalgie Road, G34 9HJ
£25,000 per year per annum
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

Salary: £25,000 per annum

Location: Glasgow (NorthEast)

Contract/Hours: Permanent / Full Time - 37 hours per week

Closing date is Monday 24th June 2024


  • 29 days annual leave PLUS bank holidays, with up to 5 additional days for continuous service and option to buy or sell leave
  • Gain professional qualifications and excellent training/development opportunities
  • Flexible maternity, adoption, and paternity packages
  • Pension with up to 7% employer contribution with included life assurance cover
  • Staff discount portal and Blue Light Card eligibility with 15,000 national retailers discounts.

Vulnerable children in the UK need your help

Wherever you work in the Action for Children family, you'll be helping to change the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK.

Last year, we helped more than 670,000 children and families across the UK. From direct work in communities to national campaigning, we are focused on making sure every child has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive.

Why Action for Children?

Working here is more than a job. Everyone in the Action for Children family is passionate about protecting and supporting children. It's the sense of purpose that drives us every single day. Because we know that, when we work together, we can make a huge difference to bring lasting improvements to vulnerable children's lives.

A bit about the role

Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership have commissioned an exciting new service in the North East of the City 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.

As one of our Family Support Practitioner's, you'll work as part of a fantastic and passionate team, advocating on behalf of children and families.

How you'll help to create brighter futures

Some key responsibilities of the Family Support Practitioner are;

  • Effective Assessments: Assessments will be conducted to identify the needs, strengths, and challenges faced by each family and will inform the support provided.
  • Intensive Interventions: Interventions will be intensive and include: Advice and guidance for families, Parenting support to address specific issues, 1:1 work with children to address their unique needs, Liaising with partner agencies to coordinate services.
  • Supporting Families: You'll provide planned support and conduct regular reviews. The goal is to help families overcome barriers they face.
  • Collaboration and Advocacy: You'll work as part of a fantastic and passionate team, attend meetings and collaborate with partner agencies and advocate on behalf of children and families.
  • Dynamic Multi-Disciplinary Team: You'll be part of a team that works together to support positive change with the focus on improving outcomes for families.

Let's talk about 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.
  • Experience of working with vulnerable families and a broad understanding of their barriers.
  • Knowledge and experience of implementing methods of assessment and interventions.

Diversity, equality, and inclusion

At Action for Children, we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic, and disabled candidates as they are under-represented within Action for Children. We want to take deliberate and purposeful action to ensure equal opportunity to all groups in society and for Action for Children.

Don't meet every single requirement?

If you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with the job description, we'd love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role, or another role within the Action for Children family.

Male staff are under-represented within our Children Service roles. We would like to encourage more male applicants for our Children Service roles.

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