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Waverley Court 4 East Market Street, EH8 8BG
£24,890 - £28,854 per year
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36 hours per week
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Family and Household Support Worker
Various locations

Salary: £24,890 - £28,854 per year
Hours: 36 per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a number of posts across all localities within the City of Edinburgh Council’s Family and Household Support team. A service with a broad and varied remit, Family and Household Support takes an innovative and unique approach to responding to Anti-Social Behaviour as well as wider societal issues such as poverty prevention, tenancy sustainment , access to education and community support utilising a ‘No Wrong Door’ approach.

At its heart, Family and Household Support is a preventative and early intervention service which seeks to address the root causes of Anti-Social Behaviour and family breakdown by offering a range of holistic supports, including Housing Support, Family Support and Mediation.

You will be expected to work closely with individuals, families, groups, communities and partners to promote a restorative approach to neighbour disputes, social inclusion, and community involvement.

You will also work systemically with individuals, families and communities to understand and promote positive change and promote the safeguarding and wellbeing of children, families, individuals and communities.

Offering a person-centred, outcome focused, intervention to all age groups including vulnerable adult clients as well as families who may have children of a pre-school age part of the household, you will draw on the principles of Getting It Right for Everyone in undertaking assessments and develop SMART action plans to support people to achieve positive outcomes, maintain tenancies, tackle inequality, isolation and poverty.

As such, this post is suitable for candidates who have an interest and experience in promoting resilience in communities by supporting vulnerable people whose issues may range from experiencing or causing anti-social behaviour, are at risk of homelessness, struggling with parenting skills or have financial issues.

You are also expected to have an SVQ level 3 in Social Services and Healthcare (SCQF 7) or be willing to work towards gaining this qualification to fully meet SSSC registration requirements. Equivalent qualifications may also be accepted.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by the City of Edinburgh Council.

We're committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range. 

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