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Family Support Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £26,639
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 26th March 2023

  • Advertised from 8th March 2023


Care to join us? Then come reach your full potential at Quarriers.

Do you have a passion for people and care about helping others live fulfilling lives? We are looking for a caring individual who shares Quarriers values.

Quarriers have Investors in People Platinum accreditation.

Ruchazie Family Centre and on site nursery provide support to families with children under the age of 12 years across the Northeast of Glasgow. The family centre offers a holistic package of family support tailored to the needs of families who are directly referred by our Health and Social Care partners.

We are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced candidate to fill the post of Family Support Practitioner, 35 hours on a temporary basis until the June 2024 pending further funding.

Qualification level is SQA level 7 or above in either Children and Young People, Health & Social Services or equivalent.

The Family Support Practitioner would be responsible for supporting children and families within the Northeast of Glasgow who are referred by social work. In line with GIRFEC and The Promise we support families who face various challenges in their day to day lives. A good understanding of the issues affecting families is required especially around impact of trauma, mental health, poverty, addiction, domestic violence and parenting needs. You should be able to demonstrate experience of completing robust initial assessments, reviewing and person centred support planning processes and have a good understanding of child protection procedures.

The Family Support Service operates from 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week over 365 days. The successful candidate will be expected to work weekends on a rota basis normally 1 in 6 and be flexible to the needs of the service. We have excellent access to training and other benefits across the organisation.

The successful candidate must have a full current drivers licence and access to own transport.

Please note that IT skills are required for all Quarriers vacancies.

Where applicable, successful candidates will be required to register with the SSSC within 6 months of start date.

At Quarriers our staff are our most important asset therefore we offer extensive training and impressive learning and development opportunities. We are a SVQ accredited centre. You could be part of an organisation that not only offers excellent careers but makes a real difference to thousands of People’s lives.

About Us

Quarriers is one of Scotland’s leading social care charities. We provide practical care and support for vulnerable children, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity to bring about positive changes in people’s lives.

Application notes

For more information on these roles please contact Project Manager Debbie Hamilton on 0141 774 8202.

To find out more and to apply, please visit our website.