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Family Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,098 pro-rata
  • Alloa
  • Closing 24th November 2023

  • Advertised from 2nd November 2023
  • £16,499 for 25 hours per week. Maternity cover post – 9-month fixed term contract.


Home-Start Clackmannanshire

Established in 1988, Home-Start Clackmannanshire have worked in our local communities ever since. Our work is driven by a deep commitment to supporting parents – in their homes and in local communities – in the critical early years of childhood, and beyond. We are a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under twelve years of age. The Staff Team and Volunteers offer regular emotional support, friendship, and practical help to local families under stress. Our Staff and Volunteers work within the family home where they help prevent family crises and breakdowns.

Purposes of the job

To work directly with young children and their families, providing them with direct emotional and practical support within their homes, and the wider community, in order to promote, strengthen, and develop their ability to manage their lives and thrive.

To contribute to the effective day to day operation of the scheme in accordance with the Home-Start Governing documents, Standards and Methods of Practice, Home-Start Agreement and Quality Assurance Standards.

To maintain high standards of practice in supporting families within the ethos of Home-Start. To ensure inclusion and diversity in all aspects of the scheme’s operation and work.

Main Responsibilities:

Support for families

  • Provide families with support, friendship and practical help at a time that suits them best ie mornings/evenings
  • Ensure adequate and up-to-date records are kept of support offered to each family, in line with case management system (Charity Log)
  • To undertake the designated responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare
  • Prepare for and attend multi-agency meetings as appropriate
  • Actively review families’ needs as well as referring families to appropriate additional supports
  • Work collaboratively with our team, assisting Family Support Co-ordinators, to deliver a package of support to families

Working in Partnership

  • Liaising with referrers
  • Networking appropriately within the community

Managing the Wider Context

  • Promoting the scheme its profile, ethos and practice.
  • Contributing to the development of Home-Start locally, regionally, and nationally.
  • Contribute to generating volunteer enquiries

Managing the scheme

  • Supporting the implementation and review of all Home-Start policies and procedures.

The post holder may be required to undertake any other duties that fall within the nature of the role and responsibilities of the post as detailed above.

Responsible to: CEO (line-managed by Assistant Manager)

Application notes

Closing date – COB, Friday 24th November

Interviews – week beginning 4th December

To apply, please complete our application form and return to ahead of the closing date.