Our service supports families in the Dumfries and Galloway area who are struggling to cope. The families we work with may have a wide range of issues, which could include drug and alcohol use within the family. As a Child and Family worker you would work directly with the whole family in various settings, such as their own homes, our dedicated base and other community locations.
You would become the trusted person that they could talk about what they are going through at home whilst undertaking assessments to identify what support we can provide. You would work with the children and the family offering practical help with school and homework and attending some meetings at the school when necessary. You would help establish routines and build life skills with families such as healthy eating and cooking within a budget. In addition to this we offer regular group sessions which help build parenting skills and their confidence.
We are looking for someone to join our friendly and supportive team. You should have a sound knowledge of child development and be able to work with parents either individually or in groups to develop their parenting skills & confidence.
The post is offered on a fixed term basis until 31st March 2021 and you will be working 30 hours per week with the potential to be worked flexibly over 4 or 5 days per week, evening/ weekend work may be required dependant on the service need. An allowance is incorporated in the salary to support this requirement.
The Young Carers Project and Young Adult Carers Project aims to provide information, advice and support to young people 7 – 25 years who have caring responsibilities within their family, due to illness, disability or substance misuse.
A sound knowledge of working with children and young people is essential as is access to own car.
This post will be subject to PVG checks
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