Family Support Worker - Women's Aid East and Midlothian
Salary: £21,559 to £23,310
Fixed term contract 5 months with possible extension: 35 Hours per week. Weekday working although occasional evening and weekend work may be required.
Holidays: 6 weeks entitlement annual leave, rising to 8 weeks annual leave after one year of employment (pro rata)
Pension: 5% employer contribution to a personal pension plan on completion of 3 months employment.
The Social Care Community Partnership are currently recruiting for a Family Support Worker on an exclusively retained basis for Women's Aid East and Midlothian (WAEML).
This post is available on a fixed term contract until the 30th of September 2021 with a possibility of continued funding. As a Support Worker, travel across East Lothian and Midlothian is required therefore a driving licence and access to a car is essential.
WAEML provides information, support and accommodation to women (including trans-women), children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse. If you can commit to upholding the rights of women, children and young people, this may be the job for you.
What WAEML are looking for:
You will be an experienced support worker as well be an enthusiastic feminist who shares WAEML's core values. You will be expected to demonstrate a gender-based and trauma-informed approach to service delivery and will be expected to take a multi-agency approach to your work.
You will ideally have a minimum of 2 years work experience within the field of domestic abuse. Membership of the PVG scheme is an essential requirement and you should be qualified to a minimum of SVQ 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development.
WAEML positively welcomes applicants from within all sections of the community although are exempt under Schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 and therefore only women need apply.
WAEML would particularly welcome bilingual applicants.
Staff the duty service to provide emotional, practical support and information at point of contact i.e. in person or telephone to children and young people who have been subjected to domestic abuse.
To meet with Children and Young people as a key worker on a regular and planned basis, developing and reviewing individual support plans and risk assessments.
To prepare reports for children panels, court proceeding or case conferences where necessary and accompany children and young people to such meetings as the need arises.
Collaborate with colleagues in order to ensure the smooth running of the service and provision of integrated family support. This will involve going to meetings and assisting colleagues when required.
Perform administrative tasks in a timely way to ensure smooth running of the service. Provide quantitative and qualitative information on support and related issues regularly and written reports, as required.
Knowledge of the effects domestic abuse can have on Children and Young People.
Excellent communications skills and ability to build rapport and trust with individuals.
Able to assess the needs of vulnerable Children and Young people.
Promote the work of WAEML in the local and wider community, helping to raise awareness of domestic abuse.
For more information about this job opportunity, please click apply and submit your CV to Social Care Community Partnership or contact Steve More or Charlotte Hickey on (phone number removed) for a confidential discussion.
Due to the coronavirus we have suspended all face to face client and candidate meetings but are still continuing to hire and to register candidates remotely utilising a range of technologies (video and telephone conferencing) to get the job done and we are still able to service our clients in Local Authorities, the Voluntary and Private sectors at this time to ensure we are able to deliver front line care and support services to our most vulnerable members of society.
About The Social Care Community Partnership:
The Social Care Community Partnership is Scotland's premier social care recruitment agency, sourcing and placing Social Care professionals, support staff and administrators throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK. We have Investors in People Gold Award Status and Investors in Young People Award. The Social Care Community Partnership is a registered employer with the Scottish Social Services Council