Family Support Practitioner (Action for Children)

Ref: RS102284
37 hours per week
Circa £23,100 per annum 

How we work:

Action for Children does what’s right, does what’s needed and does what works for children in the UK. Every year, our teams changes the lives of 390,000 children, young people and families.

Aberdeen Priority Families Service started in January 2017 and is a partnership between Action for Children, Aberdeen City Council, Police Scotland and Aberdeen Foyer.  The service aims to improve the outcomes for families who have multiple and complex needs.

Families are referred to the service due to issues relating to antisocial or offending behaviour, child or adult welfare concerns and or financial difficulties.

The Family Support Practitioner will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that works for a period of up to 12 months with families to support and enable positive change and to improve outcomes.

An assessment of need will be undertaken to identify needs, strengths and challenges that each family faces, the intensive interventions will involve advice, guidance, parenting support, 1:1 work with children and liaising with partner agencies. The postholder will carry out assessments, intensive planned support and reviews and support families to overcome barriers.  Working as part of a team, you will attend meetings and work alongside partner agencies, advocating on behalf of children and families.

How you’ll make a difference:

By effectively assessing the needs of families and responding to them

By working collaboratively with families to achieve positive outcomes

By listening to children, young people and families

By working in an integrated way as part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team

What you’ll need:

  • SVQ 111 in social care or willingness to work towards
  • Experience of working with vulnerable families and the issues and barriers they face
  • Knowledge and awareness of methods of assessment and intervention
  • Ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team
  • Experience of developing multidisciplinary support plans
  • Driving licence and access to a car

Please contact Nicki Martin 01224 219447 for more information on this opportunity.

To apply please visit our website via the apply button.

Closing date: 1 December 2017

Interviews will be held after 1 December 2017  

How we reward you:

One role. Many rewards.

Find out about our benefit package on our website.

Action for Children exists to make children’s lives better: now, tomorrow and every day.

Committed to quality, equality and valuing diversity, we welcome applications that reflect the cultural diversity of the communities within which we work.  Registered charity no. 1097940. Company no. 4764232. Charity registered in Scotland SC038092.