Family Support Worker

£8,703 - £9,102 per year
18 Apr 2017
18 May 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on the attachments below. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for.

You are a modern professional person with the vision, drive and flexibility to respond to new ways of working in the developing integrated children's services environment. You are keen to join the team striving to meet the needs of every child in the area. Plus, you would cherish the unique opportunities these posts can give in driving towards greater inclusion and quality.

Aberdeenshire Council is committed to joint service working and partnership with related agencies in its goal to integrate the services provided to children, young people and families.

We are looking for an enthusiastic family support worker to undertake a wide range of responsibilities. While no formal qualifications are required, you will need good written and verbal communication skills, be able to demonstrate resilience and flexibility and have good observation and assessment skills. You should have experience of direct work with children and families and be able to work purposefully under pressure. The ability to prioritise and work both independently and as part of a team is essential to this role as well as building and maintaining relationships with partner agencies and service users. Successful candidates will be available to work evenings and weekends

The ability to travel within Aberdeenshire is essential. This is an Aberdeenshire wide service and we are particularly keen to develop coverage in central (Ellon/Inverurie) and south Aberdeenshire.

This post is regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check. Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. A confirmed offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

This post has a minimum requirement of 2 references. One of these must be your current or most recent employer.

Informal Enquires to: Katherine Irvine - 01467 535 413

See also: Applying for a job with Aberdeenshire Council.pdf
Job Profile Family Support Worker (Children's Services).pdf