Family Support Worker - Inclusion & Support Service, Burnhouse School, 478.70 - WEL08068 - Care Appointments

Burnhouse School

Family Support Worker - Inclusion & Support Service, Burnhouse School, 478.70 - WEL08068 - Care Appointments

£34762

Burnhouse School, Whitburn, West Lothian

  • Full time
  • Temporary
  • Onsite working

Posted 2 weeks ago, 27 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 5934dda6bf3e4559b465af1d612da0f8

Full Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Family Support Worker to join our integrated Inclusion and Support Service which brings together Education and Social Policy teams to support children, young people and families who require additional support. This is a 1 year fixed term post.

The post holder will embed the values and principles of Getting It right for Every Child in order to ensure that services work together to improve outcomes for the children and young people of West Lothian and their families. We aim to empower families to support each other and build on their strengths.

Each family support worker will work creatively with a caseload of children/young people and their parents/carers to support them to improve relationships, build resilience, improve educational engagement and improve on the strengthens they have to overcome the difficulties they face.

The work is challenging and fulfilling and the successful applicants will join a motivated and supportive team and will focus on working with families linked to Connolly School Campus, Burnhouse School (Skills Centre) and those supported by the Inclusion and Support Service.

You'll bring excellent relationship-building, communication, and organisational skills, as well as be able to work on your own initiative and collaboratively with partners.

An HNC or an SVQ Level III in Social Care or other relevant qualification and experience is required.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by West Lothian Council.