ORKNEY HEALTH AND CARE
Children, Families and Justice Services
Family Support Worker
35 hours per week
£24,639 – £26,605 / £27,328 – £29,476 (including shift allowance and Distant Islands Allowance)
A vacancy exists for a Family Support Worker in the Children, Families and Justice Service within Orkney Health and Care, based at the Council Offices.
You will be providing intensive support to children and their families, maintaining children safely within their families, care placement, community, mainstream school or alternative education and work closely to support young people returning to the community from residential care out-with Orkney.
The post holder will be required to lone work whilst being supported from the Children’s Residential Service.
Qualities required of the successful applicant are a sense of humour, non-judgemental attitude, acceptance of others, confidence and good communication skills. Salary will be dependent on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.
For appointment at G5
Applicants should have a good general standard of education, including literacy and numeracy skills, and are required to achieve HNC Social Care and SVQ3 Social Services (Children and Young People) within 5 years of appointment.
For appointment at G6
Applicants should hold HNC Social Care and SVQ3 Social Services (Children and Young People).
This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with children.
For an informal discussion regarding the above post please contact Pamela Urquhart, Service Manager, on 01856 873535, extension 2701, or by email: [email protected]
Closing date: Sunday 14 August 2022
Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.
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