We are looking to recruit two highly motivated and committed Family Support Workers to our Children and Justice Services. You will be based in our new Throughcare and Aftercare team providing support to care experienced young people with their transition into adulthood. With the introduction of The Children & Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 and national policy initiatives such as the Staying Put agenda it is an exciting time to be working in this area.
Your main duties will include providing practical and emotional support to care experienced young people. In particular, those preparing to leave their respective care setting and young people who reside in their own tenancy. This work will be carried out in conjunction with partner agencies to improve outcomes for South Lanarkshires care experienced population. As a Family Support Worker you will receive support and guidance from senior colleagues within the service.
Assessment, risk management, informed intervention and review will be an integral part of the post. You will also require to have the ability to prioritise work, ensure case records are updated and work in accordance with South Lanarkshire Councils policies and procedures.
Location has to be confirmed but initially based in East Kilbride.
If you have any questions or queries in relation to these post and would like to discuss please phone 0303 123 1008 and ask for Alex Morrison (Team Leader).
Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.
This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children and/or adults.
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 South Lanarkshire Council.
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South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employees and encourage applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position.
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