Family Support Worker

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Do you want to make a difference to families and young children? Do you believe that every one of Scotland’s children and young people deserve the chance to flourish? If so, this is the post for YOU!...

Home-Start Caithness is a vibrant community charity making a big impact on families in the local area.


Our trained volunteers and staff help families with young children through challenging times.


In Scotland, over 1500 volunteers support over 3500 families and nearly 6500 children each year through compassionate, confidential help to parents when they need us most.


The parents we support are often overwhelmed and may be experiencing challenges in their everyday lives such as with loneliness and isolation, poor mental health, illness, disability, multiple birth, poverty, domestic abuse, separation, or trauma.


We provide both 1:1 (in person and online if preferred) support to families in their home and community, and groups if more suitable.
We are now looking to welcome a new Family Support Worker to our Caithness Team who are based in our wick family hub.


The successful candidate will provide tailored support to families in their own homes, as well as supporting volunteers to work alongside families.

Requirements

Key responsibilities -
An understanding of the needs of children and families



Relevant experience of working alongside families with young children and babies.


Kind, supportive and compassionate 



Experience of working in partnership with both statutory services and third sector



Good working knowledge of child protection and child development


You must share our vision that collaborative working and relationship based early intervention is the best option for children and families who are feeling overwhelmed or excluded.


Not afraid to test new ways of working, you will bring a fresh, caring, and collaborative approach which recognises strengths and responds empathically to the needs of children, young people, and their families.


At Home-Start Caithness we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential.

If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.


Driving licence and own car required.



This role is subject to PVG checks.

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