Family Care Worker - Nurture (Temporary)

North Ayrshire Council

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Role Profile




Interviews will take place on Tuesday 29th August

Passionate about improving children's outcomes? Looking for an inspiring challenge? North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership is creating a new team with ambitious plans, utilising new approaches that will make real differences to improving children's lives.

The successful applicants will be integral to newly formed multi-disciplinary teams working within three key projects to improve outcomes for looked after/looked after and accommodated children and families who need extra support.

Partnership working and team thinking will be crucial to the success of this whole system approach: it's about 'thinking differently' and 'doing differently' to achieve better outcomes for our children and young people.




To provide support and guidance, working directly with children and families with the supervision and support of senior staff and/or the Lead Professional.



Corporate Responsibilities

To undertake individual role in line with the Council’s Strategic Priorities and in compliance with the Council’s corporate policies and procedures. To undertake any other reasonably required duties as instructed by Management or someone acting on their behalf, in addition to the role specific tasks & responsibilities detailed below.


Role Specific Tasks & Responsibilities

Develop good working relationships with the family with a clear focus on the needs of the child. Provide advice on managing money. Provide support and advice in relation to shopping, healthy eating, cooking and planning meals. Encourage parents to play with their children so they can learn and develop more quickly. To facilitate parents and families to have a positive impact on their child’s attainment and achievement. To provide support and advice to high risk pregnancies. To build parental confidence and capacity to support their child’s learning and increase their engagement and participation in school life. Facilitate integration and mainstream provision, including Early Years Centres, other community based resources and universal services. Help establish and maintain routines with parents, in order to make the home environment safe, nurturing and predictable for their children. Provide advice and support on home safety and keeping children safe. Provide advice and support in relation to health, hygiene and keeping a house clean. Provide advice and support to encourage parents to attend health and addiction services appointments, including health appointments for their children. Liaise with a variety of different agencies to facilitate positive outcomes for parents and children. Contribute to the maintenance of case records and ensure that these are accurate. Undertake training and development appropriate to the role. Attend and participate in team meetings and other meetings as deemed appropriate.







Education and Qualifications

HNC or SVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care, or equivalent qualification recognised by the SSSC or relevant experience in a health or social care setting HNC and SVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care, or equivalent qualification recognised by the SSSC Application Form Interview


Experience of working with children and parents in a caring capacity Experience in Early Years Application Form References Interview

Specialist Knowledge

Knowledge of Child Protection An understanding of the needs of children and child development Knowledge of North Ayrshire Council policies and procedures Application Form Interview Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Skills and Abilities

Verbal and written communication skills Ability to undertake personal care tasks Computer skills Application Form References Interview


Required to join the PVG Scheme for this type of regulated work Ability to work unsocial hours and weekends Ability to travel throughout North Ayrshire Application Form Interview Post Interview Check (if appropriate)

Staff Values & Behaviours

North Ayrshire Council uses behavioural based approach throughout the recruitment process. Our staff values of Focus, Passion & Inspiration will be explored for this vacancy.

Further information on how to complete behaviour based application form questions is available on the Council’s website.




We put our customers first

We understand the bigger picture


Provide excellent customer services Meet and where possible exceed the expectations of internal and external customers. Understand the performance levels and standards required within our own role and strive to achieve and where possible exceed these. Know how the work we do fits into the overall performance of the Council.


We take pride in the jobs we do

We are ambitious for our community

Take ownership of our own actions and performance. Reflect on the work we do and consider how it could be improved. Have a positive impact on the lives of our customers and their communities. Push the boundaries to help our customers and communities realise their potential.


We all look for better ways to deliver our services

We achieve the best results together

Find new ways to deliver improvements, efficiencies and value for money. Embrace change with enthusiasm and creative ideas. Work together and creatively produce the best outcomes for our customers and communities. Plan all activities with the end goal in mind.

PVG (both)

This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and Protected 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 or protected adults

Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by North Ayrshire Council. Please note, successful candidates will be expected to meet the cost of the relevant PVG check (£59 or £18), which will be deducted in instalments from your wages following commencement of employment. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit For further details on North Ayrshire Council’s policy please visit



For your information if this post requires references you will be notified of further details if you are successful in gaining an interview. Not providing relevant references when requested may delay the outcome of the interview process

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