Family Support Practitioner
Action for Children
Glasgow, Scotland, GB
4d ago

The role

Our family support service in the north-west of Glasgow seeks to work collaboratively with primary & Secondary schools and other agencies to design and deliver impactful services, activities and support to meet the needs of individual pupils and families within schools, at home, and the local community.

To achieve this, we will work with schools and other agencies to understand their priorities and needs within their school, home and local community and put in place the right interventions that will make a real difference.

This is a vital part of our work.

The successful candidate will work on a rolling year contract based in St Thomas Aquinas Secondary and will be responsible for coordinating and directing the support to children, young people and families by agreeing and providing interventions, which may be specialised, enabling positive and agreed outcomes to be achieved, in accordance with organisational policies, procedures and regulatory requirements.

You will make a difference by :

  • Providing a high-quality service to children, young people and their families, based on an assessment of need and is outcomes driven.
  • Delivering a complex and specialist interventions with children, young people or families on a 1 : 1 basis, group or community setting.
  • Providing lead case / care planning management, including undertaking assessing, reviewing and managing risks.
  • Attending and participating at relevant multi agency meetings, providing a lead role ensuring reflective and analytical practice review.
  • Working with parents / carers on priority areas e.g. boundaries, routines, neglect, engaging with school (attending meetings, parent's evenings etc).
  • Being responsible for day to day resource planning to ensure high quality services are delivered.
  • You will need :

  • HNC in Social Care or equivalent SVQ level 3 Health & Social Care.
  • Up to date knowledge and application of safeguarding principles.
  • Experience of working directly with children and families, either individually or in a group setting.
  • Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to maintain written records to a high standard.
  • The ability to coordinate referral, assessment and support planning.
  • The way we work

    We work 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. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work .


    We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal.

    Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits .

    For safe and happy childhoods

    At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives.

    Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

    For more information, please contact Lynsey Munro in the recruitment team on

    Interviews will be held at the end of June 2021

    We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

    Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.

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