Senior Family Support Worker

Children and Families - Glasgow
Glasgow Intensive Family Support Service, Glasgow City
Permanent - Full-time
Working hours: 35
Closing date: Thu 23rd September 2021
Salary: SCP 23 – 26 (£22,550 - £24,745 per annum)

Come be part of our life-changing mission! 

About the role

Ypeople is delighted to announce that we are recruiting for a number of posts to work in our new Glasgow Intensive Family Support Service (GIFSS).  Working in partnership with the Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership and other Third Sector providers, the GIFSS service will promote the wellbeing of children and young people by adopting a whole family approach, ensuring families have the support that they need, when they need it to enable children and young people to stay at home with their families and thrive.

The Senior Family Support Worker will be responsible for a team of Family Support Workers whose aim is to provide flexible intensive family support that enables children and young people on the edges of care, and their families, to receive the right support at the right time, building on their strengths and reducing the need for statutory supports. You will also manage a small caseload of families and will work in partnership with the other family support providers across the Glasgow Intensive Family Support Service (GIFSS) by sharing resources, learning and creating solutions that help families to thrive

We would love you to apply for this role if...

  • You are qualified in a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above, for example SVQ 3 Social Services (Children and Young People) or relevant HNC or equivalent or are willing to work towards.
  • You have gained experience of supervising and supporting a staff team.
  • You have an understanding of current relevant legislation and policies relating to children, young people and families, including GIRFEC, UNCRC, The Promise.
  • You are knowledgeable of the key issues facing children, young people and families such as the effects of trauma and poverty.

You would love to work in this role if...

  • You are committed to championing the rights of children and young people
  • You are a skilled influencer and will inform good working practices.
  • You will be passionate about adopting a person-centred and strengths-based approach to working with people.
  • You are excited to work in an organisation that celebrates your participation and offers you development opportunities

What you will be doing

  • Provide appropriate levels of high-quality support to families in their homes and community
  • Use a flexible approach to allow families to receive support whenever is best for them including evenings and weekends
  • Deliver evidenced based family support that helps families overcome current challenges and build resilience for the future
  • Maintain accurate case files for all family members and consistently assess progress across all outcomes for all family members

Full details can be found in the Job & Person Specification in the Application Pack.

The ability to travel within an agreed geographical area is a requirement of the role therefore a full driving license and access to a car for work purposes is beneficial.

For any informal queries about the role please contact our Operations & Business Manager Joanne Glennie on


Important Dates

The deadline to submit completed application forms is Thursday 23rd September.

Shortlisting will take place on Friday 24th September with a view to arranging interviews for the following week. Interviews will take place over video via Microsoft Teams.



I’m keen! What's next?

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