FAMILY WORKER & PROJECT ASSISTANT
Scottish Charity No 044527 Jobs Closed 12.2.21
WIN (Working together to Increase confidence and skills, and to Nurture personal growth)
Carnwadric WIN Project is looking to recruit a Family Worker and Project Assistant. We are a small charity based in south west Glasgow and we are looking for the right people, to come and join our staff team. We provide family support and creative arts opportunities for families, children, and young people.
Family Worker: This is a part time post of 14 hours per week. The days of work are Wednesday, and Thursday and some evening work will be required. The salary is £11,815 per annum. Interviews for this post will take place on Monday, 22nd February.
Project Assistant: This is a sessional post of 10 hours per week. The days of work for this post are Tuesday and Wednesday and some evening work will be required. Interviews for this post will take place on Tuesday, 23rd February.
The closing date for applications to be received is Friday, 12th February at 12 noon.
For further details about how to apply for these jobs, please see our website http://www.carnwadricwinproject.com or our facebook page: facebook.com/carnwadricwinproject or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Worker Documents. Closed 12.2.21
Project Assistant Documents Closed 12.2.21
Carnwadric win overview.
The Carnwadric Win Project aims to support vulnerable families, children, and individuals in the areas of Kennishead, Arden, Carnwadric and Regents Park. We aim to support people to increase confidence, nurture personal growth and develop new skills, strengthen individuals, families, and the wider community.
Our work aims to enable people to make positive life choices which helps improve mental health, physical health, combats isolation and helps people achieve their potential.
We try to offer a holistic approach to our support allowing people to have different ways to engage with us depending on what is happening in their life and where people are on their journey.
The Project works with vulnerable people in the community through different areas of support. We have intensive support through home visiting, which is delivered by our family worker. Our groups and community work are also supported by family workers where appropriate. We have creative arts sessions for adults and children, currently delivered online. The project has several areas that we concentrate support on, and we work to continuously develop new pieces of work in response to the feedback and evaluation of our work.
Most of the area we support is in the lowest 5% SIMD, with part of the community in the lowest 1% SIMD. There are many barriers that we work to overcome to ensure that we can engage with complex families affected by multiple challenges.
The area has a large working age population and a high proportion of young families and children. As the community is an area of severe deprivation there are many issues that affect the community that are associated with this.
The project has several areas that we concentrate support on, and we work to continuously develop new pieces of work in response to the feedback and evaluation of our work.
Family worker role
The family support work offers tailored support to people for many different reasons. People can self-refer or be referred by another organisation, often the Health Visitor or Nursery. We have no time limit on our support as many of the issues we support people with are long term, the support usually changes over time and may develop into support through groups, more intensive support or breaks in the support for long periods when things change. To help enable change we use SMART goals to work alongside individuals and families as we support them on their journey. We record both qualitative and quantitative data for reporting and monitoring to funders and to reflect and develop our support.
Win family support work will often encounter complex and multiple issues, such as previous abuse, mental health, physical health, financial issues, domestic abuse, benefits issues, housing problems and many other areas. Such issues can result in low self esteem and mistrust. Therefore, it is vital that the family worker aim to form a positive relationship, which is respectful of each individuals’ circumstances, to help overcome these challenges.
The family worker support helps people to address issues and cope better with their problems, this may involve assisting individuals to attend appointments, exploring different options and opportunities to encourage optimism for their future and time to consider where they would like to be in their lives and their hopes for themselves families.
We work to enable people to make positive life choices and help them plan how to implement and sustain changes. We aim to support people to increase confidence, nurture personal growth and develop new skills, aiming to strengthen individuals, families, and their connections within wider community. Our work aims to enable people to make positive life choices which helps improve mental health, physical health, combats isolation and helps people realise and achieve their potential.