Assistant Family Support Worker (Community Groups)


Job Description

The Assistant Family Support Worker will be responsible in the first instance to the Family Support Worker and thereafter to the Dundee Family Support Services Manager for the development and delivery of quality children’s group work, group work with families and community outreach work in the Lochee and Charleston areas.

Specific duties will include the following

• Liaise with the Family Support Worker, Services Manager and when delegated, other relevant professional and community members to assist in ensuring that children and families group work is integrated with other forms of community provision and is in line with expected standards of practice.

• Assist in the implementation of policies and procedures that support and evidence good practice.

• Contribute to the preparation and planning of structured children’s group work activities, group work for families and community outreach work including evaluation activities with children and parents alone or with the assistance of other staff and volunteers for monitoring purposes.

• Support children to be safe, healthy, active, achieving, nutrition, respected and responsible

• Attend training and meetings as required and any other duties as necessary

Personal Specifications:

1. Qualification: Good general standard of education
2. Proven experience in Early years work, working with children and/or families
3. Eligibility for PVG record for children required.
4. Competent and confident manner when working with children and adults

1. Knowledge of existing children’s services in Dundee
2. Undertaken recent training
3. Understanding of child protection issues

1. Period of appointment: The appointment is until 31st March 2018 is subject to satisfactory completion of a 3 month probationary period and receipt of a satisfactory PVG record.
Salary: OPFS salary scale spinal points 3 – 5 £14,287 – £15,716 full time equivalent, paid on a pro rata basis.
2. Hours of work: 9 hours per week, usually delivered over 2 evenings, Workers are also expected to be available for training, team meetings and support & supervision at other times by arrangement.
3. Holidays: Holidays are 25 working days and 12 Public holidays pro rata.
4. Pension: You will be auto-enrolled from your start date and once the appointment has been confirmed after probation you are eligible to join the full Employer’s Pension scheme with the Pensions Trust. OPFS pays 7% of your salary and you pay a minimum of 3%. If you are already in a pension scheme, other arrangements may be possible.
5. Training and Support and Supervision: You will receive induction training and frequent support in the first three months. Thereafter you will receive individual support and supervision from the Services Manager and have annual appraisals. Access to training proportionate to post will be available.
6. Equal Opportunities and Family Friendly employment: OPFS aims to be an equal opportunities and family friendly employer. We have Investors in People status.
7. Recruitment Timetable: Closing Date for applications is midnight on Sunday 22nd October 2017. Application forms can be submitted by post, in person or by email.
Please note: CV’s are not accepted

The job description is a broad picture of the post at the date of preparation. It is not an exhaustive list of all possible duties and it is recognised that jobs change and evolve over time.

Any Inquiries: Please contact Kim McRae, Services Manager 01382 501972 or

Applications forms can be obtained from the Family Support Services Administrator on 01382 501972 or email

Completed forms should be returned to Kim McRae, Services Manager by email: or Families House, 20 Grampian Gardens, Fintry DD4 9QZ.