Family Support Worker - maternity cover

Children 1st is Scotland’s National Children’s Charity. We help Scotland’s families to put children first, with practical advice and support in difficult times. And when the worst happens, we support survivors of abuse, neglect, and other traumatic events in childhood, to recover.

This an exciting opportunity to be part of Children 1st within our Dundee Service.

At Children 1st we work with the whole family and we see our relationships as the key to our approach to improving wellbeing. We are seeking a Family Support Worker (Fixed Term) who is compassionate, highly skilled and experienced in working with children and their families and has the personal resilience for the role.  We offer whole families space and time to tell their stories, make sense of their difficulties and help them to find their solutions.

You will have a sound knowledge of the impact of trauma and adversity on parenting and on children and you will work with the of our creative, committed and flexible team  to plan our work with children and their families, in order to promote children’s safety and wellbeing.  You will also have experience of working in partnership with other Agencies, within the Child Protection processes and Getting it Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) framework.

If you have experience of supporting the wellbeing of families and communities, are committed to Children’s Rights and have an SVQ Level 3/ HNC or equivalent in Child Care/Social Care or related area, or other relevant qualification at SCQF level 7, we want to hear from you.

Further Information


This is a full time post of 35 hours per week. The post is fixed term until 31st March 2022. Hours to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service (evenings and occasional weekends as required).

Job title: Family Support Worker - maternity cover

Job Subtitle: Dundee

Reference number: CFS21/16

Location: Dundee

Closing date: 19/04/2021 12:00

Interview date: It is anticipated that the interviews will take place on Friday 30th April 2021.

Salary: £21,602 to £26,186

To apply, please download and complete the attached 3 forms below (A, B and C) and email completed forms to:

Alternately, if you are unable to email us, postal applications may be sent to Human Resources, Children 1st, 83 Whitehouse Loan, Edinburgh, EH9 1AT.

Please also refer to the ‘Job Description and Person Specification’ and ‘Terms and Conditions’ for further information as per relevant documents attached below.

Children 1st has a long tradition of valuing and involving sessional and volunteer workers. To find out more about volunteering with us, please visit our website.

The selection process will include seeking PVG Scheme/Disclosure information.

Children 1st is the working name of the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Registered Charity No: SC 016092

Equal opportunities matter to Children 1st.

Your interest and application to work at Children 1st is appreciated.

For further information or enquiries, please email: