CLOSED - We are Hiring! Join our Team as a Family Support Worker


We are looking to recruit an experienced Family Support Worker to join our team based here in Alloa. This post involves working with our team, in delivering a variety of support services to young families residing across Clackmannanshire. Our trained volunteers and staff team help families with young children through challenging times. In Scotland, over 1500 volunteers support over 3500 families and nearly 6500 children each year through compassionate, confidential help to parents when they need us most.


The parents we support are struggling with daily challenges such as mental health illness, disability, poverty, domestic abuse, relationship difficulties, trauma, isolation and loneliness. We provide one to one support to families in their home and in the community. In addition, we provide a cluster of weekly support groups in Alloa, Tillicoultry and Tullibody. The successful candidate will provide tailored support to families in their own homes.


  • Salary: £22,000 pro rata (£12,571 – 20 hours per week)
  • Full driving licence and use of a car is essential.
  • Post is subject to membership of the PVG Scheme and suitable references

Key responsibilities

  • An understanding of the needs of children and families
  • Relevant experience of working alongside families with young children and babies experiencing challenges/trauma
  • Experience of working in partnership with both statutory services and third sector partners
  • Good working knowledge of child protection and child development
  • Good IT and Database skills
  • A full driving licence and use of a car is essential. Mileage rate: 50p per mile.

The successful candidate will hold a minimum level of SCQF Level 7 in a relevant field and show a commitment to ongoing personal and professional development. 


This new role is supported by the National Lottery Community Fund and the Edward Gostling Foundation.


Application Notes

  • The closing date for this post is Friday 29th April at 12pm – any applications received after this date will not be considered.
  • Face to face interviews will take place on Wednesday 11th May here at our offices on Whins Road, Alloa.
  • For an informal discussion about the role please call our CEO, Shelley Bowman on 01259 213453.