Job Description

LOCATION:Craigielea Children’s Centre, Aberdeen, AB15 7UU
SALARY:£34,882 – £39,846 per year
HOURS:37 hours per week

Job Description

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we’re looking for.

Location: Craigielea Children’s Centre

Duration: Permanent, Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team at Craigielea Children’s Centre as a Family & Community Support Officer (Social Work Qualified). As part of a multi-professional team, committed to delivering the Ten Principles of Intensive Support from The Promise, you would help develop and shape a range of intensive support packages to meet the needs of children and young people who have reached significant levels of vulnerability and risk within their families, communities and education. If you are excited about creating safe, nurturing and positive relationships with children and families, using a range of interventions that seek to build individual and family capacity which supports children and young people to remain at home and in their communities, we want to hear from you.

To find out more about the role please contact Anna Christie, Team Manager or Ally McGee, Team Leader by email or telephone: – or or 01224 313695

Job Purpose:
To deliver a statutory social work service to promote and protect the welfare of vulnerable service users, their families and carers in need of care and/or protection. Creating an environment where each service user is enabled to maximise their potential and to contribute to the service users’ social, physical and mental wellbeing and promote active citizenship in a holistic way.


The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:
CQSW/Diploma in Social Work
SSSC Registration or equivalent
Protection of Vulnerable Group Check (PVG)


The post holder is expected to demonstrate:
Sound and up to date knowledge of theory and practice; children, families and carers
Ability to relate to and work with a wide range of professionals, service users and carers
Ability to manage risk
The ability to assess and communicate effectively with service users, staff and other stakeholders to achieve improved outcomes for service users
Interviewing and investigation skills
Assessment skills (including finance)
Ability to manage constant and often conflicting demands
Ability to make decisions and take responsibility for own practice, seeking advice and support as necessary
Commitment to providing high quality customer service
Ability to manage priorities, time and meet deadlines
Ability to develop, monitor and evaluate agreed outcomes

The Individual

Please see the Job Profile for further details.

Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Flexible Working

We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Employer.  If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact

Armed Forces

We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families:  We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:

  • have a disability
  • are care-experienced and aged 16-29
  • are aged 16-24 and live in Aberdeen City or have been to an Aberdeen City Council school and are applying for a Modern Apprenticeship (except Trades apprenticeships)
  • have done a Foundation Apprenticeship with Aberdeen City Council and are applying for any apprenticeships relevant to the area in which they did their Foundation Apprenticeship
  • are New Scots aged 16-24 and are applying for any apprenticeships

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