Job Description

Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Circa £24,500
37 Hours – Full-Time, 5 day over 7

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

The role

Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership have identified a gap in service provision for a small number of young people on the edge of care, aged twelve years and over, requiring intensive, flexible support, including evenings and at weekends.

As part of a city-wide service across Glasgow, the Glasgow Intensive Family Support Service, will promote the wellbeing of children and young people and to support them to stay at home and thrive with their families within their local communities.

Our shared vision is to support children and young people to live with their parents and brothers and sisters, or where this is in the best interest of children, with their extended family, enabling them to grow up in their community with their friends, and attend their local school. The Family Support Practitioner will be part of a multi-disciplinary team with families to support and enable positive change and to improve outcomes. You’ll join a team with an opportunity to work supporting and providing outcomes to families.

An assessment of need will be undertaken to identify needs, strengths and challenges that each family faces, the intensive interventions will involve advice, guidance, parenting support, 1:1 work with children and liaising with partner agencies. The post holder will carry out assessments, intensive planned support and reviews and support families to overcome barriers.  Working as part of a team, you will attend meetings and work alongside partner agencies, advocating on behalf of children and families.

You will be required to work 5 days over 7 with possible late nights or early starts depending on the service needs and requirements.


You will make a difference by:

-Effectively assessing the needs of families and responding to them.

-Working collaboratively with families to achieve positive outcomes.

-Listening to children, young people and families.

-Working in an integrated way as part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team.

You will need:

-SVQ 3 in social care or equivalent.

-Post qualification experience of working with children, young people and families and achieving positive outcomes through direct contribution with support activities and intervention.

-Outreach working experience.

-Experience of working with vulnerable families and a broad understanding of their barriers.

-Knowledge and experience of implementing methods of assessment and interventions.

-Understanding of safeguarding.

-Ability to communicate effectively verbally, in writing and through presentations.

-Experience of developing multidisciplinary support plans.

-Driving licence and access to a suitable means of transport to enable the duties of the role to be carried out.


The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.



We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we’ll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.


For any further questions on this role, please contact in our recruitment team.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.