Job Description

LOCATION:Braendam House, Thornhill, Stirling , FK8 3QH
RATE:£14 per hour pa
HOURS:14 hours per week
Sessional Family Support Pro rata £25,480 @ £14 an hour – Bank staff based at the Lilias Graham
The Lilias Graham Trust is a Scottish charity which offers independent parenting capacity
assessments within a residential setting in Thornhill, a rural village 10 miles from Stirling Town
Centre. The Lilias Graham Trust provides accommodation for up to five families at one time.
Our busy team is expanding and we are looking for experienced practitioners to work alongside our
family support services and Consultants in Psychiatry, Health, Counselling, Play Therapy, Art
Therapy and Social Work who provide a trauma informed, person-centred service to assist
vulnerable parents and their children change their lives.
We are seeking highly motivated, confident and enthusiastic, warm, flexible individuals who have
the skills to work as part of a team but who are also confident in lone working.
An applicant must be able to provide practical and emotional support to parents in a wide range of
activities to promote parenting and routines following NHS guidance.
As a family support worker, you would have a working knowledge of child development and
attachment theory when working with parents and their families. Parents are given every
opportunity to succeed while staff ensure that the child’s best interest is paramount The Lilias
Graham Trust delivers a wide range of support and therapeutic services to meet all levels of need,
as a Family Support worker you would have a positive approach and an understanding of social
issues and how poverty affects individuals.
The successful applicants will be a creative thinker, non – judgmental with a positive and flexible
attitude who have a value base which promotes, equality, diversity, anti-discriminatory, power and
an individual’s capacity for change.
The successful applicant will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG)
You will have at least a years’ experience of working with families within a community or social care
setting. You will have a minimum qualification of SVQ3 – HNC / HND in Social Care. A Degree in
Social Work or Psychology or similar qualification is desirable.
The post will require flexible working which will include shift work, sleepovers, waking nights, public
holiday which may include the Christmas period.