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Collydean Community Centre - Family Support and Food Resilience Worker
Post: Family Support and Food Resilience Worker
Hours: 24 hours per week (16 for food resilience and 8 for specific Family support), flexible, statutory annual leave
Salary: £11.87/hour – National Living Wage
Location: Glenrothes North
Contract: 18 months with the hope to extend this
Responsible to: Centre Manager
Additional information: The role is subject to PVG Check.
Collydean Community Centre has an exciting opportunity for a Family Support and Food Resilience Worker to join its team.
This is a diverse role requiring a range of skills and qualities, a knowledge of child protection principles, Welfare reform and a high degree of flexibility. The main tasks and responsibilities of this role are:
Supporting children and young people to increase resilience and positive outcomes for example attendance at school, attainment, emotional wellbeing, family relationships, developmental milestones, risk-taking behaviour.
Providing practical support and advice to families to address wellbeing needs and concerns, including meeting families in the community or their own homes.
To implement ambitious measures to alleviate poverty and inequality.
Involve children, young people, and their families in decisions that affect them.
Recording service user information and measuring impact of support.
Look at developing food workshops for vulnerable people and groups.
Develop specific support packages for families around their need.
Work with other organisations across the area who are involved in food poverty relief to look at joined-up working.
Attend and be involved in Glenrothes Food Resilience Network.
Look at gaps in provisions across the areas and ways to fill these gaps.
Build food resilience within the community and individuals to make sure that they no longer need to access food poverty mitigation services.
Build and maintain good working relationships with local food providers and services including, but not limited to Glenrothes Food Bank.
Essential to the role:
Experience in family work.
Knowledge of local guidance and legislation.
Experience of working with and preparing food.
Strong organisational skills.
Assessment and decision-making skills.
Basic IT skills.
Coordination and facilitation skills.
Driving licence and use of vehicle
Desirable to the role:
Experience of working with people with food insecurity
Strong communication skills
Knowledge of wider community support
Knowledge of children’s rights
Experience of supporting and building families with complex needs