Post Title: Part Time Resource Worker, Children Affected by Parental Substance Misuse (CAPSU)
Hours: 17.50 hours per week
Salary: £11,812 p.a.
Term: Permanent Post
Location: TCA Office, Perth
Ref No: 06/19
We are looking to recruit a dynamic individual who can provide life changing support to children, young people and families.
Children Affected by Parental Substance Use (CAPSU): this includes TCA’s flagship Kith’n’Kin Project which supports children and their carers living in Kinship Care arrangements due to parental substance use. In developing our services TCA is fully committed to a ‘Whole Family Approach’. This necessitates an awareness of the impact not just on the person with the presenting problem, but on children and other members of the family network too.
The main role of the post is to improve the wellbeing and opportunities of children, young people and their families by supporting them to address problems relating to parental substance use. We are looking for a passionate and driven individual who can encourage children, young people and family members to be empowered and make positive life choices and changes with support.
We specialise in working with particularly vulnerable children, young people, families and often more complex case work so your background and training should evidence this in some way. You will also be expected to deliver targeted group sessions as well as information and guidance sessions as required and again, your background should reflect experience of this type of work. You will be joining a team of successful staff who pride themselves on quality work and delivery and making a real difference in some very challenging circumstances.
You must be a team player and have the ability to accept responsibility and make decisions. You will possess good interpersonal skills, good communications skills, both written and oral, and competency in basic computing and IT. You will be capable of logical thinking, practical problem-solving, objective assessment skills and report writing. You must also be able to motivate and support others. Resource Workers work with significant autonomy and authority and embrace responsibility and are accountable for their work.
Applicants will come with demonstrable skills and a track record of supporting complex and vulnerable children, young people and families to overcome the trauma and challenges of their lives. They will usually have held a similar demanding role in their respective profession and should have experience of delivering evidence informed approaches in their practice. A current driving licence and access to a car is essential.
To request an application pack please phone 01382 456012 quoting post title and reference number (06/19).
Completed applications should be returned direct by e-mail/post/by hand to:
Business Information Manager
Tayside Council on Alcohol
The Wishart, 50 Constable Street,
Dundee, DD4 6AD
Telephone: 01382 456012
Registered Charity Number SC006511
Please note closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 16th October 2019 at 5pm. Applicants must note that Interviews for this post will be held on Thursday and Friday 24th and 25th October 2019.