Sessional Family Support Workers

Posted 17 August by Quarriers

Quarriers is a Scottish charity working in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway Council to support families affected by disability region-wide. We are recruiting Sessional Family Support Workers to join our friendly, hardworking teams who provide a range of support for children and young people with additional support needs.

This post offers a rewarding career where you will become part of our friendly and professional team helping children with additional support needs, young people and their families live the lives they choose by providing fun, inclusive and flexible support. Our work with children and teenagers includes individual and social group activities which take place after school and weekends. The successful candidates must be able to work flexible hours after school, evenings, weekends including occasional early morning’s and overnights if your commitments allow, and have experience in working with children and young people with learning disailities and/or ASD.  In return we offer full training, travel expenses and personal development.

We are looking to recruit Sessional Family Support Workers within the following areas: Dumfries, Annan, Gretna, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright, Dalbeattie, Newton Stewart, Stranraer.

Due to the nature of the role it is desirable that you hold a full current driving license and have access to a car.

All our sleepover shifts will be paid at the Scottish Living Wage of £8.75 per hour

IT skills are required for all Quarriers vacancies.

For the opportunity for an informal chat about this post contactduring office hours.

Successful candidates will be required to register with the SSSC. Where you are employed in a service where registration is compulsory, you must ensure that you register in the appropriate category within 6 months of starting in post. After registration, there is a requirement to be qualified within 3 years.

In addition to a rewarding career, with extensive training and learning and development opportunities, Quarriers offer a range of staff benefits including childcare vouchers, life assurance, physiotherapy & occupational health, employee assistance programme, competitive holiday entitlement, flexible working, family friendly policies and procedures, enhanced maternity/paternity benefit, workplace pension, long service recognition, accredited qualifications, unionised, Christmas savings scheme and cycle to work scheme


Quarriers is one of Scotland's leading social care charities. We provide much-needed care and support for thousands of vulnerable children, young people, adults and families to reach their true potential.

Quarriers supports thousands of people across more than 100 services throughout Scotland. Our work promotes a just and accepting society, where everyone is included. We support children and families facing challenging circumstances and help to transform lives for people affected by epilepsy. We support young people to unlock their potential. We give adults with disabilities more opportunities, and importantly, a voice.

Quarriers has been transforming lives for over 140 years and this is just the beginning.


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Reference: 35900831

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