|Salary:||£25,044 - £27,832 pro-rata|
Govanhill Community Development Trust works for the social, economic and environmental regeneration of Govanhill. We do this through the provision of affordable local workspaces and a broad programme of community development activity.
We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of Govanhill Housing Association – a community-controlled Registered Social Landlord operating within the Govanhill and Merrylee areas of Glasgow. The Association owns and manages around 2,700 homes and provide a Factoring Service to a further 1,500 private owners. It has a substantial Development, Major Repairs and Planned Maintenance Programme and delivers wider regeneration activity in partnership with Govanhill Community Development Trust.
We are seeking a Romanian and/or Slovakian speaking Family Learning and Support Worker to support our work. This new role will be based within Annette Street Primary School in Govanhill. The worker will work closely with members of the school community as well as colleagues in GCDT and Govanhill Housing Association to deliver the following:-
· Support to develop and deliver family learning activities within local schools including efforts to improve attendance, develop literacy skills and encourage better parent or carer engagement with schools and children’s learning
· Support to maximise opportunities for school families in relation to education, employment, health, housing, language/literacy and social connections.
· To make effective use of language and advocacy skills to help facilitate effective engagement between service users and colleagues within local organisations, GCDT and Govanhill Housing Associations’ Welfare Rights, Housing and other Teams as required.
The new postholder will join an established team of skilled community workers within GCDT and Govanhill Housing Association who work collectively to support local Romanian and Slovakian Roma people. Their work will be delivered within a local primary schools where they will join a supportive and well managed school community, supported by Head Teachers and Deputy Head Teachers.
To deliver this role it is essential that the postholder is fluent in Romanian and/or Slovakian. Any knowledge of Romanian and/or Slovakian Romanes would be helpful. You will ideally have experience of managing a caseload of individuals and families with a range of needs. Experience of working in an education setting, as well as organising training, events and community engagement activities would also be beneficial. This is a new and highly challenging role where the postholder will have the chance to shape the direction of the work, while improving attainment and making real practical differences to the lives of families connected with the school. If this sounds appealing, we’d love to hear from you. In addition to a competitive salary we also offer a range of additional employee benefits.
Social Entrepreneurs Network Scotland (Senscot) is registered as a Scottish charity under Scottish Charity No. SC029210 and as a limited company under Company Registration No. SC278156. Its registered office is at 41 Miller Street, Glasgow.