Stepping Stones North Edinburgh
Stepping Stones North Edinburgh

Charity registered in Scotland SC021775

Stepping Stones (North Edinburgh) is a voluntary organisation that provides support services to young parent families and pregnant women living in the North Edinburgh area. We aim to promote and support the social development and education of families with young children.

Current vacancies

Early Learning Practitioners

  • Full time
  • £21,500 – £25,500
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th August 2021

We have two Early Learning Practitioner posts available within our team. Minimum 24 hours per week ideally but a range of hours available for the right candidates alongside flexible working patterns, including term time working.

These roles have recently undergone some development and we are looking for individuals who are passionate about supporting the wellbeing and development of children aged 0-5 years both through group work and childcare provision but also by working alongside parents and carers.

You will have the opportunity to work in a meaningful way with small groups of children, creating stimulating learning environments and nurturing positive relationships.

If you are looking for the opportunity to work with children and families more creatively and flexibly whilst providing high quality care and support then this is the role for you.

If you would like to discuss the role and the working patterns available please feel free to contact us via

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Education Outreach Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,132
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th April 2021

This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic team in supporting young parent families.

Do you have the skills and experience needed to deliver an evolving group work programme in line with Scottish Government Covid-19 regulations?

Your role would be to lead in developing a group work programme for young parents which can support their wellbeing, helping them to increase their confidence, skills and aspirations.

Key to the success of the role is your ability to be able to build meaningful, supportive relationships with young people.

This vacancy has now closed

Family Wellbeing Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £25,480
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th April 2021

Circle – Haven Project and Stepping Stones North Edinburgh are working in partnership to enhance and expand their delivery of holistic family support which will promote children and young people’s resilience and mental health across the North West Locality of Edinburgh.

This exciting opportunity has arrived through Community Mental Health and Wellbeing funding and we are seeking an experienced and skilled practitioner to join our team. Delivery will be focused on children and young people aged between 5-24 (or 26 for care experienced young people) who reside with their parents.

This vacancy has now closed

Bump Start Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,605 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th July 2021

Maternity leave cover position available:

  • 27 to 32 hours per week post available until September 2022

We will consider some flexibility to the stated working hours, for the right applicant.

A great opportunity to join our dynamic Bump Start team supporting pregnant women and their families across North Edinburgh.

Accountable to: Senior Practitioner

Organisational Objective: To achieve positive change for children and their families through early intervention

Purpose of role:

This post will work in partnership with local midwifery services to identify and support

pregnant women and their families with their health and wellbeing, reducing social isolation and improving perinatal mental health outcomes.


  • To work collaboratively with referral partners and colleagues to ensure the timely allocation and implementation of support for new families
  • To undertake initial needs assessments and develop a support plan in partnership with families
  • To deliver a support package to families through one to one work; group work and online support; that will support children and families to achieve aims in line with our organisations aims and deliverables
  • To work alongside pregnant women and their family members to build their capacity, confidence and skills.
  • To provide emotional support to families in order to build resilience and support their mental health and wellbeing.
  • To offer advocacy and self-advocacy support.
  • To plan and implement new group work opportunities both digitally and in person.
  • To support families to make connections with peers and their wider community, helping to reduce isolation.
  • To communicate effectively with stakeholders and colleagues
  • To positively promote the work of the organisation throughout the undertaking of your duties


  • To work in line with organisational guidance and policy including administrative tasks such as completing the shared calendar, timesheets and email correspondence
  • To be responsible for accurate and timely data entering into the organisations case management system
  • To accurately record family case notes in a timely fashion
  • To contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of your service area
  • To supply your senior with regular updates that can be used on the organisations website and across social media platform
  • To submit timely information to the Business Administrator for such processes such as claiming expenses and absence recording

Professional Practice

  • To demonstrate behaviours that are consistent with the values and ethos of the organisation
  • To identify and action areas for professional development
  • To actively engage with formal and informal supports including team meetings, family support meetings and support and supervision sessions
  • To foster healthy working relationships with Stepping Stones colleagues and adopt a team working approach to delivering organisational aims and objectives
  • To support service user participation across the organisation

Any additional duties will normally be to cover unforeseen circumstances or changes in work, and will usually be compatible with the regular type of work. If an additional task or responsibility becomes a regular or frequent part of the job, it will be included in the job description in consultation with the post holder.