Home-Start Leith & North East Edinburgh
Home-Start Leith & North East Edinburgh

Charity registered in Scotland SC004387

Charity registered in Scotland SC004387 Based in the heart of Leith, Home-Start Leith & North East Edinburgh has been offering support to families in the area since 1986…because childhood can’t wait. Being a parent, whatever your age, background or other circumstances, isn’t always easy. This, coupled with other pressures in life such as illness, stress or financial worries, can make parenting even more difficult and overwhelming. Home-Start volunteers visit families once a week for a couple of hours in their own homes, supporting parents in situations as diverse as isolation, bereavement, multiple births, illness, disability or who are just finding parenting a struggle. They provide non-judgemental practical and emotional support and help build the family’s confidence and ability to cope. Home-Start Leith & North East Edinburgh works with families in need of support who have at least one child under the age of five. We cover Leith, Craigentinny, Duddingston and Portobello, and Craigmillar.

Current vacancies

Family Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £25,661 – £27,201
  • Leith & North East Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th August 2021

Home-Start Leith & North East Edinburgh seeks a friendly, flexible and responsive person to join our small team to support families – because childhood can’t wait.

Since 1986 we have been supporting families with young children, working towards the goal that every family has the support they need, to give their children the best possible start in life, so they are able to take up and benefit from the opportunities available to them.

This role will help families to achieve the goals they establish at initial assessments and reviews through coordinated support, linking with our Volunteer Home Visiting model that is central to our work as well as liaising with other third sector, health, and education colleagues.

The ideal candidate will have:

- Excellent interpersonal skills and empathy;

- Experience of working or volunteering to support families, including the child protection and safeguarding systems;

- Good understanding of the needs of children and families;

- Passion for building community capacity; and,

- Flexibility to respond to changing needs of families.

Home-Start Leith & North East Edinburgh values work life balance and provides flexible work arrangements for their staff.

Please see the job description and person specification for further information. If you would like to discuss this position further, please contact Eliza Waye (Manager) via eliza@homestartleith.co.uk.