Home Link Family Support
Home Link Family Support

Charity registered in Scotland SC001360

Home Link Family Support is a successful award winning small charity supporting families in Edinburgh and Midlothian through the delivery of the following home visiting services: Family Support, Ante-natal Support, Young Parents Support and Systemic Family Counselling.  Our objective is to help reduce disadvantage to families with young children across Edinburgh and Midlothian.


Current vacancies

Early Years Practitioner - Edinburgh

  • Part time
  • £27,060 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th May 2022

Do you want to be a part of an award winning team? We have a vacancy for a dynamic, enthusiastic and organised individual to join our Family Support Team in Edinburgh.

The post holder will support vulnerable parents-to-be and families with children in their early years to reduce the impact of social and economic disadvantage for children. Home-based, non-judgemental and person-centred support will be provided to reduce stress and isolation and increase confidence and health/wellbeing for all the family members. You will provide family-learning opportunities, ensuring parents understand the important role they play in their child’s development and will help families find the right support to tackle the problems preventing them achieving their parental capacity. This will be achieved through partnership working and a specialist, intensive, multi agency approach.

You must have access to a car for business use.

This post is funded until the end of August 2024 by the Lottery.

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Coordinator – Volunteer Family Support

  • Part time
  • £27,060 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th June 2022

Do you want to be a part of an award winning team? We have a vacancy for a dynamic, enthusiastic and organised individual to join our Family Support Team in Edinburgh.

The post holder will be responsible for recruiting and training volunteers, managing referrals, assessing the needs of the whole family and supporting families with agreed strategies for change by matching them with trained volunteers. Having access to a car for business use is essential. This post is funded until September 2023. The post is based at our Edinburgh office and supports children in their early years who live in the south of the city.

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Therapeutic Family Support Worker - Midlothian

  • Part time
  • £24,994 pro-rata
  • Home Link Family Support, Midlothian Sure Start and Play Therapy Base
  • Closing 2nd July 2021

Would you like to be part of our award-winning Partnership?

This post is a re-advertisement, previous candidates need not apply. We have one vacancy left to fill; the remaining post holder will be placed within the Play Therapy Base service.

If you are experienced in the role as a Family Support Worker who would like to provide holistic therapeutic support working within an established team of therapists and help primary school children and their families access therapeutic interventions, we would like to hear from you. You should have good working knowledge of implementing GIRFEC principles. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with young children who are experiencing social and emotional challenges or have had difficulty accessing learning and/or are experiencing financial hardship. You will initially be expected to work within a blended model of remote support and safe face-to-face contact, building up to visiting families in their own homes as government guidelines allow. Having access to a car for business use is essential. Job share would be considered.

Home Link Family Support, Midlothian Sure Start and Play Therapy Base

SC001360, SC031038, SC045603

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This vacancy has now closed

Mental Health Family Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £27,060 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th October 2021

Would you like to be part of our award-winning Team?

The impact of the Covid 19 pandemic has had a significant effect upon children and their parent/carers, as a result we have seen an increase in requests for support from parents who are experiencing distress. We are seeking a Mental Health Family Support Worker who will provide early intervention practical support to parent/carers with children in their early years. You will be an experienced practitioner who has the knowledge and understanding of how to offer effective support to parents and their mental health needs. You will initially be expected to work within a blended model of working from home and the office to deliver safe face-to-face contact in the community and family homes. Having access to a car for business use is essential. This post is funded initially for 18 months.

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This vacancy has now closed

Art therapist

  • Full time
  • £30,815
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th December 2021

Back on Track- is a partnership between Home Link Family Support (HLFS), CrossReach and Goodtree’s Neighbourhood Centre, with additional referral support from the locality Parent and Carer Development Officer. Our mission is to enable holistic, multi-disciplinary interventions on a longer-term basis for children, young people and their families.

Back on Track has been successful in being awarded funding for 3 years (possible extension to 5) from the City Of Edinburgh Community Mental Health Framework

Back on Track aim’s to achieve the following:

  • A dedicated service available and housed in the local community with prominent presence and visibility
  • A single seamless pathway for support for families and children and young people
  • Improved sharing of insight on the needs relating to 5-24-year-olds (or 26 if care experienced) and their families in the community
  • Providing a central point of contact
  • Building resilient communities to effectively support young people’s mental health.

The impact of the Covid 19 pandemic has had a significant effect upon children, young people and their parent/carers, we have seen an increase in requests for support from children, young people and their families who are experiencing distress. We are seeking to recruit a Art therapist to join with Counsellors from Crossreach to form a therapy team, based in the heart of the community. This service will dove tail with the existing local service provision and operate in the school catchments of Gracemount and Liberton High School’s.

You will be an experienced therapist who has the knowledge and understanding of how to offer effective support to parents, children and young people related to their mental health and wellbeing needs. The posts are based at Goodtrees Community Centre, but you will be required to offer therapy across the locality and when appropriate in family homes and schools. Having access to a car for business use is essential.

The post is funded for 3 years.

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This vacancy has now closed

Systemic Family Counsellor

  • Part time
  • £30,815 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th January 2022

Back on Track- is a partnership between Home Link Family Support (HLFS), CrossReach and Goodtree’s Neighbourhood Centre, with additional referral support from the locality Parent and Carer Development Officer. Our mission is to enable holistic, multi-disciplinary interventions on a longer-term basis for children, young people and their families.

Back on Track has been successful in being awarded funding for 3 years (possible extension to 5) from the City Of Edinburgh Community Mental Health Framework

Back on Track aim’s to achieve the following:

  • A dedicated service available and housed in the local community with prominent presence and visibility
  • A single seamless pathway for support for families and children and young people
  • Improved sharing of insight on the needs relating to 5-24-year-olds (or 26 if care experienced) and their families in the community
  • Providing a central point of contact
  • Building resilient communities to effectively support young people’s mental health.

The impact of the Covid 19 pandemic has had a significant effect upon children, young people and their parent/carers, we have seen an increase in requests for support from children, young people and their families who are experiencing distress. We are seeking to recruit a Systemic Family Counsellor to join with Counsellors from Crossreach to form a therapy team, based in the heart of the community. This service will dove tail with the existing local service provision and operate in the school catchments of Gracemount and Liberton High School’s.

You will be an experienced therapist who has the knowledge and understanding of how to offer effective support to parents, children and young people related to their mental health and wellbeing needs. The posts are based at Goodtrees Community Centre, but you will be required to offer therapy across the locality and when appropriate in family homes and schools. Having access to a car for business use is essential.

The post is funded for 3 years.

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This vacancy has now closed

Bookkeeper

  • Part time
  • £26,232 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th February 2022

Home Link Family Support is a respected early years family support provider, working across Edinburgh and Midlothian since 1986. We are seeking a dedicated bookkeeper to join the office-based team in Edinburgh. You will have at least 3 years’ experience of working in charity accounting, be able to run SAGE software and produce monthly management accounts and prepare full accounts for the financial yearend external audit. For further information, please email paula.s@homelinkfamilysupport.org

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This vacancy has now closed

Therapeutic Family Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £27,060 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th March 2022

Back on Track- is a partnership between Home Link Family Support (HLFS), CrossReach and Goodtree’s Neighbourhood Centre, with additional referral support from the locality Parent and Carer Development Officer. Our mission is to enable holistic, multi-disciplinary interventions on a longer-term basis for children, young people and their families.

Back on Track aims to achieve the following:

  • A dedicated service available and housed in the local community with prominent presence and visibility
  • A single seamless pathway for support for families and children and young people
  • Improved sharing of insight on the needs relating to 5-24-year-olds (or 26 if care experienced) and their families in the community
  • Providing a central point of contact
  • Building resilient communities to effectively support young people’s mental health.

The impact of the Covid 19 pandemic has had a significant effect upon children, young people and their parent/carers, we have seen an increase in requests for support from children, young people and their families who are experiencing distress. We are seeking to recruit a Family Support Practitioner to join the therapy team, based in the heart of the community. This service will dove tail with the existing local service provision and operate in the school catchments of Gracemount and Liberton High School’s.

You will be an experienced practitioner who has the knowledge and understanding of how to offer effective support to parents, children and young people related to their mental health and wellbeing needs. The post is based at Goodtrees Community Centre, but you will be required to offer family support across the Southeast locality and when appropriate in family homes. Having access to a car for business use is essential. This post is funded for 2 years with a possible extension to 3 years.

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