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.
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.
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