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Maximise! Advice Worker (Early Years)

  • Full time
  • £21,543 – £23,074
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th August 2020

  • Advertised from 24th August 2020
  • 35.75 hours per week


This Post is based within our Advice Team in Edinburgh and will operate as part of a “Early Years Maximise!” project, and as part of the wider “Maximise!” service across schools in Edinburgh, in partnership with Children 1st.

Advice sessions will be provided in 5 Early Year Centres in Edinburgh - Moffat, Greendykes, Craigmillar, Fort and Granton. The aim of the service is to provide support to high risk families with children aged between 0 and 5 that are known to have a recurring need for support and face multiple barriers to moving out of poverty. The project will work with families with a long-established pattern of unemployment across generations who experience complex multiple barriers to employment.

The model of provision will, typically, involve a half day of direct client contact, followed up with a further half-day casework, per participating Early Year Centre. The direct client contact will usually take place at the Centre, with the casework undertaken at CHAI’s main office or appropriate venue. With social distance measures in place, the Advisor will contact families on the phone until it is safe to book appointments in the Early Years Centres. Casework will also be undertaken from home when possible.

The Advice Worker (Early Years) will also be expected to contribute to the further development and extension of the “Early Years Maximise!” model.

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below.

Closing Date: 28 August 2020 at 5pm

Interviews: To be confirmed