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Family Outreach Specialist

  • Full time
  • £23,750 – £28,000
  • Home based (office work from our Edinburgh base is under ongoing review) with planned travel mainly in Central Belt as appropriate
  • Closing 21st September 2020


  • Advertised from 31st August 2020
  • £23,750 - £28,00 depending on skills and experience. Maternity cover, 35 hours a week, fixed term contract – 18 months with possibility of extension, subject to funding

Role

We are looking for an experienced family support practitioner to join our team in a maternity cover post.

Every year, our highly skilled advice and outreach team support hundreds of families across Scotland, and numbers are increasing annually. Our helpline is open five days a week, with expert advisors available to help those whose lives have been impacted by learning difficulties, providing the emotional support and the right information. For those who require more direct support, our highly experienced outreach team works throughout Scotland, engaging with both families and the professionals in schools, social work, justice, and health to ensure that we really are getting it right for every child.

This is a key role for our organisation, supporting the parent /carers of children and young people living with learning difficulties by providing information, advice and 1:1 support. The service may also be provided to young adults up to the age of 25. The role involves telephone and email communication but importantly it also involves working directly with the families and often supporting them in meetings with professionals, which will include virtual support where appropriate.

Application notes

Please download the job application pack below or for more information contact us at recruitment@mindroom.org

Closing Date for Applications: Monday 21 September, 09:00

Interviews will be held on: Wednesday 30 September and Thursday 1 October


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