Home-Start Family & Group Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Dunfemline
  • Closing 5th March 2021

  • Advertised from 15th February 2021
  • £11 per hours plus 6% pension contribution on qualifying earnings. 16 hours per week over 4 days (Mon-Thurs)
  • This post is funded initially for 1 year (until 31st March 2022). Additional hours or an extension to the contract may be offered subject to funding availability. 20 days per year plus 12 statutory days (pro rata)


Home-Start offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children. Home-Start offers a unique core service, recruiting and training volunteers to visit families at home who have at least one child under 5 to offer informal, friendly and confidential support.

Local Home-Starts also offer other ways of supporting vulnerable families in their local area, in response to need and in collaboration with other partners, such as group work, parenting programs and intensive support through appropriately skilled paid staff.

To help give children the best possible start in life, Home-Start supports parents as they grow in confidence, strengthen their relationships with their children and widen their links with the local community working towards independence.

Home-Start Dunfermline (HSD) is now seeking to employ a Family & Group Worker to enhance Home-Start Services in Dunfermline and SW Fife. The Family & Group Worker will provide support to vulnerable families, including those presenting with complex needs. Support will be offered in the form of 1:1 work with families as well as group work and parenting programmes. Assessments will be made based on need focusing on, and in agreement with, the family.

To find out more about the role download the Job Description & Person Specification below.

Application notes

Closing date is 5th March 2021 at 5pm

To apply please return your completed application form to: FAO Emma McDowall, Scheme Manager via admin@hsdunfermline.co.uk or by post to Home-Start Dunfermline, 41 Bruce Street, Dunfermline, KY12 7AG