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Family Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £25,661 – £27,201
  • Leith & North East Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th August 2021

  • Advertised from 12th July 2021
  • Hours: Permanent Full time (35 hours per week). Salary: SCP 44 - 48 (£25,661 - £27,201)


Home-Start Leith & North East Edinburgh seeks a friendly, flexible and responsive person to join our small team to support families – because childhood can’t wait.

Since 1986 we have been supporting families with young children, working towards the goal that every family has the support they need, to give their children the best possible start in life, so they are able to take up and benefit from the opportunities available to them.

This role will help families to achieve the goals they establish at initial assessments and reviews through coordinated support, linking with our Volunteer Home Visiting model that is central to our work as well as liaising with other third sector, health, and education colleagues.

The ideal candidate will have:

- Excellent interpersonal skills and empathy;

- Experience of working or volunteering to support families, including the child protection and safeguarding systems;

- Good understanding of the needs of children and families;

- Passion for building community capacity; and,

- Flexibility to respond to changing needs of families.

Home-Start Leith & North East Edinburgh values work life balance and provides flexible work arrangements for their staff.

Please see the job description and person specification for further information. If you would like to discuss this position further, please contact Eliza Waye (Manager) via

Application notes

To apply please complete the Application Form and Equalities and Diversities monitoring form found below to demonstrating clearly how your experience and skills link to those within the Person Specification.

Appointment is subject to satisfactory references and a PVG for working with children and vulnerable adults.

Closing date: Wednesday 4th August at midnight.

Interviews will take place on the 19th & 20th August virtually. Support is available to shortlisted applicants to access the virtual interview.

Home-Start Leith & North East Edinburgh is committed to equality of opportunity and diversity.

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