Advice Worker (Maximise! Project)

  • Full time
  • £22,209 – £23,788
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd September 2021

  • Advertised from 23rd August 2021
  • 35.75 hours per week


This Post is based within our Advice Team in Edinburgh and will operate as part of our Maximise! project working in partnership with Children 1st.

The aim of the service is to address the financial and social pressures on families and individuals in order to promote a more stable and supportive family environment for the children attending school – and thereby supporting pupil attainment. The project works with families across all schools in Edinburgh but has a particular focus on Care Experienced children and families.

The model of provision will, typically, involve a half day of direct client contact, followed up with a further half-day casework. The direct client contact will ordinarily take place in schools and outreach locations in the community, with the casework undertaken at CHAI’s main office or appropriate venues. With social distancing measures in place however, the Advisor will deliver advice on the phone/online until it is safe to resume face to face appointments. Casework will also be undertaken from home when possible.

Purpose of the Job

  • The Advice Worker will provide advice, information and representation to families at schools in Edinburgh, with the aim of addressing income, debt and housing issues.
  • The Advice Worker will assist in the promotion and development of Maximise! Services within schools
  • The Advice Worker will work to support the City of Edinburgh’s ‘1 in 5’ Programme and the Scottish Government’s Child Poverty Strategy in order to address health and social inequalities and promote pupil attainment.

For further information about the role, please download the Job Description below.

Application notes

Return completed application FAO: Stella Farrell,

Closing Date: 23rd September 2021

Interviews: To be confirmed