Family Outreach Worker/Shine Mentor - Families Affected by Imprisonment (FABI)

  • Part time
  • £24,620 – £28,536 pro-rata
  • Tayside
  • Closing 14th May 2021

  • Advertised from 21st April 2021
  • 18 hours per week. Fixed Term Contract to 31 March 2022.


In partnership with Shine Women's Mentoring Service

Families Affected by Imprisonment (FABI)

Delivering mentoring and outreach family support services for women and their families affected by imprisonment.

The service is available to all adult females who are:

  • currently serving a custodial sentence in Scotland of less than four years and not subject to a statutory order; or
  • on remand; or
  • subject to a Community Payback Order

Applicants should have relevant experience working with women and families affected by their involvement in the justice system, or possess a qualification in social work, social care, health or education.


  1. To work with mothers pre- and post-release from prison, and their children and families, to minimise the impact on the families and to promote positive change
  2. To work with families to promote a safer lifestyle
  3. To enable parents/carers to develop their parenting capacity and relationships with their children
  4. To run individual, family and group work programmes
  5. To deliver training on the work of the project to other professionals as per contract expectations or good practice sharing
  6. To record, monitor and evaluate all work
  7. To attend supervision, team meetings and in-house training sessions as appropriate
  8. To liaise with other agencies and work in partnership with them to meet the needs of the children and their families
  9. To contribute to the promotion and development of Circle’s work and services
  10. To work within Circle’s policies and procedures, most notably in areas of child protection, equal opportunities, anti-discriminatory practice and user participation
  11. To attend Staff Development Days

Application notes

Closing date: Friday 14 May 2021

Interview date: Thursday 20 May 2021

Download an application form from our website

or phone 0131 552 0305

Circle is an Equal Opportunities employer

Scottish Charity No. SC037181 Company No. SC296943