Support from the Start / First Thousand and One Days Family Worker (for Musselburgh)


Support from the Start / First Thousand and One Days Family Worker (for Musselburgh)

Salary – £25,549

Location – based at Musselburgh Primary Care centre

Hours – 35 hours – Flexibility will be required

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children and families?

We are seeking to appoint a Family Worker who will be dedicated to help children and families from conception until age 2 in the communities of Musselburgh to get the best start in life. We seek someone who demonstrates compassion and empathy with families and can offer support to help them access local services.   Building positive relationships and confidence is essential especially within the family, schools, local community and with health professionals. The Family Worker will work across Musselburgh. The overarching aim of this post is to raise attainment of children by improving parental engagement in learning.

You will be self-motivated, enthusiastic, approachable, organised and committed. Applicants must hold relevant qualifications in working with children and families.

A full job description and application form is available below or contact 01620 827481. The post is funded through Musselburgh Area Partnership for 1 year in the first instance.  There is the possibility that the post will be continued on a yearly basis for a further two years. The post will be managed on behalf of Support from the Start by Carefree Kids with supervision from a steering group of Musselburgh professionals.

Carefree Kids is an East Lothian children’s charity and aims to be inclusive to all members of the local community and works closely with like minded partners providing community nutrition support, sports and community development and access to volunteer development.

Closing date for completed application forms is Friday, 16th December 2016.

Interviews will be held on 12th January 2017.

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