Family Support Worker

Last updated: 23/06/2020

OPFS are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Family Support Worker to join our team and help us achieve our vision of a Scotland in which single parents and their children are valued and treated equally and fairly.

Important details

Location: Home-based until such time as we can safely return to office working. The role will then be based within OPFS Edinburgh office.
Salary: £22,100 – £27,012 per annum
Hours: 35 hours per week – until 31 March 2021 (with possibility of extension)

Closing Date: Sunday 12th July 2020 at 5.00pm

The Family Support Worker will be responsible to the Services Manager of the Dundee Family Support Services for the direct delivery of services to single parent families to improve the following outcomes:

  • Parents will be better informed. Through educating parents, building confidence, autonomy and resilience, single parents and their families will feel better able to manage challenges and barriers and develop their own lives resulting in problem resolution, positive and sustainable change.
  • Parenting and child development worries will be minimised. Improved parental coping strategies for managing stress, wellbeing and mental health issues will mean parents will have improved parenting strategies to improve supportive family relationships, security, and stability for children.
  • Social isolation will be minimised through increasing community engagement which will enable parents and families to develop their social skills and peer support. Families will widen their social circles of support through attendance at our activities and in their wider community and city.
  • Parents will be included and have a voice. They will be valued and supported to meaningfully participate in shaping OPFS Dundee Family Support Services, ensuring they have the space and time to share their experience and expertise.



Further information

The closing date for applications is 5:00pm on Sunday 12th July 2020. The interview will be held digitally using Zoom.

Please send completed application forms to If you require a paper copy please email or call 0131 556 3899.