Thriving Families
Thriving Families

Charity registered in Scotland SC024835

Our charity has been supporting families in the Highlands for almost 28 years as Chip+. On 4 February 2021 we re-launched as Thriving Families. Our goal is to become the ‘go to’ organisation known for improving the lives of families in the Highlands by giving them confidence, empowering them to know their rights, know what questions to ask and have their voices heard.

Current vacancies

Whole Family Support Workers – 2 posts

  • Full time or Part time
  • £27,000
  • On site: Inverness
  • Closing 5th August 2024


This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a pioneering project led by a partnership of third sector organisations and supported by the Highland Community Planning Partnership’s Whole Family Wellbeing Programme.

Working alongside schools and other statutory and third sector providers, the new team of Whole Family Support Workers will deliver tailored preventative and early intervention support to families in the Inverness High School Associated Schools Group area.

One worker will be employed by each of the three delivery partners – the Care and Learning Alliance, Homestart East Highland and Thriving Families – and selection by each delivery partner will be based on specific skills and experience required for key aspects of project delivery under the leadership of each partner. The team of Whole Family Support Workers will work together as a team within this alliance.

Role description

Purpose of role

Whole family support workers will be a bridge between home and school, supporting families to overcome challenges to both wellbeing and learning and enabling children and young people to flourish in school and beyond.

It is recognised that there is a range of potentially beneficial outcomes for children and young people from building closer partnerships between schools and families and supporting all family members to address both practical and emotional issues.

These whole family support workers will work alongside families in the Inverness High School catchment area which have been identified by the schools (both primary and secondary) as being most in need.

Support provided to families will be flexible and responsive to the needs of families and individual family members. It will be available to families for as long as they need it.