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Family Outreach Specialist

  • Part time
  • £25,290 – £28,464 pro-rata
  • Hybrid, predominantly working from home with potential to work from Edinburgh office
  • Closing 5th June 2023

  • Advertised from 11th May 2023
  • Salary: depending on skills and experience. 28 hours. Fixed term contract for 12 months.


The main purpose of this role is to support the parents/carers of neurodivergent children and young people by providing information, advice and 1:1 support. We operate a staged approach to enquiries. In this role as a Family Outreach Specialist, you will work with those families requiring more intensive and personalised support and direct engagement.

The role involves telephone and email communication but importantly it also involves working directly with the families and often supporting them in meetings with professionals from Education, Health, Social Work, Justice and Third Sector, as well as liaising with professionals on their behalf.

Organisation profile

For over twenty years we have been making a huge difference to the lives of neurodivergent children, young people, and their families. Our goal is to become a world-leading centre bringing practical help, research, and education together to address the impact of neurodiversity.

Research has always been central to our vision for a world leading centre of excellence. Neurodiversity knows no boundaries and our work is complemented by the Salvesen Mindroom Research Centre (SMRC) based at the University of Edinburgh.

In this role you join Salvesen Mindroom Centre at an exciting time, as we continue our work to improve the daily lives of children, young people and families.

Application notes


Please download the job application pack below or for more information contact us at

Closing Date for Applications: 9am on Monday, 5th June 2023

Interviews will be held on: Tuesday, 13th June 2023