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Family Outreach Specialist

  • Part time
  • £24,344 – £28,700 pro-rata
  • Home based (Office work from our Edinburgh base is under ongoing review) with planned travel mainly in Central Belt as appropriate
  • Closing 29th November 2021

  • Advertised from 10th November 2021
  • Salary depending on skills and experience. Part time (21 hours). Flexible working can be offered


The main purpose of this role is to support the parent/carers of children and young people who are neurodivergent and who may have learning difficulties by providing information, advice and 1:1 support. Support may also be provided to young adults up to the age of 25. We operate a staged approach to enquiries. We have a small team of Family Advice Specialists who provide information and advice via email and telephone communication. 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, which will include virtual meetings where appropriate.

Organisation profile

Salvesen Mindroom Centre is an independent Scottish Charity with a big vision – a world where ‘no mind is left behind’ and where every person with a learning difficulty receives the recognition and the support they need to achieve their potential. We are going through an exciting period of change and growth as we move towards our goal of becoming an internationally recognised centre of excellence in neurodiversity. We are looking for well qualified, positive thinking individuals who want to work as part of our enthusiastic team.

Application notes

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

Closing Date for Applications: 9am on Monday, 29th November 2021

Interviews will be held on: Tuesday, 7th December 2021