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Family Advice Specialist

  • Full time
  • £25,290 – £28,464
  • Home based (with potential to work from the Edinburgh office once re-opened)
  • Closing 21st March 2022

  • Advertised from 4th March 2022
  • Salary depending on skills and experience. Full-time (35 hours) Alternative working patterns will be considered.


The main purpose of this role is to support the parent/carers of children and young people living with learning difficulties, and young people up to age 25, by providing information, advice and 1:1 support.

The role involves telephone, SMS text and email communication, including Live Chat, and may include contacting professionals on behalf of families. This post may occasionally require weekend and/or evening work and very occasionally working elsewhere.

The charity is based in Edinburgh but the Direct Help and Support (DHS) service in which this role sits, covers the whole of Scotland. How we support parents, carers, young people and professionals has changed during the global pandemic. We are equipped to provide our service from home, and to interact with families and professionals remotely. This will be kept under review and we operate within government guidelines. You should be willing to work from home initially, but also be willing to work from our Edinburgh office for periods to be agreed, when this becomes an option again.

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: 5pm on Monday, 21st March 2022

Interviews will be held on: Wednesday, 6th April 2022