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  • Advertised from 15th February 2023
  • 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE) 2 year post


We are seeking a full-time Family Support Officer to join our team. This post will support the delivery of the Aberdeenshire Family Support Service. This includes delivering community-based services that specifically address the needs of families affected by alcohol and drugs.

The post-holder will be responsible for assisting the Family Support Development Officer – Aberdeenshire to implement developments, maintaining and delivering a range of support services in Aberdeenshire to families and support groups affected by someone else’s substance use, whilst ensuring an effective response to the needs of support groups, and evaluating and demonstrating the impact of our services. The role includes delivering evidence-based interventions, facilitating family support groups, and working with individuals on a one-to-one basis, addressing specific issues and complex needs, with the support of the Family Support Development Officer – Aberdeenshire as required. Responsibilities include working with local service providers to provide a families-inclusive recovery agenda, participating in local partnership forums, maintaining and enhancing family and practitioner networks, and providing advocacy to support groups and individual family members.

The post has a Aberdeenshire-wide remit and will involve significant travel throughout the region and some to our offices in Glasgow. It is expected that the post holder will be required to work some evenings and occasional weekends. Due to the nature of this post, access to a car is essential. This post will be part of Scottish Families’ staff team and be supervised by the Family Support Development Officer – Aberdeenshire.

We are seeking applicants who are educated to HND level, vocational qualification (level 4) or relevant professional qualification; have experience of direct client work, group work, direct work with families and understanding of the voluntary sector; with knowledge of issues affecting families affected by substance use. Candidates should be able to facilitate family support groups, effectively and sensitively advocate for others, with strong organisational, interpersonal and communication skills.

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Closing date: 11.59pm, Sunday 19th March 2023