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Family Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th December 2023

  • Advertised from 13th November 2023
  • Conditions of Service 18 months fixed contract


Project Esperanza is a Scottish charity that supports families of African heritage as well as families from multi ethnic backgrounds with practical emotional and integration support.

Job Outline

As a member of the team and in partnership with other services and agencies you will support the development of practice, culture, and systems to improve outcomes for children and young people from the Black and multi ethnic communities who are at risk of experiencing or who have lived experience of The Scottish Care System. You will also

play a key role in supporting the delivery of the wider aspirations of “Keeping the Promise” to children, young people and their families in Scotland, through a transformation of the way care and support is provided.

We are looking for someone will contribute to the development of approaches and systems that deliver a supportive workforce by equipping everyone who provides a supportive role to children, young people, and families with the specialist knowledge required to respond to the unique and individual needs of families with migrant and refugee/asylum status. Your supportive role will help to improve outcomes and prevent many families reaching crisis point.

You will work as part of a core team, reporting to the Promise Lead but you will be required to build relationships and engage with a range of key stakeholders including children, young people, their families and carers, practitioners, and decision-makers both within the service and the wider partnership.

A full Job Description is available for download below.

Application notes

Please provide a C.V. including any relevant experience, and give an indication of why this job suits you. email:

Closing date 12 December 2023