FASD Family and Communities Advisor

  • Part time
  • £29,453 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh (Hybrid)
  • Closing 28th May 2024


  • Advertised from 8th May 2024
  • 24 hours per week, part time (evening and weekend work will be required) £20,196 per annum. Permanent.

Role

An exciting role within our FASD Hub. This role involves developing and delivering FASD training, providing direct support to families, line management supervision to volunteers and taking a lead role in facilitating community support services including peer support groups, Advice Line and the establishment of community support groups.

Key Working Relationships

· FASD Services Manager

· FASD Lead Advisor

· FASD Hub team members

· FASD Hub volunteers

· FASD Professionals, Social Workers, Education, Researchers, Partner Organisations, Wider Adoption UK Team

Purpose of the Role

To work alongside the FASD Services Manager, FASD Lead Advisor and FASD Advisors in the delivery of the FASD Hub services including developing/delivering FASD training; providing direct support to families, providing line management supervision to volunteers and taking a lead role in facilitating community support services including peer support groups, Advice Line and the establishment of community support groups

Main Duties and Responsibilities

· The post holder will take a lead role and play an active part in the service’s peer support activities including online peer support groups/forums, virtual community groups and the establishment of a network of local community support groups.

· Lead delivery of FASD training workshops, seminars, webinars, events, commissioned training, and bespoke sessions for parents/carers, professionals, and stakeholders. The delivery of training may be online or in person and may require travel throughout Scotland.

· Responsible for supporting FASD Hub service users through direct one-to-one support to parents/carers

· Provide support and supervision to FASD Hub volunteers.

· The post holder will take a significant role in the design and development of training materials and resources, including updating and refreshing in line with new FASD developments and research which impact upon the FASD community.

· Support the wider work of Adoption UK to deliver training on FASD to members, staff, and stakeholders, for example as part of Kinship Care Week, Adoption Week Scotland, The Promise etc. On occasions these maybe outside Scotland.

· Provide support and guidance to the FASD Helpline Advisor and follow up targeted enhanced advice in response to helpline enquires.

· Provide cover and answer incoming enquiries to the FASD Hub Helpline, (telephone, email, and online platforms), along with occasionally providing cover to other Adoption UK Helpline services.

· Working alongside other team members, the post holder will have input into the development, designing and planning of content for FASD Hub social media accounts, to ensure content is factually correct and the messaging reflects that of the FASD Hub service and FASD community.

· Attend relevant national meetings, conferences, training events, networking, and development opportunities to promote the FASD Hub services and/or delivering FASD training.

· Support the FASD Services Manager and FASD Lead Advisor with delivery of the project and collaboratively work with all FASD Hub colleagues to ensure the success and growth of the project, and where required cover for other team member absence

Application notes

To apply please visit our website

Closing date 28 May 2024