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Family Outreach Worker (Early Intervention Partnership)

  • Part time
  • £21,214 – £23,721 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th August 2019

  • Advertised from 7th August 2019
  • 30 hours per week (Job share would be considered). Fixed term contract – 1st October 2019 until 31st September 2022.


Cyrenians, in partnership with Rock Trust, will be delivering an exciting new Early Intervention Partnership (EIP) project thanks to funding from The National Lottery Community Fund. The project will raise awareness and help prevent youth homelessness, through mediation, training and support to young people, their families and relevant organisations and services across Edinburgh.

Working with guidance teachers, youth workers and other professionals in Edinburgh’s public and third sector, the EIP will aim to ensure young people aged 12-25 aware of the realities of youth homelessness and of the services available to them. It will support professionals in schools and the third sector to identify young people at most risk of becoming homeless, and ensure they get help before it’s too late.

When there is a risk of a young person becoming homelessness due to relationship breakdown Cyrenians’ Mediators and Family Outreach Workers will provide a tailored service for each family, our aim is to find a way forward together that works for everyone.

The role of the Family Outreach Worker is to work in partnership with our Mediators, playing a key-role in supporting families to access mediation as well as providing other important elements of support. This will differ depending on each family’s needs but may include one-to-one practical support around education and work, increasing young people’s confidence in communicating their needs to others, community engagement, developing anger management skills and understanding how relationships work.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with families and young people, particularly those who have multiple and complex needs. They will also have a strong understanding of the causes and consequences of homelessness.

Working Hours: Part-time, 30 hours per week (Job share would be considered).

Organisation Profile:

Cyrenians is a charity working towards a society that truly values and includes all. Our Vision is of an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. We work to make that vision a reality through our mission to support people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey.

Application notes

Closing Date: 26th August 2019 – 9am

First Interview Date: 30th August 2019

Second interview Date: 4th September 2019

For full details and an application pack, please visit, call the recruitment line, 0131 475 2354 (during office hours) or email

CVs will not be accepted.