Current Vacancies

Family Support Worker

Salary - £21,895

Home-Start Aberdeen works with families in the local area with complex needs, who have at least one child pre-birth to age 5. Our vision is for every child in our area to have the best possible start in life.

We are excited to be recruiting a highly motivated Family Support Worker to join our small team.Taking a strengths-based approach, you will offer tailored practical and emotional support to families, with a focus on increasing parenting skills and achieving positive outcomes for children.

You will be an excellent communicator and quickly able to establish and maintain relationships of trust with families.You will have a strong understanding of children’s early years development, the importance of attachment and bonding and the potential impact of trauma on children and their parents. You will be flexible in approach and able to multitask with good organisational skills, and able to manage your own caseload of families.Experience in a similar role is essential (paid or voluntary).Full UK driving license and access to a car for work is required.

This post is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and is offered on a full-time basis for an initial 2-year period.Any extension will be subject to funding.

The post is subject to a PVG check at enhanced level.

Our office is based in Aberdeen city centre, the team are currently working from home.

Home Start Aberdeen positively welcomes and seeks to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment. We encourage applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or nationality.

Further information on the fantastic work we do can be found on our website: or by phoning us on 07377 528596.

Interested candidates are asked to send completed application forms to by 5pm on Thursday 11th March 2021.

Application Form (PDF)

Application Form (Word)

Person Specification

Family Support Worker Job Description

Guidance for Applicants - completing the application form


We are always seeking to recruit new volunteers. Our volunteers receive regular training and perform a variety of roles, including home visiting, assisting in our charity shop or serving on our board of trustees. Details of forthcoming volunteer preparation courses are available in the events section of this site.

The majority of our volunteers are home visiting volunteers, who are matched with a family to provide them with support and friendship, however we offer many other volunteer roles as follows:

  • Our charity shop welcomes volunteer shop assistants and drivers, who can help uplift donations.
  • Our Friends of Home-Start Aberdeen group is always seeking new members to provide ad-hoc support with fundraising events.
  • Those with business, healthcare or social work experience may be interested in a role as a trustee or adviser.

The following resources may be useful for anyone who is interested in becoming a volunteer with us.

Volunteering Information Pack

Home Visiting Volunteer: Person Specification

Home Visiting Volunteer: Application Form

Charity Shop Volunteer: Application Form

You should also feel free to drop us a line on, or to call us on 01224 693545 for an informal chat.