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Single Parent Employability Soft Skills Worker

The Single Parent Employability Worker will be responsible to the Dundee Services Manager and will work in partnership with Family Support colleagues and other employability organisations to provide soft skills employability services for single parents in Dundee.

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Exciting new job roles at OPFS

At One Parent Families Scotland we have a committed, skilled team that works hard to improve the lives of single parent families in Scotland. In return, we support our staff and offer them opportunities to develop their career. We recruit …

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Mental Health and Wellbeing Service National Co-ordinator

The post holder will be responsible for the overall management of OPFS Therapeutic Support, including partnership and volunteer management, collaboration with OPFS Digital to produce online content and communications and development of OPFS Health & Wellbeing Training Services.

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OPFS celebrates 20 years of delivering Flexible Childcare Services

Twenty years ago, in the city of Dundee a little acorn was planted when One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) were officially registered to provide a flexible, home based, childcare service for the very first time. This was the first time …

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Transforming Lives in Lanarkshire

The Transforming Lives programme, funded by Agnes Hunters Trust, is now in it’s third week where the focus was on self-awareness. Participants created a mandala art piece which contain familiar images that has a meaning for the who is creating …

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Single Parents Are Under Pressure

Three-quarters of single parent families are now living below the publicly accepted ‘Minimum Income Standard’ according to new research by Loughborough University. What are the key factors that cause most single parent families from reaching an adequate income? Despite the …

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OPFS responds to new research on adverse childhood experiences

One in ten Scots children experience multiple traumatic life events such as parental separation, bereavement or neglect says Edinburgh study. Research launched today, by the University of Edinburgh, looks at the occurrence of seven types of adverse childhood experiences (ACE’S) …

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Christmas Party for children in Aberdeenshire

In addition to the home-based childcare and mobile creche the Flexible Childcare Service in Aberdeenshire regularly provides support to children with additional support needs. A highlight each year for the children is the Christmas party held at The Tufted Duck …

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New Mental Health & Wellbeing Service from OPFS

In line with our mission, OPFS is delighted to launch our new Mental Health & Wellbeing Service. Funding for this service comes from a successful application to the UK Government’s Tampon Tax Fund. The aim of the service is to …

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