Young Persons Practitioner (5217)

Edinburgh, Lothians
Circa £22,000 per annum pro rata
Permanent Part Time 18.5 hours per week

Giving children and young people the foundation's they need to thrive.

Funded by Young Start, a grants programme run by The National Lottery Community Fund and also by the Gannochy Trust

The Role

Are you passionate about inclusion and equality? Action for Children emotional wellbeing and inclusion project in conjunction with Young Start Community Fund & The Gannochy Trust creates an opportunity to engage with multi- cultural young people from diverse communities in Edinburgh, promoting social inclusion, learning of different cultures and historical events and engagement with sports, arts and music. The project offers a trusting support network that will be a safe place to discuss challenges where staff can enable young people to develop new skills and community connections. As a young persons practitioner you will be involved in engaging with young people individually and in groups developing agreed service plans working towards agreed outcomes.

You will have lived in experiences of diverse communities and will have exemplary multi-cultural diversity awareness.


You will make a difference by:

-Delivering support to build emotional wellbeing and inclusion through 1-1 and group sessions.

-Building self-esteem and confidence.

-Promoting positive identity aspects.

-Taking a co-production approach to the development of supports and interventions.

-Facilitating 1-1 support sessions working with vulnerable young people from multi-cultural background.


You will need:

-HNC Social Care or SVQ children and young people or other relevant qualification and or significant experience of working with young people from diverse backgrounds.

-Experience of working with young people from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds building relationships and offering support.

-The ability to work within a multi-agency social care, early years or health environment and applying safeguarding procedures.

-Experience of working with individuals who have experienced racial discrimation and or personal lived experience will be welcomed.

-Reporting both verbally and in writing on the delivery of services to wide client group.

-Proven ability to use Microsoft packages.

The way we work

We work to make sure every child and young person has the love,  support and opportunity they need to reach their potential.  If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our behaviours and values to understand more about the way we work here.


We want our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, a comprehensive employer-matched pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts on our dedicated benefits portal. Find out more about our exclusive Action for Children benefits here.

For safe and happy childhoods

At Action for Children, we protect and support children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives. Last year, we helped more than 387,000 children and families across the UK.

For more information, please contact Sarah Manderfield by email  sarah.manderfield@actionforchildren.org.uk


We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice. Action for Children is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly people with Disabilities and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce

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Unit 18, 11 Harewood Road , Edinburgh, UK, EH16 4NT
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    21 June 2021
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