Young Persons Worker (4141)

Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire
Circa £18,500 per annum.
Full Time Permanent 37 hours a week.

Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive.

The role

East Dunbartonshire Canal Housing project is based in Kirkintilloch. The service offers short to medium term accommodation to young people aged 16-26 years. The aim of the service is to help young people to develop the  skills to ensure a successful transition into their own tenancy in the future.

The service offers a range of practical skills including budgeting, good door keeping and key life skills. Alongside the practical element the service offers a nurturing environment for young people to increase their emotional well-being and experience a positive transition.      

You will make a difference :

-By demonstrating a commitment to Action for Children's defining statement, ‘keeping the child at the centre', and to promote and incorporate Action for Children's Participation Standards as appropriate to your role

-By achieving the highest standards of safeguarding, whether through direct care provision or support activities to the children and young people who come into contact with our services, or by appropriately reporting concerns about any child or young person

-By promoting Equality and Diversity strategy locally including linking with local equality and diversity frameworks to ensure promotion of best practice and to inform and develop appropriate action plans

-By demonstrating a willingness and ability to operate within a constantly changing environment and as such work priorities and targets may change.

You will need:

-Minimum SVQ3 in social care/equivalent qualification for housing support service

-Registered with SSSC or equivalent/ willing to work towards registration.

-The service operates 24/7 therefore working a full rota system is essential.

-Registration or willing to register with SSSC or equivalent.

-Experienced in a social care setting and an understanding of the issues young adults experience who are homeless

-Experienced in safeguarding and implementing risk management plans

-Knowledge of mental health issues experienced by young people

-Ability to engage with young people and build positive relationships

-Knowledge and experience of Multi-agency working


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 Anne Marie Wilson anne-marie.wilson@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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East Dunbartonshire Canal Housing Serv
34 Industry Street, Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire, G66 3AE
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    Permanent Full Time
  • Closing Date:
    1 October 2020
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