Young Persons Worker (5218)

Edinburgh, Lothians
Circa £18,0000 per annum pro rata
Permanent  Part Time 12 hours per week 

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

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 worker you will be involved in engaging with young people individually and  in groups working towards agreed service plans and outcomes.

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


You will make a difference by:

-Delivering emotional wellbeing and inclusion  programmes on a 1:1 basis or in a group setting, with appropriate direction and support. 

-Building self-esteem and confidence for young people.

-Promoting positive identity aspects.

-Supporting with 1-1 support sessions working with vulnerable young people from diverse backgrounds.


You will need:

-S/NVQ Level 2 or equivalent experience of working with young people from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds

-Experience of working with young people from diverse ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds and or individual experience in your own life.

-Prior experience of working as part of a team or as an individual to deliver a frontline service.

-Knowledge of preparing clear and concise file notes and inputting information into office systems.

-Experience of preparing, organising, reviewing and delivering individual and or group work.


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 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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BME Heritage Youth
Unit 18, 11 Harewood Road , Edinburgh, UK, EH16 4NT
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    Permanent Part Time
  • Closing Date:
    21 June 2021
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