Youth Worker

Penicuik, UK
18 Sep 2019
25 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Vacancy

Assist in the engagement of young people, particularly those at risk of disengaging with learning, in community based programmes to improve their individual achievement and employability

Key Outcomes

Undertake robust assessment of all young people referred to the project to assess needs, barriers, strengths and aspirations and work with individual participants to set goals and agree individual development plans.

Deliver a range of activities to engage young people and maximise opportunities for positive learning outcomes to improve their employability, citizenship, motivation and confidence and by demonstrating patience, perseverance and innovation.

Assist with undertaking direct support work with young people, particularly those in hard to reach groups, who have agreed to participate in their own learning and development plan but who may at times display challenging behaviours and require the support of specialist agencies.

Signpost young people to learning progression pathways to increase their future life chances and contribute to undertaking and assist in applying risk assessments for activities and excursions.

Assist in the systematic implementation of monitoring, evaluation and review of participant progression.

Contribute to the development and provision of programmes that enable young people to be safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, respected, responsible and included to help them achieve their potential.

Fully trained jobholders must hold a minimum SVQ3 level qualification in Youth Work, or equivalent subject, and have experience leading youth activities. Good presentation, verbal communication and interpersonal skills are also essential.
Job Advert
Position Title: Youth Worker

Directorate: Education

Location: Penicuik High School

Contract Status: Fixed Term until 28 June 2020

Hours of Work: 29 hours

Working Pattern: Monday - Thursday 8.30 - 3.25 with 1hr break and Friday 8.30 - 12.35 with 30 min break

Weeks per year: 39

Closing date: Sunday 29th September 2019

Interview date: Week commencing 7th October 2019

Please note that it is Midlothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 29 hours over 39 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £16,227.65per annum.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.
Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children, You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit
Additional Information
If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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