Hourly rate of pay: £15.36 – £16.69
Days and Hours of Work:
Working on an ‘as and when required’ basis
Shifts will meet the needs of the service and will consist of evenings between 18:00 and 21:00 as well as during school hours for school-based provision
To start asap
These posts will be based in the Fa’side area working for the Connected Communities Fa’side team.
We are recruiting for casual youth work staff for the Fa’side area including Tranent and surrounding villages. We are looking for experienced youth workers who can develop positive relationships with young people and encourage them to actively participate in a range of activities either in clubs or group settings.
Youth workers will engage with young people and form an understanding of their needs in order to offer appropriate information, advice and guidance. The focus of this work will mainly be around junior youth work, so upper primary school age. We are looking for staff who are available on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and Friday evenings. There may also be further opportunities to work in schools during the day and possibly during holidays.
To work as a group worker in youth work activities delivered by the Connected Communities Service.
To make contact and develop constructive relationships with young people with a view to encouraging them to participate actively in a range of activities in a club, group or outreach setting.
To assist in identifying young people’s needs and to offer appropriate advice or actions.
Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under ‘Job Attachments’) for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job. You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form. You must ensure you meet every ‘essential’ criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.
The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work. Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours. Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.
A good standard of general education and able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience in a similar role.
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.
All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.
Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years, then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UKwebsite.
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