Sessional Support Worker The Venchie Children and Young People's Project

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Organisation information

The Venchie Children and Young People's Project

Charity registered in Scotland SC027424

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Aims & objectives

To provide recreational, social and educational activities for children and young people in Craigmillar.
Job number
Time of attendance
9am - 12 noon 2pm - 6pm
No of references
Hours (per week)
Not supplied
Salary (£/hr)
£9 per hour

Job description

1. Ensuring confidentially and security in line with current legislation and Data Protection Act 1998

2. Planning reviewing monitoring and evaluating the work of the project.

3. To develop and implement appropriate programmes in-line with the needs of the community

4. To report any areas of concern regarding risk assessment.

5. To actively participate in creating a safe, enjoyable and stimulating environment

6. To develop existing and promote new opportunities for young people in the project

7. To identify local youth and children’s issues and take forward as needed.

8. Undertake any other tasks deemed appropriate for the project by VMA/Project Manager/Project Worker

Person specification


The ability to form constructive relationships with young people

Experience of and ability to work as part of a team

Experience of working in anti-discriminatory way


Direct experience of working with young people ages 5 - 16 in groupwork settings

Experience of working with staff and volunteers

Good grasp of developmental needs of young people

Knowledge of current youth work theories and practice

Good written and verbal communication skills

Ability to plan, review and monitor the work of the project

Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with a range of external agencies

Experience of initiating and negotiating inter agency work

Understanding of needs and problems in areas of multiple disadvantage

Ability to work on own initiative and manage own workload

PVG/disclosure requirements

Required - Cannot start until successful Disclosure/PVG scheme membership is received