Trainee Youth Worker Pilton Youth & Children's Project

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Organisation information

Pilton Youth & Children's Project

Charity registered in Scotland SC003353

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Aims & objectives

PYCP is rooted in the local community and is committed to enabling each young person to realise their unique potential and to take a positive role in society. We provide a range of services and activities for ages 5 to 18, ranging from open access youth clubs to tailored 1:1 and group based support for young people in need. Our work involves 3 broad specialisms with teams of youth work staff who are highly experienced in providing innovative activities and supports for young people. The specialisms are: • Health and Wellbeing • Life Transitions • Intensive Support
Job number
Time of attendance
Varied Hours. Usually Mon-Fri (5hrs per day) which will include late nights until 3am at least once a week. The role also requires weekend work frequently.
No of references
Hours (per week)
Not supplied
Salary (£/hr)
£6.15 to £8.21 depending on age

Job description

Particular responsibilities for the post holder will be worked out in negotiation with the Project Workers but will include:

• Building relationships and trust with young people and their families

• Delivering face to face youth work including work with families and one to one support

• Initiating, organising and supervising activities, trips and residentials whilst encouraging engagement

• Engage in active sessions including sports, hill walking, cycling and other outdoor activities

• Deal with challenging or difficult behaviour and situations if they arise (in an appropriate manner)

• Contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the FACENorth project

• Any other duties as specified by the Project Workers.

Person specification

The post holder will be required to sustain good working relationships and an ability to communicate effectively.

• Knowledge of current youth issues faced by young people in North Edinburgh and local issues that affect their life choices is necessary

• Approachable and able to build relationships

• Flexible with working hours

• Enthusiastic and can show empathy/understanding

• Good communication skills and an ability to work on own initiative

PVG/disclosure requirements

Required - can start subject to a successful Disclosure/PVG scheme membership