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Community and Transition Peer Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th September 2023

  • Advertised from 31st August 2023
  • £13.15 per hour. Variable hours (sessional), one year fixed term contract.


Dean and Cauvin Young People’s Trust is one of Edinburgh’s oldest and established charities, providing residential group living and community, family and group work support to children, young people and families. We are committed to implementing The Promise and building strong and caring relationships with our young people rooted in our values of Care, Perseverance, Acceptance and Hope. We provide a scaffolding of love and support around them as they take their first steps towards a confident and independent future.


This is an opportunity to come and join us as Peer worker in our Community and Transition team. Based in our St. Johns Road hub, our team provide a range of practical, social and emotional 1:1, group and whole-family support to children, young people and families who have experiences of care to help them:

  • Move on from residential living to independent life and living in the community
  • Develop healthy relationships, connections and mental wellbeing
  • Build confidence, education, skills and training
  • Be confident and supportive parents

Our team work closely with:

  1. Our residential house teams in Leith and Willowbrae to provide additional support to the children and young people living alongside us to provide additional 1:1 and group supports to and to further develop their social and community connections
  2. Young people who have lived with us and are now requiring ongoing support in the community or supported living in one of our community flats
  3. Children, young people and families from the wider care community who require support.

We work together with families, social work, health services and other colleagues to keep the strengths, aspirations and voice of children, young people and families at the heart of all we do while ensuring their safety and welfare is always maintained.

The Community and Transition Peer Worker role is part of our development as an organisation, to ensure those with direct experiences of care are included in our work and that this helps us promote better inclusion, participation and peer-led approaches with those we currently support.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to be part of our team as we adapt our services to #KeepThePromise.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has personal lived experiences of care
  • Is able to model the key skills and attributes need to move towards independent adult life.
  • Can work in a values-led and rights focused way
  • Has an understanding of the difficulties faced by young people who are or have recently been ‘looked after’ in a care setting.
  • Is passionate about working alongside children, young people and families
  • Able to build strong and effective relationships with young people, families and professional and social support networks.

If you are someone who can make a difference for children, young people and families and have relevant experiences and skills then we want to hear from you.

We are committed to the development of all our staff and the successful applicants will have access to training and development opportunities as well as other employee benefits.

The successful applicant will be required to register with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

Application notes

To apply please visit our website: to download and complete the application forms.

Completed forms should be sent to by 9:00am on the 25th September 2023.

Interviews date: tbc

For further information or an informal discussion please contact the Administration Team at