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Young People & Families Service Worker

  • Part time
  • £27,000 pro-rata
  • Scotland Homebased
  • Closing 11th May 2023

  • Advertised from 21st April 2023
  • 21 hours per week. Salary (pro rata £16,200) *Pending pay review. Fixed term to 28 February 2024. Travel: Regular travel to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and occasional travel around Scotland.


Are you:

  • Passionate about improving the lives of children, young people and their families?
  • Experienced at creating inspiring programmes and offering life-changing one-to-one support?
  • Committed to putting children and young people at the heart of decision-making?

If so, then come join our team!

We are looking for dynamic, creative, innovative team players to join our Young People and Families Service in Scotland. This role will be based in Glasgow/Aberdeen, but will support service delivery across Scotland and the UK.

As a Young People & Families Worker you will work with colleagues, partners, healthcare professionals, schools, volunteers, families and - most importantly - young people to plan, deliver and evaluate a quality support offer locally and nationally.

You will help young people living with arthritis to build their confidence, make friends and achieve their personal goals. This will be achieved by providing one-to-one support, creating peer networks and working with volunteers to deliver self-management activities on a variety of topics from sleep management to self-advocacy. You’ll also co-design an exciting programme of social events, youth voice opportunities, digital content and residential events. You will act as the bridge between young people, their families and professionals - especially in healthcare settings where you will play a unique role working collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams. You will support young people during the pivotal transition from paediatric to adult services and life, making sure it is a time of empowerment and growth.

Application notes

To apply, please visit our website

Closing date: 23:59, Thursday 11 May 2023

Through our diversity and inclusion strategy, we have made a commitment to increase the diversity of our charity and we welcome candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees, volunteers and trustees to represent the broad diversity of the communities of which we are a part.

Versus Arthritis is committed to keeping children, young people and vulnerable adults safe from harm. During the recruitment process Versus Arthritis will undertake safer recruitment practices and relevant checks to ensure applicants are suitable to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults.