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Sessional Support Workers

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Midlothian
  • Closing 8th April 2021

  • Advertised from 18th March 2021
  • £10.32 per hour. Hours: As required
  • CFS21/15


Children 1st are looking for Sessional Youth Workers and Sessional Peer Support Workers!

We have exciting opportunities available within our Midlothian service, supporting children, parents and their families in a predominantly group-based environment. You will complement our team of Peer Support Workers, Project Workers and Administrator to provide activities and some 1:1 support for children and their parents in various settings to promote opportunities for fun, increased confidence, positive mental health and stronger family relationships.

What kind of person will make a great Sessional Worker for Children 1st?

  • has experience of keeping children safe
  • is fiercely passionate about children’s rights
  • understands the importance of supporting the positive mental health of parents
  • has a sense of fun, is creative and adaptable
  • enjoys working outdoors with families, connecting with nature
  • thinks it’s a privilege to work with and on behalf of children and families and,
  • is kind and will bring their whole selves to the job: heart and mind

What kind of sessional worker will you be?

Knowing our ambition for children, you will be someone who is:

  • resilient, skilled and knowledgeable who wants to transform children’s lives
  • determined to support children to feel safe
  • big hearted and courageous
  • able to build strong relationships and trust
  • is compassionate and understands the impact of trauma
  • facilitative and inclusive – supporting children and their families to design their own activities
  • a cool head and clear minded at times of pressure
  • inspiring colleagues and teams to be even better
  • an amazing ambassador for children and Children 1st

Above all else, the most important thing to us is that you are someone who will do the right thing for children and their families at every turn.


You will have a nominal base in our Hub in Dalkeith; however the support will be delivered at venues across Midlothian, including outdoors.


The number of sessional hours offered will be dependent on current and future COVID-19 restrictions and as such will be variable based on these. As restrictions ease, we anticipate projects recommencing in the evenings and weekends predominantly, though there may be some opportunities for daytime support also. This will also depend on the partnership projects recommencing which were operational pre-COVID.

Application notes

Closing date: Thursday 08 April 2021 at noon.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 April 2021.

For further information and to apply, please visit Sessional Support Workers - Midlothian

You can also request an informal discussion with the service manager, Johnny Costello by emailing

Children 1st has a long tradition of valuing and involving sessional and volunteer workers. To find out more about volunteering with us, please visit our website.

The selection process will include seeking PVG Scheme

Children 1st is the working name of the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Registered Charity No: SC 016092

Equal opportunities matter to Children 1st