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Young Persons Worker

  • Part time
  • £22,400 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd February 2024

  • Advertised from 13th February 2024
  • 21 hours per week.
  • 11556


Benefits: 29 days annual leave (pro rata) PLUS bank holidays, Blue Light card, excellent training and developments opportunities, professional qualifications, excellent training and development opportunities, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, up to 7% employer contribution pension, discount portal with your favourite brands.

Vulnerable children in the UK need your help

Wherever you work in the Action for Children family, you'll be helping to change the lives of the most vulnerable children in the UK.

Last year, we helped more than 670,000 children and families across the UK. From direct work in communities to national campaigning, we are focused on making sure every child has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive.

Why Action for Children?

Working here is more than a job. Everyone in the Action for Children family is passionate about protecting and supporting children. It's the sense of purpose that drives us every single day. Because we know that, when we work together, we can make a huge difference to bring lasting improvements to vulnerable children's lives.

A bit about the role

Action for Children's Intervention Service is a voluntary service designed to improve the outcomes for the most vulnerable, dis-enfranchised children and young people aged 11-18 years who are involved in offending behaviour.

The Intervention Service forms partnership with Glasgow Health and Social Care and Police Scotland as part of a multi-agency partnership strategy to intervene in a child or young person's life as early as possible to prevent the likelihood or impact of criminal exploitation.

The aim of the project is to provide intensive 1:1, group work and diversionary activities to help equip the child or young person with the necessary skills and tools to make positive choices and to re-engage and sustain education, training, or employment.

We provide focused intervention work to allow the child and young people to maximise their true potential and to help them overcome personal and practical barriers that prevent them from making positive lifestyle choices. It is imperative we work alongside the family to provide support and address vulnerabilities to strengthen family relationships.

How you'll help to create brighter futures

Following a person-centred approach we are able to promote the individual and match them to suitable opportunities.

Some key responsibilities will be;

  • A knowledge and expertise on how best to work with vulnerable young people and in partnership with the other agencies involved in their support.
  • Resilience and understanding when dealing with challenging young people and have a non-judgemental approach.
  • Flexibly around service users' needs and often out of core hours.
  • Responsible for assessments, care planning and reviewing of the young people referred to the service.
  • Build and sustain positive relationships, acting as a positive role model, using their own experiences to challenge negative and criminal behaviours while promoting positive choice and development.

Let's talk about you

  • Youth work / Social care qualification, but we are very open to relevant experience.
  • Driving licence and access to a car. The job requires the ability to travel according to the needs of the job, with reasonable adjustments, if required, according to the Equality Act.
  • Knowledge of the issues and barriers that Children and Young People face within a Youth Justice setting.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and engagingly and to maintain independent professional relationships and boundaries

Good to know

Please note we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role.

Application Process: There are five sections to complete: Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration.

Talent Pool: We know talent when we see it. But sometimes we find the right person but not for the right job. We'd love to keep your details for when the right job comes up. Let us know if you'd rather we didn't.

Contact: If, for any reason, you need support with your application, please contact Laura McCarthy at We'll be happy to give you any support you require.

Diversity, equality, and inclusion

At Action for Children, we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic, and disabled candidates as they are under-represented within Action for Children. We want to take deliberate and purposeful action to ensure equal opportunity to all groups in society and for Action for Children.

Don't meet every single requirement?

If you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with the job description, we'd love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role, or another role within the Action for Children family.

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