Midlothian Young Peoples Advice Service (MYPAS) promotes the health and wellbeing of young people and currently focuses on working in the areas of mental health and substance use. MYPAS is a community-based organisation with charitable status and based in Dalkeith, Midlothian. MYPAS has been successful in gaining funding from Midlothian and East Lothian Drug and Alcohol Partnership (MELDAP) to provide young people’s drug and alcohol support services in East Lothian. This is an exciting new initiative and the first time MYPAS will provide services within East Lothian.
MYPAS will recruit two Project Workers to develop and provide young people focussed, needs-led, friendly, confidential and non-judgemental drug and alcohol service for:
The new service will offer:
There is no specific qualification required; however, the post holder will be expected to be educated to degree level. This should be in a relevant field such as Health, Community Education, Social Work or Education, but significant equivalent experience will also be considered. The post holder will work within a multi-disciplinary service and work effectively with other agencies in partnership settings. This post will require regular evening and occasional weekend work.
Place of work: The administrative base is in Dalkeith. Travel throughout East Lothian, including operating from other venues, will be required.
Colin Beattie MSP (Midlothian North and Musselburgh) is looking to appoint a Caseworker in his Dalkeith constituency office.
Duties will include providing support with all casework by investigating issues raised through correspondence and surgeries and dealing with general public enquiries.
You will require to be empathetic, a good listener, organised and able to build strong and enduring relationships with local organisations, community groups and constituents.