Granton Youth
Granton Youth

Charity registered in Scotland SC031622

Granton Youth, established in 2002, provides opportunities for young people aged 11 – 27 years living within the North Edinburgh areas of Granton, Wardieburn, Royston, Muirhouse and Pilton to engage in youth work, informal education and programmes supporting their involvement in positive activities and learning opportunities. GYC is recognised through its service delivery of open youth work, outreach work, detached streetwork, Counselling, volunteering and schools-based programmes to support and engage our local young people, who actively participate in designing services and programmes we provide.

Current vacancies

Streetwork Team Leader

  • Part time
  • £22,459 – £23,260 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th June 2021

EXPERIENCE /QUALIFICATIONS: prospective candidates should be educated to a minimum PDA Youthwork or towards HNC level in Working With Communities or related faculty or have a minimum of three years’ experience of youth work at a supervisory level.

Granton Youth is looking for a youth worker with a high level of experience of delivering detached youth work. This post will involve managing a small team to deliver 3-4 sessions of detached youth work weekly in North Edinburgh. Engagements focus on harm reduction around alcohol, substance use and risk-taking behaviour.

You will be responsible for line-managing a small team and project monitoring and evaluation.

14/17 hours per week (3 or 4 streetwork sessions @ 3hrs per session plus development time) Experience of working in marginalised communities will be an advantage.

RESPONSIBLE TO: Manager

A full Job Description is available for download below.

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Intensive Family Support worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • £22,459 – £23,260
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st May 2021

EXPERIENCE /QUALIFICATIONS: prospective candidates should be educated to a minimum HNC level in Working with Communities/ Counselling or related faculty or have a minimum of three years’ experience of community based work at a supervisory level.

PURPOSE OF JOB: This post is for Granton Youth Intensive Family Support worker. The post holder will support families with teenagers experiencing difficulties with dynamics/breakdowns in relationships exacerbated by family stress. The work will be supported by GY’s Counselling Service. The aim is to reduce isolation and improve mental wellbeing, by supporting young people and their parents. This will be achieved by providing:

• targeted/supportive intervention

• intensive support to develop knowledge/skills and improve interaction between parents/carers and their teenage children to increase the emotional wellbeing/confidence of both

• 1:1 support for parents/carers of teenagers who have expressed difficulties at home to support their learning/development/build their confidence in managing their relationships

• 1:1 support for young people who have expressed difficulties at home are supported with their learning/emotional development.

Prospective candidates must have some experience of community and/or youth work or counselling/coaching. Experience of working in marginalised communities will be an advantage.

RESPONSIBLE TO: Manager

A full Job Description is available for download below.

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GoLone youth worker (Part-time Lone Parents worker)

  • Part time
  • £20,056 – £21,476 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st May 2021

EXPERIENCE /QUALIFICATIONS: prospective candidates should have a minimum of three years’ experience of working/volunteering in the voluntary sector, preferably with youth work experience.

PURPOSE OF JOB: This post is for a youth worker for Granton Youth GoLone Parents Programme. The post holder will support the team leader to work with lone parents aged 15-26. A three x weekly programme will address identified issues from participants to support an improvement in their life, social, practical, emotional and family skills. The aim of this project is to address particular needs and support young lone parents so they are able to engage in their community and reduce isolation and improve their future prospects. Prospective candidates must have some experience of youth work and working/volunteering with young adults. Experience of working in marginalised communities will be an advantage.

RESPONSIBLE TO: Team Leader

A full Job Description is available for download below.

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Outdoor Pursuits Team Leader

  • Part time
  • £22,459 – £23,260 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st May 2021

EXPERIENCE /QUALIFICATIONS: prospective candidates must have basic accreditation to deliver outdoor pursuits – although training may be provided to suitable candidate, external agencies will be used for advanced activities.

As a result of the pandemic Granton Youth took its services outside to enable us to work with larger groups and has proven to be a success with young people in improving their skills, mental health and wellbeing. As a result GY is looking for a youth worker with experience of delivering outdoor activities programmes for young people aged 11+ The successful candidate will develop and implement a programme to work with young people including; walking, cycling, orienteering, water-based activities etc and coordinating and designing the programme of outdoor activities, in conjunction with young people and networking with activity providers.

The post holder will lead a small staff team to deliver appropriate programmes to support and motivate young people to participate in the provision - including planning, development, decision-making processes and evaluation.

You will be responsible for line-managing a small team and project monitoring and evaluation.

Funding for 2 year contract, which may be extended. This post could be combined with the Youth Work Team Leader Post.

RESPONSIBLE TO: Manager

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Sessional Workers

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st May 2021

EXPERIENCE /QUALIFIACATIONS: No qualifications are required although experience of working or volunteering in this sector would be an advantage

PURPOSE OF JOB: To work with young people aged 11+ in a variety of settings - in the street, or youth work premises - developing and implementing a programme, reflecting GY priorities.

To work as part of a staff team in the delivery of appropriate programmes for young people, e.g., sports, arts & crafts, issue-based, personal and skills development etc. You will support and motivate young people to participate in the provision - including planning, development, decision-making processes and evaluation. You will work as part of a team providing a safe, secure and stimulating environment for young people.

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