West Lothian Youth Action Project
West Lothian Youth Action Project

Charity registered in Scotland SC026347

West Lothian Youth Action Project offers support, information and advice to young people aged 10-21 years, in the West Lothian area.

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West Lothian Youth Action Project (WLYAP) is an established West Lothian wide, Youth and Community based third sector organisation, with a reputation for positively engaging young people aged 10 -25 years, who are isolated from mainstream youth services. Our methods of approach are varied to maximise engagement. We recognise that every young person and family situation is unique to them, therefore one box does not fit all. These different approaches are evident through our provision of detached youth work, early intervention, groupwork programmes, befriending, practical and life skills training, music tuition, cooking workshops and community based environmental opportunities.

As part of a collaborative with West Lothian Drug & Alcohol Service and Circle, we are seeking to recruit two full time Youth Worker posts with a specific remit to provide an innovative approach to addressing the issue of substance use with young people and their families.

This will be a full - time post on an initial fixed term 3-year contract (potential for 5 years).

These specialist Youth Workers will work alongside our partners in the Collaborative, delivering a responsive service including 1-1 interventions, groupwork programmes, Early Intervention and Prevention sessions in education and residential establishments across West Lothian. An innovative approach, utilising a wide range of creative skills is required for these posts. The work will primarily be focused with young people; however, the Whole Family Approach is embedded in our partnership ethos.

The Youth Workers will work in a variety of settings as part of the Collaborative and will work alongside the Youth Action Project staff team. Some evening and weekend work will be required.

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Mental Health Worker

  • Part time
  • £28,981 pro-rata
  • Livington
  • Closing 18th August 2021

West Lothian Youth Action Project has secured funding through Scottish Government and West Lothian Council to create this new post.

Purpose:

  • To develop a mental health support service for young people and families.
  • To assist with the co-ordination of referrals from the Wellbeing Recovery Group.
  • To provide support for young people and families who are experiencing poor mental health or complex family relationships, through the delivery of targeted interventions.
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Practical Skills Worker

  • Part time
  • £24,697 pro-rata
  • Livingston
  • Closing 18th August 2021

West Lothian Youth Action Project has secured funding through Scottish Government and West Lothian Council to create this new post.

We are looking for a competent, physically fit and hardworking Practical Skills Worker who has a track record of landscaping, gardening, joinery and/or practical trades experience.

The post holder will work as part of a small team, supporting young people to learn and develop practical outdoor and maintenance skills which will assist them to gain employment and improve life skills.

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Sessional Staff

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Livingston
  • Closing 18th August 2021

West Lothian Youth Action Project has secured funding through Scottish Government and West Lothian Council to create this new post.

The Youth Action Project require to increase our bank of part time youth workers, to directly deliver street work/detached youth work services or group work programmes for young people in West Lothian. The work will focus on the prevention and intervention services for young people at risk or requiring support to improve their current life circumstances.

Our current requirements are primarily evening sessions.

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