Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,118
  • Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th June 2023

  • Advertised from 24th May 2023
  • 37.5 hours per week, two year fixed


We are looking to recruit an exciting new post for our Children’s Wellbeing Services.

Are you a caring and passionate Support Worker who wants to work as part of our Wellbeing and Resilience team, delivering support to families on our telephone Helpline. You will work under the guidance of the Wellbeing and Resilience Officer who will support you in delivering early intervention, support and signposting for families with a child who is experiencing mild-moderate mental health issues. Our aim is to increase emotional resilience, promote safety, improve mental health and wellbeing, promote recovery, and prevent problems escalating.

Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity have developed a new and exciting project which supports the wellbeing and resilience of children and young people who are struggling with their mental health. This project will support the whole family (child, parents/guardian, siblings, grandparents etc.) through these challenging times, by offering support and advice. We will pilot this programme over a two year period in two locations. The first will be rural, East Lothian based and the second urban, within Edinburgh City.

As part of this role, you will work alongside the hospital youthwork team to gain experience of working with children, young people and their families in a healthcare setting. You will initially work in The Hub wellbeing centre and on the hospital wards in the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, spending time with CYPF and ECHC’s Children’s Wellbeing Service team to understand our approach to working with CYPF. You will also be given bespoke training following the PACE model, to promote the experience of safety in your interactions with children and young people and their families and will be given regular support and supervision.

We are looking for someone who is educated to HND level in a relevant subject (youth work, social work, nursing, counselling/psychology teaching, mental health) or equivalent experience and must have experience in delivering support to children, young people and/or families. This is a demanding role within a fun and fast paced organisation. The right candidate will be passionate about working for a children’s and young people’s healthcare charity and possess the drive and skills to balance a varied workload and achieve objectives.

Application notes

The closing date for applications is 26 June 2023 at 12noon. Interview date is 6 July 2023.

Application pack can be found here:

For further details or if you have any questions please contact Alice Mallinson, at

Application forms/CV’s with a suitable covering letter should be emailed to Leigh Drake, Executive Support -