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Young Carers Development Worker (Drug & Alcohol)

  • Part time
  • £26,797 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th June 2022

  • Advertised from 27th May 2022
  • 21 hours


Edinburgh Young Carers is seeking a suitably experienced and qualified applicant to join the service in developing and providing high quality support to young carers in Edinburgh between the ages of 5 and 25 years, who care for someone with problematic drug and/or alcohol use.

The postholder will work alongside colleagues to raise awareness of young carers and their support needs, identify hidden young carers, carry out Young Carers Statements and develop and provide support plans to ensure that young carers’ identified personal outcomes are being met, in accordance with the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.

The candidate will need to be suitably qualified and have proven experience of working with children and young people affected by drug and alcohol difficulties, with at least three years proven experience in a role including individual and group work. The candidate will also have a sound understanding of Child Protection issues and relevant legislation.

Organisation Profile:

Edinburgh Young Carers is a voluntary organisation working with and on behalf of young carers throughout Edinburgh. We are one of the largest and most well established independent young carers organisations in Scotland. We have a strong commitment to the rights of children and young people.

Application notes

Closing date: Sunday 19th June 2022

Interview date: Monday 27th June 2022

Interviews will be held F2F unless not possible – Zoom available

For further details and an application pack, please visit our website:

Or contact:

Tel: 0131 475 2322

Edinburgh Young Carers

Norton Park, 57 Albion Road