Through our diversity and inclusion strategy, we have made a commitment to increase the diversity of our charity and we welcome candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees, volunteers and trustees to represent the broad diversity of the communities of which we are a part.
We are recruiting to our award-winning Young People and Families Service. This role will deliver our one-to-one clinic work embedded in the multi-disciplinary teams across Scotland, as well as our peer support self-management events alongside our team of youth volunteers.
About the role
We are looking for dynamic, creative, innovative team players to join our Young People and Families Service in Scotland. The role will support service delivery across Scotland.
As a Young People & Families Worker, you will work with colleagues, partners, healthcare professionals, schools, volunteers, families and - most importantly young people - to co-plan, deliver and evaluate a high-quality, holistic support offer locally and nationally.
Using a community development/youth work approach, you’ll put children and young people at the centre of decisions about their journey. Using youth accessible approaches, you will help young people build their confidence, make friends and achieve their personal goals. This will be achieved by providing one-to-one support, creating peer networks and working with volunteers to co-deliver self-management activities on a variety of topics from sleep management to self-advocacy.
You’ll also co-design an exciting programme of social events, youth voice opportunities, digital content and residential events. You will act as the bridge between young people, their families and professionals – especially in healthcare settings, where you will play a unique role working collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams to meet a range of needs in a relatable and youth friendly style as young people learn to live well with their condition. You will support young people during the pivotal transition from paediatric to adult services and life, ensuring it is a time of empowerment and growth.
Please visit our website for details of how to apply for this role.
First interviews: Dates to be confirmed, held on Microsoft Teams.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
We advise candidates to apply early as we reserve the right to close this vacancy ahead of the advertised date.
There are 20.3 million people living with arthritis and MSK conditions in the UK. That’s one in three people, many who live in pain every single day. The impact is huge as the condition intrudes on everyday life – affecting the ability to work, care for a family, to move free from pain and to live independently. Yet arthritis is often dismissed as an inevitable part of aging or shrugged off as ‘just a bit of arthritis’. We don’t think that this is ok. Versus Arthritis is here to change that.
Join us and use your skills, knowledge, passion and energy to help us defy arthritis.
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Versus Arthritis is a Registered Charity No: 207711 and in Scotland No. SC041156