This vacancy has now closed

Children and Young People’s Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,820 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th June 2022

  • Advertised from 9th June 2022
  • £14,292 - 21 hours per week. Fixed term contract up to September 2025.


Shakti is a feminist Black Minority Ethnic voluntary organisation which offers information, emotional/practical support and refuge/temporary accommodation to all Black Minority Ethnic women and their children, who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse.

The above post holder will be supporting Black Minority Ethnic children and young people whose mothers or the children themselves have experienced domestic abuse; support mothers as needed. Applicants must have at least 2 years’ experience of working with children and young people; an understanding of forced marriage and the effects of the cultural issues surrounding domestic abuse.

Applicants must have a minimum of HNC in Childcare or relevant qualifications (A degree in social work or community education).

The above posts

  • Involve unsocial and flexible hours including evenings and weekends
  • Successful applicants will be subjected to disclosure checks through the PVG Scheme.
  • Women only need apply for these posts under paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.

Application notes

Closing date for the post is 22nd June by Noon

For application pack, please email We do not accept CV’s.

Tel: 0131 475 2399


SC 273279. Registered Charity Number: SC 008837

Post is funded by Scottish Government (DES Fund)