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Development Worker (Employability) (Early Years)

  • Part time
  • £21,543 – £23,074 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th November 2020

  • Advertised from 23rd October 2020
  • 17.5 hours per week


This Post is based within our Advice & Employability Team in Edinburgh and will operate as part of a “Early Years Maximise!” project, and as part of the wider “Maximise!” service across schools in Edinburgh, in partnership with Children 1st.

Employability support sessions will be provided in 5 Early Year Centres in Edinburgh - Moffat, Greendykes, Craigmillar, Fort and Granton. The aim of the service is to provide support to high risk families with children aged between 0 and 5 that are known to have a recurring need for support and face multiple barriers to moving out of poverty. The project will work with families with a long-established pattern of unemployment across generations who experience complex multiple barriers to employment.

With social distance measures in place, the Development Worker will contact families on the phone until it is safe to book appointments in the Early Year Centres and outreach venues. Casework will also be undertaken from home when possible.

The Development Worker will also be expected to contribute to the further development and extension of the “Early Years Maximise!” model.

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below.

Closing Date: 6tth November 2020 at 5pm

Interviews: To be confirmed