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Drug & Alcohol Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,507 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd February 2020

  • Advertised from 4th February 2020
  • Permanent. 21 hours per week.


Edinburgh Young Carers is seeking a suitably experienced and qualified applicant to join its Drug and Alcohol Project 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 increase the Project’s effectiveness, identify hidden young carers, develop and provide support and increase our knowledge and understanding of the needs of young carers who are caring for someone with problematic drug and/or alcohol use.

The candidate will be expected to have proven experience of working with children and young people and working with people affected by drug and alcohol difficulties, with a sound understanding of Child Protection issues and relevant qualifications. We seek experienced professionals committed to improving the lives of young carers.

Organisation Profile:

Edinburgh Young Carers Service 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 23rd February

Interview date: Wednesday 4th March

For further details and an application pack, please contact: Edinburgh Young Carers, Norton Park, 57 Albion Rd, Edinburgh EH7 5QY. Tel 0131 475 2322. Email

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