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  • Ref no: DGA05835
  • Published: 15/11/2020
  • Closes: 29/11/2020
  • Location: Various locations within Dumfries and Galloway, Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries, DG1 2DD
  • Salary: £25,641.00 - £27,591.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week


Youth Information Worker (2) (19/501) (19/502) (Fixed Term)

Post 1 – Annandale & Eskdale (Ward 11 - Annandale North & Ward 12 - Annandale East & Eskdale)
Post 2 – Nithsdale (Ward 8 - Lochar & Ward 9 – Nith)

£25,641 - £27,591

The Young Peoples Service are offering an exciting opportunity for adults who are highly experienced in working with young people to join an innovative and award winning youth work team to deliver one to one support sessions, group work programmes and personalised support to young people aged 12-18 within local communities across Dumfries and Galloway.

This new team will provide low level mental health support and early intervention to support our Councils commitment to provide low level mental health support and counselling within each Ward of Dumfries and Galloway to help deal with the impact of COVID-19 on young people.

This post holder(s) will work as part of the Youth Enquiry Service Team, rolling out their nationally recognised model for working with our most vulnerable young people, in each Ward as part of the focus on reducing the attainment gap.

The posts will be based across Dumfries and Galloway, to provide support within all 12 Wards and will involve online support during the school holiday period and community based support in the evenings/weekends.

This is an exciting time as we continue to take forward the work of Youth Enquiry Service to provide even more opportunities for young people to unlock their potential regardless of their backgrounds.

The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in the area of individual support and group work, and creatively be able to plan, deliver and evaluate their work with young people, whilst also being able to work as part of a team, and support young people from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds.

These posts will work 7.12 hours per day Wednesday – Sunday (rest days will be Monday and Tuesday) Working hours for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be in the evenings (until 9pm) every week.

All post holders will be required to undertake a formal counselling qualification as part of your induction.

These challenging and stimulating posts are part of a wider team of workers developing and supporting creative youth work opportunities and involvement across Dumfries and Galloway.

This post is considered as Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. From 28 February 2011, preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to formal offer of employment being made by Dumfries and Galloway Council.

Applicants who have been resident outside the UK within the last 5 years, if offered a position, in addition to a Disclosure Scotland Check, will be required to provide a completed police record check from the police authority in the country or countries in which they were resident.

These posts are fixed term from 1st November 2020 – 30th November 2023.

These post’s may be suitable for attachment. Agreement from your line manager must be sought before applying for this post.

Informal enquiries to: Mark Molloy – Service Manager
01387 260243


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