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Burnbrae Primary School 144 Burnbrae Road, EH19 3GT
£24,983 - £26,920 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Part Time
27.5 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Vacancy


The children in Burnbrae Primary Social and Complex Needs Provision deserve excellent staff to support their learning and are aspirational for every child.

Applications for this post are invited from enthusiastic professionals who have the vision and energy to promote the high standards of this school. This provision is part of the building in Burnbrae Primary on Burnbrae Road. There are two classes each with five children and a team comprising Class Teachers, Learning Assistants, Youth Workers and a Principal Teacher.


You will work as part of a team with our vulnerable young people of primary school age with social and complex needs in a small group or 1:1. 

Your role is to build relationships with the children and encourage participation in activities and learning.

You  will:

  • Be responsible to the PT Social and complex Needs in the first instance as the school's representative, thereafter to DHT and HT.
  • Be involved in the general organisation of educational programmes through leading activities, working with children, arranging outings and events.
  • Support children with social and complex needs in understanding their behaviour and develop strategies to support them. 
  • Liaise with other services and parents where children may require support.
  • Complete Chid Protection and incident reporting forms as required.
  • Undertake appropriate additional tasks as identified by the PT


Fully trained jobholders must hold a minimum SVQ3 level qualification in Youth Work, or equivalent subject, and have experience leading youth activities.


Youth Worker (B) Experienced jobholders who have not yet attained theSVQ3 level qualification in Youth Work but are currently studying towards it will be paid at scp 35.


Youth Worker (A) jobholders who can demonstrate literacy and numeracy equivalent to standard grade level 3 and who have considerable youth work experience will be paid at scp 31.


CLOSING DATE - Monday 10th October 2022

INTERVIEW DATE - Wednesday 26th October 2022



Job Advert

Position Title:                         Youth Worker

Directorate:                            Children, Young People and Partnerships

Location:                                Burnbrae Primary School

Contract Status:                   Fixed term until 31/3/23

Hours of Work:                      27.5 hours

Working Pattern:                  Fixed

Weeks per year:                   39

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 27.5 hours over 39 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £16,386.24 per annum.


This post is considered Regulated Work with Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.
Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children, You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.