Key Worker (Youth Inclusion Project), Fixed Term, Arrochar House (395.42) C/D 02/07/17

£24,045 - £27,067 per year
17 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Fixed Term for 1 year

The closing date for this post is provisionally set at 2 July 2017. West Lothian Council reserve the right to close this post early depending on applicant response levels

To provide a key worker model support for young people, who are involved in problematic risk taking behaviour including their own substance mis/use. Working with young people on a prevention and early intervention theme in accordance with the National ADP outcomes: families, prevalence and community safety. People are healthier, reduction in the prevalence, children and families of people misusing alcohol and drugs are safe, well supported and have improved life chances, safe from alcohol and drug related anti-social behaviour.

The key duties of this post are:
  • Responsible for the promotion and delivery of a consistent key working relationship, meaningful activities and assistance to improve the life chances, safe from alcohol and drug related anti-social behaviour, overcoming barriers (physical, emotional, social, financial, academic).
  • Liaise effectively with employers and appropriate agencies including Skills Development Scotland, local colleges, homeless and supported accommodation providers and other appropriate support agencies.
  • Post holder will provide or organise provision of a range of supports through one to one intervention or group training on topics such as job search, interview skills, communication skills, literacy, numeracy, IT and many others including activities designed to increase self-esteem and confidence.
  • Forming relationships with organisations/bodies a young person is required to engage with.

The skills and experience you must have:
  • HNC and SVQ 3 or above.
  • Experience of providing intensive one-to-one support to vulnerable clients therefore good communication skills (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, especially on a one to one basis.
  • An understanding of barriers young people face in making successful transitions.
  • Customer service approach in a working environment.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team and liaise effectively with partner organisations
  • Ability to prioritise, manage workload and work independently.
  • Knowledge and understanding of data protection, Child and Adult Protection Procedures.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft software packages and efficient IT skills.
  • Experience of residential programmes with young people.

Must be available to work evenings and/or weekends on occasions.

The successful candidate will have access to West Lothian Council's Pool Car Scheme in order to undertake approved business travel.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by West Lothian Council.

See also: 395.42 - Key Worker.pdf

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