Youth Worker (Keith ASG)

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Job Description Job Purpose : To deliver and develop learning opportunities and wider achievement for young people and vulnerable young adults in order for them to gain new skills and confidence, to make positive, informed...

Job Description

Job Purpose:

To deliver and develop learning opportunities and wider achievement for young people and vulnerable young adults in order for them to gain new skills and confidence, to make positive, informed lifestyle choices and become active citizens.

To promote participation in activities and projects encouraging accreditation wherever possible and to make the process of learning as important as reaching the goals.

To target and prioritise where appropriate social and educational intervention to those young people and vulnerable young adults who are at most risk of social, educational and economic exclusion.

To help facilitate “Achievement through learning for young people” and deliver Curriculum for Excellence learning outcomes.

Way of working:

Community based youth work, for example, street work, working with unemployed young people and vulnerable young adults within community youth projects.

School based work, for example, a range of programmes delivered to P7-S6 pupils during curriculum.


To identify and engage with young people, prioritising those who are most at risk of social exclusion, in order to support these individuals or groups to participate in community learning and development  activities.

To assist in the delivery of informal learning opportunities for young people, to encourage their involvement and active participation in decision-making processes locally, Moray-wide and nationally and support the development of youth engagement and participation.

To assist youth workers and partner agencies to deliver the Scottish Governments Community Learning & Development agenda within a Community Planning context.

To assist with regular consultations/needs assessment exercises with young people in order to ensure that the service is responsive to need.

To plan, record, review and evaluate all work undertaken with young people in accordance with Moray Council Quality Assurance Framework for Community Learning & Development.

To participate in staff meetings and training events as deemed appropriate by line-management.

To ensure adherence to all policies and procedures of Moray Council.

The Individual

  • Experience of working with young people in a range of building-based and detached settings.
  • Experience of delivering accredited opportunities.
  • SQA Standard Grades or equivalent at level 3 or above including English and Maths.
  • Effective recording skills.
  • Ability to work with challenging young people and vulnerable young adults.
  • ICT literate.
  • Ability to use a variety of equipment
  • Ability to develop community based projects.
  • Ability to signpost young people to agencies.
  • Group work experience.
  • Ability to create opportunities based on learning outcomes.
  • Experience in use of social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc
  • Enjoyment of working with challenging young people.
  • You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Moray to meet the operational requirements of the Service. Due to the rural nature of Moray, this is normally undertaken by use of a car/van.
  • Effective communication, presentation and negotiation skills.
  • Capacity to make decisions under pressure and to manage change.
  • Form productive working relationships with colleagues.
  • Appreciation, acceptance of and a commitment to the importance of confidentiality.
  • Willingness to accept direction/ delegation.
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs and demands of the service.
  • Ability to work in an open plan office (if applicable).
  • Ability to work in a range of settings from schools to detached work.

Re-Advertisement of MOR08887 (previous applicants need not apply)


Temporary Post for 12 Months


Closing Date: 5th April 2024

Starting Salary: £26,163 (pro rata)

£13.88 per hour

25 hours per week

For further information, contact Fiona Herd - 07771 980639

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