Senior Youth Worker 16 + AA (FIF07565)

Fife Council

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Job Description


Contract Duration: Temporary until 31 March 2018

Work Pattern: Mon, Wed and Friday 10am-3pm, 15 hours per week

Interview Date: Tuesday 27 June 2017

"Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the attached Job Pack. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for. The main terms and conditions of employment are also available via the above link."

The purpose of the Senior Youth Worker role is to work positively with youth work teams in a community setting to engage effectively with young people in their own communities and to contribute towards the learning and development of young people, and youth work colleagues, by using a range of educational practices and approaches.

Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than £8.33 per hour. If the hourly rate of pay for the post is less than the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate a supplement will be paid.



Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain PVG scheme membership through Disclosure Scotland.


Senior Youth Workers will be required to lead a youth work team to plan and implement youth work programmes and activities in prescribed youth groups and projects. They are also expected, as experienced practitioners, to undertake work with young people in more complex and challenging settings. Senior Youth Workers will be expected to ensure the safety and security of young people, youth work staff/volunteers and the venue being used. Regular communication with the Community Education Worker responsible for the project will be essential.

The Individual

Must be prepared to undertake and complete core training as a requirement of the post within 1 year of appointment.

Skills and Experience:

Ability to engage positively with groups of young people Awareness of young people's issues and development needs. Ability to act as a positive role model to young people. Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team Good organisational skills Must be good time-keeper and reliable, and prepared to work flexibly An ability to plan a programme around young people's needs Evaluation and report writing skills

In Fife Council the way we work matters and you will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all Council employees:

Taking ownership Focusing on customers Working together Embracing technology & information Delivering results

For Further Information Please Contact: Sonia McCathie, 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 406792 (Direct Line) or e-mail

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