Youth Worker - Pathways to Success

Midlothian Council
£22,015 - £24,025 per year
28 Aug 2017
19 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

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The PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS Support Service is an integral part of the Additional Support Needs provision of Midlothian Council. The service provides a flexible approach to meeting the needs of children and young people experiencing a range of social, emotional and behavioural needs. Services are delivered to the 6 Secondary Schools, currently, and are looking to developed their support in to Primary over 2017/18 and 2018/19.

The multi-disciplinary team consists of:

• ASN Schools Group Manager
• Depute Headteacher
• 2 x Principal Teachers
• Support Teachers
• Youth Work Co-ordinator
• Youth Workers
• Administrative Staff.
The team provide an outreach service to promote inclusion and sustain inclusive practices through service activities that aim to develop and enhance the skills of both children and staff operating in a range of systems and contexts.

A limited number of off-site supported placements are available at Pathways to Success for secondary aged children experiencing significant SEBN and who are currently supported by the service in other interventions. Here they experience environments which allow them to continue with an education following a broad general curriculum and a senior phase, is responsive to their emotional and educational needs and maximises their achievements. The aim is always to enable children to gain the skills required to make a successful transition into full time mainstream education.

You are required to have a minimum qualification of PDA in Youth Work or SVQ Level 3

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 30.

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 22.

Job Vacancy

Position Title: Youth Worker

Position Number: DEA002

Directorate: Education, Communities & Economy

Location: Pathways to Success, Pathhead

Contract Status: Permanent

Hours of Work: 30 Hours per Week

Working Pattern: Monday - Thursday: 08:30 - 15:30
Friday: 08:30 - 13:00

Weeks per year: 52 weeks

Closing Date: Friday 08 September 2017

Interview Date: Monday 18 September 2017

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 30 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £18,346.49 per annum.


Regulated Work with Children

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 in accessing attached documentation, 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.

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