School Based Youth Worker (Temporary)

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North Ayrshire Council
14 Sep 2017
28 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Role Profile

Temporary until 29th June 2018


To work with school staff to develop and deliver a wide range of opportunities to support the personal, social and educational development of young people, in and out of curriculum time.


Corporate Responsibilities

  • To undertake individual role in line with the Council's Strategic Priorities and in compliance with the Council's corporate policies and procedures.
  • To undertake any other reasonably required duties as instructed by Management or someone acting on their behalf, in addition to the role specific tasks & responsibilities detailed below.

Role Specific Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Prepare and deliver social education programmes to tackle issues relevant to young people as identified by school staff.
  • Work with young people to contribute and develop the Youth Citizenship and Participation agenda as directed by school staff.
  • Assist in the development of a range of youth groups to meet local need.
  • Assist school staff with the organisation and implementation of programmes and carry out administrative work in respect of these programmes, including transport when required
  • Transport young people to events, activities and programmes which contribute to their learning needs.
  • Maintain records relating to the meetings and programme plans.
  • To participate in self-evaluation framework and assist with the collection of evidence of improving standards and achievement.
  • Ensure young people have access to quality information services and where appropriate advice and counselling services.
  • Co-operate with other services, agencies and the voluntary sector to respond to the needs of local young people.
  • Deliver an outreach approach to ensure that services are targeted at risk of missing out young people who are part of Greenwood Academy community. Which willi nclude the safe travel of young people.
  • Ensure that programmes and activities have a menu accreditation options: i.e. Duke of Edinburgh etc.
  • Work in partnership with locality based youth workers to develop the link between school and community.







Education and Qualifications

  • SVQ Level 2 in Youth Work or equivalent
  • SVQ Level 3 in Youth Work or equivalent
  • Application Form
  • Interview


  • Ability to work with young people
  • Group work experience
  • Experience of working in a school environment
  • Application Form
  • References
  • Interview

Specialist Knowledge

  • Awareness of current issues facing young people
  • ICT Skills
  • Application Form
  • Interview
  • Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Skills and Abilities

  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for working with young people and other staff
  • Ability to motivate and encourage young people
  • Leadership qualities
  • Plan/ manage projects and meet deadlines
  • Application Form
  • References
  • Interview


  • Available to work evenings and occasional weekends
  • Ability to join the PVG Scheme for this type of regulated work
  • Driving Licence
  • Minibus Licence
  • Application Form
  • Interview
  • Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Staff Values & Behaviours

North Ayrshire Council uses behavioural based approach throughout the recruitment process. Our staff values of Focus, Passion & Inspiration will be explored for this vacancy.

Further information on how to complete behaviour based application form questions is available on the Council's website.





We put our customers first

We understand the bigger picture


  • Provide excellent customer services
  • Meet and where possible exceed the expectations of internal and external customers.
  • Understand the performance levels and standards required within our own role and strive to achieve and where possible exceed these.
  • Know how the work we do fits into the overall performance of the Council.


We take pride in the jobs we do

We are ambitious for our community

  • Take ownership of our own actions and performance.
  • Reflect on the work we do and consider how it could be improved.
  • Have a positive impact on the lives of our customers and their communities.
  • Push the boundaries to help our customers and communities realise their potential.


We all look for better ways to deliver our services

We achieve the best results together

  • Find new ways to deliver improvements, efficiencies and value for money.
  • Embrace change with enthusiasm and creative ideas.
  • Work together and creatively produce the best outcomes for our customers and communities.
  • Plan all activities with the end goal in mind.

PVG (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.

Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by North Ayrshire Council. Please note, successful candidates will be expected to meet the cost of the relevant PVG check (£59 or £18), which will be deducted in instalments from your wages following commencement of employment. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit For further details on North Ayrshire Council's policy please visit


For your information if this post requires references you will be notified of further details if you are successful in gaining an interview. Not providing relevant references when requested may delay the outcome of the interview process