Deaf Action – Sessional Youth Workers x2

Over the past year, Deaf Action has set up a new youth project for young people aged 10-18 and affected by deafness, thanks to funding from BBC Children in Need. We have been able to provide regular youth clubs and activities for young people who are deaf British Sign Language users, deafened, hard of hearing, deafblind and children of deaf adults.

We have a youth club on Saturdays from 1:30pm-4:30pm (fortnightly term time, weekly during summer break) and a Friday Club on the second Friday every month, from 6:30pm – 8:30pm


2x Sessional Youth Workers

Payment: £8.92 per hour


We are looking for candidates with the following qualities:

  • Minimum BSL Level 2 communication skills
  • At least 1-year previous experience of working with children and young people
  • Possess current PVG registration to work with children, or be eligible for PVG registration to work with children
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Available to work during anti-social hours

As a sessional youth worker, you will be assisting with the planning and facilitation of any activities, outings and events for young people affected by deafness. You will have to support any volunteers with the delivery of the service. You will be required to support young people to participate in such activities, while providing information and advice, such as to services, which may be of benefit. Personal records of all young people will need to be maintained and updated to monitor progress and development. All youth workers will have to participate with Deaf Action’s Youth Council – ensuring a person-centred approach is used.

Closing date: Friday 22nd April 2016

For an informal discussion, please contact

Application packs are available from:

Lisa Roy, Deaf Action Head Office

49 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3QY – Tel: 0131 556 3128 – Fax: 0131 557 8283

Text: 0131 557 0419 – SMS: 07775 620757

Email: – Website:


PVG checks will be requested. Applications welcome from all sections of the community. We expect you will share our commitment to the core values of Deaf Action. British Sign Language training will be provided if necessary. Deaf Action is a Company Limited by Guarantee and registered in Scotland SC 396876. Scottish Charity Number SCO09898.