Sessional Youth Worker

We’re looking for Sessional Youth Workers with a passion for empowering young people to join our team. Could that be you?

Sessional Youth Worker

Minimum contracted hours: 4 hours per month
Location: Edinburgh, with occasional travel across the Central Belt
Rate of pay: National Living Wage

Who are we?

Deaf Action is a deaf-led charity, supporting and celebrating deaf people. We were established in 1835 and work with deaf people across Scotland and the South of England. Our work is geared towards empowering all deaf people to achieve their potential and fully participate in society, with equality of rights, access and opportunity.

You can find out more about us here.

About you

Sessional Youth Worker role applicants will ideally have experience of working with young people aged 10-18 in youth work and/or education environment. A youth work or community education related qualification, professional experience or minimum 2 years community-based experience is

Knowledge of the issues faced by deaf young people and British Sign Language proficiency are essential (minimum achievement of level 2 BSL or equivalent). You must be able to adapt to different communication preferences as our young people use a mix of BSL, English and SSE.

You will be available for some weekday evening and weekend activities, and to support daytime activities during school holidays. You will also be competent in using Microsoft Office, basic Maths, English and modern IT Skills
(e.g. Zoom, social media, smartphone/tablet use).

The ideal candidates will be fully committed to our values.

The role

The Sessional Youth Workers report directly to the Youth Service Coordinator and Assistant Youth Service Coordinator, supporting them to deliver activities linked with the service’s outcomes.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Planning and delivery of some small / medium scale trips, events or meet-ups (including in-person Saturday Club and online activities)
  •  Using creativity to produce and lead on activities designed to develop young people skills.
  •  Chaperoning activities and taking responsibility for groups of young people.
  •  Monitoring and evaluation data collection.
  •  Supporting the young people’s social skill and communication development.
  •  Ensure that relevant legislation and safeguards are implemented, including effective child protection practice.
  •  Staffing cover for illness or holidays.
What’s on offer?
  • Occupational pension scheme with employer contributions of 6%
  • 32 days leave pro rata (inc bank holidays) pro rata for part time
  • 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme provided by Health Assured
  • In-house Mental Health First Aiders
  • Access to the Cycle to Work Scheme and IT Voucher Scheme
  • Ongoing support for learning and development through our PDR process
  • BSL classes (if required)
  • Death in service benefit

To apply, please send your CV along with a covering letter, or BSL video explaining your experience, to

PVG checks will be requested. Applications welcome from all sections of the community.