Young Carer Support Worker – 22 hours per week

Young Carer Support Worker – 22 hours per week
Fixed term contract to 31st March 2020

Salary Scale: £21,962 – £22,658 per annum pro rata (NJC SCP 24 – 25)

We are seeking to recruit an energetic, highly motivated and organised individual with experience of community outreach work to join our friendly dedicated team working with and for young carers across York.

The post holder will be expected to work flexibly directly responding to the needs of young carers, providing a range of information, advice and activities alongside regular 1:1 sessions supporting the most vulnerable young carers.  The successful applicant will be required to evidence their work through effective report writing and case management.

Working within the boundaries of confidentiality, it will be essential to work effectively and engage sensitively with children and young people aged 5 – 18 years.  Alongside an excellent understanding and awareness of the needs of young carers and their families, the successful applicant will be used to liaising with voluntary and statutory agencies, including  developing relationships with schools, and engaging with clients in a variety of service delivery settings.

We are looking for an individual with excellent communication skills who can use their creativity to provide a variety of initiatives which ensure young carers have fun, develop healthy networks and develop their voice through active participation thereby effecting positive change. Applicants should hold a professional relevant qualification (youth and community work, child care, teaching, health or social care) and be able to demonstrate their working knowledge of National Occupational Standards for Youth Work (NOS).

The position involves working some evenings, occasional weekends and during school holidays.  The Young Carer Support Worker will be required to provide transport/escort children and young people where necessary and appropriate. A full clean driving licence and access to a car for work is essential.

 

We offer a supportive working environment with learning and development opportunities, 29 days holiday per year plus public holidays, reduced pro rata, and a contributory pension scheme.

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Closing date:           Monday 28 January – midnight

Interview date:        Tuesday 5 February

 

Application packs can be downloaded below.

For an application pack by post please phone 01904 715490 or email enquiries@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk

We do not accept CVs.

 

For an informal discussion about this position please contact Amy Copeland on 01904 715490 or email amy.copeland@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk

 

Please note, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified (applicants selected for interview will be notified by email on or before Thursday 31st January).