Young Carers Support Worker at Youth Action Wiltshire

Youth Action Wiltshire are looking for a dedicated and experienced individual to join our Young Carers Service as part of our successful youth arm, Youth Action Wiltshire. They are seeking to recruit a well organised and motivated individual who is dedicated to the personal development of young people through the provision of 1:1 support, advocacy and positive activities.

Hours: 36.5 hrs per week, including regular evening, weekend and school holiday work
Salary: £23,935 gross per annum plus 7% employers pension contribution
Location: Office base in Devizes, county wide programme delivery including 1:1 outreach.
Supervisor: Service Development and Splash Manager

The role focusses on providing practical and emotional support for Young Carers in Wiltshire aged 5-18 years. The post holder will be required to work with young people, understand their individual needs and develop a positive trust-based relationship with them and support them throughout their ‘journey’ with the Youth Action Wiltshire service.

Ideally, you will have a relevant youth work qualification and/or two years of experience in delivering youth work and positive activities. You will hold a valid UK driving licence and will be prepared to drive a minibus and transport young people to and from activities and 1:1 meetings. There will be a need for regular evening, weekend and school holiday working.

Due to the nature of the work, you will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.

If you would like to find out more about this position, please contact Steve Crawley, Head of Youth Action Wiltshire on 01380 729813 or steve@youthactionwiltshire.org

Closing date: Midday on Monday 29th March 2021

Interviews: w/c 5th April 2021

To download a job description, person specification and an application form for this post, please visit https://www.communityfirst.org.uk/vacancies. CVs, with a covering letter describing why you are applying and how your skills relate to the role, will also be considered.

Please send applications to Bernadette Lowe, Business Support Manager, at blowe@communityfirst.org.uk

Community First is an equal opportunities employer.

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