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Young Adult Carers Support Worker

Community First is a dynamic charity committed to supporting communities across Wiltshire and Swindon. Our team goes the extra mile to create brighter futures for those living and working in the county. Putting people first is at the heart of everything we do.

Community First is working in partnership with Age UK Wiltshire, Alzheimer’s Support, Wiltshire Service Users Network, Citizens Advice Wiltshire and Wessex Community Action, under the umbrella, ‘Carers Together Wiltshire’. This partnership allows us to provide tailored support to the thousands of individuals across Wiltshire identified as a carer.

Hours: 36.5 hrs per week – may also include occasional evening and weekend work.

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £26,556 gross per annum plus 7% employers pension contribution.        

Location: Offices located in Devizes and Swindon with programme delivery throughout Swindon, including 1:1 outreach

The role will provide holistic support for Wiltshire young adult carers aged 16-25 years, which enables them to tackle the challenges that they face due to their caring roles, resulting in safe and effective coping strategies, increased confidence and skills, and lessened isolation.

The role will work closely with Youth Action Wiltshire’s young carers team and the Carers Together Wiltshire Partnership to provide high quality support for young adult carers.   

You will have experience of successfully delivering one to one and group work support, be creative, adaptable, with strong inter-personal skills and able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

The role will include regular evening, weekend and school holiday working.

Community First follows Safer Recruitment polices. Due to the nature of the work, this role is subject to an Enhanced DBS, along with relevant background checks, references, a probationary period, and completion of mandatory training requirements.

If you would like to find out more about this position, please contact Steve Crawley Head of Youth Action Wiltshire Email: steve@youthactionwiltshire.org or phone: 01380 729183 or 07818077764.           

                    Closing date:  Monday the 3rd of June 2024 at 10am

     

Please send completed application forms to Nicky Theobald, Premises and Business Support Manager at ntheobald@communityfirst.org.uk. The application form can be found on our website at: www.communityfirst.org.uk/vacancies.

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