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Young Adult Carers Support Worker - Carers Bucks

  • Location: Countywide
  • Ref: FS10798
  • Closing date: 27th September 2019
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working hours: Part Time
  • Salary: See advert for detail

Overview

Salary:  £8,509 to £9,017

Hours: 15 hours per week

Location:  South of Buckinghamshire

Team:  Young Carer and Young Adult Carers Support Team

Responsible To:   Young Carers and Young Adult Carers Team Lead   

The Young Adult Carers Support Worker’s main task is to assess Young Adult Carers (YACs) needs and identify the level of support they need from our services or other services in the county.

 

About Us

Carers Bucks is an independent charity established in 2004 to support the wellbeing of unpaid carers in Buckinghamshire. We are part of the Carers Trust Network, which has Carers Centres around the UK. Our main office is in Aylesbury and we work closely with our sister charity Carers Milton Keynes.

Website: https://www.carersbucks.org/

About the role

The YAC Support Worker will either refer to our in house programme of one to one support, small targeted group work courses and social skills groups or they will refer and signpost to other appropriate support services.

The YACs Support Worker with a team of part-time staff and volunteers will deliver a local service of one to one support including Colleges/University drop-ins, targeted group work, courses and social skills groups.  

YAC Support Workers will identify and assist previously unidentified carers in a variety of settings including colleges, the community, social services, and GP surgeries.

About you

Qualifications and Experience

At least two years’ experience of working with young people from 16-25 years old (E)

Experience of working with YAC (D)

A full driving licence and access to own transport (E)

Experience of working with health and social care professionals (D)

Knowledge and Understanding

A clear understanding of the issues affecting YACs and their support needs (E)

Understanding of the needs of YACs and of the issues around access / barriers to services (D)

Demonstration of a commitment to equality and diversity (E)

Ability to understand Children’s and Adult’s Safeguarding policies (D)

A good level of knowledge and understanding about developments children and young people’s services in Buckinghamshire (D)

Please see attachment below for more information. 

Other Information

Candidates will need to fill in our application form which can be downloaded from our website: www.carersbucks.org/get-involved-2/jobs. 

Please send application forms back to Carers Bucks.

Address: Carers Bucks, Ardenham Court, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8HT

Tel: 0300 777 2722 

Email: mail@carersbucks.org

Closing date: 27th September.

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