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Young Carers Project Worker – Cheshire East – £19,500 pro rata

Based in Congleton (home working were appropriate) – Covering Cheshire East

Salary range: £19,500 pro rata -22.5 Hours per week (Fixed Term Contract for 12 Months) Best Company Logos

Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to feel the hours you put in changes lives? Do you see the potential in young people? If you do, then this new role is the job you are looking for – a job to be proud of!

We are looking to recruit a self-motivated, energetic, confident and innovative project worker to support the development of our young carers project in Cheshire East. The project will support young carers aged 8-18 living in Cheshire East who help care for members of their own family.

Here in the young carers team we strive to build up, encourage and motivate young carers in their personal development and along their emotional health and wellbeing journey. Life can be tough on young cares and we have an opportunity to build up their resilience through 1:1 interventions, support groups, workshops and trips out to just blow off steam and have a laugh. We want to support young carers to build their resilience for whatever life stands before them.

A blended delivery will aim to meet the needs of our young carers, making use of familiar technologies, community spaces, offices and the great outdoors delivering group or one-one activities. There is an opportunity to put your stamp on the ‘tone’ of the services with creative thinking being a key part of how you will approach the project planning. It needs to be in line with what young people are interested in and you need to be able to motivate and encourage young people to get involved.

Job Description -Young Carers Project Worker 2021

We value diversity in our workforce and encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Registered charity number 1075268

Closing Date: 10 September 2021

Interview Date:  13 September 2021

Join our friendly team who are proud to deliver quality care.

We are CQC rated ‘Good’ in all of our locations. 


About You

About You
Experience of working with young carers or young people
Able to plan & deliver activities online or face to face
Creative approach to online tools, resources & how best to engage young people virtually
Experience of supporting young people in 1:1's to improve their outcomes
Experience of partnership working
Excellent organisation and communication skills
Relevant experience and or qualifications
Excellent IT skills
A (manual) driving licence and access to a car are essential for this role
Willing to work evenings & occasional weekends
Independent, motivated and able to work on your own

We Offer

We Offer
Job satisfaction! The chance to make a real, long lasting difference to lives of young carers
Mileage allowance 45p
24 days holiday, plus bank holidays (Full time equivalent)
Company contribution to your workplace pension
High quality training & career development opportunities

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    For more information please call 0330 323 1990 or email jobs@crossroadstogether.org.uk

    We value diversity in our workforce and encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

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