Youth Worker – Cheshire West – 6 Month Temporary Contract

Young Carers – Youth Worker

Please note that this vacancy is for a 6 month temporary role

37 Hours Per Week Monday – Friday with some expectation to work evenings and weekends to meet the needs of the service. There will be a need to be flexible, in order to meet the needs of the carers receiving support and may involve evening and weekend working.

Salary: £21,500 

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 Youth Worker to support young carers aged 6-18 living in the Cheshire West location.

The Youth Worker will work in local communities to support and identify unpaid young carers and ensure that the service delivered meets the needs of young carers and is an efficient and effective use of the resources available to the organisation and the budget.

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 1:1 activities. You will be working with the current practitioners, taking the lead on session design, sourcing resources and materials and leading the sessions each week.

The Youth Worker will need to proactively support and provide information and advice to help young carers reach their full potential. Offer and facilitate 1:1s, activity support to reduce the impact of caring, improve health and wellbeing and build resilience.

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About You

About You
Experience working in the youth, community, education or voluntary sector
Experience of providing individualised 1:1 support to children and young people, including sensitively discussing and gathering information
Experience in planning and organising group activities to meet the needs of the contract
A relevant qualification to the role in Youth, Education or Social Work

We Offer

We Offer
Competitive annual salary
Job satisfaction! The chance to make a real, long lasting difference to lives of young carers
Work mobile phone, equipped with work email with access to your own online roster
Company contribution to your workplace pension
Blue Light Discount Card
Free enhanced DBS check

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