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Exciting opportunities exist to join an award winning organisation at the forefront of developing support services with and for young carers.

Young Carers Key Worker

30 hours per week:   GYC Salary Scale Pt 26 – 29, £24,799 – £26,999 pro rata

Permanent contract subject to continued funding.

The successful candidate will be responsible, taking a whole family approach, for undertaking assessment visits with young carers and their families in order to identify their needs and develop a support plan. You will work directly with young carers to achieve positive outcomes delivering a minimum of two weekly term time respite/activity groups in various localities across the county (currently Cheltenham and Cotswolds) and contributing to well-being groups.  You will also be involved in organising and delivering a programme of activity breaks for young carers across the county and providing one to one support to young carers as appropriate.

We are looking for an experienced professional with proven ability in communicating sensitively with children, young people and their families and in organising group activities.  You will hold a relevant qualification (Level 3) within Youth Work/Education/Social Care/Health. You will have excellent organisational skills and be proficient in the use of IT.  You will need to be available for regular evening and occasional weekend work.  

You will represent GYC in a manner consistent with the highest professional standards reflecting GYC’s commitment to diversity and equality of opportunity and follow national and local policy in relation to safeguarding at all times.

For further information please call Karen James 07592 794504 or Laura Ritchings on 07773 331889.

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Closing Date    Monday, 9th November 2020 midnight

Interviews      Wednesday, 18th November 2020

NB: We will shortly be advertising a 7 hour post which the successful candidate could apply for to create a full-time position

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