Young Carers Activities Worker – Coventry

Job Description: Lead on the planning, organisation, delivery and recording of young carers activities provided at the young carers youth club.

Job title:                          Young Carers Activities Worker
Reports to:                     Young Carers Services Manager
Salary:                              £17,316 pro rata
Hours:                             Up to 21 hours per week
Location:                       Coventry

Out of hours working may be required (including evening, weekend as well as some
day hours) for which time off in lieu can be taken.

Hours may vary from week to week dependant on the requirement of Young Carers.  Sessions take place during weekday, evenings, weekends and a set amount of time will be required to plan each activity session.
Adopt a person-centred approach to working with young carers and encourage empowerment

 

Specific Duties

  1. Work with young carers to determine a range of supportive cultural and leisure activities to provide a break from their caring role. These activities will predominately be based at the young carers’ city centre youth club
  2. Work with providers of cultural, leisure and other age-appropriate activities to ensure the needs of young carers are met
  3. Facilitate the provision of transport from the homes of young carers to activities
  4. Arrange for sitting services to enable young carers to participate in the activities organised, as required
  5. Ensure the provision of relevant information in an appropriate format for young carers
  6. Assist in mailing/texting/emailing information to young carers and promoting the work of the project
  7. Facilitate the involvement of young carers in all aspects of shaping and developing the activities provided
  8. Monitor and evaluate the work undertaken
  9. Identify relevant concerns, needs or issues affecting the participation of young carers in activities and ensure these are communicated to relevant people. Work with the rest of the Young Carers Team.

General Requirements

  1. To carry out the duties of the post at all times in accordance with Health & Safety at Work Act, Equal Opportunities policy, and all other policies and procedures of Carers Trust Heart of England
  2. The ability to work within specified guidelines and to work to deadlines
  3. Able to work unsupervised and on own initiative under the general directive of line manager
  4. To be able to work flexibly to cover emergency situations
  5. To carry out other reasonable and necessary duties as requested by the Line Manager/Chief Executive to meet the requirements of the organisation
  6. Supervision and training will be given.

Please note: due to the sensitive nature of Carers Trust Heart of England’s work the post holder must be mindful of the need for confidentiality.  This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS check and appropriate references being taken. Carers Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from candidates with the relevant experience.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Qualifications
Youth work qualification
Training in anti-discriminatory ways of working

Knowledge
Understanding of, and sensitive approach towards, the situation, needs and challenges faced by young carers.
Understanding of the legal implications of working with young people, including confidentiality and child protection.
Specific needs of young carers
Issues relating to disability and long-term illness

Experience
Working with young people
Working with young carers
Working on a one to one basis with young people
Planning, managing and delivering youth activities
Listening to and offering support to young people
Risk management
Developing methods to monitor outcomes

Skills and Abilities
Effective communication skills
Coping with distressing situations
Able to work on own initiative and as part of a team
Dependable and trustworthy
Managing a varied workload efficiently and effectively
Working flexibly and innovatively
Effective planning and organisation

To apply please download the application form below.
For any further information please contact Mandy Minton on 024 7610 1040 ext 507

Application closing date: Friday 18th May Midnight