Young Carers Worker
Hours: 29.6 per week
Salary: Salary scale NJC 17 – 20 (£24,920 to £26,446 FTE) (Pro rata - £19,936 to £21,157)
Do you want to make a real difference to the lives of young carers?
Are you committed to empowering children and young people to fulfil their potential?
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to work with young carers to empower and enable them to fulfil their potential and achieve positive outcomes. Newcastle Carers supports young people aged 5 – 25 who help care for someone. As a Young Carers Worker, this role will have an emphasis on working with young carers aged between 5 – 15 years, and their families, to carry out a needs assessment which will identify support needs and inform an action plan. The role involves holding a caseload of young people who you will be working with using an outcome-focused approach. You will encourage young people to have their voice heard in different and creative ways.
This is a brilliant opportunity to use your skills in a rewarding role which will make a positive difference.
You will be a self-motivated person who has experience working with children and young people who will have needs ranging from low-level to complex. You will be able to build trusting relationships to ensure that both young people and their families receive integrated and multi-agency support.
About Newcastle Carers
Newcastle Carers is an independent charity supporting adults, children and young people who care for someone living in Newcastle. We provide a range of practical services and holistic support and believe every carer should be able to access professional support, information and guidance.
Young people who have caring responsibilities deserve the same opportunities as their peers. At Newcastle Carers we want to ensure that children and young people are protected from inappropriate caring roles and have timely support in place to make healthy choices and have the best start in life.
We offer our employees a range of benefits and support
You will work part of a supportive and committed team, striving to make a difference to the lives of carers. We are committed to addressing the health issues of our staff and have recently been awarded the ‘Better Health at Work’ Gold Award. We are also committed to promoting the wellbeing of our staff through the Mindful Employer Charter. We can also offer you:
- An inclusive and values-based environment
- Flexible working
- Workplace pension scheme
- Training and development opportunities
To apply and for more information:
If you would like to discuss the role further, please call Newcastle Carers on 0191 2755060 to speak to the Young Carers Manager.
CVs will not be accepted.
Closing date: Monday 4th July
Interview date: Tuesday 12th July
Newcastle Carers is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.