Young Carers Project Worker
Ref no: 2714-3379
Salary: Band 5: £19,619 - £21,256 p.a. pro rata (£1,590 - £1,723 for 3 hours per week)
3 hours weekly- all year
3 posts available:
Monday 6-9 working with young people over 14 years old
Wednesday 4.30-7.30 Working with young people over 8 years
Saturday 9.45-12.45 Working with young people from 8 years to 14 years
PLEASE CLEARLY STATE IN YOUR APPLICATION WHICH POST & HOURS YOU ARE APPLYING FOR.
There may also be Casual hours available (as and when required on various days and times)
Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
It is also committed to promoting quality childcare across the City that works to improve outcomes for children.
DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
Every post is subject to PCC and Portsmouth Safeguarding Children’s Board safer recruitment procedures.
Portsmouth City Council
At Portsmouth City Council we're all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.
With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority's main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.
Your New Role
You will work alongside and assist the Co-ordinator, Project Workers and Volunteers in ensuring the smooth running of the group / activities.
You will assist in delivery of activity sessions for Young Carers aged between 5 to 18 years (age depending on activity) and you will need to have the ability to establish effective relationships with Young People; whilst ensuring a safe, friendly, relaxed environment.
You will need to assist with keeping a record of the young carers attendance for evaluation purposes and keep the co-ordinator informed of any issues/developments concerning the group and work with the co-ordinator when appropriate for planning etc. To participate in supervision as required by the line manager.
What you'll need to succeed
You will have experience of working with Young People in a playscheme or Youth Work setting and be aware of the issues surrounding Young Carers and their needs.
What you'll get in return
As well as highly competitive pay you'll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.