Positive Activities Worker - Young Carers

Recruiter
Reed Specialist Recruitment
Location
Southend-on-Sea, Essex
Salary
23398.0000
Posted
17 Jul 2017
Closes
15 Aug 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A great opportunity is being offered to join Southend-on-Sea Borough Council in the Integrated Youth Service as a Positive Activities Worker - specially helping Young Carers.
This vacancy will help to deliver and develop the Young Carers work for Early Help Family Support & Youth Offending Service into the future, to ensure Young Carers are receiving a good high quality service. Please read on for more information about this role. 

You will work with other organisations within the borough e.g. schools, social care and voluntary organisations to support and deliver services to young carers age 5-18 years.
You will ensure all young carers referrals are made through the Early Help Family Support & Youth Offending Service Single Front Door, and to monitor and keep up to date information regarding Young Carers. This is a role that will offer you the chance to engage with young carers and provide centre based activities for them as well as working on an outreach basis to help support them. Most of this work will take place in evenings and weekends. 

In order to be considered for this role you must be able to demonstrate work experience with young people, and young carers of vulnerable children. You must be qualified to PCEP Level or have equivalent experience. You will need knowledge of the appropriate Care Act and the issues affecting Young Carers. A previous history is Key Work, Social Work or Family Work would support your application. 

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check. The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

If you are interested in this role and would like a full job description, please do not hesitate to contact us at southend.bc@reedglobal.com.

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