Salary Scale: £25,295 – £26,317 per annum pro rata (NJC SCP 20-22)
York Carers Centre is an independent charity that helps unpaid carers in York access the support they need. We are seeking to recruit an energetic, highly motivated and organised individual to lead a dedicated team working with and for young carers across York. Considerable experience in working with and supporting vulnerable young people is essential.
With responsibility for the day-to-day management and delivery of the Young Carer Service in line with contract requirements, the post-holder will ensure young carers are identified and recognised and have access to a range of emotional and practical support according to their specific needs.
This position requires an effective communicator with drive and enthusiasm, proven leadership skills, management and supervisory experience and a professional confident approach. Working within the boundaries of confidentiality, it will be essential to work effectively and engage sensitively with children and young people aged 5 – 18 years. Alongside an excellent understanding and awareness of the needs of young carers and their families, the successful applicant will have experience of liaising with voluntary and statutory agencies and engaging with clients in a variety of service delivery settings.
We are looking for an individual who can organise and deliver creative initiatives which ensure young carers have fun, develop healthy networks and develop their voice through active participation thereby effecting positive change. Applicants should hold a professional relevant qualification (youth and community work, child care, teaching, health or social care) and be able to demonstrate their knowledge of National Occupational Standards for Youth Work (NOS).
The post holder will have good presentation skills and experience of identifying funding and providing monitoring and progress reports.
This position involves flexible working including evening and occasional weekends. Travel throughout the York area will be required and a full clean driving licence and access to a car for work is essential.
We offer a supportive working environment with learning and development opportunities, 29 days holiday per year plus public holidays, reduced pro rata, and a contributory pension scheme.
The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Closing date: Tuesday 28th January 2020 – Midnight
Interview date: Friday 7th February 2020
Application packs can be found on our website www.yorkcarerscentre.co.uk
For an application pack by post or to discuss this vacancy please phone 01904 715490 or email firstname.lastname@example.org We do not accept CV’s.
Please note only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified.