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Young Carers in Schools Worker

Employer: Family Action

  • Reference: FAH/17/40533
  • Published on: Tue 08/08/2017 11:43 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 21/08/2017 10:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Flexible Hours, Part Time, Temporary
  • Hours: 21 hours per week.
  • Salary: £22,167 - £24,416
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Newham

Newham Young Carers Schools’ worker

£22,167 to £24,416 Pro-rata, inclusive of Outer London Weighting 21hrs per week; fixed term 12 month contract until 31st August 2018

Family Action’s Newham Young Carers’ Service is here to help and support Young Carers and their families. Using ‘Think Family’ principles we aim to ensure that young carers are not disadvantaged by their caring responsibilities and have the best opportunity of achieving their full potential. The role will be based in two pilot secondary schools in Newham and involves working in partnership with schools to raise awareness and identification of young carers in school. To support and train school staff in identifying a young carers lead, introducing a young carer’s policy and practice and developing mechanisms to identify and support young carers and reduce negative outcomes.

You will be responsible for establishing, developing and delivering this brand new pilot service in two secondary schools. You will deliver individual and small group work to students in schools as part of raising awareness and identification of young carers in schools. You will establish excellent working relationships with your designated pilot schools in order to facilitate successful interventions with young carers and their families. Working in partnership to embed good practice for young carers identification and support, including ensuring schools sign up to Young Carers Card scheme and School’s charter. You will be responsible for ensuring that the service is in line with Family Action safeguarding minimum standards and case manage any client safeguarding issues.

Preferably you will have a degree or equivalent qualification in relevant subject, such as: health, social care, education, psychology or psychotherapy. You will have Young Carers, Family support or children and young people related work experience and excellent practice skills in working with children and young people. An ability to plan and deliver support for children and young people that promotes their personal development, self-esteem, resilience and learning outcomes.

We are forward looking, ambitious and with a commitment to continuous improvement. We are a people focused, can-do organisation, which strives for excellence in all we do and operate with mutual respect. If you share these values and behaviours and have the necessary skills then we look forward to hearing from you.

Appointments are subject to Family Action receiving an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service that we consider acceptable.

For an application pack and further information, please visit

Closing date: 21 .08.17 10am . Interview date: 24.08.17

Family Action offers good working conditions, a comprehensive training programme and a Group Personal Pension Scheme (GPPS). We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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