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Be Free Young Carers
OX11, Didcot
£22,296.56 (pro rata £19,026.48) per annum, paid monthly in arrears
Help Support Young Carers in Oxfordshire, make a difference to their lives
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OX11, Didcot
£22,296.56 (pro rata £19,026.48) per annum, paid monthly in arrears
Contract, Part-time
Job description

Be Free Young Carers is an amazing charity that improves the quality of life and the mental wellbeing of young carers living in the South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse Districts. It is the only specialist charity supporting young carers in Oxfordshire.

We wish to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic and outgoing Young Carers Support Worker, who, working directly with young carers, will provide emotional support and plan and deliver a varied programme of social activities and trips, 

You will:

  • engage with young carers, providing support and advice specifically for young carers, liaising with families, other organisations and agencies as necessary;
  • planning and managing a programme of social activities, trips and training

Using your excellent organisation and communication skills, this is a varied and exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual who enjoys working with young people.

Appointment is subject to the outcome of a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Enhanced Disclosure check and satisfactory references.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide one-to-one support for Young Carers, liaising with other agencies to help ensure the best outcomes for Young Carers;
  • Support Young Carers and their families to access appropriate support services;
  • Organise, promote and lead trips, outings and activities, which are child and young people centred, for groups of Young Carers;
  • Contribute towards awareness raising events and activities to increase the identification and support of Young Carers, including liaison with Schools and sports clubs;
  • Liaise and work with colleagues to empower Young Carers and their families;
  • Play a role in the assessment of Young Carers as part of the Common Assessment Framework (CAF), Team around the Child (TAC), Young Carers assessments, and assessments carried out by other professionals;
  • Develop the active participation of Young Carers, enabling their voice to be heard;
  • Record all casework contact information and ensure that all appropriate consent forms, MACA/PANOC assessments, Baseline Forms, and other required information and administration is completed and recorded for all Young Carers.

Access to your own transport and a clean driving licence are essential as the post is based in Didcot and currently covers South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse Districts.

Working for Be Free Young Carers

  • Flexible working hours
  • Free on site parking
  • The opportunity for home working
  • Regular public transport to Oxford, Abingdon, Didcot and Wantage close by
  • “Time off in lieu" for any evening/weekend work with prior agreement by the Director.
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Be Free Young Carers - Service Leaflet (.pdf)
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BE FREE YC is a South Oxfordshire based charity dedicated to improving the lives and well being of young carers.

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Refreshed on: 14 October 2019
Closing date: 16 October 2019
Tags: Support Worker,Social Work

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