Support Worker - Young Carers

Resourcing Group Futures
£9.00 - £12.00 per hour
12 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Our client, a Children's Charity are looking to recruit a Support Worker for their Young Carers Service in Dudley. This position is on a temporary basis for 3 months, working 3 days per week (18.5 hours) Car Driver is essential €' Overview of the role To develop and maintain effective partnership working with young carers, their parents and other agencies with a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and working to assess, provide or co-ordinate support to young carers experiencing complex and multiple issues. To facilitate and deliver support and interventions which improve the young carers personal, social and educational development To promote equality and the interests and welfare of young carers, achieving improved outcomes for the young carers and their families. To maintain competent and ethical practice in the provision of the young carers service, supporting families experiencing complex and multiple issues. Knowledge Professional experience of engaging with and supporting vulnerable children and young people Experience of facilitating group sessions and running targeted programmes for children and young people Practical experience in identifying innovative ways to engage with hard to reach children, young people and their families Experience of working in within a multi-agency team, interagency settings and the CAF/TAC process Experience of using data bases for recording, maintaining monitoring and retrieving information. A working knowledge and demonstrable understanding of: The Children Acts of 1989 and 2004 and United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Child protection and safeguarding issues, including Safeguarding and Child Protection policies, procedures and systems Knowledge of young carers and the impact on them from issues such as substance misuse, parental mental health and ill health An Outcomes based approach to measuring performance and its application in services for young people Lone Working best practice. The Data Protection act in relation to working with children and young people and multi-agency working. Equal opportunity and diversity in assessing and responding to the needs of young carers and their families Skills Good active listening skills An ability to liaise and communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) with a wide range of people including colleagues, parents, children, young people and professionals IT skills and€' ability to use outlook, word, recording information on a database Able to work co-operatively with other professionals, advocating to other agencies on behalf of service users Able to organise workload and respond to unplanned demands Demonstrably accurate, methodical and neat in ways of working Proficient time management skills Skills in collating and sharing data Other relevant Information Car driver with access to vehicle for business purposes Regular travel within the service area Requires lone working within the companies policies and procedures Occasional national and regional travel Flexible approach to working hours; There are two evening sessions per month, one on a Monday and the other is on a Thursday â€' 6pm to 8pm Enhanced DBS and Car Driver is essential Resourcing Group is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. This job was originally posted as

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