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Young Carers Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,000
  • To be based between South East and South West Carers Centres
  • Closing 12th July 2019

  • Advertised from 25th June 2019
  • 35 hours per week


We are looking to appoint 3 experienced and highly motivated individuals to join our team.

The focus for these posts will be working with adult and young carers in the community to provide support to carers and young carers.

Applicants must have an understanding of and commitment to the needs of carers, have excellent written and oral communication skills, have experience of developing support plans, an information and advice service, and have a knowledge and understanding of the policy drivers for unpaid carers, especially in relation to the change fund agenda. An understanding of the welfare benefits system and a valid driving licence is desirable.

The young carers development worker post will provide a coordinated approach to working with a wide range of services young carers and their families which will reduce caring responsibilities. Services will be delivered via a range of methods including one to one support, family supports and appropriate groupwork activities, ensuring Young Carers have access to the same social, recreational and educational opportunities as other young people without caring responsibilities. This will include working in partnership with a range of statutory, voluntary and community organisations.

Application notes

Job Descriptions and Application Forms are available to download below or directly from:

The Dixon Community

South East Carers Centre

656 Cathcart Road

Glasgow G42 8AA

Tel 0141 423 0728

Closing date for the return of completed applications is 12 noon on Friday 12th July Please note that CVs alone will NOT be considered.

NB: If selected for the position we will check your details with the Central Registered Body in Scotland, which is the designated body for providing PVG checks for voluntary sector staff and volunteers.