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Young Carers'' Senior Practitioner

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Operations, Admin & Support, General

  • Job type:

    Temporary

  • Salary:

    £14.95 - 14.95 per hour

  • Contact :

    sekai.lindsay@harrishill.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7307

  • Job ref:

    HQ00042535

  • Published:

    6 days ago

  • Duration:

    2 Months, 2 Weeks

  • Consultant:

    Sekai Lindsay

I am delighted to be working alongside an amazing support charity in search of a part time (15 hours a week) Young Carers' Senior Practitioner. Reporting to the Young Carers Project Manager your role will be to confidently assess young people referred into the service, using recognised tools to explore their caring role and associated impacts on health and wellbeing whist taking into account the needs of the wider family.
Main duties:
To ensure service users receive co-ordinated, multi-disciplinary support by contributing to multi-agency planning around individual young carers' needs and work closely in partnership with other relevant agencies assisting service users to access, build and maintain effective relationships with them.
To allocate personal budgets for up to 42 young carers per annum, supporting them to identify appropriate activity options, facilitating payment and working creatively with local providers to ensure maximum value for money.
To promote independence and support engagement with activities purchased, supporting young carers with travel where necessary or identifying support within the wider family or professional network.
To develop a solid knowledge of and relationship with local leisure, sport and special interest facilities suitable for young carers.
To identify key stakeholders across the borough and engage them with the needs of young carers via outreach offer: delivering bespoke awareness sessions, training workshops and offering consultation with the aim of increasing identification and support for young carers locally.
To lead in facilitating universal services' awareness development of Young Carers' needs, and support the increase of their capacity to provide services for Young Carers or that are inclusive of Young Carers.
Safeguard and promote the welfare of all children, and the voice of the child, in collaboration with statutory and voluntary agencies at all times and in all areas of your work.
To maintain an excellent understanding of safeguarding and comply with procedures for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.
To independently and confidently set up and maintain evaluation systems, including outcome tools relevant to young carers and their families. In addition, maintain a range of IT and paper systems, ensuring all work and data are continually maintained to a high professional standard and within required timescales and ensure that all monitoring data is accessible by management at all times.
To provide quarterly, high quality, comprehensive, outcome focussed reports detailing the progress of the service.

If you have the above skills and experience and are immediately available, please apply online today!