Youth Development Lead

full-time, 36 hours per week
Astolat, Burpham, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7HL

About the role

£34,138 per annum based on 36 hours per week

Our young carers team are commissioned by statutory services to provide one-to-one support and opportunities for time out and fun to children and young people across Surrey.

This role is specifically tasked with supporting young carers aged between 14 and 17.  We are looking for an adaptable and confident practitioner with the key skills to support young people to have fairer futures and reach their full potential.

As this is a new role, you must have the ambition and energy to scope, design and implement an exciting program which effectively engages with this age group.

Key responsibilities

  • To motivate, encourage and lead groups of young people.
  • To design and evaluate impact of sessions within allocated budget.
  • To work 1:1 with young carers through assessing and reviewing their needs, providing advocacy and signposting.
  • To network and represent SYC with stakeholders and doners.
  • To ensure the voice of carers informs service delivery.
  • To help the organisation work to achieving quarterly KPI’s, as set by our commissioners.
  • To provide data, case studies and inform policies and procedures that support the aims of the charity.

About you

  • You will be a confident practitioner with a clear communication style and have the skills to effectively lead and motivate young people.
  • You will be able to work on your own initiative.
  • You will have a proven professional experience of working with children, young people and families.
  • You will have a systematic approach to your work, particularly with monitoring, recording and managing outcomes for young carers.
  • You will have experience of recording service user information on databases and have confidence in using a range software packages.
  • You will have had a proven work history in managing safeguarding concerns and have a good understanding of data protection legislation.

Young Carers are available during evenings, weekends and the school holiday period.  You must have the flexibility to run activities during times that are most convenient to young people.

This role involves hybrid working, between home our offices in Burpham, Guildford. There is free parking on site.  Your work will also include visiting schools and colleges, youth centres, activity centres and other locations throughout Surrey.

We are committed safeguarding and protecting all children, young people and vulnerable adults.  As part of this commitment we implement robust recruitment practices, including reference and enhanced DBS checks.

About us

Action for Carers Surrey has a vision ‘that every unpaid carer in Surrey is heard, valued and supported.’ We are a committed, local charity determined to make a difference to young and adult carers across Surrey.

Our values are Focus, Inclusion, Respect and Excellence.  By keeping to our values, we are able to provide an innovative, high quality and compassionate service to carers in every community in Surrey, making a real difference to their wellbeing.

We offer our staff a friendly, supportive, flexible workplace and are committed to welcoming applicants from a wide range of backgrounds as well as supporting staff who have their own caring responsibilities. To this end, we offer staff a weeks paid carers leave.  We also provide a generous holiday entitlement, starting at 28 days plus bank holidays, an employee assistance programme, pension and opportunities for development and training.

To apply

We may start the interview process prior to the closing date, so don’t delay, complete an Application Form and return it to [email protected].

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss the role further, please contact us by emailing [email protected].

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