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Young Carers Sessional Worker

  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1253
  • Published: Sun 21/07/2024, 1:10 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 24/07/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: GBP 25,854.00 per year
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed

Organisation: London Borough of Waltham Forest

Salary: SC1-£25,854 £26,238( pro-rata - 12 hours per week during term time additional hours available during holidays ( casual 0 hours contract)

Contract Type: Part time Casual

Working hours per week: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3pm - 9pm term time (additional hours available during school holidays)

Application Deadline: Wed 24/07/2024

Proposed Interview Date(s): 01/08/2024


About Us:

Bursting with culture, energy, and opportunity, the London Borough of Waltham Forest is a fantastic and exciting place to work.

We are a highly ambitious borough. Driven by culture and the innate creativity of our residents, we have developed new and innovative ways to build our communities. Our Council is relentlessly resident-focused, insight-led, digitally driven and commercially minded; a Council focused on meeting the needs of our existing and future residents.

London Borough of Waltham Forest is one of the Mayor of London's Good Work Standard employers. This accreditation is a proof of our commitment to creating a healthy, fair and inclusive workplace. This includes fair pay and conditions, workplace well-being, skills and progression and diversity and recruitment.

About the role:

Waltham Forest Children and Families Early Help is recruiting a sessional youth worker to be part of the Young Carers Programme.

The programme offers a number of respite activities and opportunities for young carers and their families. This includes regular club sessions, off-site activities, residential trips, workshops, accredited learning and development opportunities.

The sessional worker will be required to work as part of the programme team and closely with the youth worker in charge.

The sessional worker will be required to support delivery of sessions, supervise young carers, prepare light snacks and refreshments and lead groups. The sessions will be geared towards meeting the divisional priorities of being Safe, Well, Connected, Resilient and Independent. The post will also include assisting in the collection of young carers from their homes and providing support for the return journey. (Transport and driver will be arranged and provided by the service).

Additional work and hours may be available during term time and school holidays.

We are looking for people who have passion and drive to support children and young people, and more specifically young carers and their families in Waltham Forest.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about this role/ opportunity, then please contact satvinder.bhatt@walthamforest.gov.uk.

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Key Responsibilities:

Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Experience of working with children and young people, preferably young carers
  • Experience of supervising young people when traveling with buses, coaches or public transport
  • Awareness of the issues and needs of young carers and young adult carers
  • Excellent communication skills with young people in groups and one-to-one situations
  • Able to empathize and offer age-appropriate support
  • Experience of organising/ delivering of events, activities and regular groups (ideally for young people)
  • Team player - able to work as part of a team, including working with volunteers
  • Knowledge of the current rights of Young Carers and their families

  • Qualifications and Requirements:

    Level 1 certificate in Youth Work or other qualifications related to working with Children and Young People

    Terms and conditions:

    The below terms and conditions apply to this role:

    Satisfactory employment references and CIFAS identity checks;

    This role is subject to safer recruitment practices as it involves work with children and/ or vulnerable adults;

    Satisfactory DBS check;

    As a public authority, we must ensure that members of staff in public-facing roles are able to speak fluent English. This means that they must have a command of spoken English, with confidence and accuracy, sufficient for the effective performance of their role. This requirement does not refer to any particular English language qualifications, regional or international accents, dialects, speech impediments or the tone of conversations. It does not require staff to speak only in English.

    How to Apply:

    Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications online by pressing the 'Apply' button below. This includes a supporting statement that outlines to us how your skills and experience make you a good candidate for this vacancy.

    We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:

    Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

    To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy.

    We are keen to support employees to balance their working life with other commitments. Therefore, wherever possible, we will consider working arrangements that suit an individual's personal circumstances whilst still meeting the needs of the Council. If you would like to discuss the possible flexible working options that might be applicable to this role, please contact the person named below or feel free to discuss this during your interview.

    For more information on the benefits of working for the Council, please visit https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/find-jobs-and-other-opportunities/working-us.

    Contact Information:

    If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Satvinder Bhatt Young Carers Project Officer satvinder.bhatt@walthamforest.gov.uk

    If you have any technical issues when trying to apply for this post, please contact our Recruitment Team via email at recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk.

    The Council's preference is for online application. However, if you have a disability and are unable to complete an online application, please email recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk so we can arrange an alternative application method.

    Click here for further information on the Human Resources recruitment privacy notice.

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    • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
    • Reference: 1253
    • Published: Sun 21/07/2024, 1:10 AM
    • Closing on: Wed 24/07/2024, 1:00 AM
    • Working Pattern: Part Time
    • Hours: To be confirmed
    • Salary: GBP 25,854.00 per year
    • DBS Check: No
    • Location: To be confirmed