Senior Young Carers Development Officer - Bristol

£26,507 - £27,343 yearly
  • Carers Support Centre
  • Fishponds, Bristol, UK
  • 16 Sep, 2020
Permanent Nonprofit-Social Services Other

Job Description

Senior Young Carers Development Officer – Bristol

30 hours per week  £26,507 - £27,343 FTE

 Carers Support Centre (CSC) - Bristol and South Gloucestershire provides a wide range of information, advice and support services for unpaid adult and young carers. Our Young Carers Service provides help and support to children and young people aged 8-18, their families, and professionals working with young carers.

Young carers are children and young people who look after someone in their family who has a disability, a long-term illness, or is affected by mental ill health or substance misuse. Young carers may look after parents, care for a brother or sister, or another family member.

We currently have a vacancy in our dynamic, creative and supportive Young Carers team, working to ensure that young carers are identified, have access to appropriate support and fulfil their potential.

The successful candidate will improve the health, well-being and safeguard the interests of young carers adversely affected by their caring roles for family members in the Bristol area by: 

  • providing individual tailored 1:1 support and advocacy
  • taking a ‘whole family approach’ to delivering high-quality, effective and well-managed casework
  • responding to referrals and carrying out statutory assessments
  • managing the Bristol Keyworker team, sessional workers and student social workers

 If you would like to know more about this role, please call Kama McKenzie Young Carers Service Manager on 07821258383 for further information.

 Applications for this role, can only be made via an application form, which can be found on our website along with a job description & person specification and a copy of our employee benefits (CV’s not accepted)

Closing date: 5th October 2020 @ 12 noon

Interview date: 14th October 2020

Registered Charity Number: 1063226

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and our workplace is free of barriers and fully accessible for people with disabilities. We are committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults; from recruitment of staff through to supporting our team working with families and carers in crisis



30 hours per week (including some weekends and evenings)