Siblings and Young Carers Assistant

Reference number: 46457

Title: Siblings and Young Carers Assistant

Location: Bristol (remote with access to hot desks)

Salary: £19,903 pro rata

Hours: 22.5/30/37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Friday 10 December 2021

Interview date: To be confirmed

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

About the role

Sense are looking for a Siblings and Young Carers Project Assistant to support with the delivery of a high-quality, child-led service for children and young people who have a disabled family member. This role is available either as full time or part time post (22.5 hours/30 hours/ 37.5 hours)– you will be home-based but will have access to the hot desks at Sense Woodside Centre.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing project and support the delivery of an impactful service to children and young people across the country. You will work with the project co-ordinator and volunteers to support and enable siblings and young carers to improve their wellbeing, gain confidence and build friendships with other young carers, by accessing and enjoying virtual leisure and wellbeing opportunities that they are interested in. As we look to develop the project you will help to support children and young people to access regional siblings and young carers groups, day events and potentially residentials.

Our ideal candidate will be proactive, and solution focussed, with the ability to engage and support children and young people in a wide variety of activities, utilizing their likes and interests. You will have a strong understanding of the needs of siblings and young carers, and the ability to build positive relationships with the individuals and families we support. You must be comfortable working with a wider team who are geographically spread across the country, where communication is key, and also working independently.

Essential key skills and experience required

  • Understanding and awareness of the impact having a disabled brother and sister can have on brothers and sisters and the wider family.
  • Experience of delivering programmes or services for children and young people, which meet their needs, wants and aspirations.
  • Experience of putting in place processes that ensure the safeguarding of children and of delivering excellent quality standards.
  • Proficient in the use of IT, including MS Office and video calling software packages including Zoom, Teams, Skype etc.

For a full job description and person specification please see links below. 

We'd love to hear from you if you have experience in supporting and working with young people and/or children. You will be an excellent communicator with a commitment to providing a fun, safe and accessible environment.

About us

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application; CVs will not be considered. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying. 

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format please contact the Recruitment department on 0121 415 6735 or textphone 0121 415 2720.

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.


Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Related links

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