Siblings and Young Carers Project Assistant

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Reference number: 47927

Title: Siblings and Young Carers Project Assistant

Location: Selly Oak, Birmingham

Salary: £21,048 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Sunday 7 August 2022

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 is a full time, 37.5 hour per week post, based at Touchbase Pears, Selly Oak, Birmingham but with the flexibility to work part of the week from home.

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 coordinator 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 leisure and wellbeing opportunities that they are interested in. This includes both virtual and in-person opportunities, including the delivery of a monthly face-to-face group in Birmingham.

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.

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.

We will be shortlisting and interviewing as applications are received and the job may close sooner than advertised, so please do apply as soon as you are able to.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Rob Moss on Robert.Moss@sense.org.uk

 

About Sense

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.

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. Managers will use your supporting statement to shortlist candidates for interview; 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, job description and person specification (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

Please note to avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

No agency submissions please: any submissions without prior authorisation from the Sense Recruitment Team will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.

If you require any further assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 415 6735 or recruitment@sense.org.uk

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.

For this role we particularly welcome applications from candidates from underrepresented ethnic minority backgrounds and candidates with disabilities. Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. Everyone's contribution is valued and we ensure they're given the opportunity to realise their potential. We welcome applications from talented people from all sections of the community who share our values and belief that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. For more information please visit:  https://www.sense.org.uk/about/equality-and-diversity/

Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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