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Young Carers Engagement Worker

Wakefield Council
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
£25,927.00 - £28,226.00, Grade 7
Closing date
14 Aug 2022
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Application closing date 14/08/2022 Location Wakefield Salary £25,927.00 - £28,226.00, Grade 7, 37 hours, Permanent Package

  • A competitive salary
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Access to an occupational pension scheme
  • A range of employee benefits including; healthcare, public transport and gym memberships discount

Contractual hours 37 Basis Full time Job category/type Full time, Permanent Job Specification and Supporting Information PR2531 001 Youth Engagement Worker.doc Job description

We are seeking a Young Carers Engagement Worker to support our Children and Young People service Team.


What will be expected from me?


The purpose of this role is to support the delivery of the Early Help Offer to young carers and their families, adopting a whole family, strengths-based approach to reduce risk, increase resilience and improve outcomes for young carers.


You will work directly with young carers and their families to assess their needs with them, plan the services they may need and work to remove any barriers that limit their access to the services that will give them what they need.   This  will mean having good working relationships with your colleagues in other agencies such as health, education and housing as well developing your knowledge of the services in the area. 


What I might be doing?


  • You will provide a rapid response to young carer referrals received to determine the immediate needs of a child, young person, or family and to support information gathering to enable appropriate allocation.
  • You will have a caseload of young carers cases with the aim of reducing risk, increasing resilience, and improving outcomes for them.
  • You will support the Early help Team Manager in pursuing opportunities for service development.
  • You will work effectively with partners to remove barriers to young carers engaging in support.


Essential requirements:


  • Recognised Level 5 or Degree Level qualification in a relevant subject area or the ability to demonstrate an equivalent level of knowledge and skill gained through relevant experience and employment.
  • A full driving licence is required (unless unable to drive through disability).
  • An understanding of the risks and needs that young carer experience.
  • Experience of working directly with children, young people and families with complex needs and risk in a relevant setting.


What can I expect?


  • This is a Full-Time role of 37 hours per week
  • 30 days of Holidays plus 8 Bank Holidays.
  • Support and ongoing training.
  • Discounted and subsidised public transport (Arriva Bus Annual Travel Ticket, Northern Trains Limited (NTL), MetroCard).
  • The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Great range of benefits including discounted membership to our excellent leisure facilities with free 12 weeks exercise program with a dedicated personal trainer, discounts for a range of retail, entertainment, health and leisure providers, cycle to work scheme and many more.


This post will be considered for a secondment opportunity for a minimum of 6 months.


Interviews will be held on: Wednesday and Thursday 17th and 18th August.


Want to Know More?

If you would like to know more about the role, the recruitment process or working for Wakefield Council feel free to contact Karen Wilkinson or Dawn Gothard.

Tel: 07717 347519 or 01977 727622


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Wakefield Council is wholly committed to ensuring children and vulnerable adults are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults whilst promoting their welfare. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this responsibility.


DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service)

The successful applicant will be required to complete a Disclosure Application Form and to provide criminal conviction information.


Fluency Duty

This post is subject to the Fluency Duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016. The post-holder is required to demonstrate an appropriate level of fluency under the duty as detailed within the job specification for the post.



In accordance with the Council’s Probation Procedure this post is subject to a 6-month Probationary Period.



Having a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we serve helps us to achieve the best outcomes for all. We encourage applications from everyone and actively seek to ensure that everyone feels included in the workplace so that we can make the most of our differences.


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