Position:              Project Worker Young Carers (16yrs-25yrs age group)

Hours:                   36 hours per week, 5 days per week (some evening/weekend working is required to meet the needs of the service)

Salary:                   £26,236 (This post is funded until 2025 with a potential extension to 2028)

Annual Leave:     20 days annual leave, increasing to 25 days in year two of employment. Plus 12 days public holiday annually

Pension:               5% Employers contribution

Location:             This role will require a mixture of home working and working from our office at The Broomhouse Hub EH11 3RH

PVG:                    This post requires membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme

Closing date:      5pm, Thursday 14th October 2021

Interviews:         week beginning 25th October 2021

About Space

Space & Broomhouse Hub is a Scottish award-nominated charity organisation working to improve the happiness, mood & mental wellbeing of our community members;  enhancing physical health, developing skills & job opportunities, whilst growing the confidence of the residents of our area and beyond in South West Edinburgh. We do this by nurturing, supporting and inspiring people of all ages so that lives are fuller, potential is fulfilled and community connections flourish.

In 1991, at a time of depression and recession, community activism and a refusal to accept Broomhouse deserved anything less than other communities – local residents campaigned to turn a row of six shops into one centre. The Broomhouse Centre.

30 years on, and still with local community groups and trustees at the core, Space at the Broomhouse Hub has a new state-of-the-art community building housing a community training café. We have grown and now deliver 17 projects, with 50+ staff and 250 volunteers. We deliver diverse services supporting young people, families, older people and carers amongst others, engaging with local people more than 34,000 times last year.

Whilst holding the integrity of Space at our core, we are a values-led organisation that is:

Welcoming -      Nurturing relationships & kind experiences that enable people to smile, flourish & be resilient

Fun -                      Passionate, non-judgmental & friendly people, developing an inclusive community

Creative -            Initiating and embracing challenges, innovation, opportunities and new ideas

Bold -                    Ambitious, aspirational and determined to have a lasting impact

Trustworthy-     Open, honest, holistic, professional and transparent – continually improving our effectiveness

For more information about our projects – Our Services

The Role

Space is seeking to recruit an experienced Project Worker to join our Young Carers service in South West Edinburgh, working with Young Adult Carers aged 16-25 years.

The post-holder will work alongside colleagues in our Young Carers and Youth & Families team to improve the quality of life of young carers in South West Edinburgh. The post holder will provide group support, one-to-one support, information, advocacy, and advice to build young carers confidence and self-esteem enabling them to better cope at home.

Our Young Adult Carer drop-in support group is on a Wednesday evening therefore the role includes a commitment of working until 8.30pm on a Wednesday evening each week.  The rest of the hours are flexible across the week.

The role of the project worker is also to raise awareness of young carers and their support needs, identify hidden young carers, and deliver Young Carer Statements and Adult Carer support plans to ensure that personal outcomes and support needs are being met, in accordance with the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016.

The candidates will need to have suitable qualifications and experience of working with children and young people, with at least three years proven experience in a role that has including providing individual and group work.

The full job description and person specification for the role can be found below.

Young Carer organisations working in partnership across Edinburgh:

Space alongside Edinburgh Young Carers and Capital Carers are organisations funded by the City of Edinburgh Council to provide specialist support to young carers and young adult carers across Edinburgh.

The three organisations believe that working together as the Edinburgh Young Carer Partnership will provide a more comprehensive and holistic package of support, that works across the four city localities and will be a more cost-effective way of funding the specialist services necessary to support these young people who are young carers.

How to apply:

To apply, please return your completed application form and a covering letter detailing how your skills and experience meet each required area of the person specification for the role.

Email your completed application pack to admin@spacescot.org

A conversation before applying is welcome, please contact Amanda Farquhar on amanda@spacescot.org  or call  07927 558 249

Space & Broomhouse Hub is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity

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Young Carers Project Worker 16-25yrs Job Description & Person Specification

Application Form