Position:              Young Carers Project Worker (under 16’s)

Hours:                  36 hours per week. Flexible working pattern to be agreed but will contain 2 evenings to facilitate group work.

Salary:                  £27,442

Annual Leave:  32 days annual leave, increasing to 37 days in year two of employment. This includes some set public holidays and closure over Christmas and New Year

Location:             A mixture of remote working and working from The Broomhouse Hub EH11 3RH

Contract:             Position funded for 12 months with a potential of extension

Closing date:      midday, Monday 5th December 2022

Interviews:         Wednesday 14th December 2022

About Space

Space is a community anchor organisation supporting people and their families in South Edinburgh, with some of our services stretching city wide. Our mission is:

‘To nurture, support & inspire, so that lives are fuller, potential is fulfilled & community connections flourish.’

Space delivers 19 projects, with 60 staff and over 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.

More information about our projects can be found here – https://www.spacescot.org/ourservices/

The Role

Space are seeking to recruit a suitably experienced and skilled Project Worker to join our Young Carers service in South West Edinburgh.

The post-holders will work alongside colleagues in our Young Carers team to raise awareness of young carers age 5-16yrs and their support needs, identify hidden young carers, and deliver Young Carer Statements 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 experienced of working with children and young people, with at least three years proven experience in a role including individual and group work.

Young Carers Partnership Profile:

Space, alongside Edinburgh Young Carers and Capital Carers (formerly North West Carers) form the ‘Edinburgh Young Carer Partnership’.  The partnership has been funded by the City of Edinburgh Council to provide specialist support to young carers and young adult carers across Edinburgh.

The three partner 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 4 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.

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

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 by midday Monday 5th December 2022.

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 Job Description & Person Specification

Application Form