Young Carers Project Worker (Fixed Term) Brentford FC Community Sports Trust Brentford TW8

  • Fixed term contract
  • Part Time
  • Brentford TW8
  • 18,564 £ / Year

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust

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  • £18,564 a year

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  • Part-time
  • Fixed term contract

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  • Weekend availability
  • Holidays

Location

Brentford TW8

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Full job description

Job Title: Young Carers Project Worker

Department: Specialist Support

Reports to: Young Carers Project Manager

Salary: £18,564 (pro rata’d of £30,940)


Working Pattern: 
Part time- 21 hours

Contract: Fixed Term Contract (36 Months)

Closing Date: 2nd June 2024


Brentford FC Community Sports Trust

With community work spanning three decades, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust has established itself as a pioneering organisation for the local community. It uses the power of sport to educate, motivate and inspire people from all walks of life.

Working in partnership with Brentford FC, the Trust offers a portfolio of programmes in education, health, sports participation and community engagement. The Trust has won the ‘Football League Community Club of the Year’ award four times and now employs more than 100 members of staff. The Trust is forecasting further significant expansion over the next two years following its appointment as a key partner in the redevelopment of Gunnersbury Park [as a sports hub], and its move to new, larger, purpose-built premises directly adjacent to the new Brentford FC 17,500 capacity stadium near Kew Bridge in 2021.

Inclusion Statement

Brentford FCCST is an organisation which values and is passionate about diversity and inclusivity. We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates, including those from underrepresented groups – such as those from ethnically diverse backgrounds, women, those from the LGBTQ+ community and those with disabilities.

Should you require any workplace accommodations (also known as ‘reasonable adjustments), you will have the opportunity to let us know at the appropriate points in the hiring process.

Safeguarding Statement

Brentford FCCST is committed to equality, the safeguarding and welfare of all children and adults at risk. This responsibility is shared by all staff and volunteers at the club, safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Staff will be required to undertake regular safeguarding training to enable and reinforce a proactive approach to safeguarding. This role requires the post holder to apply all relevant policies and uphold the club’s commitment to safeguarding vulnerable people to ensure a safe environment for all. This includes the timely reporting of any safeguarding concern to the safeguarding team.

General Trust Accountabilities

  • To ensure compliance with all relevant policies, including health and safety and safeguarding policies
  • To ensure compliance with all relevant legal, regulatory, ethical and social requirements
  • To build and maintain good working relationships both internally and externally, maintaining a professional image at all times when representing Brentford FC Community Sports Trust
  • To keep confidential any information gained regarding the Trust and its personnel
  • To maintain a flexible approach to work at all times

Main Purpose of Job

The Young Carers Project Worker will be responsible for planning, orgnaising and delivering sessions for young carers in the Northolt and Greenford areas of Ealing. They will provide individual and group support in a variety of settings in the local community as well as working closely with schools to identify new young carers and drive referrals to the project.

 


Responsibilities

  • To work alongside the project manager to offer practical and emotional support to young carers.
  • To set up a new youth club in the Northolt area.
  • To plan, organise and deliver school holiday trips for young carers in Northolt and Greenford.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with young carers through one-to-one support.
  • Plan, organise and deliver sessions in schools to support and engage new young carers.
  • To build knowledge on young carers and their needs and an understanding of the local services available to them.
  • Create awareness of young carers and their needs and support the manager in increasing the number of young carers accessing support from the project.
  • Keep up to date registers, risk assessments and regularly upload to monitoring systems.
  • To understand and comply with all policies and procedures in line with Trust and contractual responsibilities including the safeguarding of the young people, GDPR, health and safety and EDI.
  • Work flexible hours including evenings and occasional weekends.
  • Stay informed about safeguarding policies, procedures, and best practices
  • Report any safeguarding concerns promptly to the appropriate authorities or designated personnel.
  • Maintain accurate records of incidents, concerns, and actions taken.

The Selection Criteria Essential

  • Experience of working and setting up youth clubs
  • Good understanding of working on projects and meeting deadlines.
  • Experience of working with young people (paid or voluntary)
  • Experience of planning and delivering on sessions
  • Ability to lead and work as part of a team
  • Experience of building positive relationships with young people
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills
  • Ability to work under own initiative as well as part of a team.
  • Availability to work evenings, school holidays and occasional weekends
  • To be able work across Borough of Ealing
  • Safeguarding and First Aid qualification or willingness to complete

Desirable:

  • Previous experience of working with young carers and an understanding of their needs.
  • Professional qualification related to working with young people

 

Personal Qualities:

  • Good time management
  • An ability to deal calmly and effectively with emotional or challenging situations with participants
  • Behaviour consistent with creating a child focused, open environment in which young people feel valued and empowered.
  • Commitment to equalities, challenging discrimination and creating environments of respect and trust.
  • Ethical standards and behaviour consistent with a caring/education role.

Please note that where appropriate for the role, you will be required to complete additional background checks such as Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and police checks for any time you have lived or worked outside of the UK in the last 10 years. You can find out more about this at https://www.gov.uk/dbs-check-applicant-criminal-record


Please also note that a CV application will not be sufficient. Applications will not be considered where the application form has not been completed in full.

This role is a Regulated Activity role – please complete the Declaration of Offences Form

 

 

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