- Various Locations In Midlothian, EH22 1DN
- £34,056 - £37,024 per year pro rata
- Contract Type:
- Permanent & Temporary
- Position Type:
- Full Time
- 36 hours per week
Young Carers Project
Midlothian Young Carers Project- Young Adult Carers Transitions Worker
Midlothian Young Carers Project supports young carers in Midlothian and has existed in its current format since June 2020. The Project and staff deliver support to young people based upon the key components of the Carers Act. The current staff team are able to offer support to young people until they leave formal education. From this point, support is offered to young adult carers from our partner organisation VOCAL. VOCAL have identified that currently very few young adult carers transition to them. Therefore, VOCAL and Midlothian Young Carers Project submitted a successful bid to Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership for a Young Adult Carer Transitions Worker to support young people to successfully move from one project to the other, but also to identify young adult carers that never received any support from Midlothian Young Carers Project. Whilst the successful candidate will be employed and managed as a staff member within Midlothian Council, they will spend part of the week working at VOCAL to enable young adult carers to successfully access the wider supports that VOCAL can offer. Due to the nature of this post being new, the successful candidate will be overseen by a steering group of representatives from both Midlothian Council and VOCAL
The successful candidate will be
- Proactive and dynamic
- Able to work on their own initiative but link in with both staff teams regularly
- Able to bridge systems and cultures of 2 organisations
- Have good planning and organisation skills
- Able to represent this new post at strategic levels when required
- Able to work with young adults in small groups and on a 1 to 1 basis
- Have some knowledge and understanding of the issues facing young people as they move from being young people to young adults
- Have some knowledge and understanding of being a young carer/young adult carer
- Able to evaluate, so that information is regularly available to funders, the steering group and the Midlothian reporting agencies
This post is an exciting addition to the services supporting young people in Midlothian and will suit someone who is able to listen to the views of young adult carers and create a service that meets their needs.
CLOSING DATE Sunday 11th June 2023
INTERVIEW DATE Week beginning 19th June 2023
Communities & Lifelong Learning Positive Destinations team offer a number of services to young people to improve skills for life learning and work. Part of this services is the 12+ Project.
CLL 12 + Intervention Project employs key workers who will work with young people who have social, emotional and behavioural difficulties and are unable to engage full time in mainstream school. These young people are at Stage 1 of the employability pipeline and at high risk of a negative destination. All educational options have been exhausted and engagement in education requires a one to one model of support, individualised learning plans, and individualised timetables. The project offers 10 spaces for young people.
The CLL 12 + Intervention Project will act as a bridge between mainstream learning opportunities, access to further education and employment in order to enhance the life opportunities of the young people.
- To act as a bridge to support the young people to access mainstream Education.
- To work in partnership with schools in providing appropriate qualifications.
- To work in partnership with local businesses in providing opportunities for work.
- Help the young people to reach positive destinations and realise their full potential through providing a person centred approach.
- Introduce and re-establish sense of purpose.
- Empower the young people, parents/guardians through building positive and sustained relationships.
- To work in partnership with external and internal agencies in order to access specialist advise and support, where necessary.
- Reintroduction of the education system.
- Build good links with professionals in the School and Children and Families.
- To provide advice, guidance and support as and when required.
- Provide the young people with an individualised timetable to include opportunities where they can experience the world of work, complete English, Maths, IT, etc.
- To provide interesting, motivating and inspiring PSE (Personal & Social Education) programme in partnership with other agencies.
- Gain as many qualifications/awards as possible.
- Help them with building their self-esteem, confidence and resilience.
- Young people will gain valuable soft, life, work and social skills.
- Young people will progress onto a positive and sustained destination.
- To maximise the opportunities present within a multi-disciplinary service, in order to deliver a broad and creative service for this group of young people.
Position Title: CLLE Worker x2 – 1 x 12+ Project and 1x Midlothian Young Carers Project
Directorate: Children, Young People and Partnerships
Location: Dalkeith Cluster
Contract Status: 1 x permanent (Young Carers)
1 x Fixed term until March 2025 (12+ Project)
Hours of Work: 36
Working Pattern: Flexible – Includes evenings and weekends
Weeks per year: 52
Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.
Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £34,056.84 per annum.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children and adults. Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children and Adults. You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit www.disclosurescotland.gov.uk
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Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.