Are you passionate about making a difference to the lives of adopted children and young people?
Adoption UK is looking to recruit a Lead Youth Worker (Swansea, Mid and West Wales). You will be joining a committed and motivated team and environment that will reward and challenge you and develop your skills and experience further.
Who we are?
Adoption UK is the leading charity providing support, community and advocacy for adopted people, adopters and all those parenting or supporting children who cannot live with their birth parents. With a presence in all four nations of the UK, Adoption UK works with those with lived experience, professionals and politicians to bring about real change in people’s lives.
We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that celebrates and values diversity. We welcome your application whatever your background or situation. Under-representative groups such as ethnic minorities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to build a career with us. We don’t want you to ‘fit’ our culture, we want you to enrich it
Connected offers adopted children and young people aged 7 – 25 years across Wales monthly activity groups, digital sessions, one to one support and family days to name a few. The group offers a space for children and young people to come together with others who are adopted, to feel safe, be themselves, make connections and have fun.
What you’ll be doing:
Working 30 hours a week (some evenings and 2 – 3 weekends per month) you will have an amazing opportunity in this exciting role to support adopted children and young people in Southwest including Swansea, Mid and West Wales, by supporting and delivering our existing Connected activity groups.
You will be joining a committed and motivated team and environment that will reward and challenge you and develop your skills and experience further.
- Work closely with the team to deliver and promote all four elements of Connect
- Support the organisation to provide national events for adopted children and young people
- Raise awareness by ensuring the young, adopted person and their family are aware of accessing adoption support services
- Process referrals, initial engagement and set measurable outcomes for families
- Supervise and organise the Child and Youth Support workers.
Who you are:
Having demonstrable skills in supporting children and young people and passionate about making a difference you will,
- Be able to meet the criteria of the role profile in the candidate pack
- Have experience of managing groups for children and young people
- Ideally have sound knowledge of the principles of the UNCRC, with a good in-depth understanding of the needs of adopted or looked after children
- At least 2 years’ experience of working in a youth setting
- Have the ability to relate to children and young people
- Hold a youth work degree or equivalent level of experience
- Have a full driving licence and access to a car.
If you have a passion for making a difference and share in our vision for adoptive and kinship care families, we would love to hear from you.
The contract is permanent, with a prorated salary of £26,917 per annum
Location: The office base is near Crosshands and there is the opportunity to be flexible with home working as agreed with the manager. The role will involve travelling to deliver sessions in Swansea and venues in West Wales and potentially Mid Wales.
We offer generous annual leave which accumulates with service, Christmas Closure, Development Days, Enhanced Family Leave Policies and enhanced sick pay.
Adoption UK positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life. We are happy to discuss your circumstances at interview stage.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect everyone working with us to share this commitment.
Interviews are expected to be week commencing 20 June 2022
How to apply:
For further information and to apply please visit our website on www.adoptionuk.org/jobs-page
The closing date for applications is 6 June 2022
If you have any questions or if you consider yourself to have a disability or learning difficulties which means you are unable to complete the application process online, please get in touch with People Services on 01295 752253.