Education Link Worker

20013.00 GBP Annual
05 Aug 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type

The main purpose of the Education Link Worker is to identify young carers in schools who are not currently receiving any support to ensure that young carers receive the support they need. They will work with schools to raise awareness of young carers' issues to both staff and pupils in schools and the local community to reach those young carers who are hidden from view. Young carers are a vulnerable and disadvantaged group specifically mentioned in Ofsted's School Inspection Handbook (Ofsted, 2014).

The post-holder will have an understanding of issues affecting young people and those faced by young carers, in particular. They will also have an understanding of emotional and development issues for young carers and the legislation and safeguarding in relation to child protection and vulnerable adults.

YSS is proud to have been delivering a service to Young Carers in Worcestershire since 2003. Please visit our website for more detailed information on YSS and our Young Carers project.

Please visit our website to download the job and person specification, closing and interview dates together with an application form and guidance notes on applying for a role with YSS. Please note we do not accept CVs.

YSS is an independent charity with over 30 years' experience of providing mainly community based support services for people who are often vulnerable, have complex needs and who face difficult life challenges. We have over 50 staff and more than 100 volunteers working across West Mercia (Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin). We are very proud to have Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, as our patron.