ACHD Community Youth & Family Worker

£23,414 (Performance related pay increase may be considered after 6 months)
22 Jun 2020
13 Jul 2020
Full Time
Contract Type

ACHD Community Youth & Family Worker

(Charity Post Funded by The National Lottery & Youth@Heart)

Youth@Heart- Registered Charity Number 1158249

Employer: Youth@Heart, Wick Court Cottage, Priding, Saul, Gloucester. GL2 7LG                           

Location: Within the community across the Charity’s geographical reach area

Salary: £23,414 (Performance related pay increase may be considered after 6 months)  

Hours: 37 hours a week flexible working to meet needs.

Appointment: 1-year Fixed Term Contract (Opportunity to extend, subject to funding)

Do you have an interest in supporting young people with long term health conditions? Do you have the skills to work as part of a multiagency team? Do you have experience of working in a community setting?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work for the Gloucestershire based charity, Youth@Heart. The role is a National Lottery funded charity post as a community- based Youth and Family Worker. Supporting young people, aged 15-24 and their families, living with complex congenital heart disease (CHD). The Charity operates across the South West and South Wales.

Role responsibilities.

Day to day activities will include:

  • Acting as a specialist resource to support young people with ACHD, and their families.
  • Being an advocate on the unique needs of the young person.
  • Research community and statutory provision across the reach area to create an information bank for young people and their families.
  • Signpost to, facilitate, and lead a wide range of appropriate participatory activities both face to face and virtually to enable the personal, social, and educational development of teenagers and young adults within our focus group.
  • Engage with funders, charity supporters and volunteers to increase understanding of how the charity is making a difference to the young people’s lives.
  •  Adapting approaches to support young people who may be particularly vulnerable.

 Person Specification. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in family/youth work (age 15-24 years), in a community setting.
  • Proven ability, in collaboration with young people and their families, to identify, assess and meet their needs.
  • Understanding of emotional wellbeing and its impact on physical health conditions
  • Give young people a voice and facilitate youth participation/engagement.
  • Strong communication skills both in a face to face and virtual setting.
  • Able to be creative and innovative.
  • Multi agency experience – able to interact and engage with a range of other professionals to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Ability to manage resources and time effectively.
  • Be compassionate and able to relate well to people.
  • Self-motivated and forward thinking.
  • Ability to access and utilise all social media.
  • Able to write and submit monthly practice reports to the Board and keep accurate records.
  • Effective collection, analysis and presentation of outcome data and ability to use data to inform practice.
  • Experience of working in a health setting or with health professionals

 Rewards and benefits

In reward for your hard work we offer:

  • You will be working in partnership with a dedicated team covering a wide geographical area
  • You will develop this ground-breaking post which is key to improving the lives of those with congenital heart disease and their families
  • You will receive on-going support from the charity Youth@Heart and key partners, plus externally commissioned supervision, and professional development opportunities.

Closing date for applications: Midday 13th July 2020

Initial Interview date:  Monday 20th July 2020                         

Final interview date: Wednesday 22nd July 2020

Start date: 1st September 2020 

For further details please contact Tracy Barker, Partnership Development Officer, Youth@Heart – 01452 690830 or


1. We can supply an application pack electronically or via the post. Please make sure we have your correct contact details.

2. You will need to be able to demonstrate that you have a right to work in the UK

3. When providing employment reference details, please provide correct work-related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your referee must be known to you in a line manager or professional lead capacity.

4. The Charity follows safer recruitment processes and this post will be subject to an enhanced DBS.   


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