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Lead Youth Worker South West Wales for Connected

Adoption UK
Home based with travel across South Wales
£27,917 - £31,023
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Contract Type
Part Time
Youth work
Charity / Voluntary sector


Adoption UK  is looking for a Lead Youth Worker South West Wales for our Connected service.  To learn more about adopted young people in Wales take a look at our website Adoption UK Charity 

The role is part time (19 hours a week flexible with some evenings and 2 Saturdays a month) and permanent with a salary between £27,917 - £31,023 FTE

There are excellent and flexible working conditions and lots of opportunities for professional development.

Closing date for applications is the 30th April 2024. To apply go to Jobs | Adoption UK Charity

Main duties

•        To work with the Connected Service Managers and staff from the regional adoption service to continue to deliver the groups for Children and young people in South Wales.

•        To deliver and promote all four elements of CONNECT, the Children and Young People’s service in South Wales, in collaboration with the regional partners and to work with the Adoption UK team to provide national events for adopted children and young people and one to one support, from time to time.

•        To work closely with other Adoption UK staff delivering support to parents in Wales to ensure the young adopted person’s whole family is aware of and accessing adoption support services where appropriate

•        To organize and supervise the work of the Children and Young People Support Worker, and representative staff provided by the regional adoption agencies, and volunteers, who help deliver the groups.

•        To undertake the processing of referrals and initial engagement with young people and families.

•        To work with the young people and their families to establish whether the service is appropriate for them and agree measurable outcomes in line with the guidance provided for the Regulated and Inspection Social Care 2016 Act for adoption services, as advised by the Service Manager.

•        To signpost or refer for other support identified through initial visits.

•        To maintain agreed levels of contact with young people and their adoptive family whilst they remain registered with the service.

•        To review at regular intervals whether the service is still an appropriate service for the children and young people.

•        To plan an annual programme of group sessions and activities for delivery within the agreed budget with the support and direction of the Connected Manager.

•        To take responsibility for the day to day planning and accurate recording of the service activity using the electronic data management system in place.

•        To work closely with administrative and business support staff in the Wales office to ensure the booking of venues, activities etc. and gather output and outcome data from the service

•        To support office based staff by gathering statistical and other relevant information to support fundraising activities for the service

•        To support young people who wish to have their voices heard in national and regional forums and events.

•        To attend internal and external training sessions and other meetings as appropriate, in order to learn and remain up to date with adoption issues, relevant policies, working practices and systems and network with other youth work providers in Wales.

•        To engage in supervision and professional development.

Who you are

Having excellent communication skills, and the ability to relate to children and young people, you will have,

•        Experience of managing groups for Children and young people

•        Experience of working in a youth work setting for at least 2 years

•        Sound knowledge of youth work and the principles of the UNCRC

•        Good in-depth understanding of the needs of adopted or looked after children

More about us

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 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.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect everyone working with us to share this commitment.

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.

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