Young Carers Practitioner - The Bridge Young Carers Service

Contract Type: 
Fixed term
Part time
Application deadline: 
Friday, 17 July, 2020 - 09:00
Salary Scale
Per Annum
Family Action

Young Carers Practitioner, The Bridge Young Carers, South Durham
22.2 hours per week (3 days per week)
Grade 2 (lower): £11,984.40 - £13,550.40 per annum (£19,974 - £22,584 FTE)
Fixed term contract for 12 months

The Bridge Young Carers service provides support to young carers and their families. We aim to ensure that young carers are protected from inappropriate caring and have the support they need to make healthy choices and have the best start in life.

We are looking for a Young Carers Practitioner who will ensure that both children and parents receive integrated, coordinated, multi-agency and solution focused support.

You will need enthusiasm, a creative approach to your work and an ability to engage positively with a wide range of people. A sound knowledge of child development, safeguarding, and the assessment process is essential as is sharing our commitment to co-production. Preferably you will have experience in lead professional roles.

You must have access to a vehicle for business purposes and be able to travel frequently, sometimes at short notice, across the County Durham area.

We are forward looking, ambitious and with a commitment to continuous improvement.  We are a people focused, can-do organization that strives for excellence in all we do and operates with mutual respect. If you share these values and behaviours and have the necessary skills then we look forward to hearing from you.

Our Values: People Focus, Mutual Respect, Excellence in all we do and a Can Do attitude.
If you can relate to these and have the necessary skills and attitude we can offer you:

  • A competitive salary, leave entitlement and pension scheme.
  • Career development opportunities.
  • A full induction and on-going quality training.
  • The opportunity to become part of national Family Action initiatives.
  • Managed workloads and regular supportive and reflective supervision.

For an application pack and further information, including the benefits we offer, please visit

Please email completed applications to:

Closing date: 17th July 2020, 9am  

Interview date: 30th July 2020

Appointments are subject to Family Action receiving an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service that we consider acceptable.

Family Action offers good working conditions, a comprehensive training programme and a Group Personal Pension Scheme (GPPS). We welcome applications from all sections of the community