Location: Home Based
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £18,278 - £24,493
Closing Date: 25 July 2021
Interview Date: Youth panel 5th August, Interview: 11th/ 12th August.
Barnardo's Core Priority Programme Care Journeys (Future Pathways) Are looking a project worker who is enthusiastic about creating change, is passionate about working WITH care experienced young people. We are a small team looking to make a huge difference and we are looking to expand our team to support a range of projects. If this sounds like you and you have experience of working with young people, ideally a background in participation, good communication and team working skills –please apply!
The ideal candidate will have lived experience of care.
Initial Location of Post
Home-based with some regular travel anticipated due to being a national programme. Regular travel to Leeds and Manchester for team meetings. Ideal candidate to live within 1 hours distance.
Hours are flexible.
Care Journey's is part of Barnardo's Core Priority Programmes ensuring that care-experienced young people have safe, happy, healthy and fulfilling lives is a central part of Barnardo's achieving its strategic aims of stronger families, safer childhoods, and positive futures. Care Journeys was set up to make sure that we focus on finding ways to help care experienced young people with the huge challenges they often face. As the largest children's charity in the UK we have the scale, expertise and experience to enter into a new type of partnership with Local Authorities (‘corporate parents') to help make the changes that can make a real difference.
Young people with care experience aged 19-21 years old are significantly less likely to be in education, employment or training (or other positive destinations) compared to their peers who have not been in care.
To create the change needed to ensure that young people aged 19-21 with care experience, will be as or more likely to be in ‘positive destinations' compared to their peers who have not been in care.
Care Journeys is what we are using to describe this area of work because we believe this makes it more human. We are calling it Care Journeys (plural) as opposed to Care Journey (singular) as each child and young person goes on their own ‘journey'. We also refer to children and young people who are “looked after” and “care leavers” as care experienced children and young people.
One of the main programmes we run is Triangles. Designed to empower care experienced young people and support them to make transformational changes to the care system. The innovation brings together eight ‘triangles' from across the UK. Two care experienced young people and one frontline practitioner work together in each triangle, developing a mission to work towards over a 12-month period. Through creating and progressing their missions, young people develop skills including confidence and influence. Follow-on funding is available to extend missions beyond the initial 12 months where potential to create sustainable, meaningful change in the care system is identified, working towards better outcomes for care experienced young people.
Role will involve a range of projects- development, delivery and support for:
When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document (if applicable). This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.
At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.
Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.
Full details and application documents here
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