Young Carers Support Worker


Carers Northumberland is seeking to appoint a Young Carers Support Worker to the team to provide whole family support to young carers up to 18 years who are caring for a family member because of illness, disability, or mental health difficulties.  This is a new and exciting opportunity to bring about lasting change for young carers so they can have the same opportunities as other children and young people.

You will be a motivated, self-starter and be able to demonstrate experience of working with children, young people and their families in challenging circumstances as well as providing information, advice and guidance in a variety of settings.  A good understanding of the of the health and social care sector for young people in Northumberland is essential to the role.  You must be able to develop effective external relationships, have a strong commitment to inclusive team-working and the ability to adopt a flexible, innovative approach to both the work and to colleagues.  You must also have excellent organisational skills, good interpersonal skills and a be competent in the use of IT including website content and social media.  The postholder will be required to travel to meetings and events throughout Northumberland and due to the nature of the county own transport is needed.


This post is fixed term to 31 May 2021 in the first instance with an option to extend for a further 12 months.


Closing date for applications: 5 pm Monday 1 June 2020


CNJ 25 £23,500 per annum


37 hours per week


Based at: Carers Northumberland, 107 & 109 Station Road, Ashington, NE63 8RS


Interviews will be held the week beginning 8 June 2020.  Due to the current situation this may be carried out remotely using one of the virtual meeting platforms.


To request an application pack please email or telephone 01670 320025. The application pack can be made available in other formats upon request.  For an informal chat about the role please contact Debra Blakey, Chief Executive Officer at  who will arrange a call back at a convenient time.


Please note that if you have not been contacted within 3 weeks of the closing date, you have not been shortlisted for interview.



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Last Updated: 18th May 2020