Children and Young People Support Worker for Connected (North Wales)

What you’ll be doing

Working 20 hours a week you will have an exciting opportunity to support the development, delivery and promotion of two projects working with children and young people across North Wales, whilst also ensuring adopted young people and their families understand how to access the adoption support services available.

You will

  • Assist with the processing of referrals and initial engagement with young people and their parents. 
  • Support the Lead Youth Worker and the children and young people attending monthly activity group sessions.
  • Be part of planning an annual programme of group sessions and activities.
  • Champion young people who wish to have their voices heard in national and regional forums
  • Provide administration support when needed such as booking venues, gathering feedback from events.
  • Supporting the Adoption Alliance Lead Youth worker and the children and young people engaged in the Adoption Alliance project.

Who you are

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

  • Have experience of supporting children of primary school age up, or young people in a group setting.
  • Have an understanding towards issues of concern for adopted children, young people and their families.
  • Ideally have experience of working with young people in a youth setting.
  • Be motivated and creative in engaging children and young people in the service.
  • Be flexible and adaptable in supporting the Lead youth worker for the successful delivery of the service.

What we offer

With a salary of £19,842 per annum pro rata, you will be working 20 hours a week, flexibly depending on the needs of the organisation, this will include some weekend working (2 Saturdays a month) and some evening work.

This role is home based with travel as required on Saturdays to a venue in Bangor and a venue near Mold respectively.

We offer generous annual leave which accumulates with service, Christmas closure, development days, enhanced family leave and sickness policies and access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

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.

If you have any questions or if you consider yourself to have a disability or learning difficulties which means you are unable to complete the application process online, please get in touch with People Services by email [email protected].

The closing date for applications has been extended to midnight on 01 October 2023. Interviews are expected to be week commencing 09 October 2023.

Further details of the role can be downloaded here: Candidate Pack (English) or Candidate Pack (Cymraeg)

The application form can be downloaded here: Application form (English)  Welsh version: Application form cymraeg (Welsh)

Download and complete the application form, before registering here and uploading the completed form: Register here

Applications can also be Emailed to [email protected].

We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes