Adoption UK Cymru is looking for a qualified youth worker to lead on their work in North Wales..  To learn more about adopted young people in Wales take a look at their website at Children and Young People Service | Connect Cymru

The recruitment is due to the programme expanding and the current post holders moving into new positions within the organisation.  The role is part time ( between 25hrs and 35hrs a week) and permanent with a salary between £27.917 and £31,023 FTE depending on experience. There are excellent and flexible working conditions and lots of opportunities for professional development.

Closing date for applications has been extended to 01 October 2023, with interviews week begining 09 October 2023. To find out more contact [email protected]

Main duties

  • 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 North Wales.
  • Deliver and promote all four elements of CONNECT, the Children and Young People’s service in North 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.
  • 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.
  • Organize and supervise the work of the Child and Youth support worker, and representative staff provided by the regional adoption agencies, and volunteers, who help deliver the groups.
  • Undertake the processing of referrals and initial engagement with young people and families.
  • 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.
  • Refer on requests for other support identified through initial visits.
  • Maintain agreed levels of contact with young people and their adoptive family whilst they remain registered with the service.
  • Review at regular intervals whether the service is still an appropriate service for the children and young people.
  • Plan an annual programme of group sessions and activities for delivery within the agreed budget with the support and direction of the Connected Manager.
  • Take responsibility for the day to day planning and accurate recording of the service activity using the electronic data management system in place.
  • 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.
  • Support office based staff by gathering statistical and other relevant information to support fundraising activities for the service
  • Support young people who wish to have their voices heard in national and regional forums and events.
  • 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.
  • 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 a working knowledge of youth work principles and practice and be committed to delivering this service accordingly
  • Have experience of supporting children of primary school age up and young people in a group setting.
  • Have an understanding towards issues of concern for adopted children, young people and their families.
  • Be motivated and creative in engaging children and young people in the service.
  • Have good communication skills, including conversational Welsh, and engage with partners to deliver this service in true collaboration.

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.

Before completing the application form, we highly encourage you to download the candidate pack. This pack contains the Role Profile and guidance notes which will help you to complete the application form against the criteria we are looking for, if you have skills that you believe can support this role and they are not covered in the criteria, then please still apply and let us know in your application pack.

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 either by email [email protected].

Before you proceed to the next screen, please download attachments and complete the application form ready to upload when asked.

Candidate Pack (English)

Candidate Pack (Cymraeg)

Application form (English)

Application Pack (Cymraeg)

Equality and Diversity form

How to apply:

Register here to apply