Community Engagement Practitioner

Closing date 6 July 2020
Organisation Family Action Young Carers Support Service
Location Leeds
Hours Part time
21 hours per week
Salary Grade 2 (lower): £19,974 - £22,584 per annum pro rata
Telephone 0113 733 9126

Family Action have been awarded the contract to deliver the Young Carers Support Service in Leeds.  The service will deliver across three main elements: information and advice; targeted support and awareness raising.  The Young Carers Support Service will provide specialist young carers support services across the City of Leeds, using evidence-based approaches to improve outcomes for children, young people and their families.   

The Community Engagement Practitioner will share and embrace Leeds City Council’s vision of creating the best city for children and young people to grow up, and in particular young carers.  This vision is for all children and young people to be safe from harm; do well at all levels of learning and have skills for life; enjoy healthy lifestyles; have fun growing up and are active citizens who feel they have a voice and influence.  

The role will involve engaging with communities, schools/colleges, GPs, health practitioners, youth workers and other relevant practitioners, to raise awareness of the early identification of young carers and of the city’s early help offer, including what support is available through the Young Carers Support Service.  The postholder will deliver Young Carers Charter Programmes which will upskill staff from schools and wider services in identifying and supporting young carers, as well as leading on a Young Carers Ambassador Programme. The role will also include the recruitment, training and supervision of volunteers, who will support all elements of the service.

Family Action are forward looking, ambitious and with a commitment to continuous improvement.  We are a people focused, can-do organisation 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. 

If you can relate to the above, 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 FA initiatives
·        Flexible working hours
·        Managed workloads with regular supportive and reflective supervision  

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

For an application pack and further information, please visit

Please email completed applications to:  
Closing date: Monday 6 July 2020, 9am
Interview date: Thursday 16 July 2020 (online)

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.

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