Young Carers Educational Attainment Worker



18,033 - 20,097 per annum


Fixed-term for 18 months


17th March 2019

17th March 2019

Carers Centre, Lewis Place, Perth, PH1 3BD



Job Title:

Young Carers Educational Attainment Worker


£18,033 - £20,097 per annum (subject to experience)

Hours of Work:

35 hours per week

This may include unsociable hours including working evenings and weekends.

Contract Type:

Fixed-term for 18 months

We are looking for a highly motivated person to work within a small, supportive and dynamic team striving to recognise and enhance the potential of young people. Whilst a relevant qualification is desirable, experience of working with and being able to engage directly with young people and their families is an essential element of this role.

You will be involved in developing and delivering a range of services that will help young carers access support around their education. Examples are working with the Perth & Kinross Council Young Carers worker around raising awareness in schools, setting up homework clubs, supporting schools to refer young carers who may benefit from some time limited private tuition and arranging for those lessons to happen and ensuring that a bank of IT equipment is made available and best used by young carers to support them in school. This is a new role and whilst there are some duties and responsibilities that have already been identified above that will play a key part in achieving the aims of this post there will also be an opportunity for the successful candidate to come up with new and innovative ways as to how this role will support young carers.

You must have a flexible approach, working in collaboration with team members, volunteers and external agencies in developing and participating in a range of activities and services delivered during school holidays, in the evenings and on the occasional weekends for Young Carers.


Please find a Job Description and Application attached. Please note CVs will not be accepted. 


Closing date for applications: Sunday 17th March 2019

Interview date: w/c 25th March 2019

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