Kinship Carers – Young Persons Project Worker

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Contract: 3-year contract with 6 months probationary period.
Term: Part-Time.
Salary: SPC 22-26 (£22.304 – £22,987) pro-rata.
Hours per week: 20.
Reporting to: Pauline Thornley.
Location: Ellergreen Community Centre – L11 2RY.

Kinship Carers is a registered Liverpool based charity supporting families. Their aim is to reduce isolation and stigma felt by their families, offering support with the many challenges they face and to raise awareness about kinship. With their recent success in securing 3 years of Steve Morgan funding, they are looking to recruit a dynamic, community-minded Project Worker who has high levels of experience for this exciting new phase of their development.

They are looking for candidates who have experience of working with families, with a focus on children and young people, achieving positive outcomes through direct work. They will have experience working with families who often have complex needs, creating positive relationships and developing packages to support these needs.

Candidates will need knowledge of delivering community-based support services to families across the city. You will be looking to grow your own career and to get involved with developing effective systems which will be key for them in developing an efficient support programme for Kinship Families.

You will need to assess the needs of Kinship Families and develop a plan of action to support the family to meet their needs. To lead programmes of work with young people which enhance their skills, confidence, personal and social learning to improve the quality of their lives. To work with schools and other professionals, to raise awareness of Kinship Families and provide good quality services.

Main areas of responsibility:

  • To assess the family’s needs
  • Empower families to work on a solution-focused plan of action to bring about change
  • Regularly and professionally review plans
  • Deliver training
  • Manage a range of activities and projects for young people
  • To develop positive relationships with young people, which enables learning, growth, personal and social development to widen their experiences
  • To have line management responsibilities for assigned staff/volunteers
  • To be active in the recruitment of volunteers particularly from young people themselves
  • To produce regular reports on the outcomes of the activities/projects in respect of priorities and targets, to include the monitoring of funded services
  • To work to deadlines and ensure efficient day to day administration to enable effective delivery of work.


  • The post holder will undertake such other duties as are discussed with and agreed by the Management Committee
  • Achieve the highest standards of safeguarding
  • To work evenings and weekends as determined by projects
  • To develop programmes and services in line with Kinship Carers commitment to equal opportunities and to promote non-discriminatory practises in all aspects of the work undertaken
  • This job description is not intended to be either prescriptive or exhaustive; it is issued as a framework to outline the main areas of responsibility
  • This job is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure.

For more information and to apply, please contact eve@kinshipcarersliverpool.co.uk. To learn more about Kinship Carers, please visit their website.

Closing date: 5 pm on Tuesday 19 October 2021.

Interview Date(s): Tuesday 26 October 2021.

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