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Parent Carer Assessment & Support Worker

OrganisationVoluntary Norfolk
LocationSt Clements House, 2-16 Colegate, Norwich, NR3 1BQ. We will consider alternate bases in other areas of the county, subject to discussion with candidate. A hybrid working policy is in place.
WebsiteVisit organisation website
Contract typePilot Project, fixed term to 30th April 2024. (Subject to possible extension)
Salary£26,080 x 37 hours per week
Hourly rate
Hours37 hours per week
DBS checkRequired – Enhanced, Adult & Child Workforce, Child Barred List
Date posted6 November 2023
Closing date4 December 2023
Contact nameMaria Plumb

We are looking for a unique individual who has passion and fire in their belly to make a difference to parents and families lives.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Parent Carer Assessment & Support Worker to become part of a new project in Norfolk helping assess, support and connect Parent Carers of children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) and disabilities.  The project is joining our already established Young Carers & Families service.

If you have experience supporting families (including your own lived experience) where there are children & young people with disabilities or special education needs; you are able to creatively problem solve and you have the determination to make a difference, never giving up, then come join our team!

Carers Matter Norfolk, Young Carers & Families is a partnership led by Voluntary Norfolk, delivering support to Young Carers and their families in Norfolk.  The service focuses on removing or reducing caring delivered by children or young people to help them have the same life opportunities as their peers.

We have recently received funding from Norfolk County Council, Children’s Services to develop a pilot Parent Carer assessment and support service for Parent Carers of children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) and disabilities.

You will be walking alongside parents who may be experiencing tough times, listening, identifying system barriers and working to overcome them.  You will get to know the whole family, recognising each one as different and having varied experiences.  Using a whole system approach, you will work alongside practitioners across other agencies to connect parents and families with services which best meet their needs, prevent crisis, and help build a positive community network.  You will also facilitate parents to meet others, enabling them to share their experiences and get mutual support, while reducing their loneliness and isolation.  You will build on their strengths and help them achieve the future they want, to enable them to better support their child(ren).


How to apply

To apply please download an application pack from below

Closing date:  Monday 4th December 2023 at 12 noon

Interview date: Monday 11th December 2023