Salary: £23,500 (pro rata)
Hours: Part-time (3 days per week)
Contract: Fixed-term (until 31 March 2021)
Line management responsibility: No
Responsible to: Programmes Manager
- 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays and pension
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Flexible working
- Pension contribution
About the role
As our Project Worker in Walsall, you’ll be based within the local authority team, working in partnership to set up and deliver our new support service for special guardians and other kinship carers.
You’ll be supporting kinship families in their homes and in the community, providing information, advice and signposting to local services. You’ll connect them with other carers through peer support groups that offer a lifeline for many and run preparation workshops for carers thinking of becoming special guardians.
What we’re looking for
Our kinship carers are at the heart of what we do, so you’ll be absolutely committed to the work of Grandparents Plus and passionate about making a difference to the lives of vulnerable families.
We’re seeking an experienced project worker who is passionate about working with kinship carers and issues affecting children on the edge of the care system in order to transform the support they receive. We are looking for someone who has the interpersonal and partnership skills to perform their role sensitively and creatively and who is able to work collaboratively with Walsall Council, who have commissioned our service to support Special Guardians in their local authorities.
The nature of our work means that things can change quickly, so you’ll need to be able to problem solve and keep a cool head.
This role will be what you make it and we’re looking for someone to seize this opportunity.
How to apply
To apply, please send a CV (no more than 2 pages) with a covering letter (no more than 2 pages) to show how you meet the criteria set out in the person specification to email@example.com
If you have any questions about the role please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Noon on Monday 30 March
Interview date: Interviews are scheduled for Wednesday 1 April. Please let us know when you apply if you will not be able to make this date