Archive for Young carers

New Vacancy-Young Carers Service Coordinator

Do you have experience of working with children or young people?  Do you have experience in leading and co-ordinating service delivery?  Can you make a positive difference to the lives of local Young Carers?

You will also need to be flexible and confident, have brilliant communication skills, be comfortable using social media and be able to work on your own initiative.  If all this sounds like you – why not apply?

We are looking for an energetic, creative and enthusiastic Service Co-ordinator to take a lead in developing and delivering support services for young carers aged 8-18.  Based in Milngavie but delivering across East Dunbartonshire, the co-ordinator will plan, develop and manage a regular programme of group activities as well as providing one-to-one support and/or advocacy to the young person.  You will also need to work closely with wider family members to ensure ‘whole family’ support and build close working relationships with social workers, teachers and the local schools.

Application details below or on  Closing date 10am Monday 22nd May, Interviews Tuesday 30th May.

Successful applicant subject to PVG membership.

Job Description – YC Service Co-ordinator

Application EO Form

Criminal Convictions Declaration

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New Vacancy-Young Carer Support & Communications

Do you want to make a positive difference to the lives of Young Carers in East Dunbartonshire?

We are looking for an energetic, creative and enthusiastic Young Carer Support & Communications Worker to help deliver positive outcomes for young carers aged 8-18. This will be done through one to one work and group activities under the principles of GIRFEC.  The successful candidate will also be required to regularly liaise with local Schools along with other statutory bodies to provide a linked up service.

Initially funded for one year, the post will also have key responsibility for developing and piloting the expansion of online support through various social media platforms and website.  With the aim of reaching previously ‘hidden’ young carers and widening peer support networks, your responsibility will include provision of information as well as creating (and moderating) online communities and website maintenance. It is anticipated that success of this pilot will help secure further funding.

Successful applicant subject to PVG membership.  Application details below.   Closing date 12pm Monday 30th January, Interviews Monday 13th February.


2 Job Description – Young Carers Support Communications Worker

3 Application EO Form 2016

4 Criminal Convictions Declaration

5 Background Information



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Barr Construction donates iPhone to Carers Link

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Waitrose main-contractors Barr Construction very kindly donated a new Iphone 5C to our young carers project.

The new phone will allow us to keep in touch more easily with our young carers through social networks such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter.

There are more than 700 children and young people under the age of 24 in East Dunbartonshire providing care and recently we have started to work with carers as young as eight years old.

Carers Link has created services specifically for the younger age range including one-to-one emotional, practical, and educational support. The iPhone enables us  to invite the young carers to support sessions and regular social activities.

Our young carers service coordinator, Emma Azzopardi, said: “We are very grateful to Barr Construction for their donation of an iPhone. It will now be so much easier to communicate with the young people we support, sending them instant messages and group messages. This means we’ll more easily be able to check how they are managing as well as keep them up to date on relevant news and information.

“The phone will also be great for taking and uploading pictures and videos when we are out and about, letting more people know about our services and encouraging other young people to get involved.”

Catriona Watson, communications co-ordinator at Barr Construction, said: “Carers Link provides a valuable service to people in a position of care. Although a simple solution, the iPhone will be a vital asset to the team at Carers Link, making communication easier with young carers and opening up conversation channels in times of need.

“We endeavour to work with the community at every project we work on and we hope Carers Link can use the iPhone for years to come and continue the great work they do.”

Barr Construction is currently on site at the new Waitrose development in Milngavie.

The new Waitrose will open its doors to customers in the summer of 2015.

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What’s On for carers – June – August 2015

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The latest version of the What’s On Newsletter is here listing all of the Carers Link activities and events between June and August 2015.

Download here -> What’s On June – August 2015

In this edition:

– Launch of Young Carers Support Service (Linked Up)

– Carers Week Summer Picnic & Tea Dance

– Autism….some exciting opportunities

– and much more.

To sign up to receive a regular What’s On Mailings please fill out the Contact Us Form.

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New job vacancy-Young Start Co-ordinator

Do you know how to motivate and support young adults?  Have you experience of working with young people?  Can you build confidence & develop skills?  Are you looking to work in an organisation that makes a difference?

Based in Milngavie, Carers Link seeks a Co-ordinator (32 hours p/w) to develop our Young Start project for Young Adult Carers throughout East Dunbartonshire, and to provide support, advocacy, information and social activities as well as employability initiatives.

Salary will be £19,986 pro-rata.

The project is funded by the Big Lottery Young Start Fund until 4th November 2016.

Successful applicant subject to PVG membership/disclosure.   Application details and further background information below.

Closing date 12 pm Thursday 12th February

Interviews on Wednesday 25th February.

How to Apply by Post:

Please complete the Application and Equal Opportunities forms (below) and return them with a covering letter no later than noon on 12th February.  Please also return the Confidential Declaration form.  Forms should be sent to Carers Link, Enterprise Centre, Ellangowan Road, Milngavie G62 8PH.  Please mark for the attention of Clair Hegarty.

How to Apply by Email:

As above, however all forms should be e-mailed to:

Job Description Young Start Co-ordinator

Application and EO Form 2015

Criminal Convictions Declaration

Background Information

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