2 x Young Carer Assessment Support Officers


2 x Young Carer Assessment Support Officers


£23,250 per annum pro rata


20 hours per week; may include weekend and evening work as required. Standard terms and conditions apply.


South and North Tyneside.

Job Summary:

TEN was established in 1994 to address the unemployment levels in South Tyneside, impacted by the decline in the shipbuilding and coal mining industries and has an excellent track record of managing and delivering employment and training services in South Tyneside and supporting clients who are long term unemployed. In November 2016 the Young Carers Service in South Tyneside joined TEN. In July 2018 TEN became part of Groundwork South and North Tyneside. TEN North East Ltd 

Groundwork South and North Tyneside has been Changing Places and Changing Lives for over 30 years through a variety of environmental, learning, health and skills programmes.  We are a fast paced and diverse charity with an excellent track record in partnership working and high quality delivery. SOUTH & NORTH TYNESIDE – Groundwork 

This is an exciting opportunity to join an experienced team working collaboratively to ensure the smooth running of the South Tyneside Young Carers Project (TENNE).  The service provides practical and emotional support to Young Carers aged 5–18 who provides or intends to provide care for a family member, friend or relative because they have a disability, chronic illness, mental health difficulty or an addiction. The young carer often assumes the responsibility of an adult, providing physical and/or emotional care on a regular basis. The aim of our service is for: 

“Young Carers to be confident, ambitious and independent, to be protected from inappropriate care and to enjoy a positive childhood”. 

The post holder will work alongside the Service Manager and Assessment coordinator to provide specialist support for young carers and their families. 

We are a fast paced and diverse charity with an excellent track record in partnership working and high-quality delivery.

We are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people. To demonstrate our commitment we have been awarded the Disability Confident Scheme Symbol, which is awarded by the Employment Service.

Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

Groundwork SaNT believes that a child, young person or vulnerable adult should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults and to keep them safe. We are committed to practice in a way that protects them.

Instructions for Applicants:

To apply, please carefully read the role description and person specification, complete the application form, declaration of convictions and equal opportunities forms and email them all to sant.recruitment@groundwork.org.uk

Job Description Young Carer Support Officer

GW Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

GW Declaration of Convictions Form

Please note, we cannot accept CVs in place of completed forms and hard-copy applications will not be reviewed. If you have any accessibility requirements that need to be discussed further then please contact sant.recruitment@groundwork.org.uk or call 0191 428 1144. Only successful applicants will be contacted to confirm interview dates and times, no feedback will be given on unsuccessful applications.

Closing Date: 5pm, 25th April 2024

Interview Date: 8th May 2024