Job Title: Young Adult Carer’s Project Worker (Vale)

Location: YMCA, Roath, Cardiff & Vale of Glamorgan

Closing Date: Friday 3rd December 2021

Young Adult Carers Project Worker (Vale)

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join us.

RESPONSIBLE TO: Senior Project Worker

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week, to work between the hours of 9am – 10pm Monday to Sunday, (flexibility is expected to suit the needs of the project and young people).

SALARY: £22,700 per annum

CONTRACT: Temporary until March 2022 (subject to continuous funding)


  1. To initiate, build and maintain purposeful relationships with children and
    young people.
  2. Encourage children and young people to broaden their horizons to be
    effective citizens.
  3. To support children & young people in their understanding of risk and
  4. Support children and young people to identify and achieve aims so that
    they may reach their full potential.


Because we CARE and have COMPASSION we want to MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Our aim is to EMPOWER and SUPPORT people.

We do this with RESPECT and EMPATHY, mindful of the EQUALITY of all.

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB: To provide a support service for young adult carers across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, working in partnership with statutory and voluntary professionals to ensure young adult carers are identified, supported, and recognised as equal partners in care. Provide direct 1-2-1 support to young adult carers through advocating on their behalf for the undertaking of care assessments/support plans, benefit checks, form filling, listening by ear service or by any other means that supports the needs of individual carers. Support young adult carers to access education, training and employment opportunities, finance, health and well-being, social networks, confidence, and self-esteem. Ensure that young adult carers receive support to negotiate and confidently access the world of adult services (social care, health, and carer support services).


Applicants will only be contacted if they are successful in securing an interview.

To join our team and for further job details, job description, person specification and online application form please go to our website at

If you have any questions please contact Caroline Ryan (Head of Youth & Community) on 02920 465250.

A DBS Disclosure is required for this post.

YMCA Cardiff is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other class protected by law.


Be part of the YMCA team that has been in existence since 1852!

  • Investors In People Platinum organisation
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Competitive Salary
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Private Health Scheme
  • Registered with Perkbox, giving access to discounts and peer recognition
  • Online HR system giving access to book your annual leave from a mobile/tablet
  • Group team days
  • Enhanced annual leave allowance

“Always being encouraged to try new things to develop and broaden my skills – there are opportunities if I want to progress”

“I love working here – love the job, love the people and love the atmosphere”.