Children and Young People Coordinator

36 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with regular planned evening and weekend work
Astolat, Burpham, Surrey, GU4 7HL

About the Role

An exciting new opportunity has arisen within the Surrey Young Carers team. We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual who will support and provide respite opportunities for young carers, on-line and in group settings.

In this varied and rewarding role you will engage, motivate and support young carers and in doing so you will make a real difference to young carers within Surrey.

You will be based at our offices on the outskirts of Guildford for approximately once a month, with access to weekly desk space. Your remaining working hours will be spent engaging with young carers within youth settings or working from home, undertaking a planned program of events.

You will work across Surrey, however, we anticipate that a proportion of your time will be spent  in the Mid and East Surrey.

Key Responsibilities

  • To provide regular youth club style drop-in sessions for young carers aged 5-15 years old.
  • To facilitate a program of on-line activities (i.e. via zoom) to young carers.
  • To update the database and SYC webpages– for example to update young carers records and update details of planned youth clubs.
  • To provide signposting and advocacy to Young Carers and their families.
  • To facilitate bespoke sessions for 16-17 year olds.
  • To facilitate regular forum meetings for young carers to have their voice heard on matters that affect their lives.

About You

You must:

  • Be confident in encouraging children, young people and their parents/carers to engage with our activities.
  • Have experience of working with children, young people and families. e.g. in youth services /voluntary sector / social work settings.
  • Have awareness of issues surrounding Young Carers.
  • Have a flexible approach to working hours, as regular  planned weekend and evening work is required.
  • Have an ability to form good working relationships with young people and their families.
  • Have a driving license and use of own vehicle.   Mileage expenses are paid.

The successful applicants will be DBS checked to an Enhanced level.

About Us

Action for Carers (Surrey) has a vision ‘to enable all unpaid carers to have a voice and access support to improve their quality of life and wellbeing.’ We are a committed, passionate charity determined to make a difference to young and adult carers across Surrey.

We offer our staff a friendly, supportive, flexible workplace and are committed to welcoming applicants from a wide range of backgrounds as well as supporting staff who have their own caring responsibilities.  We offer a generous holiday entitlement, starting at 28 days plus bank holidays, an employee assistance programme, pension and opportunities for development and training.

To apply

Complete an Application Form and return it to [email protected]

 

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