Children & Young People Coordinator

18 hours per week over 3 weekdays
Astolat, Burpham, Surrey, GU4 7HL

 About the role

FTE pay is £31,642, salary for 18 hours is £15,821

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 in Burpham, Guildford for approximately one day a fortnight, with access to hotdesking at any time. Your remaining working hours will be spent engaging with young carers within youth settings, schools or other settings or undertaking planning/recording work from home.   You will be need to be available during times that children and young people are available, and this includes planned evening and weekend work, as well as school holiday periods.

You will work across Surrey and we anticipate that a proportion of your time will be spent in a dedicated region of the county for efficiency.

Key responsibilities

Full responsibilities are included in the job outline, key duties include:

  • To complete an assessment of need with young carers and provide signposting advocacy and support.
  • To work in schools/colleges to increase the identification and support of young carers.
  • To provide regular and on-going time out and fun club sessions for young carers to meet others in similar situations and have a break from their caring role.
  • 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 a program of on-line activities (i.e. via zoom) to young carers.

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 experience recording case notes and information about children and young people. Have a good professional knowledge of standard Microsoft packages and databases
  • 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 ‘that every unpaid carer in Surrey is heard, valued and supported.’ We are a committed, local charity determined to make a difference to young and adult carers across Surrey.

Our values are Focus, Inclusion, Respect and Excellence.  By keeping to our values, we are able to provide an innovative, high quality and compassionate service to carers in every community in Surrey, making a real difference to their wellbeing.

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. To this end, we offer staff a weeks paid carers leave.  We also provide a generous holiday entitlement, starting at 28 days plus bank holidays, an employee assistance programme, pension and opportunities for development and training.

To apply

To apply, complete an application form and return it to [email protected].  For more information, or to arrange an informal conversation email [email protected].

We may interview prior to the closing date so don’t delay – apply today!

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