Maidstone, Kent
Sittingbourne, Kent
£18,000 - £21,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Do you want to make a difference now and for the future?

Then join our team supporting Young Carers and Young Adult Carers aged 5-25 years, who have caring responsibilities for someone in their family due to disability, long-term illness, mental health, or drug or alcohol misuse.

Young Carers and Young Adult Carers have a lot going on in their lives. They provide personal, physical, practical or emotional support to the person they care for, whilst managing all the normal stresses of growing up… school, exams, siblings, friends, relationships, work, money. They’re also making decisions about key transitions… which secondary school to choose?...what subjects should I take?... should I go to university?... get a job?... move out of home?... stay at home and continue as a carer? 

It can be a lot of pressure and it’s important that someone is there to listen and help them access information and services to support them and their families.

You will manage an existing caseload and new referrals; meeting with families, Young Carers and Young Adult Carers to complete statutory assessments, and providing short-term interventions that support them to improve resilience, educational and future opportunities, and wellbeing. This might mean signposting to local services, action planning or one-to-one support, or group activities.

Working closely with schools, colleges, and Childrens and Adult Services, you will make referrals to a range of professionals and community services, ensuring whole family needs are met and thereby reducing the impact of caring on the young person.

As Children & Young Adult Coordinator, you will plan and deliver workshop sessions, respite activities and other group activities, providing opportunities for Young Carers and Young Adult Carers to spend time with their peers and recognise that they are not alone.

You will deliver services across the Maidstone and Swale districts, so your own car is essential.

Make an impact. Be part of the solution.

More about Imago Community

Imago is a long established, well respected and effective charity working across Kent, Medway, London and East Sussex to deliver a range of ser... Read more

Refreshed on: 14 December 2021
Closed date: 17 December 2021
Job ref: CYA291121
Tags: Social Care/Development, Teaching

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