Kent (Hybrid)
Maidstone, Kent
£19,000 - £22,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Be part of something amazing!

We have worked with Young Carers for a long time and know that young people who grow up with a brother of sister with a lifelong disability or serious medical conditions face specific challenges. They often feel alone and experience low self-esteem and confidence. But you can make a difference.

We have developed a dedicated role to support these siblings and provide the right support at the right time to them and their family. This might mean providing information, guidance, support and advocacy… or arranging fun respite activities... or developing family forums so that people can share their experiences and support each other.

It’s vital that schools, professionals and communities understand how they can support these Young Carer siblings, so you will raise awareness by delivering presentations and attending professional meetings.

Applicants should be organised, proactive and confident, with experience of working with young people and families in social care, health, education or the voluntary and community sector.

This role requires you to work both independently and as part of a wider team to achieve targets and outcomes. You’ll join our experienced Children and Young People service, and cover the Maidstone and Swale. Car driver essential.

Start making an impact. It’s life changing.

We offer our employees:

  • Inclusive values-based environment
  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Opportunities for hybrid working
  • Benenden Health Care
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Supported Volunteering scheme
  • Development opportunities
  • and more

Imago is committed to Safer Recruitment practices, and the post is subject to references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Please either submit your CV with a short covering note, outlining your current salary, or visit our website for full details.

Imago recognises that many people in our society experience discrimination or lack of opportunity for reasons that are not fair. We aim to create a culture that respects and values each other’s differences, and see these differences as an asset, as they improve our ability to meet the needs of the organisations and people we work with. We proactively seek to increase opportunities for inclusion, and celebrate diversity across our organisation and within communities.

Imago recognises its duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children, young people and adults at risk who access its services or with whom it comes into contact.

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Imago is a well-respected social action charity working across Kent, Medway, East Sussex and London. Through our services and projects, we aim ... Read more

Refreshed on: 16 July 2022
Closed date: 31 July 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: SIBS010722
Tags: Social Care/Development, Teaching

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