Kent Sittingbourne, Kent Kent Kent

£18,000 - £21,000 per year

Permanent, Full-time

YAC31052019

About the organisation

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

Job Description

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

Are you confident, approachable, self-motivated and have a flexible attitude?

Then join our team supporting Young Adult Carers, aged 16-25years, who have caring responsibilities for someone in their family due to disability, long-term illness, mental health, or drug or alcohol misuse.

Young Adult Carers have a lot going on in their lives. As well as caring, they are managing all the normal stresses of growing up… exams, friendships, relationships, work, money. They’re making decisions about key transitions… should I go to university?... get a job?... move out of home? These lead to concerns about who will look after the person they care for or guilt about leaving them. If they choose to stay at home and continue to care, there are additional challenges like applying for benefits or organising care packages.

As a coordinator, you’ll provide information and advice, emotional and practical support to guide the Young Adult Carers through these times. You might help them prepare for job interviews, advocate on their behalf to get additional support at college or university, or have difficult conversations with family members.

You’ll also provide opportunities for Young Adult Carers to meet each other at workshops and events, where they can share ideas and support each other as peers. 

Imago is a leading charity supporting communities across the South East. This role supports Young Adult Carers in Dartford, Gravesham, Swanley and Swale.

Make an impact. Be part of the solution.

Applicants must have a current driving licence and access to a car.

Imago is a long established, well respected and effective charity working across Kent, Medway, London and East Sussex to deliver a range of services to individuals, voluntary and community organisations, the public and private sector.

Our mission is to promote, develop and facilitate social action, support independence and empower communities. User and volunteer engagement, leadership and involvement in decision making are core principles.

We deliver a wide range of services in partnership with funders, public sector commissioners and private sector sponsors to children and young people, older people, carers, and volunteers.

Underpinning our work is a commitment to excellence, evidencing impact and safeguarding vulnerable people.

Imago offers a competitive remuneration package consisting of salary, contributory pension, healthcare benefits and 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays.

Post is subject to references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check

Please submit your CV with a short covering note outlining your CURRENT SALARY.

Imago recognises that many people in our society experience discrimination or lack of opportunity for reasons that are not fair. These include: race, religion, creed, colour, national and ethnic origin, political beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability (including mental illness), HIV status, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity status, responsibility for dependants, appearance, geographical area, social class, income level or criminal record.

Imago aims to create a culture that respects and values each other’s differences. Imago sees these differences as an asset to our work as they improve our ability to meet the needs of the organisations and people we serve. We proactively seek to increase opportunities for inclusion, and celebrate diversity across our organisation and within the communities we serve.