Richmond Carers Centre – Young Carers Service has opportunities for sessional workers for our after school groups, school holiday trips and activities. The activities are for young carers (aged 5-17 years) who have a family member with a physical or learning disability, mental health condition, substance misuse problem or long term illness. The activities offer young carers the opportunity to meet other young people in similar situations and to have a fun break from their caring role.

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed sessional workers, willing to get involved in activities – active, creative and outdoor games – who are sensitive to the needs of vulnerable children. It is vital that you are confident interacting with young people and able to adapt to new situations. Experience of working with children or groups of young people is essential.

Becoming a Sessional worker is a good stepping-stone into a career working with children and young people, and social care.

Location:                   Main office is Richmond Carers Centre, 5 Briar Road, Twickenham, TW2 6RB. Trips and outings normally take place in Richmond and wider London. These are usually by minibus.

Title:                           Young Carers Sessional Worker

Responsible to:         Young Carers Support Team Leader and Young Carers Team

Salary:                        £10.85 per hour. (This will be paid monthly). This does not include sick or holiday pay and will not be paid for any sessions unattended.

Dates and Times:      Activities and trips take place after school, during the school holidays and occasionally some weekends. We run an extensive holiday activity programme during February half term, Easter holidays, May half term, six-week summer holiday, October half term and Christmas.

There may also be some weekend and term time activities. You will be emailed with dates of upcoming activities and then let us know your availability to work.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Actively encouraging young carers to take part in activities by being engaging and enthusiastic
  • Assisting with the delivery of activities and supervising activities
  • Greeting young carers and their families as they arrive before an activity commences
  • Encouraging young carers participation in activities
  • Setting up equipment and arranging the room as appropriate for the activity (may include moving heavy items such as tables and chairs)
  • Clear up at the end – tidying, washing up, putting away equipment etc.
  • To work closely with other staff members and be a part of a team.
  • Being aware of the health and safety of the young people
  • Appropriately challenge young people’s conversations/behaviour (this includes racism, sexism or bullying) where necessary

The worker’s role will vary depending on the activity.

We will provide:         DBS check, Induction to working with young carers including confidentiality, Health and Safety and GDPR. Training includes safeguarding up to Level 2 and Richmond Carers Centre training as appropriate.

If you have any questions or require more information, please call Sophie Richardson, Young Carers Support Team Leader on 020 8867 2383 or email

Click below to download vacancy documents. Completed application forms can be returned via email to or by post to:

Richmond Carers Centre – Young Carers Service, 5 Briar Road, Twickenham TW2 6RB

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