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 an enthusiastic and committed person who is sensitive to the needs of vulnerable children. It is vital that the worker is confident in interacting with young people and able to adapt to new situations. Experience of working with children or groups of young people is essential.

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

Title:                              Sessional Worker – Young Carers Service

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

Salary:                           £13.50 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, some weekends and during the school holidays. These include: February Half Term, Easter, May Half Term, 6 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:

  • Assisting with the delivery of activities and supervising activities.
  • Greeting young carers and their families when they arrive.
  • 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.
  • To have an understanding of safeguarding children and young people.
  • Appropriately challenge young people’s dialogue/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 Safeguarding training to Level 2 within first 6 months.

If you are interested, please contact:

Please complete the job application and return it by email to youngcarers@richmondcarers.org. If you have any questions or require more information, please call Tom Humphreys, Young Carers Support Team Leader on 020 8867 2383 or email.

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