Young Carers Schools Link Worker – Part-time

Young Carers Schools Link Worker

Part Time 21 Hours

£29,445 pro rata (actual salary £17,667)

(Hybrid Working)

Twickenham, Richmond

Build flexibly on your Charity Career while supporting children and young people

This is a part-time role 3 days per week in a well-established charity based in Twickenham  

This role would really suit someone who wants to have the opportunity to work flexibly and build their career in the Charity sector and has worked with children and young people. 

Richmond Carers Centre has the mission to help young carers to live a full, active and meaningful life by providing them with advice, information, activities, breaks and emotional support either face to face, by phone or by email to enable them to live well.  

As a Young Carers Schools Link Worker, you will be part of a small, dedicated team and take a lead on improving support for young carers in schools and at home. You will be responsible for implementing the Young Carers in Schools accredited programme with a range of local primary and secondary schools to share good practice, provide relevant tools and training, and to celebrate the great outcomes that many schools achieve for young carers. Its aim is to improve the identification, recognition and understanding of the needs of young carers, raise the profile of young carers in schools, and ensure young carers needs are met. This will lead to the improvement of the health, education and wellbeing of vulnerable children and young people who are caring for others. You’ll also be expected to work with our volunteers and to use appropriate monitoring and evaluation reports to show our funders what we’ve achieved. 

You will be someone:

  • Who works in a person-centred way.
  • Is enthusiastic, empathetic and detail conscious
  • Communicates well by phone and in person
  • Has an understanding of the needs of young vulnerable people
  • Has experience of working with young people on an individual or group basis
  • Has knowledge and/or experience of the schools’ systems
  • Has experience of producing reports for monitoring and evaluation
  • Is able to gather and assess information efficiently and think creatively to come up with solutions.
  • Has good communication skills including spoken, written and presentational.
  • Has experience in managing projects

Main Duties include:

  • To proactively identify young carers living within the London Borough of Richmond, particularly hidden and isolated young carers.
  • To implement the Young Carers in Schools Programme across the borough – primary and secondary schools.
  • To promote awareness of young carers specifically in schools and develop partnership working within the education sector to expand and increase the service offered to young carers.
  • To promote awareness more broadly within the voluntary and statutory sectors of the needs of young people with caring responsibilities.
  • To provide support to young carers and their siblings and work with vulnerable families registered with Richmond Carers Centre to meet their individual needs.
  • To support young carers to access after school groups, holiday activities and short breaks to promote their mental health and wellbeing.
  • To keep accurate records of group and individual young carer engagement for monitoring and evaluation purposes.
  • To participate in key events organised by Richmond Carers Centre and other relevant partners to promote services to a wider public.

What you are doing now:

  • You might be working for or volunteering in a similar charity
  • You may be working in a school or other education setting
  • You may have the skills we need from some other combination of work and volunteering
  • Or you may be looking to return to the workforce after a timeout for personal reasons

In any event if you feel you meet the skills, we need we would like to hear from you!

Richmond Carers Centre welcomes and encourages applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religious belief.

Benefits of working for Richmond Carers Centre:

  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays per year (pro rata)
  • Bonus 3 days of annual leave per year over the festive period (subject to Trustee approval)
  • Workplace Pension Scheme with Peoples Pension
  • Flexible working/option of working from home (subject to CEO approval)
  • Equipment and support to be set up to work from home
  • Paid time off for medical appointments
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Training and personal development opportunities
  • Staff away days and socials
  • Access to shared resources and training opportunities
  • Supportive and friendly working environment

Please apply in writing with a cover letter, CV and stating your current salary to Viv Sage our HR Consultant at Better Talent. Email or call 07963736189.

Closing date: 19th November 2023
Shortlisting week commencing: 23rd November 2023
Interviews with Richmond Carers Centre scheduled: 4th  December 2023

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Richmond Carers Centre is committed to Equality of Opportunity

Registered Charity No: 1092459. Company No: 4412793