Do you want to make a difference now and for the future?
Then join our team supporting Young Carers and Young Adult Carers aged 5-25 years, who have caring responsibilities for someone in their family due to disability, long-term illness, mental health, or drug or alcohol misuse.
Young Carers and Young Adult Carers have a lot going on in their lives. They provide personal, physical, practical or emotional support to the person they care for, whilst managing all the normal stresses of growing up… school, exams, siblings, friends, relationships, work, money. They’re also making decisions about key transitions… which secondary school to choose?...what subjects should I take?... should I go to university?... get a job?... move out of home?... stay at home and continue as a carer?
It can be a lot of pressure and it’s important that someone is there to listen and help them access information and services to support them and their families.
You will manage an existing caseload and new referrals; meeting with families, Young Carers and Young Adult Carers to complete statutory assessments, and providing short-term interventions that support them to improve resilience, educational and future opportunities, and wellbeing. This might mean signposting to local services, action planning or one-to-one support, or group activities.
Working closely with schools, colleges, and Childrens and Adult Services, you will make referrals to a range of professionals and community services, ensuring whole family needs are met and thereby reducing the impact of caring on the young person.
As Children & Young Adult Coordinator, you will plan and deliver workshop sessions, respite activities and other group activities, providing opportunities for Young Carers and Young Adult Carers to spend time with their peers and recognise that they are not alone.
You will deliver services across the Maidstone and Swale districts, so your own car is essential.
Make an impact. Be part of the solution.
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, and 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 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.
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 either submit your CV with a short covering note outlining your CURRENT SALARY or visit our website at www.imago.community for a full application.
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.