Young Carers Education Advisor – Action for Carers

Young Carers Education Advisor
Spelthorne, Elmbridge, Epsom & Ewell
£13,969.21 for 18 hours per week contract

Want to make a difference?  We are looking for a Young Carers Education Advisor to advocate and promote young carers rights in Education settings.
The successful candidate will be working 18 hours a week which will include one fixed day (Thursday) at our offices in Burpham and the remaining hours from home or a local venue.

Key Responsibilities
• To have an on-going presence in Educational Establishments
• To arrange presentations, drop-in, groups and assemblies
• Make regular contact with Surrey Educational consortiums (schools/ colleges/ Governors)
• To coordinate and deliver teacher training, Governor training and PSHE lessons
• To promote YC rights, relevant YC and SYC resources
• Encourage and facilitate the establishment of young carer groups in schools  and monitor for continuity on a monthly basis in order to step back in as required

About You
We are looking for candidates with:
• Experience of working with children, young people and families. e.g. in social work /health /education /youth service /voluntary sector settings
• An understanding of issues surrounding Carers rights
• Ideally will have experience of working in schools or other youth education setting
• Ideally will have experience of delivering presentations and training to children and  professionals

The successful applicants will be DBS checked to an Enhanced level.

About Us
Action for Carers (Surrey) has a vision ‘to enable all unpaid carers to have a voice and access support to improve their quality of life and wellbeing.’   You will be joining a committed, passionate charity determined to make a difference to young and adult unpaid carers across Surrey.

To Apply
Email recruit@actionforcarers.org.uk for a copy of the job description and Application Form or visit https://www.actionforcarers.org.uk/about/jobs/