Young Carer Worker
Gwynedd & Ynys Mon - Young Carer Worker
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Be rewarded and have new experiences, come and join our friendly team and volunteer with us
We are looking for volunteers who want to make a difference to the lives of young carers by providing them support and a break from caring. This will involve transporting young carers to and from activities, helping during day trips and specific awareness raising events, and engaging young carers in group work activities. The role would also include support with administration, photocopying, writing letters and making and receiving telephone calls to young carers and their families.
- Location - Gwynedd & Ynys Mon area
- Time - various
- Experience working with children, young people and their families
- Being able to work bilingually is essential
- Full clean driving license and use of a reliable transport essential as this role involves working across Gwynedd and Ynys Mon and transporting young carers
- The ability to use computers is desirable, with knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office
- Ability to communicate effectively, and to build relationships is essential
- Understanding of the issues faced by children, young people and vulnerable families
- The role may involve working during the day and evening, including weekends
What you can expect:
- Assisting during group and individual activities, events and days out
- Transporting young carers to and from home
- Basic administrative tasks, including photocopying, writing letters and inputting information on internal systems
- Making and receiving calls from young cares and their families
- Various times and shifts (to be discussed at interview)
What we can offer:
- Being part of our friendly team
- Enjoying sense of personal satisfaction
- Access to personal learning and development
- Gaining experience of working with children and families
- Developing communication skills
- Improving your confidence
Action for Children does what’s right, does what’s needed and does what works.
We help children and young people aged 5 to 18 who are caring for someone else in their family.
The person a young carer looks after may have an illness, disability, or mental health or substance misuse problem. Some young carers may be the only person providing care, while others may take on responsibilities alongside other family members.
Young carer's lives are restricted because of this need to take responsibility for someone in the family.
We try to make life easier by offering practical and emotional support for the young carer and family so they can enjoy some time of their own and achieve what they want.
We aim to work in different ways to make life better for young carers to feel good about themselves and their future.