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Spurgeons is one of the UK's leading children's charities, firmly supported by Christian beliefs and values, helping to support disadvantaged children and their families through delivering projects to support children, young people, their families and communities to find long-lasting solutions to the challenges they face.

We are passionate about the work we do and need equally committed members on our team to help us achieve those goals.

Closing Date: 06 Jun 2017
Vacancy Number: 1305
Location: Birmingham Young Carers Unite
Salary: unpaid
Job Description Click here to download

Spurgeons Birmingham Young Carers Unite Project supports young people in Birmingham aged between 0 and 18 who have a caring role for someone in their home due to illness, disability or addiction and this often means that the young person themselves experiences disadvantage.We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people we serve. This post is subject to necessary safeguarding checks including an appropriate level DBS Disclosure.

What we are looking for:

For group sessions/activities

  • Be part of the team.

  • Be committed to supporting a group once a fortnight (evening).

  • Offer support to the young carers and work alongside them during group sessions/activities/outings.

  • Be positive and encouraging to the young people.

  • Report any concerns to your point of contact.

For individual work

  • Meet with a young carer on a regular basis.

  • Provide support and information at an age appropriate level.

  • Collect and return the young person from home where required.

  • Produce written reports on all meetings with the young person ensuring accuracy and confidentiality at all times.

  • Be available for supervision sessions and relevant training.

  • Report any concerns to your point of contact.

Person Specification

  • Ability to communicate with young people.

  • Good listening skills.

  • Enthusiastic, friendly, caring and non judgemental.

  • Ability to use own initiative but also be part of a team.

  • Commitment to the service

What we do for you

  • Provide a full induction and all training necessary for your volunteering role

  • Provide a named supervisor for you, with regular supervision meetings

  • Treat you, and all volunteers, in-line with our equal opportunities policy

  • Reimburse volunteers for out-of-pocket expenses

  • Provide insurance cover for volunteers

  • Ensure the place you work in is safe

Please note that the term ‘young carers’ includes young adult carers up to the age of 25.

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people we serve. This post is subject to necessary safeguarding checks including an appropriate level DBS Disclosure.

Department: Birmingham
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Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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