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Young Carers Social Prescriber

 
 
 

Step up to help Young Carers!

   

Young Carers have different life experiences and challenges than their peers. Their caring role can impact on their health and wellbeing, educational opportunities, relationships and future life. The right support can make a huge difference, so this role has been specifically developed to support Young Carers to develop resilience and improve their emotional health and wellbeing.

   

Social Prescribing supports people find non-medical solutions to help them improve their lives and overcome barriers. This could include sports, dance, hobbies, social groups, youth hubs, volunteering or other wellbeing-boosting activities and solutions. You will work with children and families to co-produce a wellbeing and support plan to meet the individual needs of the Young Carer, and you should be able to support young people in a way that inspires trust and confidence, motivating them to reach their full potential.

   

It is essential that you have an understanding of how to prioritise need, and are able to recognise when to refer on to specialist services, being confident in your ability to communicate at different levels across all sectors.

   

The position covers the East Kent area and you will join our established team. Applicants should be organised, proactive and confident, and must have experience of working with young people and families in social care, health, education or the voluntary and community sector.

   

This role requires you to work both independently and as part of a wider team to achieve targets and outcomes. You will need to demonstrate a robust knowledge of confidentiality, data protection, safeguarding and boundaries in all aspects of your work.  Car driver essential.

   

Help Young Carers live a better life now and in their future.   

   

Click here for Job Description

   

To apply, please email your CV with a short covering letter outlining your CURRENT SALARY to   jobs@imago.community 

   

Post is subject to references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

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.