Young Carers Activity Worker

3 days left

Location
Eastleigh
Salary
Unpaid opportunity
Posted
19 Nov 2018
Closes
19 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Voluntary, Unpaid

We are looking for reliable, fun and friendly people to support the activity workers deliver a varied activity programme to our young carers. We have many opportunities available to our young carers but with more volunteer support we will be able to expand on our existing provision.  There will be varying time slots available so any amount of spare time you have to commit to volunteering with us would be gratefully accepted.

Responsibilities

  • Face to face group youth work.
  • Supporting young people at clubs/activities/trips.
  • Helping to deliver club based activities.
  • Being available for the occasional, relevant training and volunteer meetings.
  • When:
  • Term time:
    • Tuesdays – Club in Eastleigh, 4:30pm-6pm, (2nd, 3rd and 4th of every month)
    • Wednesdays – Mixed aged Social Skills (1st of every month)
    • Club in Lowford, 6:15pm-7:45pm, (2nd, 3rd, 4th of every month)
    • Thursdays – Club in Hedge End, 5-6:30pm, (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th of every month)
  • Life Skills
    • Will have one session a month and rotate between the three clubs. Social skills club will not be part of the rotation.
    • Occasional extra opportunities can come up from time to time but these will mainly be weekday evenings and rarely weekends.
  • School holidays
    • We run an extensive activity programme over all the school holidays. We aim for a minimum of two trips for every week of a holiday. They can be scheduled for any week day and the occasional weekend. The holiday schedule is confirmed 2 months before the first day. 

About You 

  • A responsible, reliable, warm, friendly, calm, fun person.
  • Flexibility, confidence and good social skills.
  • A good role model to young people.
  • An ability to build healthy relationships with young people and their families quickly.
  • An ability to encourage young people to achieve their goals and take part in the activities provided.
  • An ability to nurture the confidence and self-esteem of young people.
  • An understanding of child protection, confidentiality, boundaries and risk assessments would be an advantage but training can be provided,
  • Experience of working with young people is an advantage. Reasonable travel expenses will be paid.
  • A DBS check may be required. Being available for relevant training is essential.

 

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Please note this opportunity is unpaid. Southampton Solent University does not endorse unpaid opportunities outside of the curriculum. However, should you decide to take on this position you need to consider your financial situation and consider how you would support yourself for the duration of the experience. If you have any questions about this opportunity please contact employers@solent.ac.uk .

Southampton Solent University has a limited funding scheme to support students on unpaid work experience or placement opportunities@ https://portal.solent.ac.uk/support/finance/student-funding/unpaid-placement-work-experience-grant.aspx

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