Young Adult Carer Peer Support Group Co-facilitator

Carers Support West Sussex

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Role Description:

Shine is our programme for young adult carers aged 18-25. We run monthly peer support groups across the county which are an opportunity for young adult carers to meet with others in a similar situation. This role is available to anyone over 26 years old due to nature of the groups aimed at 18-25 year olds.

The Shine groups focus on engaging and empowering young adult carers by meeting in the community at age-appropriate venues. The groups are led by the carers and you will support in the planning (i.e. identifying a location and venue), attending as well as offering emotional support during the group. There is also an opportunity to partake in bi-annual all-day events.

The groups run once a month during the afternoon, mid-week, for two hours. You will receive the necessary induction and training prior to starting the role.


Skills

Skills and attributes required:

  •  Able to build positive relationships with young adult carers
  •  Be approachable with good active listening skills
  •  An understanding of a the issues facing young adult carers (further training will be provided)
  •  To be non-judgemental and be able to maintain personal boundaries
  •  To encourage and promote carer health & wellbeing
  •  Good IT skills and able to use online systems including MS Teams and Zoom.

Benefits

The Young Adult Carer Lead (Shine Coordinator) will provide 1-1 support in your role. Necessary training will be provided and further 1-1 reviews as required.

You will be part of the Carers Support West Sussex wider volunteering team (currently around 80 volunteers) and will be invited to social meetings and events through out the year. You will have access to support on the administration requirements for the role, entering timesheets and claiming expenses.

We ask you to engage twice a year in a Volunteering Engagement Survey for us to get feedback from you as well as access to staff forum. Ongoing opportunities are available for learning and development both internal and external.

Other information

  • Out of pocket expenses are paid that includes travel and parking
  • This role is available to anyone over 26 years old due to nature of the groups aimed at 18-25 year olds.
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme to support well-being
  • We will require two references and a basic DBS check.

Practical Considerations

You will be supported by the Young Adult Carer Lead (Shine Coordinator) and you will be supported virtually (video calls) in your role. The groups are countywide, rotating between Chichester, Worthing and Crawley every three months, therefore access to transport is essential. Travel expenses are reimbursed.

There is a minimum commitment of 5 hours a month. (2 hours travel, 2 hours per group and 1 hour planning meeting per month.)

You must have a degree of flexibility as each peer support group can vary in date each month. You will be informed of the dates which are planned in advance.

When do I need to be available?

Details Timings and commitment: There is a minimum commitment of 5 hours a month. (2 hours travel, 2 hours per group and 1 hour planning meeting per month.) You must have a degree of flexibility as each peer support group can vary in date each month. You will be informed of the dates which are planned in advance.
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Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
    OVER 26 only due to nature of role
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
    The Young Adult Carer Lead (Shine Coordinator) will provide 1-1 support in your role. Necessary training will be provided and further 1-1 reviews as required. You will be part of the Carers Support West Sussex wider volunteering team (currently around 80 volunteers) and will be invited to social meetings and events through out the year. You will have access to support on the administration requirements for the role, entering timesheets and claiming expenses. We ask you to engage twice a year in a Volunteering Engagement Survey for us to get feedback from you as well as access to staff forum. Ongoing opportunities are available for learning and development both internal and external.
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training
    Training and Support: There is the following online mandatory training required: • Carers Support West Sussex Induction Training • Young Adult Carer Awareness & Group Facilitator Training • Basic Adult Safeguarding • Basic Children Safeguarding • LGBTQ+ Carer Awareness • GDPR Training