Young Carers Sessional Support Practitioner

Posted 7 months ago
Service Area Cheshire East Young Carers (TESS Services)
Job Role Young Carers Sessional Support Practitioner
Reporting to Young Carers Team Leader

of work

Various days from 5.30pm-7.30pm with 45mins/1 hour either side for transporting.  Other hours may be available on an ad-hoc basis


Contract Sessional
Salary £8.80 per hour
Office Base Dane Mill House, Congleton, Cheshire

Various work in various locations available including Congleton, Crewe, Macclesfield, Middlewich;

Contact for more details Huma Sheikh – 01254 692709 / 07787504035

 All roles within CANW have a responsibility for the safeguarding of children and adults.This role will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check against the Child’s Barred List.

Job description and Person Specification attached.

Details of the posts:

The post sits within our expanding Young Carers Service and will offer support across Cheshire East.  The successful candidate will offer help and support at group night sessions to young people aged between 5 and 18 who are carrying the care burden at home. They may be looking after parents or siblings, helping them cope with illness, mental health issues, or even substance abuse problems.

We make sure that the child is looked after from all angles – that they can cope at home, that they can cope at school, that they feel supported. We are their advocate, their defender, their comfort. We are their voice when they need it. We give them 1 to 1 support, access to a network of other carers so they know they are not alone and give them someone they can talk to. We give them hope. Our team forms a bridge between school and home and works towards coming up with ways of supporting the young person by providing:

  • Fortnightly ‘chill out’ nights
  • Advocacy on behalf of the young carer
  • Peer Mentors for extra support
  • Young Carers online community
  • Self-esteem and confidence workshops and other training opportunities

 To apply:

Please complete Application and Criminal Record Declaration forms and forward these 

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