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Young Carer Online Group Leader

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Young Carer Online Group Leader

Family Carers Ireland

National

At a Glance

  • Start Date:01/11/2022
  • End Date:31/12/2023
  • Closing date:31/12/2023
  • Post Updated:27/10/2022
  • Min Hours:20
  • Role Type:Youth work

Requirements:Internet access, native/fluent English speaking, good empathy,

Description

Young Carers

A young carer is a child or young person under the age of 18 years who provides or helps to provide care for a loved one with an illness, disability, mental health issue, addiction or other care requirement. 

Young Carers Online Support Group

We are currently recruiting volunteer group leaders for our Young Carer Online Peer Support Groups. If you like engaging with young people and have good communication and facilitation skills we want to hear from you.

Our Young Carer Online Peer Support Groups offers young carers aged 10-17 an opportunity to meet with other young people in similar situations to their own, to participate in activities to improve their life skills and take a break from their caring roles. We are seeking volunteers to support the delivery of group sessions and to build the skills and confidence of young carers within the group.

Volunteers may also provide admin support, help to develop our quarterly Newsletters, and participate in one off promotional events and young carers events.

How We Support You

We value the commitment and responsibility our volunteers bring to their work with us. We support our volunteers by offering ongoing training and supervision, and opportunities to practise and develop your skills.

Volunteering with us can help you to develop independent working skills, team work, time-management skills, facilitation and communication skills, and increase your confidence and self-esteem, as well as giving you the opportunity to inspire and be inspired by the children and young people you will encounter.

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position which will be processed with you after you apply.

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

  • Planning and facilitating online group sessions
  • Delivering workshops and group activities
  • Keeping a record of group attendance
  • Organising occasional group outings

Skills required for this role:

  • Facilitation skills
  • Communication skills
  • Excellent time keeping
  • Team work

Details of time commitment needed for role:
One weekday afternoon/evening per week.

Minimum time commitment per week:
2 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Volunteers need to be over 18 years of age. Once we receive your completed application form, we will contact you to arrange an interview. Successful volunteers are then invited to attend a one day training programme. Our initial training programme will include understanding facilitation skills, professional boundaries, personal safety, confidentiality, and Children First as well as role specific training. We require two references and volunteers will also be required to undertake Garda Vetting. 

Contact

If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Padraig McGrath

Address: Family Carers Ireland, Family Carers Ireland, Market Square

Website: www.familycarers.ie

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