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Carers Support Worker


Job purpose:

To contribute to a range of co-ordinated high-quality provision and needs-led Carer Support services for carers and their families, resident in Sefton.

To support the delivery of holistic therapies and counselling service by managing appointments and service delivery, in line with policies and procedures.

Key Duties \& Responsibilities:

To undertake carer’s assessments and actively plan, implement, monitor and review these to ensure a holistic approach is taken to meet the needs of carers and their families resident in Sefton.

To support the needs of carers and their families by accessing relevant support from pre-identified grants, services, and other partner agencies.

To provide an information, support and low-level advocacy service for carers and their families through signposting, referrals, and liaising with relevant agencies.

To work with Line Manager and Volunteer Lead to support volunteer services in holistic therapies and counselling by recording, monitoring and the evaluation of services.

To manage the holistic therapies and counselling appointment system to maximise use of volunteer time and benefits to carers.

£17,266 per annum (£21,582 FTE)

28 hours/week (working pattern to be agreed with the successful candidate)

12-month fixed term contract in the first instance

Skills, Qualifications and Knowledge:

  • Knowledge and understanding of current legislation which underpins Health and Social Care, including the Care Act 2014
  • Awareness of principles of equal opportunities and a commitment to anti-discriminatory/anti-oppressive practice
  • Previous experience of managing a caseload
  • High level report writing skills, with the ability to translate information conveyed verbally into the written form.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to liaise at all levels
  • Good self-management skills, with an ability to work under own initiative
  • Ability and commitment to maintaining confidentiality of information relating to the organisation
  • Excellent ability to use and understand Information Technology including Microsoft software packages, Outlook, Word and Excel, as well as accessing and maintaining database entries

Personal Attributes: ESSENTIAL

  • Ability to work with people in a sensitive way
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • Commitment to continually develop and update local knowledge on Sefton’s support services

    Commitment to professional development

  • Commitment to professional development

Contract Type: AnyContractType

Hours of Work: FullOrPartTime

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Expiration Date: 17/10/2022

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