Adult Carers Support Worker – part time
Richmond Carers Centre, a network partner of Carers Trust, is a registered charity providing information, support, advice and a voice for carers living and caring in London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
Helping Carers to Live Well is our organisational aim. We are looking for someone with the skills and ability to offer a coordinated approach in supporting unpaid and family adult carers in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Carers provide vital support and can come from all walks of life and be of any age.
As an Adult Carers Support Worker you’ll be part of the Adult Carer Support Team at Richmond Carers Centre. Here, you’ll provide carers with advice, information and emotional support either face-to-face, via email and through our dedicated telephone support line. Much of your work will involve actively listening to carers and formulating packages of support. You will also be involved in organising breaks for carers, outreach activities and leisure events, as well as group work to help enhance carers’ health and wellbeing. You’ll also be expected to work with our volunteers and to use appropriate monitoring and evaluation reports to show our funders what we’ve achieved.
With your proven experience of working with carers or other vulnerable groups on an individual and/or group basis, you’ll recognise the importance of being client focused and have a commitment to enhance the lives of carers. You will be able to demonstrate a broad knowledge of carers’ needs, a wide range of skills in relation to service delivery to support carers, and have a sound understanding of social care provision in both statutory and voluntary sector environments.
You will be self-motivated and positive in your approach to working with both carers and staff, and have a willingness to embrace our organisational values. Strong administrative, time management, IT and organisational skills are essential. Your ability and willingness to occasionally work outside normal working hours is required.
In return, we offer regular supervision, training and professional development for this rewarding position, along with generous annual leave, employer’s contribution to your pension scheme and above all, a supportive and friendly working environment.
Richmond Carers Centre is currently working remotely and a plan is being devised for a transition to office based provision.
Please use the application form only. CVs will not be accepted
Closing date – Midnight on Sunday 3rd October 2021
Provisional interview dates – Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th October 2021.
Interviews will be held on Zoom unless otherwise advised. For application documents, please click the relevant website links
Email application to firstname.lastname@example.org
In compliance with General Data Protect Regulations, Richmond Carers Centre will only collect personal data and applicant information relevant to carry out a safe recruiting process. This means we will ask for data such as applicant’s name and contact details, education and employment history, and contact details for referees. The application pack will include an equalities monitoring form, which will be separate to the application form for statistical purposes only. Applicant’s information will not be shared with a 3rd party unless required to do so by law. We will retain applicant’s information for the duration of the recruitment period after which unsuccessful applications will be deleted.
Richmond Carers Centre is committed to Equality of Opportunity
Registered Charity No: 1092459. Company No: 4412793