Helping Carers to Live Well is our organisational aim. Carers provide vital support and can come from all walks of life and be of any age. We are looking for someone with the skills and ability to offer a coordinated approach in supporting unpaid and family adult carers using our range of services.
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 face-to-face, in groups, via email and through our dedicated telephone support line. Much of your work will involve actively listening to carers to support them in their caring roles. You will also be involved in organising breaks for carers, through the delivery and facilitation of regular activities and leisure events, to help enhance carers’ health and wellbeing. You’ll also be expected to work with and support our volunteers. You will actively participate in service evaluation and monitoring, including report writing and service reviews, to ensure we meet the expectations of carers, our organisation and our range of funders.
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 centred 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, a workplace pension scheme, and above all, a supportive and friendly working environment.
Please use the application form only. CVs will not be accepted
Closing date – Monday 1st October, 9am
Provisional interview dates – Monday 8th, Wednesday 10th, Thursday 11th October
For application documents, please click the relevant website links.
If you would like to discuss this role, please contact Melissa Wilks, CEO, on 020 8867 2381 or email – see below.
Email application to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to Chief Executive, Richmond Carers Centre, 5 Briar Road, Twickenham, TW2 6RB.
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
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