Support Worker

There are around seven million carers in the UK – that is one in ten people. Three in five people will be carers at some point in their lives. An unpaid carer looks after a friend or family member who needs support due to their illness, condition, disability, learning difficulties, metal health or substance misuse. South Nottinghamshire NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups have funded Carers Federation to support their medical practices and local schools to develop their knowledge and understanding of young and adult carers.

Reference: CCG/HQ/SW

Hours: 20-25 Per week

Type: Permanent

Salary: Grade 1B Starter £17,687 (pro rata) increasing to £ £19,768 (pro rata) following a 6 month probation period

Closing Date: 22/07/2019

Region: Nottinghamshire

Location: Nottingham

Specification: Download Job Specification

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Carers Federation Ltd is a national charity established in 1992 to empower and support unpaid carers, the people for whom they care and the wider community.

There are around seven million carers in the UK – that is one in ten people. Three in five people will be carers at some point in their lives. An unpaid carer looks after a friend or family member who needs support due to their illness, condition, disability, learning difficulties, metal health or substance misuse. South Nottinghamshire NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups have funded Carers Federation to support their medical practices and local schools to develop their knowledge and understanding of young and adult carers.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to gain some voluntary sector experience working with NHS medical practice teams and school staff.

You will be expected to;

  • Assist in the development, delivery and evaluation of training programmes, supporting staff to develop their skills, knowledge and confidence in effective identification of carers
  • Support schools and medical practices to develop internal pathways and policies which will increase identification and access to support for carers
  • Plan and deliver carer awareness l sessions to primary and secondary age pupils.Explore new initiatives to improve communications between education and health professionals to better meet the health needs of young carers
  • Establish and maintain rapport and respectful relationships with medical practice and school staff, children, families, carers and other professionals
  • Promote awareness of services available for carers and their families in the community

The successful candidate will show enthusiasm for working both with medical practices and schools, and have the skills to deliver a professional training and support programme across both sectors.  Although experience delivering training and working amongst health and educational settings is not essential, a positive attitude and ability to plan ahead over a 3- 6 month timeline is required. We are looking for someone who can demonstrate an understanding of the needs of carers and the important role which they undertake.

We are aiming for the successful candidate to be in post by end August 2019. This post is initially contracted to 31st March 2020. Further opportunities after April 2020 may be available depending on future funding.

This post is subject to medical, reference and enhanced DBS checks.

“Striving to promote equality and diversity throughout our service”

Closing date: Monday 22nd July 2019

Interviews expected to take place week beginning 29th July

Please apply online at www.carersfederation.co.uk. If you require any assistance please email recruitment@carersfederation.co.uk or telephone on 0115 962 9363. Please quote the job reference.

Carers Federation operates a smoke free site policy. Smoking is not permitted on any of our premises.

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