Carer Wellbeing Support Worker
Carer Wellbeing Support Worker – Interim post
Carers Assessment Team, working across West Sussex
£21,597 for 37 hours. Part time working would be considered
Carers Support West Sussex is a forward-thinking charity serving West Sussex family and friends carers – offering wellbeing support to adults and young adults 16+ looking after someone who could not manage without their help.
With over 16,000 carers registered, the charity needs to reach an increasing number of carers, particularly those in under-represented groups. With over 84,000 carers in the county and a new focus on wellbeing we are growing and developing. We need Carer Wellbeing Support Workers with passion and understanding of carers’ issues who will ensure services continuously improve in response to the views of carers themselves.
You will be a key worker in our Carers Assessment Team and we need experienced health or social work practitioners whose skills and experience fit with our plans and priorities. You will be offering a full standalone statutory carers assessment to individual carers and supporting carers to look after their wellbeing. You will promote carer choice and control. We provide assessment, information and advice mostly working through partnerships to join up local voluntary, health and social care services to put carers at the heart of all we do. So you must be enthusiastic about integration and the potential of social media and assistive technology.
We particularly welcome applications from people from a wide range of diverse backgrounds and cultural communities. We can offer a contract up until March 2017 initially with the expectation of offering a permanent role subject to future contracting. Secondments also welcome.
For an informal discussion please contact Toni Hayward, Team Leader on 0300 028 8888. The job description and application form is available at www.carerssupport.org.uk
Closing date: 31 October 2016
Interviews: 7 November 2016
Charity No 1123359 Company 6418473 www.carerssupport.org.uk