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Connect Support
Manchester 6.11 miles
We have an exciting development opportunity for the right person in a dual role as ‘Carer/Family Support Worker’ and Locality Coordinator
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Job description

We have an exciting development opportunity for the right person to fulfil a dual role as a 0.5FTE ‘Carer/Family Support Worker’ and 0.5FTE ‘Locality Coordinator’. The Locality coordinator role is for a fixed term of 18 months.  At the end of this period the post will become a full-time carer support role.

‘Carer/Family Support Worker’ (0.5FTE)

Salary £21,500 per annum (pro rata)


‘Locality Coordinator’ (Mental Health) in South Manchester (0.5FTE)

Salary £24,000 per annum pro rata

(Combined annual salary £22,750)

Connect Support is a charitable organisation offering a comprehensive range of services to the carers/families of those with severe mental health problems (e.g. Psychosis, Schizophrenia and Bi-Polar Disorder). These include education about mental illness, emotional support, help with coping strategies as well as providing various group activities.

Connect Support is also one of the specialist organisations in the Carers Network Manchester (CNM).

Role Descriptions:

Carers/Family Support Worker
The role of the Carer/Family Support Worker is to help and support those who are looking after someone with severe mental health problems (e.g. psychosis and bi-polar disorder).

You would be responsible for developing Connect Support services across the City of Manchester by building and maintaining close working relationships with the various mental health services and other organisations to generate new referrals.

Your main duties would involve the following areas of activity:

  • Arranging home visits (currently limited to telephone and online support) to provide information about mental illness, emotional support and practical help.
  • Planning, organising and facilitating monthly Carer Support Group Meetings (currently by Zoom), social events and other activities, where possible. Publicising and encouraging new carer membership of the local groups.
  • Identifying and assisting in the recruitment, supervision and monitoring of a number of local volunteers to carry out various duties to support of the work of the Carer/Family Support Worker.
  • Assisting in the provision/delivery of various education and training programmes around mental health and other generic carer issues.

Other duties would include completion of various administrative tasks, attending relevant meetings and full participation in further training, staff meetings and regular supervision.

Comprehensive initial training will be provided but the ability to work independently from home and provide your own transport is essential.

Locality Coordinator (Mental health)
Carers Manchester is a partnership of statutory and voluntary organisations, working together to improve services for Manchester’s 62,000 unwaged carers. This partnership is developing a new pathway for carers in the city to receive guidance and support. 

The post will be based will be based in Connect Support Office at Benchill Community Centre.

This is an exciting opportunity to work directly with carers and family members to provide support around mental health and illness and support the development of the Carers Network Manchester, (CMN), and delivery of the local offer for unwaged carers through, connecting the Carers Pathway with neighbourhoods and communities across South Manchester. The post holder will work closely with 2 other part time locality coordinators and a full time coordinator based across South Manchester

You should be passionate about supporting unwaged Carers, able to demonstrate the ability to take the initiative, have experience of developing partnership work.

Please apply online to request an application Pack

Closing date for applications 27th November 2020

Interviews will be held by Zoom on Wed. 9th Dec 2020

Refreshed on: 19 November 2020
Closing date: 27 November 2020
Tags: Social Care/Development,Support Worker

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.

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