London, Greater London
£23,364 per year pro rata
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

At Carers First, we understand that caring can be hard, but believe getting the right help shouldn’t be. Obtaining relevant information and support can itself be a challenge, but with it, carers can thrive. That is why Carers First offers several avenues for people to get the help they need either online, on the phone or within their community. We offer timely advice and work with carers and their families to identify the best way forward, for them. There are many reasons people require care, including illness, disability, frailty, mental health issues or addiction.


We are currently seeking a Carer Support Adviser to join our team in the London Borough of Hackney. The requirements of the role will include, managing conversations with carers to identify need and provide information, advice, guidance and wellbeing support, running peer support groups and pro-active identification of carers through partnership working.


To be successful you will have experience of working with adults either in a 1:1 or group setting, working knowledge of social care and health, particularly in relation to adults and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. High standards of written skills are needed in order to help the carer identify their information and support needs and to present these in a personal action plan.


In return, you will benefit from working for a not-for-profit organisation that delivers a service which makes a real difference to people’s lives. We offer training and development to help you grow your career, good annual leave entitlement, flexible working options, access to our work-place pension, employee assistance programme and a Benenden Healthcare package.


If you are interested in becoming part of our team and have the skills and experience, we are looking for and are passionate about making a real difference then please read the Job Description and Person Specification.


Appointments are subject to Carers First receiving an appropriate disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service that we consider acceptable.


We encourage and welcome applications regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.


If you would like to discuss this role confidentially, please contact us and we will be happy to organise for one of the Team to contact you.


Please note that we are interviewing as applications come in so have the right to withdraw this at any time.


Closing Date: Wednesday, 9 December 2020                        

Interview Date: w/c 14 December 2020

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Posted on: 24 November 2020
Closed date: 09 December 2020
Job ref: CF/CSA/Hackney/Nov20
Tags: Advice, Information, Support Worker

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