Richmond Carers Centre
Adult Carers Support Worker - Part-time (21 – 28 hours per week)
£29,423 pro rata
Richmond Carers Centre, a network partner of Carers Trust, is a registered charity providing information, support, advice and a voice for carers living and caring in London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
Helping Carers to Live Well is our organisational aim. We are looking for someone with the skills and ability to offer a coordinated approach in supporting unpaid and family adult carers in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Carers provide vital support and can come from all walks of life and be of any age.
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 either face-to-face, via email and through our dedicated telephone support line. Much of your work will involve actively listening to carers and formulating packages of support. You will also be involved in organising breaks for carers, outreach activities and leisure events, as well as group work to help enhance carers’ health and wellbeing. You’ll also be expected to work with our volunteers and to use appropriate monitoring and evaluation reports to show our funders what we’ve achieved.
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 focused 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.
Benefits of working for Richmond Carers Centre:
- 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays per year (pro rata)
- Bonus 3 days of annual leave per year over the festive period (subject to Trustee approval)
- Workplace Pension Scheme with Peoples Pension
- Flexible working/option of working from home (subject to CEO approval)
- Paid time off for medical appointments
- Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
- Training and personal development opportunities
- Staff away days and socials
- Access to shared resources and training opportunities
- Supportive and friendly working environment
Richmond Carers Centre is working on a transition plan with staff currently office based with some opportunities to work from home. Services for carers are resuming with a blended offer of face to face and digital support.
Please use the application form only. CVs will not be accepted
Closing date – 5pm on Monday 28th February 2022
Provisional interview dates – Thursday 10th and Friday 11th March 2022. Interviews will be held on Zoom unless otherwise advised.
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