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£16816 - £19088 Per Annum + enhancements for Night Working
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West Sussex
£11,124 (£22,249 fte) pa
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

Our Services
We are a successful charity provider working in the community and hospitals with a critical service contract to support friend and family carers across the county. We offer a wide range of wellbeing support options and our plans focus on using digital technology and our fundraising to do even more for carers.

Your Role
Working as a member of a county-wide Autistic Spectrum Conditions team, you will cover the north west Sussex area ncluding Crawley,Horsham,Haywards Heath and Billingshurst. You will use your specialist knowledge and understanding of specific issues that impact on family and friends carers of autistic people 16+  to provide information and relevant support by telephone and through support groups.

Your work with  carers will include offering personalised time-limited support promoting and referring into a range of resources including assistive equipment, relaxation therapies, coping strategies, planning for the future, finances and benefits  in partnership with local voluntary, health and social care services.

You will be providing front line active listening and emotional support for all carers as a worker on our Carer Response Line along with raising awareness of our services to generate new referrals and increase the numbers of carers we reach and support.

Skills and Experience
Essential qualities include understanding the issues carers’ face, excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to providing a high quality service and continuous improvement.

You will have experience of supporting autistic people 16+ preferably in a specialist health or social care environment.

You will be able to plan and prioritise your own work, taking the initiative and working independently while being a supportive flexible team member.

You will be proficient in using IT to research information, write letters, maintain database records, organise appointments and communicate with colleagues, carers and partners.

You can relate to people from all walks of life, dealing sensitively with complex issues and situations including at times of emotional need.

You will be required to travel across the locality, including rural locations and outside of office hours

Working Pattern
The working hours are 18.5 per week. Your working days will usually be Tuesdays and Wednesdays with flexibility in when the third day can be worked. You will be required to provide 4 hours cover on our Response Line once a week and run a bi monthly support group  Wednesday evenings until 7pm. You will also cover approximately 4 Saturday shifts per year from 10am-12pm .

Your work pattern will be structured and planned in advance with some flexibility in start and finish times and shift days, allowing you to plan your personal commitments.

Working for us
Employing more than 90 staff and 70 volunteers, we make a real difference to over 24,000 friend and family carers that we support across West Sussex.

You will be assured of a friendly and supportive working environment with flexible and family friendly working practices including structured, regular work patterns.

For staff who are carers themselves we offer paid carer’s leave and paid time off to attend their own support group.

Our staff are supported with regular training and support opportunities, along with access to employee assistance programmes.

As well as an attractive salary we offer 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 28 days after 5 years’ service (pro-rata for part-time), a pension scheme,free parking, paid business travel and a shopping savings platform.

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More about Carers Support West Sussex
Carers Support West Sussex

Carers Support West Sussex is an independent charity supporting some of the 89,000 family and friend carers living in West Sussex.

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Posted on: 13 September 2019
Closing date: 13 October 2019
Tags: Advice, Information,Social Care/Development
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