Carer Support Worker – 15 hours per week (some evening work)

Salary: £22,627per annum pro rata (NJC SCP 13)

One year fixed term contract (with possibility of continuation dependent upon funding)

York Carers Centre is an independent charity supporting unpaid carers in York.  We are currently seeking to recruit a highly motivated and organised individual to join our friendly dedicated team, helping unpaid carers to maintain their health and wellbeing through the provision of information, advice and support.

The role will involve organising and facilitating regular focus and peer support groups specifically for carers of people with mental ill health, alongside supporting sessional staff to deliver hospital drop-ins for carers.  The delivery of one-to-one support and training sessions to assist carers to better understand specific mental health conditions and support available from voluntary and community sector services will form part of the role.

Experience of working with people with mental ill health and advocating on behalf of vulnerable individuals is required together with a working knowledge of the voluntary and statutory services in York.

Working within the boundaries of confidentiality, a positive approach and excellent communication/engagement skills will be necessary to work effectively and sensitively with a wide range of clients, providing group work and one to one emotional support.

The post-holder will have the confidence to develop effective partnerships, brokering services for unpaid carers and promoting unpaid carers needs to public, private and voluntary agencies.  An  understanding of the needs and rights of unpaid carers will be needed.  The role will involve flexible working, including evening work, travelling to and working from a range of outreach venues.

We offer a supportive working environment with learning and development opportunities, 29 days holiday per year plus public holidays, reduced pro rata, and a contributory pension scheme.

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check

Deadline date for applications: Thursday 1 July 2021

Interviews will be held via zoom on Tuesday 13 July 2021

We are committed to equal opportunities for all and would especially welcome applications from people with BAME backgrounds.

For an informal discussion about this position please contact Sharron Smith on 01904 715490 or email sharron.smith@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk

To apply: see the below application documents and application form.