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

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

Salary: £22,627per annum pro rata

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

Do you have experience of providing unpaid care or experience of working with carers or people with mental ill health? Do you feel you are in a position to use this experience to support others?

York Carers Centre is an independent charity supporting unpaid carers in York.  We are looking for 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.

As a Carer Support Worker, you will organise and facilitate regular focus and peer support groups specifically for carers of people with mental ill health, alongside supporting casual staff to deliver hospital drop-ins for carers.

This is an exciting opportunity for people who have a genuine interest in using their previous experience to support others, who are able to work within the boundaries of confidentiality and can work effectively with a wide range of clients, to provide group work and one to one emotional support.

If you are able to advocate on behalf of vulnerable individuals and have knowledge of the voluntary and statutory services then you may be the person we are looking for.

Successful applicants 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. The post is also subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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.

Deadline date for applications: Wednesday 11 August 2021

Interviews will be held via zoom on Wednesday 18 August 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 us on 01904 715490 or email

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



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