Carer Support Worker (6 Month FTC)
£18,090.60 to £19,860.93pa pro rata
This is a temporary/fixed-term contract, 35hrs per week
Title: Carer Support Worker
Contract length: 6 months
Contract type: Field-based with element of home working - we work throughout the Dorset Council area and access to a car is therefore essential as you will need to travel on occasions for meetings and to support carers
Hours: 35hrs per week between Monday to Friday, 9-5 (flexibility required to cover occasional weekends as needed to meet the needs of groups and individuals accessing the service)
Salary: Between £18,090.60 to £19,860.93pa pro rata
We have an exciting opportunity for a Carer Support Worker to join our inspiring and friendly team at our Dorset Carers Service.
The Rethink Mental Illness Dorset Carers Service provides support to carers, relatives and supporters of people with mental illnesses. The service provides 1 to 1 personalised support for carers in crisis by using a solution and goal-centred approach focussing on recovery, group support and assists carers in the development of peer support groups. The service provides information on carers’ rights, facts sheets relating to mental health diagnoses, treatments available and information on local services and resources. The service also delivers the Caring and Coping training to support the role of the carer and improve wellbeing.
How will you make a difference?
As a Carer Support Worker, you will provide person-centred carer support to adult and young carers including one-to-one individual support and liaison with other mental health agencies on behalf of people who use our services.
You will have the individual’s needs at the fore, working to the recovery model and using communication, motivation and coaching skills to support the service user to achieve their goals and aspirations. You will develop a rapport with service users based on respect and honesty whilst working within clear professional boundaries.
You will report to the Service Manager to provide support to carers of adults and young carers of people with mental health issues.
You will be required to work flexibly as part of a team supporting carers and raising carer awareness.
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What we are looking for:
- The ability to make a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s situation and needs; to develop, implement and review risk management plans and devise support plans and activities to meet these needs.
- Either experience of providing support to people with a mental illness or transferrable skills
- Understanding the needs of a carer
Who are we?
We’re Rethink Mental Illness, a leading charity provider of mental health services in England. We support thousands of people through our groups, services, policy, campaigns and advice and information. Our work supports us in delivering on our mission: “A better life for everyone severely affected by mental illness.”
We welcome applications from everyone, applicants with lived experience, those who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning+ (LGBTQ+), people with a disability, or those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are actively encouraged to apply. We are proud to have also been awarded Disability Confident employer status. We have an ambition of becoming an anti-racist organisation and we recognise there is more to do in ensuring our recruitment is fair and inclusive, which is why we are recruiting new roles in helping us to achieve this.
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