Support Worker for Unpaid Carers

Dochas Carers Centre


From £12.33 per hour Part Time Permanent Contact: Wanida McEwan

Support Worker for Unpaid Carers – Mid Argyll

18 Hours


  • Visit Unpaid Carers at their home or another suitable location. Support the Unpaid Carer in accordance with their Adult Carer Support Plan (ACSP)
  • Work with the Mid Argyll Assessment Support Worker to regularly review Unpaid Carers’ ACSP
  • Support Unpaid Carers to maximise benefits and entitlements and complete forms where necessary and appropriate
  • Support and advocate on behalf of Unpaid Carers, at meetings with Social Work and other agencies
  • Assist with organising and hosting Dochas support / social groups, including lunches, condition specific, e.g., Dementia, Parkinson and Autism helping with the inviting of relevant speakers and guests to promote Unpaid Carers wellbeing and knowledge
  • Make appropriate referrals to other agencies
  • Deliver services in accordance with centre policies and procedures and in compliance with the service level agreements of the funding agencies
  • Promote and raise Unpaid Carers’ awareness of their legal entitlement to have an assessment made of their own needs
  • Encourage Unpaid Carers to notify their GP of their caring role
  • Ensure appropriate mechanisms are maintained and developed to:

a.     Provide information to Unpaid Carers

b.     Give Unpaid Carers a voice on areas affecting them

Organisational Development

  • Ensure that accurate information and statistical records are maintained. Produce and submit accurate, timely and appropriate reports to the required standard to ensure achievement of annual outcomes and associated targets
  • Promote and represent Dochas with partner agencies and at relevant meetings, forums and events, as directed by the Manager
  • Attend team meetings on a regular basis
  • Undertake personal development and training as required in line with operational responsibilities
  • Contribute to the production of newsletters/annual reports of Dochas Centre as required

    Management – in liaison with Centre Manager
  • Working with the Mid Argyll Assessment Support Worker,

a.     Facilitate the process to match staff with Unpaid Carers for Time4Me

b.     Induct, support and supervise Time4Me staff

c.      Regularly review Time4Me cases

Quality Assurance and performance management

  • Participate in regular monitoring and evaluation of all services to improve the quality of the services provided

Other duties

  • To ensure at all times fully comply with equal opportunities policies in all aspects of human resource activity and in the provision of services, within the line-management
  • To undertake any other duties commensurate with the post-holder’s responsibility.

This post is subject to PVG scheme checks.
For a recruitment pack and more information, please contact 07496 918 688 or email

Closing date: 24 December 2021


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