Support Worker posts (x3)

Dundee Carers Centre is a thriving and innovative local charity providing information and support services for disabled people and carers. These are exciting opportunities to join the Carers Support Team. Support Worker posts (x3) hours varying between 30 and 36.25 Salary £25,288 – £27,710 (pro rata) Dundee...

The successful applicant will provide one to one and group support to unpaid carers of all ages. Learning, training, accreditation, trips and residentials also contribute to the broad range of support opportunities the successful candidate will be involved in providing.  This will include delivering support in partnership with other agencies such as schools, community groups and statutory partners.

Our Values:

• We believe that everyone deserves to be treated with fairness and dignity and is supported to make a positive difference in his/her life.

• As an organisation that embraces challenge, we need to demonstrate a culture of kindness, compassion and creativity.

• Working together, we keep the needs of carers and disabled people at the centre of everything we do…because we care Improved Outcomes for Carers:

• As a carer, you have improved emotional and physical wellbeing and achieve your personal goals and outcomes

• As a carer, you can combine caring responsibilities with work, social, leisure and learning opportunities and have a life outside caring

• As a carer, you are supported to manage your caring and minimize the impact of financial hardship, as a result of caring

• As a carer, you are included in deciding how you are supported and are able to influence how services are provided Purpose: The support worker will deliver support to carers of all ages to acquire the skills, knowledge and self-confidence to enable them to meet their personal outcomes  

Key Duties:

1. Work directly with carers and disabled people in a range of settings, including working both evening and weekends

2. Undertake, in partnership with carers, an assessment and support planning process

3. Manage a caseload providing 1:1 support to carers

4. Support carers to identify and work towards their goals  

5. Assist in providing support to carers and disabled people in groups

6. Identify and support carers and disabled people to access and participate in mainstream services including local community resources  

7. Supporting carers to access and participate in the Adult Achievement Awards programme and other accreditation opportunities as appropriate  

8. Assist in identifying, recruiting and line managing volunteers

9. Assist with maintaining and updating team resources General Duties:

• To maintain accurate and confidential records

• To work within the Centre’s existing and new policies and procedures

• To work within the Centre’s multi-disciplinary team to ensure that all carers and disabled people receive the best service possible

• To undertake all necessary training as identified with the Team Manager (Carer Support Services)

• Produce reports, research and strategies to inform management, Board and external stakeholders as requested

• To undertake  centre reception duties on a rota basis  

• To undertake any other duties as required ensuring the development and success of Dundee Carers Centre and the Dundee Carers Centre Partnership

The job description is a broad picture of the post at the time of preparation.  It should not be seen as an exhaustive list of all possible duties as it is recognised that jobs change over time.  Should the duties change radically then the post and grading will be reviewed. The nature of this role means that the postholder will be in a position of trust with young people and protected adults. This is classed as regulated work, and the successful applicant will therefore be required to register with the PVG Scheme in Scotland if they have not already done so, or to apply for a Scheme Record Update. This requirement is in line with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 and also with the Centre’s own Protecting Vulnerable Groups Policy that can be accessed in the Staff and Volunteers Handbook. 

The closing date for applications is 12 pm noon Wednesday 17th July 2024

Interviews will be held on Thursday 25th July 2024

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