Assistant Support Worker

Dundee Carers Centre is a thriving and innovative local charity providing information and support services for disabled people and carers. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Carers Support team. Hours: 20 hours per week Salary £22,766 (pro-rata) Location: Dundee...

The successful applicant will assist the Carer Support team in running groups for carers of all ages, including development and delivery of group programmes

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 of the Post:  

To assist the Carer Support team in running groups for carers of all ages and a range of other activities

Key Duties

Work directly with carers and disabled people of all ages in a group work setting, assisting them to identify and work towards their goals

Assist with the development and delivery of the programme of group opportunities for carers and disabled people including residential activities

Assist in the development of partnership opportunities for carers with other agencies

Assist the carer support team in supporting carers to participate in accreditation award schemes.

Assist the carer support team in supporting volunteers in the development and delivery of the programme                                           

Keep appropriate records of work activities and assist with evaluations of programmes.  

Be prepared to undertake training in essential areas such as Child Protection, Adult Support & Protection and Health and Safety.

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)

• To undertake  centre reception duties on a rota basis  

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

• To undertake any other duties as required ensuring the development and success of Dundee Carers Centre and the Dundee Carers 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 noon on Wednesday 17th July 2024.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 25th July 2024.

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