The role of the Carer/Family Support Worker is to help and support those who are looking after someone with severe mental health problems (e.g. psychosis or bi-polar disorder)
You would be responsible for developing Connect Support services in your locality by building and maintaining close working relationships with the various mental health services and other organisations to generate new carer referrals.
Your main duties would involve the following areas of activity:
- Arranging home visits (or other settings) to provide information about mental illness, emotional support and practical help.
- Planning, organising and facilitating monthly carer support group meetings, social events and other activities in your locality. Publicising and encouraging new carer membership of the group.
- Identifying and assisting in the recruitment, supervision and monitoring of a number of local volunteers to help support the service.
- Assisting in the provision/delivery of our various citywide education and training programmes around mental health and other carer issues.
Other duties would include completion of various administrative tasks, attending relevant meetings and full participation in further training, staff meetings and regular supervision.
Initial training will be provided but the ability to work independently from home and provide your own transport is essential.
Salary £20,150 – £23,363 p/a pro-rata (dependant on experience and qualifications)
Working hours 37.5 or 18.5 hours – (flexible, with some out of hours work)
Contract Permanent position
Closing date Friday 8th March 2019
Interview dates Friday 22nd March 2019
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