Carer Coordinator (Young Carer and Adult Carer) - Part Time

Location
Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset
Salary
£18,655 per annum, pro rata
Posted
08 Feb 2019
Closes
25 Feb 2019
Sector
Social Care
Hours
Part Time
Contract Type
Permanent

We are looking to fill 2 vacancies here at Alliance Homes Group:

 

Adult Carer Coordinator - 

  • Permanent
  • 18.5 hours per week
  • Actual salary - £9,860 per annum (rising to £10,106 after one year)

Alliance Homes Group mission is simple, ‘Improving Lives, Benefitting Communities’. In the role of Adult Carers Coordinator, you will be right at the forefront of our mission statement, raising awareness of carer’s needs through events, presentations and sharing information.

Undertaking Carers assessments and providing sound advice, you will enable carers to continue in their caring role by making them feel valued and continuously supported.

About You:

With a thorough understanding of the impact a caring role can have on a carer, you will have experience of supporting adults in an outcome focused environment.

With assessments to record and update, you will have good IT skills, particularly in Microsoft Office alongside strong verbal and written communication skills.  Dealing with our carers face-to-face, at workshops and events, your interpersonal skills will also need to be excellent.

Due to the nature of this role, you will be required to have a full UK driving licence and access to your own vehicle and the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

 

Young Carers Coordinator - 

  • 18 hours
  • Permanent
  • Actual Salary -  £9594 per annum (rising to £9828 after a year)

 

About the role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Young Carers team who support unpaid carers aged 5-25 years within North Somerset.

As a Young Carers Coordinator, you will be planning, delivering and leading on a programme of support for our ‘Seniors’ (12-16 year old young carers). This will be structured around our three service aims of raising aspiration, improving psychological well-being and improving self-esteem.

A large part of your role will be to identify, promote and encourage participation in and take responsibility for the planning, organising and implementation of activities, trips and residentials for young carers in school holidays. The role also includes running therapeutic groups on a weekly basis during term time, so you will need to be able to work one evening per week (occasionally two) during term time.

You will also be needs assessing young carers and their families in their own homes, using a Think Family approach and working in partnership with other agencies. There is also an element of monitoring and evaluation within this role, you will be producing reports as required on work undertaken. You will be innovative with how you engage with this cohort of young people and embrace technology.

You will also be raising awareness of Young Carers’ needs through multi- agency meetings, events and presentations. This is a real chance to Make the Difference!