|Job Title||Family Carers Support Officer PT - EXPIRED|
|Salary||£13,093 per year + PT 22.5 Hours/Week|
|Job Published||07 Sep 2015|
|Contact Name||Penny Antoniou|
Family Carers Support Officer
£13,093 PT 22.5 hours
TPP's client a leading charity organisation which provides services for unpaid carers of all ages is currently recruiting for a Family Carers Support Officer. You will play a principal role in assessing the needs of unpaid adult carers living in the Bracknell Forest area, completing carers' assessments and support plans, by conducting home visits whilst working across partner organisations and in community settings.
Our client is based in Berkshire, where there are over 75,000 unpaid adult carers in Berkshire and an estimated 63,000 young carers are looking after someone with age frailty, disability, addiction or illness. The role of the Family Carers Support Officer is funded by Bracknell Forest Council and its purpose is to support unpaid/ family carers by providing information and advice, conducting carers' assessments with the view to register carers to an Emergency Respite Scheme, enabling carers to access carers' grant, support groups, lunches and events.
The successful postholder will have working experience of delivering general information and advice, and guidance. You will have a strong understanding of the primary grants and welfare benefits relevant to carers, respite care options and schemes, and the main changes for carers arising from the Care Act 2015.
Another key aspect of the post is having excellent communication skills; the successful post holder needs to be able to demonstrate this through reports, assessments and presentation. This, further, links to having strong IT skills in order to complete the relevant tasks at hand.
The position will suit someone who has good knowledge of the range of issues unpaid carers face and is passionate about delivering a high quality support service and providing access to appropriate information and advice to improve and make a difference to their health & well -being and the caring role.
• Graduate level in a relevant discipline e.g. social work, social care, psychology etc.
• Access to suitable transportation
• Available immediately or working on a short notice period
If you are interested in this position and meet the above requirements, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference J52137NSH or contact Nadifa Sheikhey on 020 7198 6070.
Closing date: 10/09/2015