Adult Carers Support Worker

Details

PKAVS

£21,880 per annum

Full time

Fixed term for 12 months

35 per week

19th April 2021

26th April 2021

Carers Centre, Lewis Place, North Muirton, Perth

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Overview

Background

PKAVS is a large local charity supporting the wellbeing of people throughout Perth and Kinross at their times of greatest need. Through our staff of over 80 and the help of more than 120 volunteers, we support young and adult unpaid carers, those recovering from mental ill-health, minority communities, older people, Perth and Kinross’ Third Sector, and local volunteers.

PKAVS Carers Hub supports unpaid carers of all ages who are living in Perth and Kinross and caring for family, partners, friends, or neighbours. Our trained support workers and volunteers help over 1200 adult carers retain a life outside of caring and develop skills or interests to enhance their own lives. PKAVS Carers Hub uses a holistic approach in working with people who have caring responsibilities and their families to assess and plan support. Supports can include access to training, respite services, information and advice, and support groups.

The Hub is available virtually through a multi-agency website and locally, through carers support staff working in localities in Perth and Kinross. PKAVS carers support staff will work as part of a health and social care partnership approach with health and social care colleagues who support complex care in a community setting.

 

Role

PKAVS Carers Hub is looking for a highly motivated individual to join us as an Adult Carers Support Worker. You will provide information, advice, and support to help carers achieve positive outcomes in their lives and caring roles. You will act in the best interest of carers and those they care for, taking into account current legislation. The postholder will be required to pro-actively approach the implementation and monitoring of the agreed support plan and referral processes within the Carers Hub model, ensuring visits, support plans and reviews are conducted in a timely manner.

The postholder will play a key role in the planning, preparation, and review of Adult Carers Support Plans ensuring a sound knowledge of the support packages and respite services that are available to carers and those they care for. Central to this model will be supporting carers to connect into community-based supports and achieve personal outcomes. Experience of working with and being able to engage directly with carers and those they care for is an essential element of this role.

Whilst this post is initially advertised as a one year fixed term opportunity, a key objective for the successful candidate will be to support the collection and reporting of evidence to ensure further, sustainable funding for this important role into the future.

Offers will be made subject to satisfactory references, PVG check, and eligibility to work in the UK.

Please find the job description and an application attached. Please note CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: Monday 19th April 2021.

Interview date: Week commencing 26th April 2021.

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