Inverclyde Carers Centre
Inverclyde Carers Centre

Charity registered in Scotland SC038583

Inverclyde Carers Centre provides support and information to unpaid Carers throughout Inverclyde.

Current vacancies

Youth Worker (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £21,000
  • Greenock
  • Closing 16th August 2021

To develop the information support and advice we provide Young Carers transitioning to adult carer services and contribute to the development of the information, support and advice we provide Carers of young people moving to adult services.

Purpose of the Post

Undertake on behalf of the Board of Directors and Centre Manager all necessary duties to support Young Carers and their families.

Key Responsibilities

  • To work with Young Carers and their families, on an individual and group basis, using a variety of interventions, to identify needs and to achieve positive outcomes.
  • You will communicate effectively and build rapport with young people.
  • Have good working relationships with staff from partner agencies and schools.
  • Produce Young Carer Statements and respond to the Young Carers’ needs as articulated in their statements.
  • Understanding of local organisations and ability to refer Young Carers on as appropriate.
  • Carry out reporting and administrative duties and maintain Young Carer records.
  • Arrange and accompany Young Carers on day trips, residential trips and social gatherings.
  • Publicise and raise the awareness of Young Carers and our services with relevant organisations, agencies and local media.
  • Assist Young Carers in building social and life skills, confidence and self-esteem.
  • Contribute to planning and service development of any Young Carers’ Strategy.
  • To attend internal and external meetings as required.
  • To undertake any other duties as deemed appropriate by line management and the Board of Directors.

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 posts change over time.

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Carer Support Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £26,780
  • Inverclyde
  • Closing 6th June 2021

Inverclyde Carers Centre is a well-respected and valued third sector organisation supporting unpaid carers. We are excited to be expanding our team and are looking to recruit to the new post of Carer Support Team Leader.

This person will be an experienced team leader who will support our dedicated Carer Support staff and have an opportunity to really make a difference to Inverclyde's Carers by enhancing our already high quality service.

Applicants must be committed to Inverclyde Carers Centres values which set out a picture of how we will strive to work with all people involved with our service.

To build capacity within our Carer support team, enabling the organisation to be more responsive to the needs of Carers.

Key Responsibilities

  • To raise awareness of Carers rights and ensure all Carers are offered an Adult Carer Support Plan or referred on as appropriate.
  • To ensure appropriate and effective support is delivered based on a thorough and accurate assessment of Carer needs.
  • To provide support to Carers with complexed caring situations where needed.
  • To provide leadership, day to day management and guidance to Carer support team
  • To provide formal monthly 1:1 support and supervision
  • To provide or arrange opportunities for peer support, coaching and training.
  • To support staff in developing positive relationships with other organisations.
  • To monitor referrals and support activity across the team to ensure workloads are sustainable and healthy
  • To help the organisation develop new and existing processes to evidence the impact of our work.
  • To work on own initiative and when required to seek guidance from the Manager.

Personal Specification - Essential

  • A good understanding of what it means to be a Carer and the impacts this can have.
  • Knowledge of Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 and other key legislation.
  • Experience of, and ability to, inspire, motivate and influence others.
  • Committed to continuous improvement driven by listening to feedback, responding to needs and then developing and piloting ideas.
  • Self-motivated with confidence to demonstrate initiative, make and follow through decisions, and to recognise when plans need to change.
  • Experience of delivering projects with specific outputs and outcomes.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to develop creative and imaginative ways to support Carers.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Commitment to own continuous professional development.
  • Full driving licence and access to a vehicle for work.

Personal Specification - Desirable

  • Established networks within Inverclyde public, private and third sector.
  • Direct experience of supporting unpaid Carers.
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Top job! Centre Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,000 – £41,000
  • Greenock
  • Closing 28th July 2021

Inverclyde Carers Centre is looking for a dynamic new manager. This is your opportunity to join a vibrant and well respected third sector organisation. You will be central to taking the organisation forward and setting the agenda for carers in Inverclyde. The plans and policies you put in place will guide the Centre for many years to come.

Purpose of the Post

Undertake on behalf of the Board of Directors strategic development and overall management of the organisation, its staff, volunteers and resources.

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