Dixon Community
Dixon Community

Charity registered in Scotland SC010374


Current vacancies

Adult Carers Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 1st November 2019

We are looking to appoint and experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team.

The focus for this post will be working with older adult carers in the community to provide support to carers and young carers.

Applicants must have an understanding of and commitment to the needs of carers, have excellent written and oral communication skills, have experience of developing support plans, an information and advice service, and have a knowledge and understanding of the policy drivers for unpaid carers, especially in relation to the change fund agenda. An understanding of the welfare benefits system and a valid driving licence is desirable.

The post will be based between South East and South West Carers Centres

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Young Carers Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,000
  • To be based between South East and South West Carers Centres
  • Closing 12th July 2019

We are looking to appoint 3 experienced and highly motivated individuals to join our team.

The focus for these posts will be working with adult and young carers in the community to provide support to carers and young carers.

Applicants must have an understanding of and commitment to the needs of carers, have excellent written and oral communication skills, have experience of developing support plans, an information and advice service, and have a knowledge and understanding of the policy drivers for unpaid carers, especially in relation to the change fund agenda. An understanding of the welfare benefits system and a valid driving licence is desirable.

The young carers development worker post will provide a coordinated approach to working with a wide range of services young carers and their families which will reduce caring responsibilities. Services will be delivered via a range of methods including one to one support, family supports and appropriate groupwork activities, ensuring Young Carers have access to the same social, recreational and educational opportunities as other young people without caring responsibilities. This will include working in partnership with a range of statutory, voluntary and community organisations.

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Young Carers Education Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 12th July 2019

We are looking to appoint 3 experienced and highly motivated individuals to join our team.

The focus for these posts will be working with adult and young carers in the community to provide support to carers and young carers.

Applicants must have an understanding of and commitment to the needs of carers, have excellent written and oral communication skills, have experience of developing support plans, an information and advice service, and have a knowledge and understanding of the policy drivers for unpaid carers, especially in relation to the change fund agenda. An understanding of the welfare benefits system and a valid driving licence is desirable.

Main tasks and Responsibilities

• Support the implementation of the Young Carers Schools Resource Pack for Glasgow

• Link with schools to provide training for teaching and non-teaching staff and support in the use of the Resource Pack with a focus on increasing education staff knowledge and understanding of Young Carers, build new and strengthen existing relationships

• Develop guidance, protocols and resources for schools with regards to identifying and supporting young carers and their families

• Work collaboratively with Young Carers Workers, Young Carers Strategy Group and Education Working Group to exchange professional knowledge, experience, mutual support and service development

• Engage key agencies through presentations, newsletters, websites, etc

• Attend and contribute to relevant meetings and any related working groups

• Prepare reports as required by the Young Carers Strategy Group

• Ensure that effective records are kept relating to all activities undertaken

• Co-operate with the introduction of new procedures and/or new equipment/technology

• Any other duties appropriate to the post and in accordance with the requirements of the

managing organisation

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Training and Peer Support Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £23,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 12th July 2019

We are looking to appoint 3 experienced and highly motivated individuals to join our team.

The focus for these posts will be working with adult and young carers in the community to provide support to carers and young carers.

Applicants must have an understanding of and commitment to the needs of carers, have excellent written and oral communication skills, have experience of developing support plans, an information and advice service, and have a knowledge and understanding of the policy drivers for unpaid carers, especially in relation to the change fund agenda. An understanding of the welfare benefits system and a valid driving licence is desirable.

Main Tasks:

• To work in partnership with Carers Support Workers to enable Carers to achieve the changes and outcomes they have identified as important to them in their lives

• To deliver and continually develop innovative training programmes and peer support opportunities, in partnership with expert providers when necessary

• To work in partnership with a range of statutory, training and peer support opportunities when appropriate

• Ensure opportunities and programmes are delivered and accessible in a wide range of venues throughout our service area

• To ensure that effective records are kept relating to all activities undertaken

• To attend and contribute to relevant meetings and any related working groups

• To prepare reports as required by the Centre Manager

• To participate in all aspects of publicity for the organisation, contributing to promotions

and events and raising awareness of the project and it’s services when necessary

• To support publicity of the organisation through oral and written presentations

• To participate in local community networks as relevant to the function and duties of the

post

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