Dixon Community
Dixon Community

Charity registered in Scotland SC010374

The Dixon Community is a voluntary organisation established in 1972 and provides support to older people and carers living in the Southside of Glasgow.

Current vacancies

ACSW Adult Carers Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £24,840
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 4th February 2022

The Dixon Community

South East Carers Centre

On behalf of the Glasgow City Carers Partnership

Glasgow South East Carers Centre provides services to unpaid family Carers, who look after a family member or friend who cannot manage alone due to illness or disability, including Young Carers and their families.

The Adult Carers Support worker post will provide a coordinated approach to working with adult carers to provide inclusive and holistic support through the provision of a range of person centred, coordinated, and outcome focussed services. This will include working in partnership with a range of statutory, voluntary and community organisations.

Although experience is desirable, a willingness and commitment to learning is key, underpinned by strong admin, communication and organisational skills.

Delivering key supports and services to Carers during the current pandemic for the successful candidate may require a mix of both home and office working.

The successful candidate will have a firm understanding and appreciation of unpaid family Carers, their roles, contribution and value to our communities. The focus for this post will be working with adult carers in the community.

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, providing an information and advice service, planning and delivery of services to support carers and have a knowledge and understanding of the policy drivers for unpaid carers, especially in relation to the Carers Act. An understanding of the welfare benefits system and a valid driving licence is desirable.