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Carers Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £20,520 pro-rata
  • Perth & Kinross (Travel across the region will be required)
  • Closing 24th July 2019

  • Advertised from 3rd July 2019
  • 16 hours per week (Some unsocial hours may be required) Contract: Permanent (Subject to continuous funding)


Support in Mind Scotland (SiMS) is looking for a new Carer Support Worker for Perth and Kinross who will be committed to supporting carers of people with a mental illness. The successful candidate will be interested in building relationships, providing support and be empathic with excellent communication skills. They should also have relevant lived or professional experience of mental health.

The successful candidate will provide information, guidance and support to carers on a one to one, group or drop in bases. Support in Mind Scotland knows that carers of people with a mental health problem face very specific and challenging problems that arise from caring for someone being treated under the Mental Health Act. You will therefor take a rights-based approach to the work.

Carers may be relatives or friends of people living with a serious mental illness. You will work with partners across the Perth & Kinross community to ensure the needs of carers are met. Part of this challenge will be to identify and then support hidden carers who may be feeling stigmatised, isolated and struggling to cope.

The Carers Support Worker will also be involved in helping to develop and run carer-led training and education events, producing newsletters and regular updates, and ensuring that national developments and news is disseminated to carers across Perth& Kinross.

The successful candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme. A full driving license and access to a vehicle is highly beneficial to this role.

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below.

The closing time and date to apply is the 24th of July 2019 at 12pm

Please return your completed application form by email to: Recruitment – Confidential, to Please note that CVs will not be considered.