About the Role:
We are looking for an enthusiastic, empathic person to join Change Mental Health and help us continue to deliver excellent mental health services across Perth & Kinross.
Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing incredible person-centred support across the nation.
We want you to join us in one of the best places to work, where your views and experience will help develop and deliver services that people want.
This Carer Support Worker post will join our Tayside Team and expand our support to Carers of people with Mental Health needs across Perth & Kinross. Together we will continue to support Carers in identifying their personal priorities and outcomes. We promote support through 1 to 1 contact, small groups and help to access support and services in the Carer's community.
Carer Support Workers help Carers to feel connected to their loved ones and community, working towards aspirations and goals that they set themselves; that help them live life well.
We build links with partner organisations across Tayside, helping break down barriers and develop services that people want and need.
This post will report directly to the Service Manager for Change Mental Health Tayside Services.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for someone who believes in the power of people to be able to change the world. Someone who is passionate about changing people’s lives for the better and facilitating others to be all they can be.
We are looking for someone who:
• Can build strong and purposeful relationships.
• Is empathic, understanding and has a sense of humour.
• Is ambitious about what they, their team and the organisation can be and can do. Someone who wants to make things better!
• The successful candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme.
A full driving license and access to a vehicle is essential for these roles.
Why work with us:
Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity providing unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years’ experience across Scotland, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges, and joys of everyday life.
Our person-centred approach puts the people we work with at the heart of what we do ensuring they have greater opportunity, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated into their communities. By building connections and support around individual needs, our team of nearly 200 staff and 800 members value the lived experience which informs the services we deliver. We look beyond illness by taking a holistic approach that ensures no one has to face mental ill health alone.
Professional development including funded opportunities.
A generous 37 days’ holiday.
A 35-hour working week, enhanced sick pay & season ticket loan.
A great work life balance with flexible and blended working environment.
24/7 access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme providing free legal, financial and medical advice as well as support with life’s challenges.
Enhanced sick pay and leave entitlements
Paid Mental Wellbeing Days
Cycle to Work Scheme
Blue Light discount card
Please download and complete the application form and submit via our BreatheHR portal. Applications must be received by 12 pm on 27/02/2023.
We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.
If you consider yourself to have a disability, please complete the relevant section within the application pack to inform us of any arrangements that we may make to the interview process.
We reserve the right to close this advert earlier or later than stated. Please don’t delay your application to avoid any disappointment.