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Carer Advisor

  • Full time
  • £23,691 – £25,135
  • Flexible; however, travel within Edinburgh is expected
  • Closing 18th May 2022


  • Advertised from 6th May 2022
  • 39 hours per week

Role

The Action Group seeks enthusiastic and skilled practitioner to join its accredited Advice Services.

The postholder will support parent carers living or caring in Edinburgh to maximise incomes and plan and access person-centred support for their caring situation, their health and wellbeing. They will join a supportive, highly skilled and committed team of advisers and work within a young partnership – Parents Carewell (along with colleagues in EDG, FAIR and VOCAL). Supports offered to carers will include one to one advice, group supports and events.

Applicants will evidence excellent people and communication skills, and ability to provide casework and person-centred support work. Applicants will also demonstrate awareness of the diverse range of caring situations, the impact of caring on peoples’ lives and barriers carers face at different points of the caring journey. Knowledge of health and social care systems or a good understanding of welfare benefits are essential. Applicants will be digitally competent. They will show a good understanding of equality and diversity issues along with a commitment to supporting people from marginalised groups.

Benefits include:

• Travel time payable where applicable

• Mileage allowance where applicable

• Pension

• 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling

• TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme

• Good annual leave entitlements

• Ongoing support, training and development opportunities

Application notes

To apply, please go to our website, read the job description and complete the application form.

The closing date for this post is 9am on 18 May 2022. Interviews expected to take place digitally on 25 May.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with the HR department on recruitment@actiongroup.org.uk.